Ani’s Advent 2020! Snowing Cats and Dogs…

Dear Santa,

We’ve still had no snow. Do you have wheels for the sleigh in case we don’t have any? You never see it with wheels on the pictures… but I don’t think it would be fair to Rudolph and co to expect them to drag you and all those presents around the world without some snow or wheel or something to make it easier. Or do you just use magic?

I like snow… and a certain cat of my acquaintance doesn’t… so, if you have a bit of spare magic, you could always send it over this way…

Much love,

Ani xxx

Snowing Cats and Dogs…

“…but they said it would snow!”
Said the dog, all forlorn
As she sat on the doorstep
To welcome the dawn.

“If I’m really good,
Wish with all of my might,
Could you please work some magic
And turn it all white?”

“They said it would snow,”
Said the cat a bit later,
As I offered chicken
And played the dumb waiter.

“Not a cat in Hell’s chance,
You are mad,” said the cat,
“If you think I am going
To go out in that.”

“Just pass me a prawn,
Then I’ll sit in the sun
And I’ll dream about summer
Till winter is done.”

“Let me out,” said the dog,
“‘Cause its snowing, dear writer!”
As I tried hard to keep in
The heating despite her.

“Will you come out to play,”
Said the small dog, inviting,
“And roll in the snow with me,
Do some play-fighting?”

“Or I can make snowballs
By rolling my ball…
And everything’s squishy
Wherever you fall!”

“The snow on the nose
Sometimes gets a bit chilly,
But come and join in,
Let your hair down…be silly!”

I could not resist
Her excited demeanour,
Nor could any other dog-lover
Who’d seen her.

So she played in the snow,
And I played out and froze,
While she melted my heart
Catching snow on her nose.

P. S. If anyone is looking for a stocking filler…

Pass the Turkey- Doggerel – Laughter Lines – Notes from a Small Dog

Available in Paperback and for Kindle via Amazon


Published by Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:

40 thoughts on “Ani’s Advent 2020! Snowing Cats and Dogs…

  1. A smatter of snow fell last week – not enough
    for sleigh rides for Smidgeon and newcomer Ruff.
    But we’re ready, should snow reach our home by some fluke.
    No reindeer, but neighbour’s Bull Mastiff cross, Duke.


  2. Ani, you are a snow bunny. I wish you snow this winter, but not too much. If you want to know how Santa gets around on Christmas without snow,you have to listen to the ‘B” side of the old record of Gene Autry’s where he sings Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.
    “If it doesn’t snow on Christmas, how is Santa going to use his sleigh, In case of rain will he use a train to speed him on his way…”


  3. What a giggle!
    No snow with us yet (apart from on the mountain over our garden fence), although it made it to within 15 miles of us.
    What wonderful photos of Ani in the snow – particularly with the snow on her nose! I hope she gets some to play with this winter, she clearly loves it ❀


  4. Thank you for the wonderful poem, Ani! You are right, without snow a sleigh is very hard to move. I think Santa is using a hoovercraft system. You have to try to find some plastic bags. then you take Sue’s hand dryer and inflate the plastic bags with it. Then close, pack under the sled. You already have your own small Hoovercraft vehicle. :-))


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