The Small Dog on Writing…

It seems I’m in the doghouse once again before I knew it,
And this time it is so unfair because… I didn’t do it!
It’s not my fault if people like my poems more than her stuff…
And leave me all those nice reviews to gloat on… well, that’s just tough!

Perhaps if she would do the puppy eyes more, she might make it…
Or take a leaf from other writers who have learned to ‘fake it’…
‘Cause confidence invites belief and I think she should try it
And advertise her work as if she thinks someone might buy it!

The trouble is, she likes to make them think and that’s no bad thing,
While I am cute and furry and I like to leave them laughing,
And though I may not sell enough to rival Rockefeller…
It’s true that of the two of us, it’s me who’s the bestseller.


Mine’s not the only two-legs to allow pets at the keyboard,
But there’s a cautionary ‘tail’ that needs to go on record,
The lines between your common sense and heart get rather blurry
When asked to choose between a human writer and a furry…

I have to say, there’s one thing, though, where there’s no room for doubting,
Regardless of how many books and great reviews you’re touting…
Or whether you will rise to fame, and even if you fall…
The two-legs right beside you there, still loves you most of all.


The Small Dog asks me to point out on her behalf that Amazon was not happy about a dog publishing books under her own name, so she had to use mine.

She also says thank you to all those lovely people who have left reviews for her… especially the ones that say she left them laughing out loud, which she takes as the greatest compliment ever πŸ™‚

You can find all the Small Dog’s books on and



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:

42 thoughts on “The Small Dog on Writing…

  1. I’m positive she loves you, Ani, but nobody likes to be upstaged. Then again your two-legs provides cheese, chicken, and THE BALL. I think she deserves at least 5 Stars for that, don’t you?? (Maybe if she stopped using the hoover monster she’d get better reviews….)

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  2. The two of you make a great team, Ani! By the way, those glasses make you look quite intelligent. Are you marketing to other scholars?


    1. ‘Quite’? Hmmm πŸ˜€
      I have my two-legs perfectly trained… She is sitting here freezing while I watch the snow fall through the open door… I would only question the intelligence of one of us πŸ˜‰

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      1. Strange, isn’t it, how they don’t like you sitting in the doorway when that white stuff’s on the ground. They keep goin’ on about a red light flashing on the oil gauge while Ruff an’ me are waiting for next door’s dogs to come out and play – Smidgeon.


  3. Now, Ani. you just have to share the credit. After all, you do not have an opposable thumb! And yes, we do love everything you write!
    Love from Garfield and his two legged


  4. As one of Ani’s legion of fans, all I can say is…um, she really is funny. πŸ˜‰ Not to give her a fat head or anything but I recently bought all her books and am enjoying them immensely. Thanks Ani! And thanks to you too, Sue. πŸ™‚


  5. At least, since you had to use her name, she gets some attention. She should be happy with that, and grateful you didn’t find some other human to help you publish your books. Lots of licks, Lilie

    P.S. Mummy loves your books, and so do I. I was listening when her book machine was reading one of them out to her the other day, and we were both laughing out loud.


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