The Small Dog on Ageing…


She fell on her face and she looked none too happy…

And recently she seems to feel pretty crappy…

Most mornings, I hear her, when rising from bed,

And where once she’d be singing, she’s groaning instead.


Now me, I can sympathise, getting no younger,

I still want my walks but without the same hunger,

I still need my ball and my toys and to play…

But these days, I’m happy to sleep half the day.


We’re ageing together, my two-legs and me,

Where I can still run, she’s slowed up mightily,

I’ll still make a run for a half-open gate,

The only thing she’s heading fast for is ‘late’.


But while we’re both here, we’ll believe in forever,

In loving and living and laughing together,

For one thing that never grows old is the heart

And once filled with love no two hearts ever part.

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:

128 thoughts on “The Small Dog on Ageing…

  1. The love you have for each other is ever lasting Ani. And by the way, I’m loving your most recent book. You and your two legs will always be in my heart and now you will also have a forever home within easy reach on my bookshelf.

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          1. No you can’t Ani, you so right. Love is love is love and those of us who have been loved and have given love are blessed. ❤️


  2. Never will your love for your two legs, and hers for you, fade. Love, once given is around forever, even when those loved and loving have departed this life. I have no doubt you will meet again.


  3. Glad you’re taking good care of your two-legs, Ani. ❤ forever!
    We're really enjoying your books, btw. I know yours are the bestsellers, just don't rub it in, okay? 😉


  4. A beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing it with us all. And like many others on here, I’ve shared it to my blog


    1. Hi Danny,
      I don’t know if you had realised, but your gravatar no longer leads to your blog, so unless you relink it, youmay find people struggling to find you.


  5. You picked a good two-legs there, Ani. She understands you well and knows that love has no limits. Give her a snuggle from me. ❤


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