The Small Dog Considers …

He’s bringing tea and coffee through,

With toast and honey, biscuits too,

To pick her up when she feels drained…

And I thought I had got him trained!


I’m sort of glad, though, to be fair,

‘Cause, what with all the missing hair

She’s not the way she used to be…

And prob’bly needs more help than me.


She says I do enough all day

By keeping tennis balls in play

And warming feet and guarding doors

…And cleaning chocolate crumbs from floors.


It’s not enough, what can you do?

The years we had together flew!

We’d time to learn each other’s ways

Put so much laughter in the days…


But soon she’ll cross the rainbow bridge

And I’ll stand quiet by the fridge

And wait there for the final ‘treat’…

And know that love is death’s defeat.


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:

69 thoughts on “The Small Dog Considers …

  1. I like the idea of someone I love going over a rainbow bridge and remembering all those days of laughter. Loyal to the end us humans could learn a thing or two from our 4 legged friends.

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  2. Ah, Ani, it is hard when a loved one, two leg or four, crosses that rainbow bridge, but she hasn’t crossed yet, so all you can do is continue to show your love in the way that only four legs seem capable of.

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  3. Ani, you’re costing me a small fortune in Kleenex! But I’m so glad you and Sue have each other.

    (Peri says she hopes they get that you’re under stress, and have laid in a supply of the good treats. )

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  4. Enjoy her while you can, and be there for her as long as she needs you to be. That’s all you really can do. And when she crosses the rainbow bridge, I hope whoever you’ll be spending your remaining time with is as willing to share food and throw balls as she is. Lots of licks, Lilie

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  5. Oh, Ani, t’m leaking tears right now. I know how you love your two-legs and how you will miss her, but she’ll be waiting for you over the rainbow bridge when it’s your turn to cross. And with treats, I’m sure.


  6. Darling Ani, your love for each other will last for all eternity and one day you will be together again, with more tennis balls to toss than you could ever imagine. ❤️


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