Christmas with the Small Dog

I was a bit worried he wouldn’t come, ‘specially after the antlers took a hit… But he did, and I got presents… like wrapping paper to open!!! And a new treat-finding puzzle… And a squirrel of my very own (sorry, Duke!) And it squeaks… …and you can really shake it! And he brought me aContinue reading “Christmas with the Small Dog”

Ani’s Advent 2020! When Magic Happens…

Dear Santa, remember that ball that I’ve had? For several years now…it was getting quite bad… And all that was left was some chewed rubber stuff, A vague hint of curve and some once-yellow fluff… * I’ve taken good care to be so gentle with it Not tugged it or torn, so the ball wouldContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! When Magic Happens…”

Ani’s Advent 2020! – Pondering

Dear Santa, I’m a little dog who doesn’t do religion. I’d rather chase a tennis ball or terrorise a pigeon Than argue over who is wrong or maybe who is right… It seems a silly way to me to get into a fight. I know the Christmas story, ’cause she told me long ago, AboutContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! – Pondering”

Ani’s Advent 2020! The Visit

Dear Santa… This year is all a bit weird. This coronavirus malarkey is upsetting everyone and keeping them apart, especially when they want and need to be together. I’m pretty sure, if you could manage it, taking the bug away would go down better than delivering present this year. I mean, look at all theContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! The Visit”

Ani’s Advent 2020! Gifted authors…? Mylo and Geoff Le Pard…

There is always that one awkward person, You just cannot decide what to proffer When Christmas comes round Gifts seem thin on the ground But a book is a good thing to offer. You can go for adventure or romance Or a story of brimstone and gore, There’s horror or mystery Chick-lit and history Fantasy,Continue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! Gifted authors…? Mylo and Geoff Le Pard…”

Ani’s Advent 2020! Lulu is lonely ~ but she has Pete Springer

Dear Santa, This virus that appears to be getting around the worldeven faster than you do, is going to make sure it is a very lonely Christmas for so many people. Families and friends cannot be together as they would like. There will be no big gatherings around the table… and no families will comeContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! Lulu is lonely ~ but she has Pete Springer”

A Tale of Two Tails ~ Cathy Cade

Reblogged from Cathy Cade: ‘Two o’clock and all’s well.’ A shivering watchman rings his bell. The celebrants of midnight mass are home abed, where’ere they dwell. Alone, he huddles in a doorway, no brown terrier by his side. Tess took ill on Hallows Eve. On All Saints Day, the old dog died. Snow tumbles toContinue reading “A Tale of Two Tails ~ Cathy Cade”

Ani’s Advent 2020! Victoria Zigler with Lilie and Logan

Dear Santa, we’ve a problem here (Another one, it’s true) If she’s in bed and locks the doors Then how will you get through? The old house had a fireplace Complete with chimneypot, But when she said we’d move in here That’s something she forgot. I know that’s how you get inside… It must takeContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! Victoria Zigler with Lilie and Logan”

Ani’s Advent 2020! Roberta Eaton ~ All I want for Christmas …

Dear Santa, We may have a bt of a problem. It’s my two-legs… she is up and dpwn all night like a yo=to most of the time at the moment. And when she does manage to sleep,she is as likely to be on the sofa as in the bedroom. How are you going to sneakContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! Roberta Eaton ~ All I want for Christmas …”