The Small Dog’s Revenge…

I must do the floor, I thought, in some despair, The small dog is moulting and shedding her hair. She’s out in the garden, so if I am quick, And just whip the vac out, that should do the trick. She’s already cross because out in the garden I got out the lawnmower, let myContinue reading “The Small Dog’s Revenge…”

The Small Dog’s Dog Days

She’s still smelling funny, She doesn’t look right, She gets up and down Like a yo-yo all night. I’ve given up following Each step she takes Just watch from the sidelines Whenever she wakes. If I’m missing out On my beauty sleep, she, Who’s in need of much more Misses out more than me. ‘CauseContinue reading “The Small Dog’s Dog Days”

The Small Dog’s Secret Teacher…

Well, it has not been a great week, what with the sky crying even more than she has…and she has been getting just a bit soggy around the edges, I have to say. Weirdly, I seem to set her off more than most things at the moment. She says…’cause I overheard her talking… that itContinue reading “The Small Dog’s Secret Teacher…”

Manna…

When something fell from heaven, “Well! What’s this?” the small dog said, “If clouds are raining food, now, Could I have a steak instead?” A crow had dropped its breakfast And it landed on the grass, But seeing Ani’s interest Decided it would pass. The small dog was a bit confused And thought she’d askContinue reading “Manna…”

The Small Dog’s 10 Best Tips for Training your Two-Legs

The correct training of your two-legs… ‘specially visiting two-legses…is critical to their well-being. I thought I’d share my ten favourite tips for the establishment of proper pack behaviour… 1. Use advanced surveillance techniques. Never let them arrive unexpectedly. This gives you a unfair unique advantage. You, of course, will know long before your two-legs thatContinue reading “The Small Dog’s 10 Best Tips for Training your Two-Legs”

The Small Dog Despairs…

Sometimes…well, okay, often, I despair of my two-legs, I really do. She is so proud of how well we communicate, but what she really means is that while I understand loads of her language, not just smells and body language, but words too… she can pretty much only understand a little bit of mine. Granted,Continue reading “The Small Dog Despairs…”

The Small Dog Plays Mother…

I’m a creature of habit, I have my routine, I know where she’s going, I know where she’s been, I don’t like her going out late, or at all, I’d rather she stayed home with me to play ball. * This morning she did things before she went out With stuff in the bathroom, thatContinue reading “The Small Dog Plays Mother…”

Beauty and the Beast: Grooming the Small Dog

I looked the small dog in the eye And she looked back at me… A more determined look, I think, You would go far to see. I’d only mentioned it was hot And that she must concur That summer is no time for dogs To wear their winter fur. “A bath would be a goodContinue reading “Beauty and the Beast: Grooming the Small Dog”

The Small Dog’s ‘Recipe’ for Chicken

“There are, you know, limits, O writer,” said I, “To how long I’ll stay here to whimper and sigh. Perhaps it’s the heat that been making me sicken… But now I’m not well, you should feed me on chicken.” * “Oh Small Dog, you do not seem too ill to me, You’ve barked at theContinue reading “The Small Dog’s ‘Recipe’ for Chicken”

Notes from a Small Dog: Weathering the weather…

I’ve been a hot dog this week, with the sun blasting down so much we couldn’t even go for a walk except early mornings… and these days, I like to sleep a bit later. She’s done her best to keep me cool, though, leaving all the blinds closed till the sun was off the house.Continue reading “Notes from a Small Dog: Weathering the weather…”