The Small Dog is under the weather…

I’ve been feeling under the weather, It is winter and bones can get cold… Especially when you reach my age And your two-legs keeps saying “You’re old.” * Now, I know that in ‘dog years’ I’m eldest, Though the theory has been disproved That I’ll age seven years in your twelvemonth So the argument leavesContinue reading “The Small Dog is under the weather…”

The Small Dog in Distress

Now, let us be very clear about this. I was tortured. I am not blaming the lovely young two-legs in the van… she was kind, compassionate, professional and exactly what you want in those horrendous circumstances. But my two-legs? The one issuing the orders? She knows what I think about “bath”, “ears” and “toes”… FourContinue reading “The Small Dog in Distress”

The Small Dog has the Last Word…

“Anu, old boy, how did you get here?” Frankly, as  a mention in their latest book, it isn’t good enough. Not only have they changed my name and gender, but I am pretty sure it is the only mention of me in the last of the ‘Don and Wen’ books. I mean, the first three,Continue reading “The Small Dog has the Last Word…”

The Small Dog on the Common Cold (or why there are sausage rolls under the sofa cushions…)

She’s got a really rotten cold And isn’t feeling well, She’s curled up on the sofa And she looks as rough as hell. The good thing is it’s ‘feed a cold’ As far as I can tell, Which means, of course, she really must Keep feeding me as well And all the stuff that’s inContinue reading “The Small Dog on the Common Cold (or why there are sausage rolls under the sofa cushions…)”

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! 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! “A Squirrel of my Very Own…” El Duque and Marilyn Armstrong

Dear Santa, I think she is trying to pull a fast one. I know my ball is getting a bit past it… but, as she ought to realise all too well herself, being old and tatty doesn’t stop you being loved. So she has no need to try replacing my ball with a new toy…Continue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! “A Squirrel of my Very Own…” El Duque and Marilyn Armstrong”

Ani’s Advent 2020! Snowing Cats and Dogs…

Dear Santa, We’ve still had no snow. Do you have wheels for the sleigh in case we don’t have any? You never see it with wheels on the pictures… but I don’t think it would be fair to Rudolph and co to expect them to drag you and all those presents around the world withoutContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! Snowing Cats and Dogs…”