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 theContinue reading “The Small Dog on Ageing…”

Brunch with the Small Dog

Me and the dog had a sandwich for brunch (Well, for me it was breakfast, for her it was lunch.) She follows me into the kitchen like glue Just in case I might rustle up something to chew. You don’t eat alone with a small dog in tow And if you forget she will whineContinue reading “Brunch with the Small Dog”

The Small Dog gets Snow…

The snow came down, fell thick and white As far as I could see… She opened up the garden door So it could fall on me. I love the white stuff from the sky Though it is cold for paws… It never lingers long enough For me, before it thaws. I still remember my firstContinue reading “The Small Dog gets Snow…”

The Small Dog’s On Guard

I may be in the doghouse ‘Cause she couldn’t sleep in bed So she  curled up on the sofa… Where I dug her up instead (Because I had to check her Just in case she might be dead.) * “Oh, Small Dog, you are rotten Thus to wake me from my sleep. When dreams hadContinue reading “The Small Dog’s On Guard”

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! 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! 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 …”

Ani’s Advent 2020! Fiyero, Idina and Trent P. McDonald

Dear Santa, she is way behind! I’ve seen no Christmas shopping, but I think she’s gearing up for Christmas… getting in the festive spirit or something. The bags under her eyes would do as overflow sacks for Santa and Rudolph will be out of a job if her face gets any redder. She’s quiet atContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! Fiyero, Idina and Trent P. McDonald”

Ani’s Advent 2020! Introducing Roscoe and Friends, including Jemima Pett.

Dear Santa, I’m a bit sleepy this morning, so I borrowed her pillow. She’s been up a lot of the night and we got to talking. She tells me that she hasn’t always just had dogs. I am aware that she has had birds… and even cats…and she still has fish… but did you knowContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! Introducing Roscoe and Friends, including Jemima Pett.”