Cold Nose ….and an Advent Invitation

To all my friends, furred, feathered, scaled… or even two-legses! Don’t forget to send me your stories, poems and pics… or your letters to Santa… for this year’s ADVENT CALENDAR… there are still spaces left to fill!   Dear Santa, don’t believe her When she says that I’ve been nosey When she comes in fromContinue reading “Cold Nose ….and an Advent Invitation”

Note from a Small Dog: Loved to Death

It was in July 2017 that my two-legses committed the unthinkable sin of losing The Ball. Not just any ball… I have many in my toy box… but The Ball. The One. The Special Ball. I’d had that ball a long time and knew its every scent, curve and puncture. Granted, they searched for itContinue reading “Note from a Small Dog: Loved to Death”

Ani’s Advent 2020! Who wants to come and play?

What with covid, lockdowns and everything else that has gone on this year…we don’t know what we will be able to do about Christmas or however else we celebrate the midwinter. One thing we can do is have a countdown and a PARTY… socially distanced, of course! So I will be running my Advent CalendarContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! Who wants to come and play?”

Notes from a Small Dog: Scaredy Cats?

We’ve had a bit of sunshine but lots of fog and frost this week… winter’s on its way. I quite like winter, as long as it doesn’t rain. I quite like the heating and the cuddles… though just at the moment, even when I let her close the doors, she keeps opening them again toContinue reading “Notes from a Small Dog: Scaredy Cats?”

The Small Dog Shows Support…

Some people need to learn to sleep, Adjust their body clock, Not keep a guard dog wide awake… It sends the job acock * She spends her evening counting sheep, Her nights at half-awake, I spend my time in dreams of sleep And wish her count would break. * She says it’s not her choiceContinue reading “The Small Dog Shows Support…”

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 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…”