Ani’s Advent Calendar 2020! A place in her heart…

Long, long ago, my kin began to tell stories, passing down the history of our kind from dam to pup. This is the Long Memory of our kind. Your kind have it too, but more and more, you forget how to look within and read what is written there… One story tells of when theContinue reading “Ani’s Advent Calendar 2020! A place in her heart…”

Ani’s Advent Calendar 2020! Paws for thought…

Dear Santa, Do you know how many of the four-legs I have met since I’ve been blogging have come from rescues and shelters? You’ve got to admit, they are all intelligent and interesting creatures… Yes, even the cats. Noelle’s Garfield, for a start, though it pains me to say it, is gorgeous. Some are moreContinue reading “Ani’s Advent Calendar 2020! Paws for thought…”

Ani’s Advent 2020! A Christmas Gift from Pamela at Butterfly Sand #shortstory

Dear Santa, I’ve been meaning to mention… could we do something about the Tree? I know you don’t do wands, but maybe you could wave an elf or something? The thing is, I know you know how to manipulate space and time. You manage the whole world in one night and all those presents withContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! A Christmas Gift from Pamela at Butterfly Sand #shortstory”

Ani’s Advent 2020! Homespun Magic with Anita Dawes

Dear Santa, I heard her talking today about things she wants to do for Christmas. They aren’t big things, just little ones. And some of them, I can’t even eat… She wants to make and bake all the things she used to when our boys were little. I think she would even make all theContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! Homespun Magic with Anita Dawes”

Ani’s Advent 2020! Dot (and Darlene Foster) on The Year of the Pandemic

Dear Santa, I have my friend from Spain over today. We haven’t actually met, but then, she lives a long way away and although the two-legses usually get to gallivant all over the place, they don’t seem to like it if we wander off on our own… But, this year, even the two-legses have beenContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! Dot (and Darlene Foster) on The Year of the Pandemic”

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…”