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 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’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”

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! – Pondering

Dear Santa, I’m a little dog who doesn’t do religion. I’d rather chase a tennis ball or terrorise a pigeon Than argue over who is wrong or maybe who is right… It seems a silly way to me to get into a fight. I know the Christmas story, ’cause she told me long ago, AboutContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! – Pondering”

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! 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…”

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! Elijah Moon, Garfield and Noelle Granger…

Dear Santa, I’ll confess right now, I don’t like many cats. The way they crouch and stare at me… S’enough to drive me bats. * They sit upon the garden fence And always out of reach, And some of them will spit and snarl And sometimes even screech. * I don’t like many cats atContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! Elijah Moon, Garfield and Noelle Granger…”

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”