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…)”

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! 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…”

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”

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 Vicious Circle…

Well, she’s still being weird And she’s up half the night, So we sit in the garden Because stars are bright And why shouldn’t we watch As they twinkle and shine? I don’t care what we’re doing ‘Cause this time is mine. * With her hands in my fur, Or caressing my ears, It’s thisContinue reading “The Small Dog’s Vicious Circle…”

The Small Dog’s Dog Days

She’s still smelling funny, She doesn’t look right, She gets up and down Like a yo-yo all night. I’ve given up following Each step she takes Just watch from the sidelines Whenever she wakes. If I’m missing out On my beauty sleep, she, Who’s in need of much more Misses out more than me. ‘CauseContinue reading “The Small Dog’s Dog Days”

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 Plays Mother…

I’m a creature of habit, I have my routine, I know where she’s going, I know where she’s been, I don’t like her going out late, or at all, I’d rather she stayed home with me to play ball. * This morning she did things before she went out With stuff in the bathroom, thatContinue reading “The Small Dog Plays Mother…”

The Small Dog’s ‘Recipe’ for Chicken

“There are, you know, limits, O writer,” said I, “To how long I’ll stay here to whimper and sigh. Perhaps it’s the heat that been making me sicken… But now I’m not well, you should feed me on chicken.” * “Oh Small Dog, you do not seem too ill to me, You’ve barked at theContinue reading “The Small Dog’s ‘Recipe’ for Chicken”