Notes from a small dog XLI

balls 009Look, I’m cute, right? I’m not imagining it, am I? Small, furry… long swishy tail, fluffy ears, big brown eyes? All the hallmarks of cute.

Then we can look at the other qualifications… efficient early warning system, food disposal unit, boon companion… let’s not forget that I’m better than an exercise machine, foot warmer and cushion plumper all rolled into one.

waddesdon 014Then there’s all the talent… artist, writer, blogger… and I’m pretty good with a ball too. As for the rest, that combination of philosopher and clown usually does the trick.

So, I have to ask… how come I’m being ignored????

“Not now,girly.” “Wait a minute.” And “In a while…”

That’s all I’ve had from her the past two days. When she’s not at work she’s hogging the keyboard and staring at the screen as if there are cats on the loose in there.

Not good enough, I tell you!

I mean, okay, we’ve had the usual walks and stuff. And she still remembers to scratch my ears… and anything else I present to her… but I’ve had to remind her about every meal… well, mine anyway. She hasn’t bothered, she’ll turn into a monkey if she keeps eating bananas, you know. It’s not what I’d call a varied diet and there’s nothing interesting for me to acquire either! She did remember to give me a pig’s ear though. Other than that and my own meals, the best I am getting is my bit of milk when she makes coffee.

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I keep taking her the ball and she keeps forgetting about it till I stare her into submission. I’ve tried sulking, but she hasn’t noticed. I dug the sofa cushions up… and she didn’t even mind… what is a girl to do with a two-legs like that??

I did a bit of gardening to while away the time… she noticed that. Eventually. Mainly because of the pawprints. And the apple. Well come on, if she’s going to grow little round green things, what does she expect??

It got her attention for a bit anyway.

balls 202I finally worked it out though. It’s the ‘e’ word again… editing. She’s always completely gone when she starts that lark. She wants to read those books again… the ones for the School… the ones that talk about fixation… hrmph…

I think I’ll go and moult all over her carpet.

Much love,

Disgruntled of Waddesdon


About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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16 Responses to Notes from a small dog XLI

  1. kanzensakura says:

    I don’t blame you Ani. I’m glad you are not taking this sitting down and being all quiet about it. As an ex-revolutionist of the ’60s, I say, Power to the Pup! Right on. You just get your cute self going and let them know. I support you 100%. Hugs and love.


  2. Poor Ani! If the ocean wasn’t so wide, I’d tell you to come and stay with me.


  3. Our fur kids are convinced if they fail to raise a ruckus we will forget to feed them. They know exactly when it’s dinner time. Their inner clocks are dead on.

    Very cute fur friend you have there 🙂


    • Sue Vincent says:

      Her clock is the same… dead on time she comes and stands next to me, head on my knee looking up. If that doesn’ t get the right reaction immediately she stands up and pulls my right arm off the keyboard with all her weight… she’s not daft that girl 🙂


  4. alienorajt says:

    Sicky on Own Goddess Lap good ploy, Ani – or other messy doodads on carpet. That get mine moving and clucking like old hen. You go put own head on Lady God leg and make big retchy noises in throat like you swallow heap big fur ball; she soon leave that silly e-dit stuff ‘lone! Gods, eh? Can’t get the staff. Jlumbe. xxx


    • Sue Vincent says:

      Hya Jumble! Yeah… tried the poorly-sick thing… she just giggled.. I think she Knows when I’m swinging it…even burrowed under the sofa cushions… didn’t work…
      I may have to sack her…
      But not till she’s finished that cheese… she HAS to share that…
      Love ‘n snuggles ‘n stuff
      Ani xxx


  5. alesiablogs says:

    I love that dog!


  6. You’re definitely cute Ani! Adorably so 😉 Not right that though…all that effort you go to to get her attention and she’s lost! Lost to the e word! I would moult to your hearts content…turn the carpet into a black furry rug! I’m shedding so much white Woflie hair you wouldn’t believe…you can add some of that too if you like! She’ll have something to think about then won’t she? I mean it’s not as if your white bits are going to produce that much whiteness is it?!! lol 😉 x


    • Sue Vincent says:

      She has a cream sofa…. correction, ‘had’…. andI have followed your suggestion with the carpet 🙂 Then, of course, moulting itches… and you know what they are like if we start scratching 🙂 panic stations just in case….

      She’s noticing me again 😉


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