Ani says…

When God had made the earth and sky,
The flowers and the trees.
He then made all the animals,
The fish, the birds and bees.
And when at last He’d finished,
Not one was quite the same.
He said, “I’ll walk this world of mine,
And give each one a name.”
And so He traveled far and wide
And everywhere He went,
A little creature followed Him
Until its strength was spent.
When all were named upon the earth
And in the sky and sea,
The little creature said, “Dear Lord,
There’s not one left for me.”
Kindly the Father said to him,
“I’ve left you to the end.
I’ve turned my own name back to front
And called you dog, my friend.”

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book-cover-10b-251Trigger and his tame author  friend Kevin Morris recently announced that “More than Best Friends” was available for download. The book is an anthology of stories and poems from more than a dozen writers designed to help raise both funds and awareness for the charity, Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Kevin writes:

“The purpose of this anthology is to raise much needed funds for the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, (, the UK charity which provides highly trained working dogs enabling visually impaired people to live and work independently. As someone who is now working with my fourth guide dog, Trigger (you can see Trigger and I on the front cover) I am acutely aware of the vital role dogs like my four-legged friend Trigger play in enhancing the independence of blind and partially sighted people. All monies donated go directly to the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association so do please give whatever you can afford. I and other guide dog owners greatly appreciate your generosity.”

Contributing authors:
Sally Georgina Cronin Valerie Ormond Kev Cooper Kevin Morris Gary S. Watkins Anju Lavina Alienora Taylor Shaun Dickinson Denise Buckley Sue Vincent Robin Leigh Morgan Meredith Dixon Hayes Tim Baker
Cover art by Chris Graham
Editor David Higgins

If you have not already done so, please support this anthology in any way you can. To date, the book has raised more than £160 for the charity. However…
… it costs a lot more than that to create even a single guide dog partnership (taken from the Guide Dogs website)
£3,100 Breeding a guide dog puppy
£5,100 Puppy Walking
£13,900 Early Training
£10,100 Advanced Training
£3,300 Partnership Training
£12,800 Supporting a working partnership

Kevin Morris and his guide dog, Trigger.

Kevin Morris and his guide dog, Trigger.

You can download a copy of the book by following the link on the campaign page by clicking HERE.

Although in order to get the money direct to the charity, the download is available free of charge, please donate if you can…

… but above all, please support Kevin and his guide dog Trigger in any way you are able… read, donate… and share!

Ani winksThank you!

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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8 Responses to Ani says…

  1. jenanita01 says:

    Reblogged this on Anita & Jaye Dawes and commented:
    A worthy cause…and a beautiful poem…

    Liked by 1 person

  2. oshrivastava says:

    Very powerful poem,,Good Day,,,


  3. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    If you have not downloaded a free copy of the anthology in aid of Guide Dogs for the Blind here is another opportunity.. All donations however small are all welcome and can be made safely via Virgin giving.. please share Sue Vincent’s post today.. Thanks


  4. noelleg44 says:

    A good cause, Ani picked a super one. The poem is so lovely – I thought of Ani as I read it!


  5. theowllady says:

    I didn’t know Ani was such a poet! Wonderful cause! @v@ ❤


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