Notes from a small dog – Strange goings on…

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She’s up to Stuff again.

Don’t ask me what… but I can tell. This time, even a cat would be able to tell! She’s being really weird… weirder than her normal weird, and that’s saying something.

Normally, when I play with the cushions and stuff, she complains. Tells me I’m making a mess… when all I’m doing is making a den. Or a mountain, or something to play in… you know the kind of thing. Everybody does it. No?  Oh well… maybe they should…

Anyway, normally, she says it looks messy. But you should see what she’s been up to! Not just the odd cushion! No… the whole house!!!

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There’s stuff on the stairs, stuff in the hallway… she’s even pulling the furniture apart!

Now, okay… she gets these mad fits sometimes. Pulls stuff out to play with and all that. But usually, she puts it back. ‘Cleaning’, she calls it. This time, there’s barely anywhere left for me to sleep!

And every time I try an ‘vestigate, all she says is ‘no’. Says she can manage thank-you-very-much.

Personally, I think she’s lost the plot…

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My walks are all over the place… after midnight the other night before we went out! What about my beauty sleep, I ask you? Never mind hers… and she needs it more than most…

Anyway, it all started to get to me a bit. She wouldn’t even let me help… and I am an assistance dog after all!

Well, okay, not officially

I was s’posed to be though, properly educated and all that. But my boy left home, so I got to stay with her instead and be her assistance dog. Self taught.

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I’m really useful, you know. I keep her fit and make sure she’s waked regularly. I help keep her weight down by making sure she doesn’t eat too much all to herself. I keep her feet warm… and make sure no-one creeps up on the house. I help with the laundry too and fluff up all the bedcovers for her…unless she catches me…

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But no, she refused all my efforts to help…apart from flopping down every so often for a cuddle. She let me do that at least.

Thing is, she’s letting me do all sorts of stuff I’m not s’posed to… like watching the pigeons from her bedroom window… which sort of means sitting on her bed… which I’m sort of not allowed to do…

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All the book things have come out and been stuffed in boxes… lots of funny noises there as she made piles that didn’t go in the boxes…

All her cooking stuff…

Then she started dismantling my sofa!

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I barely even noticed when she stuffed all my food in my weekend bag… but I was glad to see my friend turn up to collect me! At least I could have a bit of peace and play with Gooch and co…

“See you soon. You’ll be home on Sunday, girlie.” I wasn’t taking much notice… I was too excited at seeing my friends.

Then she scritched my ears and said something really weird. “I hope you like cows… You won’t be seeing this place again… “

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Well… I don’t think I’ve ever really met one personally but… hang on a minute! What was that last bit???

Before I knew it, I was in the car and being whisked away…

I knew she was up to something!

Still… she said I’d be home on Sunday… with her…

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If she thinks I’m sharing my sofa with a cow, she has another think coming!

We’ll just have to wait and see…

Catch you later,

Much love,

Ani xxx

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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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68 Responses to Notes from a small dog – Strange goings on…

  1. reocochran says:

    I saw you name and blog over a week ago and voted. I like Sue and her dog, Ani. ❤


  2. Green Embers says:

    Hah, poor Ani. Don’t worry, you’ll like the cows and you’ll get your sofa back, which you won’t have to share with said cows. Keep up the good work of assisting your person and keeping her happy! 🙂

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  3. One of the great things about dogs is that no matter what, as long as we are there, that place will be home. All will be well. Very well.

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  4. A @ moylomenterprises says:

    Best wishes ☺🌷


  5. Voting has been done! Good luck. 🙂


  6. Widdershins says:

    Oh noes!!! Not teh cowz!


  7. Ritu says:

    Poor Ani! Such confusion!!!!! Don’t worry sweetie… All will be revealed! And I’m pretty sure you won’t need to share your couch with a cow… 😳😊


  8. jenanita01 says:

    glad to hear that the move is going well… kind of. Thanks for keeping us updated, Ani…


  9. Oh, Ani. You’re gonna love those cows ! So much more fun to watch than pigeons. Hang in there. ☺


  10. I hadn’t realised you were flitting! Now there’s a word I haven’t heard in a long time 🙂 Good luck!


  11. lbeth1950 says:

    Poor, poor puppy.


  12. Kat says:

    Poor Ani! I’m sure it will all be fine in the end. I bet cows make great friends! 🙂


  13. noelleg44 says:

    I think I know what’s going on, Ani. Soon you will, too, and I’m sure those cows will be fascinating to you! Hang in there, and I’m looking forward to hearing from you when you and your human are together again!


  14. Such a sweet dog. I hope Ani settles well in the new home. I had already voted for you Sue, I love your blog.


  15. You watch out for them cows, Ani, they’re sneaky buggers and if one of them offers to ‘pat’ you…run away!!!!


  16. adeleulnais says:

    Cows?????? I don`t know what these are Ani but if you needs help Dante is here. Much paw love to you Dante.


  17. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Ani is on the move.. Sue Vincent is packing everything up for here but it is all very confusing.. I know that feeling.. never mind Ani.. be home soon and there will be cows……Happy move Sue and Ani..

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  18. Cows will be FUN, Ani. You might have a chance to choral them. They will listen to YOU.
    Yes, sounds confusing but know what? Take a chance and not worry. You ARE in good hands. ❤ ❤ ❤


  19. dgkaye says:

    Omg that pet does make me smile. Don’t worry Ani, you will always come before the cows. 🙂 xo


  20. Eliza Waters says:

    Hope you can make the adjustment quickly, Ani. Cows are just really BIG dogs, sort of, but they DON’T like to play chase. EVERYONE gets mad if you try.


  21. KL Caley says:

    Sounds like a new exciting adventure awaits you Ani! I’m sure wherever you lay your head (and can get cuddles) will be home (even if there are cows). KL ❤


  22. What fun! I also wrote a few short stories from my dog’s perspective. Maybe I should get them out and do something with them. Thanks for the laugh and the reminder.


  23. I love reading her perspective on things.


  24. olganm says:

    Where are you off to, Sue? Thanks, Ani for the update. It sounds as if great adventures are ahead.


  25. The cows could be fun, Ani. Much more fun than those pesky cats. I could even teach you how to herd them if you fancy doing that sometime?
    Lots of barks,


  26. macjam47 says:

    Awww, Ani, you will love the cows. You will have your sofa back but won’t be sharing with the cows.


  27. What an adorable pup, Sue – and such a good writer, too. I wasn’t expecting a shiny black dog — I think I was imagining more setter colored – and slightly smaller. Does she love her new home?


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