Notes from a small dog – desperate measures

ani 005I checked out the recycling bin,

Made sure the tubs were clean,

Her words on that occasion though

Were little short of mean.

I didn’t eat the fish food,

‘Cause I couldn’t lift the lid,

I would’ve eaten all the treats,

But don’t know where they’re hid.

The stuff she put out for the birds

Was pretty tasty though…

I figured if I got there quick

She’d probably not know…

It’s not my fault, I’m hungry, see

I’m thin and getting thinner…

What else was I s’posed to do?

She’s late* getting my dinner!

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*Editor’s note: Five minutes doesn’t count…

                      Author’s note: Leave the fridge open for five minutes and we’ll see…

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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71 Responses to Notes from a small dog – desperate measures

  1. Ritu says:

    Oh Ani!!!


  2. A @ moylomenterprises says:

    Love this!!!
    Inside the minds of pets —
    They sure do have a lot to say. ☺


  3. Haha. Dogs can make us feel so guilty!


  4. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Another bit of verse from Ani… It looks like Sue Vincent was a little tardy with dinner tonight… tut tut…


  5. Ani has those poor pitiful eyes down pat. How do you endure it? She’s so cute, but what a ham. 😀


  6. Mary Smith says:

    Oh, poor Ani. Your human goes gadding about all over the place you’d think she’d get your dinner on time! 🙂


    • Sue Vincent says:

      I wouldn’t mind… she was home! Just doing stuff that was obviously more important than feeding her poor, half-starved doglet… 😉
      Much love, Ani xxx
      P.S. She’ll be reading this so I might as well keeep the pressure on… 😉


  7. Yeah, it’s never the pet’s fault.


  8. dgkaye says:

    Precious Ani, I’m sure Sue won’t starve you, lol. xo


  9. I had a dog who could get the lid off absolutely ANYthing. She claimed we were starving her. Your honor, we were and are INNOCENT!


  10. jenanita01 says:

    Reblogged this on Anita Dawes & Jaye Marie and commented:
    you can do almost anything in five minutes!


  11. socialbridge says:

    Hi Ani, important to keep her on her toes! Love Puppy Stan.


  12. Judy Martin says:

    HaHA! You look half-starved Ani!!! 😉


  13. olganm says:

    That must be against your canine rights for sure. Keep the pressure on, Ani!


  14. Widdershins says:

    Well done, Ani. Desperate times, desperate measures. 🙂


  15. Eliza Waters says:

    Oh, those eyes! How can you stand it? 😉


  16. Denis1950 says:

    Beautiful poem Ani, its so mean when the birds get fed first


  17. noelleg44 says:

    Hi Ani! I had to wait to get home from vacation to comment on your travails. I must say, you look perfectly healthy to me and remember, eating less food can ensure a longer life. That being said, I hope you got cuddles after your looooong wait!


  18. KL Caley says:

    Haha! I love this – especially appreciated the authors note at the end 😉 KL ❤


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