Ani’s Advent – The cold nose

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Dear Santa, don’t believe her

When she says that I’ve been nosey

When she comes in from the cold outside

Her cheeks all pink  and rosy.


Of course I have to have a sniff

Whenever I must greet her…

I feel that is incumbent

On a small dog of my metre.


She says my nose gets everywhere

In places that it shouldn’t…

Perhaps if she would keep her fur on

Then my cold nose wouldn’t.


But if she has to change her fur

Or get in steamy water,

Then I, a dog, will wield my nose

Just as a Small Dog ought to!


The Great Dog in the sky

Gave me a nose that I should use it…

You can’t ignore a gift like that…

That would be to abuse it.


The gifts bestowed upon us

We should use to make us shine.

(And Santa, as we’re talking gifts…

Can I have cheese with mine?)


P.S. Laughter Lines would make a great Christmas gift…

Laughter 1Laughter Lines:
Life from the Tail End





About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. 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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31 Responses to Ani’s Advent – The cold nose

  1. davidprosser says:

    Ani has a good sense of humour Sue. I wonder where she might have got it from.
    xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx


  2. Ritu says:

    Oh Ani us 2 leggers really don’t always understand… do we!


  3. Jan Malique says:

    Sniffing it seems is an arcane art Ani, with a cold nose taking centre stage. How would I, as a two leggy achieve this holy grail?


  4. socialbridge says:

    Good girl, Ani. You tell them straight. Love Puppy Stan


  5. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Ani continues her seduction of Santa as she couches her gift list in verse. This time it is for cheese.. the profits from her book Laughter Lines: Life from the Tail End are consumed by Ani…keep a dog in cheese and buy the book.

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  6. Reblogged this on The Bingergread Cottage and commented:
    Lilydog said I had to reblog this because it explains EVERYTHING hoomungs should understand.


  7. Reblogged this on Bingergread Cottage becaue Lilydog insisted She says you are “good dog lady”. High praise.


  8. Absolutely lovely!


  9. olganm says:

    Ani… you told us all, girl!


  10. bobcabkings says:

    My, what a talented small dog she is! She is right. A dog nose is a terrible thing to waste.


  11. Sounds like my Zelda, who follows me pretty much everywhere, and likes to nudge me with her nose from behind. Apparently she wants to make sure I know where I’m going, which of course is valid. 😉

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  12. willowdot21 says:

    OH! Ani you are a star take no notice of her she loves your nose really !!!!


  13. I have to sniff everything that comes into our house Ani. you never know, it might just be edible! Roxy xxx


  14. noelleg44 says:

    Ani, I know you have thousands and thousands of more olefactory cells in your nose than we do, so your two-legged brings in a smorgasbord for you to sniff every time!


  15. So cute. 🙂 I love Ani’s poetry. We’ll see if Pinky the cat can rustle something up. 😀


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