Ani’s Advent – Feathered fiends

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Dear Santa, I know that’s there’s always a bird

On the top of her tree, but…could you have a word?

I’m quite fond of chickens and turkeys, you know,

But that, I’m afraid is as far as I go!

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I know that she sees feathered creatures with love…

A robin I’ll cope with, a pigeon, a dove…

But, “Oooh,” she said, “Look at that bird in the bush,

I’ll just get the camera, now Ani-girl, hush…

That’s the best bird ever on top of our tree!”

But Santa…I looked…and…


…. it’s bigger than me!


I’m not one to panic, but do me a favour…

I’m scared that it might like its treats Ani-flavour!


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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51 Responses to Ani’s Advent – Feathered fiends

  1. Hahaha, brilliant Sue.

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  2. Little dogs and big birds. Around here the dogs have to be afraid of gators. We have a fragile painted glass bird with fiber optic type plastic tail feathers on top of our tree. It’s a family heirloom that came from my kid’s great-grandma. She got it from her grandmother in Germany before she immigrated to this country. Great-Grandma was 104 years old when she passed away a few years ago. The ornament is not so very old, but it’s very special and I hope to be able to take care of it, perhaps passing it along to one of the grandkids some day when they have kids of their own.

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  3. Ritu says:

    Oh Ani I’d be scared too! But don’t worry. She would never let anyone hurt you, feathered or otherwise!

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  4. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Ani’s advent continues as she takes to verse to voice her opinion on birds…. especiall one a top the Christmas Tree..

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  5. We love your poems, Ani – you’re so talented! Has your two-legged friend got you an advent calendar? We’ve got one with dog chocs in it – Pearl doesn’t like chocolate, so I have it all to myself! Millie xx

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  6. Terrific Sue. Lovely shot. (Don’t worry Ani, Mummy loves you best…….)

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  7. bobcabkings says:

    Oh, Ani, I don’t think you have to worry. That bird would enjoy a nice tasty chipmunk or even a rabbit (you can understand that), but even a small dog such as you would be too big. And, you human is right, it is a beauty.

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  8. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    Ani worries

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  9. Awesome. What kind of bird is that?


  10. This IS a stressful time for everyone–almost everyone–Ani. Sorry to hear you are as well. ❀ ❀


  11. dgkaye says:

    Lol ‘Ani flavour’. Don’t worry sweet Ani, Sue will protect you. :)x

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  12. noelleg44 says:

    Ani, your two legged will always protect you. PS Tell her those photos are fabulous!

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  13. That’s really cute, Sue. Ani’s quite the poet. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne

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  14. HaHA! I thought it was funny a funny poem Ani, but I would be a bit scared of him too. I chase Tubs and his wife (pidgeons) when they come into our garden but that is because I know I won’t catch them!! πŸ™‚

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