Ani’s Advent – Quandry

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Dear Santa, she’s loopy.
We both know that’s true.
But as she’s my two-legs…
Well, what can I do?

Outside it is rainy
It hasn’t snowed yet,
And she sings of sleigh-bells…
Should I call the vet?

She’s singing of holly
And decking the halls…
And losing her focus
On my tennis balls.

I’m getting fed-up
With this whole singing thing
Especially given
She can’t even sing!

She’s getting quite hoarse
(And she sounds like one too)
But it’s keeping her happy,
So what I can do?

I have buried my head
Under cushions and stuff
But my beauty-sleep suffers
I’m looking quite rough…

And what is her answer?
She’s having a laugh!
“You look a bit scruffy…
I’ll give you a bath.”

I have already had
More than three baths this year
So in answer I gave her
A flea in her ear!

(Not a real, living flea,
I want you to be clear,
I’d not want to stop you
From turning up here.)

But honestly, Santa,
I’m getting depressed,
This singing malarkey
Is stealing my rest.

And if you can’t stop her
One bright starry night,
The frost’s not the only thing
That’s going to bite!

It’s awful when something’s
Disturning your sleep!
I know I must calm myself…
Try breathing deep.

And I guess if she’s happy,
And singing in rhyme,
I’ll just have to join her…
It is Christmas time!

ani smiling

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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33 Responses to Ani’s Advent – Quandry

  1. Aw so sweet and such darling little angels. Loved the poem so much.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Great Poem, Ani critiquing your singing?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. So enjoy these posts. Looking forward to the arrival of Notes from a small dog when Amazon gets itself into gear.


  4. Just tonight, Mom and I went over to Aunt Peggy’s to help her get stuff ready for Christmas (because she got a new hip and can’t do everything herself – and she’s not supposed to lift things). They played Christmas music kinda’ loud and sang along as Mom put a bunch of tiny lights on an outside tree that Aunt P brought right into that room next to her kitchen. I kind of liked it, because the tree at our house doesn’t have a good smell like Aunt P’s.

    Then Mom brought some boxes up from a big room I’ve never seen before (hidden underneath Aunt P’s house) – and those boxes were full of shiny things that they BOTH put all over the tree while they kept right on singing. Just when I thought it was all starting to get to be too much, they brought out the dinner! They were in such great moods they even let me have some too. As long as singing means chicken and veggies for me, I’m all for it.
    Woof! Tink


  5. Ritu says:

    Ani it’s Christmas… just join in with her 😊😚


  6. HaHA! It sounds to me as if you might as well join in with her, by the sounds of things your howling won’t be any worse than the noise she is making!!! 🐾🐾🐾🎡🎡🎡🎡🎡


  7. bobcabkings says:

    Well, Ani, if her singing is so bad, you couldn’t make it any worse by joining in. The two of you might even get somewhere near the same key. And, Santa will come soon, just a few days, and then you can both relax (maybe).


  8. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    Ani ponders singing

    Liked by 1 person

  9. willowdot21 says:

    Ani go with the flo!!


  10. katb8587 says:

    A lovely dog and cute poem!!


  11. dgkaye says:

    Merry Christmas Ani and Sue. πŸ™‚ xo


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