Ani’s Christmas


Dear Santa, just a little note
About the Christmas tree…
All garlanded with tennis balls
And all of them for me!


There was a little squeaky pup
That makes a lot of noise,
A rope we can play tug games with
And loads of other toys.

Then I looked up, what did I see?
The best treat yet by far!
Up there upon the Christmas tree
…A chicken flavour star!


And then my boy came round as well
For lunch and stayed all day…
Which meant he could play ball with me
And play, and play and play!


And lunch was good, with turkey,
Bacon, sausages and stuff…
And loads of lovely leftovers,
When they had had enough!

I wanted to say thank you,
‘Cause you had a busy night,
Deploying all those tennis balls
To make my Christmas bright!


So, put your feet up, Santa,
Have a snooze or two and then
We’ll soon be into next year…
You can do it all again!

Much love,


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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67 Responses to Ani’s Christmas

  1. mihrank says:

    this is such positive vision and I feel this was important for all of us…

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  2. A tennis ball bonanza! Good dog! (Good SANTA!)

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    Hey Ani i see you are allowed on the new saga already!! Happy Boxing day

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  4. What a cute way to give Ani her gifts. Tink gets his in stockings – but not until 12th Nite. Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night! (it’s almost 3AM here, and Tink and I are whipped – just returning from the home of a friend).
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMore dot com)
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  5. Lovely poem Sue. Love the last stanza because it is so true. Many say; “Next year I’m not going to go so crazy with decorating, cooking, baking and shopping but we will and will love every minute of the hustle and bustle of it all. And, when we again get to sit down and put our feet up and relax the same happiness and contentment will be there waiting to cover us like a warm blanket. xo

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  6. Ritu says:

    Glad you had such a great Christmas Ani!!!


  7. jenanita01 says:

    and you didn’t have to cook a thing…so lucky you are, Ani…


  8. Lovely post! Merry Christmas Ani. Santa has been kind to you. Hope you enjoyed your star. πŸ™‚


  9. bobcabkings says:

    I’m so glad Santa was so good to you Ani – tennis balls, toys, and yummy lunch and play time – You are one lucky small dog.


  10. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    Ani had a very merry Christmas.

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  11. Wow Sue what a treat, all tennis balls one after another. Such a warm and fun-filled post. Loved the little angel too.


  12. Tennis ball heaven ! The perfect Ani ornament. ☺


  13. fransiweinstein says:

    WOW! What a Christmas you’ve had Ani!! Love the tennis ball tree and that star — Santa is SO creative. Hope you have fun with your gifts all year long. πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„ NOTE TO SANTA: Well done!


  14. I love your Ani customised Christmas tree. What a brilliant idea. xxx


  15. ksbeth says:

    what a wonderful christmas tree-t! santa must be a very kind and caring 4-legger!


  16. What a great Christmas tree find, Ani. Happy playing! πŸ™‚


  17. Woebegone but Hopeful says:

    Happy Christmas Ani. Hope there are still lots of left-overs for you.


  18. Widdershins says:

    Best Christmas tree ever!!! πŸ˜€


  19. socialbridge says:

    Ani, looks like you were totally spoiled but you deserve it. Love Stanny xxx


  20. Bernadette says:

    Dear And, I knew you would have a lovely Christmas. I’m very happy to know that Santa love dogs as well as children.


  21. dgkaye says:

    So happy you had a great Christmas Ani! Love the tree all decked out with tennis balls and a chicken. What a lucky doggie you are. ❀


  22. adeleulnais says:

    wow Ani, you gots lots too. I got squeaky toys, chew toys, and festive treats that tasted like they were made in heaven. I thanked Santa very much. Glad to see you had a great Christmas Ani, me too, much paw love Dante. xxx


    • Sue Vincent says:

      Hey Dante! Santa was good this year πŸ™‚ I have to wonder if his ‘intelligence service’ was working really well, though…I’m sure there must have been a few things on the naughty list… πŸ˜‰ xxx


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