A note from the small dog – Betrayal

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I am not a happy bunny. Well, okay, so I’m not exactly a hoppity animal with a fluffy tail and big ears. Alright, I know… let’s start that again, shall we? And we’ll  forget the ears and tail thing altogether…. and the rest…

I am not happy. I have been betrayed, cheated upon, let fall by the wayside… it is a horrible tale…

I trusted him. Right from the start. From that very first day when he cuddled me all the way home. He was my boy. And I thought he loved me too. I thought I could rely on him to always be there for me…


And he has betrayed me.


I was suspicious when I smelled the scent… you can’t get that one past a dog. I knew there was someone else… and that was bad enough. But, you know, maybe just a friend… or a casual acquaintance?

But no. I recognise the signs… and I could tell when she came home from his place. I saw the hairs on her clothes… black and white, just like mine, but…different.

Then I saw the photo.

You can’t fool me, I know his bedroom windowsill when I see it… and the horror was inside….

Not just unfaithful. Oh no. That would be bad enough…

Unfaithful with… wait for  it… a cat!


No some cute little baby cat either, but a purrfect puss… all grown and trained!

She tells me it isn’t serious… not really a permanent relationship. As if that makes it any better! The cat hasn’t actually, properly, moved in…yet. Yet? Ha! I smelled the catnip on her shoes!


So she sat me down and cuddled me. Promised me there would be no fleas invading. And we had a long talk. She reminded me that love goes a long way… that you can love loads of people… all in different ways. And that giving a heart full of love away just makes more love. I get that. So I suppose I’ll just have to accept the fiendish feline.anigarden 025

I can at least be pretty certain we won’t ever meet… not if he likes the cat anyway…

…but I don’t have to like it.

Maybe she’ll let me comfort-eat, just to make up for it?

I think I’ll go chase a mouse. Or something.

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 scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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84 Responses to A note from the small dog – Betrayal

  1. Poor Ani. I hope time will heal her broken heart.


  2. Ritu says:

    Oh Ani… who knows… that could be your best buddy if you let yourselves try!


  3. Susan Scott says:

    Don’t worry, be happy Ani … cats are very strange creatures – just bother her once in a while so she knows who’s king …


  4. A @ Inner Ramblings Boulevard says:

    Oh Ani! I feel your pain. Dealing with some betrayal myself. Sending hugs. 🌷


  5. bitzy-ku says:

    It’s an outrage!!!


  6. Poor Ani. At least you don’t have to share your cushion/settee/treats etc. I’m just grateful they don’t invite the ducks and swans in!! Much love , Maggie.


  7. socialbridge says:

    I deeply sympathise, Ani. We could always be two black dogs together, if you’d fall in love with me. Puppy Stan x


  8. jenanita01 says:

    Sharing can be so hard sometimes, even a quick visit can seem like life/love threatening…


  9. Cats and dogs can be friends, Ani. We recently go a little kitten and she is just the sweetest thing ever.


  10. Awww! Poor Ani! Well, look on the bright side, at least you don’t actually have to share a living space with the cat. Still, I feel your pain. I hope they see how hurt you are and allow you an extra treat… Or maybe two…?


  11. Mary Smith says:

    Your boy will still love you just as much, Ani.


  12. Hahaha so cute and so well described, though not to worry they too can become great buddies.


  13. acflory says:

    Don’t worry, Ani. You may find that you and The Feline have more in common than just your colouring. I hesitate to use the ‘F’ word, but cats aren’t all bad you know. -hugs-


  14. Ha ha…poor Ani…go eat that comfort food ! 💖


  15. bobcabkings says:

    Cheese, Ani, make her give you cheese. I think this will all be OK as long as the cat stays at its house and you two don’t have to meet. If you do meet, remember to keep your tender nose well away from cat claws.


  16. Poor Ani, It was just the opposite in my house I had cats then I got a dog. I paid for that for a week but we kept the dog so they change their tactic. They [cats] would knock items down and put them near the dog so I would think the dog did it. Just saying Ani those cats can be tricky.


  17. floridaborne says:

    So typically dog, and the expression in the first picture is priceless. I wanted to hug the puppy staring at me from the screen. 🙂


  18. Angie says:

    This is a great series. 🙂


  19. TanGental says:

    Well Ani I wonder what is worse. Having a cat introduced or finding, on being rescued that ‘they were already here!’ Traumatised I was. A new home, all those cuddles and not one, but two of the chilling claws on paws. I give them a wide berth. If they come in when I’m around I just stay still until they’ve gone past. I don’t think they notice me. And he does share the bean bag with me, not them so that’s a result. Even so, if I could find a way to rehome then, believe me, in a heart beat… They all keep saying happy new year; not sure what they mean but i did get a fair bit of this enormous chicken thing they had a week or so ago. Maybe it’s to do with that. Happy new year to you my dear. Hope we meet one day. Mylo. xxxx


    • Sue Vincent says:

      I was only little when I was rescued, so I prob’ly wouldn’t have minded so much… but being sort of … in my prime… I don’t fancy a mewling moggy adopting my boy at all. The other boy’s got one too! I’m disappointed in them …
      That big chicken? I got most of this year’s one… legitimately this time too! 🙂
      Happy new year, Mylo! xxx

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  20. willowdot21 says:

    Dearest Little Ani maybe you will be surprised if you meet THE CAT! I have been tained to ignore them… but no one has trained them to ignore me!! Send you warmest wishes and dog hugs for the New Year thingy that the humans keep going on about!! Love Ruby!! 🙂


  21. Oh Ani, I feel your pain! We have this big ginger lump that lives next door, that I used to chase when it was small. Now it doesn’t even budge when I go near it and, well, it is quite big now, and I am a small dog too, and it looks at me spitefully….
    I am sure you are the Boy’s first love still… after all nobody can take our places with our big, soulful eyes and loving, loyal nature. Love Roxy xxx 🐾🐾🐾🐾


  22. Poor Ani. Who knew the life of a dog could be so stressful. You’re just an old softie, aren’t you? 🙂


  23. Eliza Waters says:

    An utter betrayal for sure, Ani. I sympathize… and no visits? A travesty!


  24. Widdershins says:

    Oh, the horror of it all!


  25. dgkaye says:

    I don’t blame you Ani. But try and get along. 🙂 xo


  26. A cat!!!! Oh my goodness, they frighten me, Ani. Had a few encounters with them. I go up and wag my tail to say hello and before you know it, they are pawing at my tail!! As if I look anything like that thing they call a scratching post?

    Lots of tail wags to you.


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