Notes from a small dog – Absconding

She has taken her squished fingers away from the computer for a day or two to allow them a little healing time. The fact that she is running north, she says, is neither here nor there… Well, as you read this I will be neither here nor there. I’ll be with my friends, Gooch and Hardy and getting some serious playtime in.

Quite why we can’t have another dog around for me to play with all the time, I don’t know. It would keep me occupied and out of trouble… well, I could blame the other one then, you see… But she says we can’t. Not allowed here in the flat. Not even though we’ve got a garden and all those fields to play in. I think it is a bit mean myself… but she says we can’t even have a kitten.

She did consider a bird…but she fancies those silky chickens and we’re not allowed those either. Or a goat. She says I’ll have to settle for the wild birds and the fish.

I like birds…they’re nice to watch when she’s not looking. I can sit and watch them for hours. ‘Course, when she is looking, I have to do my job and chase them… She keeps telling me I really don’t have to, but I am a bird dog after all. And anyway, they are good fun to chase.

I watch the fish too, but you can’t really play with a fish. Though she says you can…

I’m not sure I approve of sharing my balls with the fish though… even though they share their food with me. I thought it smelled nice…but the flaky stuff went everywhere when I stuck my nose in the tub and sneezed. The pellets are good though…three for them, one for me. Do they know they are eating fish? Makes me wonder about them, you know…

I’ve taken to hiding when she feeds them though. The lid went bang and scared us all one day…so now, when she feeds the fish, I take cover behind her chair…still keep an eye out to remind her to share the food though. It is all about inter-species relations, you know. She says that if you  share food with someone, it creates a special bond…and you sort of have to let them ito your heart.

Which is odd really, ’cause when I try and share her food, she tends to get a bit snippy. Except when she knows about it first and lets me…

Anyway, I have to pack… treats and stuff.

But don’t worry,

I’ll be back… wouldn’t want the fish getting any ideas about taking over the blog…

Much love,

Ani xx

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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45 Responses to Notes from a small dog – Absconding

  1. Ritu says:

    Have fun Ani!

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  2. Good post, Ani. I loved the fish training film. 😀 — Suzanne


  3. bobcabkings says:

    Have a great little vacation, Ani, and don’t worry about the fish taking over the blog. They are really poor at typing and the keyboard would not be happy in their home.


  4. Bernadette says:

    Ani, enjoy your sleep over. Hope you find a ☘️ on one of your romps.

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  5. Mom said I could read this ONE last post before she drags us both to bed! Have a wonderful time, Ani – and come back with tales of your adventures. And NOW, to sleep – perchance to dream of going with you. Things have been really boring here since the snow came again and Mom keeps me in the house mostly.
    Woof! TINK


  6. Denis1950 says:

    You can eat fish Ani. Good luck with a new pup, keep working on that one.

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  7. Mary Smith says:

    Have fun with your friends, Ani and I hope Sue enjoys her trip north. I’m looking forward to reading about her adventures – and yours, of course:)

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  8. Rae Longest says:

    What a fun post!

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  9. Bless Ani’s little heart 😊

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  10. adeleulnais says:

    Hi Ani, Dante here. We got a fish too who gets fed when I get my breakfast. They talk to the fish but it doesn’t say anything back. We got two guinea pigs. I feel protective of these furry friends and go in to say good morning and good night to them. If I get her to look for one she might post a pic or two to show you. They are called Papa Shadow and Sonic. Enjoy the playing with your friends, much paw love, Dante Dawg. xxx

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  11. Thanks for this great post, Sue. I have now read it three times, one to me, once to Mike and once to my Mother.

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  12. Enjoy your visit with your friends, Ani! She will be back sooner than you know it, squished fingers asnd all! xx

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  13. Don’t worry Ani. Fish aren’t NEARLY as smart as you. They could never take over a blog, not yours, not anyone’s. So you can just enjoy them. I don’t know about the balls, though. Never met a fish that plays with balls. Or anything, really.

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  14. Widdershins says:

    That video is hilarious! The fish-lympics … who knew! 😀

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  15. dgkaye says:

    You are too cute Ani. I hope Sue’s squished fingers are healing. Enjoy your playtime. ❤

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  16. macjam47 says:

    Oh Ani, keep working on that pup, it really wouldn’t take up much room.
    Have fun with your friends while Sue’s away.

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