Notes from a small dog – The gloating mole

Frankly, there is no doing anything with her today.  It doesn’t take much to make her happy… give her an ice-cream, a five minute break from tennis-ball-throwing or a whiff of heather and she’s content. Not that she is getting any of those…. and not that she should have anything much to be happy about at present. She’s wandering around looking like a sunburnt mole again…and she has all week.

Her eyes are all hidden in the pink, puffy stuff she calls skin. Well, when I say all, I mean both of them.  Even she is not weird enough to have more than two, though you would think she must have some in the back of her head sometimes…’specially when the fridge is open… You know, if she wanted that cheese, you’d think she’d have eaten it by now…

She keeps going in the fridge, though. Not for cheese…just for ice pack thingys to stick on her eyes. And she even knows what I’m up to when she has both eyes covered! Wonder if she has a four-legged sense of smell, a proper one, not the normal two-leg nose? Mind, I probably shouldn’t mention noses… the eyes are bad enough and she gets a bit touchy.

So, what with the weather warming up a bit and her raiding the fridge all the time, I thought that’s what she was talking about when she was gloating about being cool. But no… I did some ‘vestigating and found someone with a cat had called her a ‘cool kid’.

Well… if she’s cool (apart from the ice packs) I’ll eat my tennis ball! As for ‘kid’…who is she kidding? More of a nanny…

Still, it made her smile (which just hid her eyes even more…) so I suppose I’ll stop laughing sometime soon. If she remembers we ran out of treats.

She says it is my own fault and that I’ll get fat. I say she was the one who left the whole, new pack of treats out when she went for a shower. If she’d opened them for me, I would probably only taken the one…or two… but with no thumbs and only teeth to work with, it got a bit messy, so I thought I should clean  up. Just to help, you know.

Housework is good for burning fat, she says, so I cleaned up really well.  I was just glad the smoke alarm didn’t go off! She shouldn’t be eating that cheese anyway…

So there’s her growling at me…and me thinking I’d done a good job. She seems to think I didn’t clean up well enough though, ’cause she’s getting the hoover-monster out. It is all a matter of pursep perse how you look at it.

I’d better go hide.

Much love,

Ani xxx

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 Notes from a small dog – The gloating mole

  1. Ritu says:

    Aw! Bless you Ani!


  2. A very good post. Thanks for sharing!


  3. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Here is a report from Ani the Dog… Sue Vincent has need of cooling treatments and Ani whilst being her usual attentive hand maiden has taken it upon herself to get rid of products passed their sell by date..namely the……find out what by heading over and reading the post.


  4. Mary Smith says:

    What an entertaining post, Ani.


  5. Denis1950 says:

    Gee Ani life is tough when you are misunderstood, watch closely and see if you can open the fridge on your own.


  6. bobcabkings says:

    Cheese and treats are such huge temptations for a small dog, Ani. At least you tried to clean up as well as you could without the Hoover Monster. Do you have to bark at the Hoover Monster? I’ve know several dogs who spoke very fiercely to those things. Well, I hope you Mom feels better soon.


  7. adeleulnais says:

    oooh Ani, I hates the roary monster too. They scold me about dropping hair everywhere but it’s not my faults. Go hide in a good place. much paw love Dante Dawg. xxx
    Hi Ani, it’s Dante’s owner here, what is wrong with Sue’s eyes. Is it hayfever season already? Sending both of you our love. xx


    • Sue Vincent says:

      Hey Dante…I have the best hiding place…The only place the hoover monster won’t go 😉
      Her eyes do this sometimes..The docs don’t know why yet. But I wish they’d find out ‘ cause it makes her growl a lot xxx

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  8. noelleg44 says:

    I know she things you’re naughty, Ani, but I know you were just being a dog – a persistent one, but very doggy. What’s is wrong with your two legged’s eyes? Allergies? Cold? Cut her some slack, and continue being your irresistible self!


  9. Donna says:

    But we are lovable, cute and such great company. That is why we don’t need to clean.


  10. Well, at least Ani did do her best to clean the mess😊


  11. Ah Ani, you are one smart dog. Sorry about your eyes, Sue. Mine also give me problems in the Spring as I suffer from hay fever. I use an antihistamine which helps a lot.


  12. Ani, your tongue is almost as long as mine! Pearl xx


  13. Widdershins says:

    Thanks for the update, Ani … may your person’s eyes get better soon.


  14. I feel exactly the same way. You know, neatening the edge of the cake? Wouldn’t want a messy cake, right? Being neat is OH so important!


  15. dgkaye says:

    Aw, I do love your ‘vestigations and observations sweet Ani. ❤


  16. Cute. Ani, you’ve become quite the blogger. 😀 — Suzanne


  17. Oh poor Ani, you try to help and you get no thanks for it!!!
    I hope Sue’s eyes get better soon, meanwhile you had better keep yours on her to make sure she is taking good care of herself! xxx


  18. macjam47 says:

    Oh Ani, what a good four-legs your are. Lots of hugs and belly rubs.

    Sue this has me laughing so hard I have to keep going back and correcting what I’ve written. Hope you are feeling better. Allergies?


  19. olganm says:

    Hi Ani. I’ve been spending time with three not so small dogs this week and they’re educating me, but I’m not sure I’m a very good pupil. Keep looking after Sue. She tries her best.


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