Off the hook

It took her six days to adopt a new ball,

Although she seems happy, she’s not sure at all…

She still gets confused and seeks out her old friend,

But at least now the guilt I’ve been feeling may end.


She’s still a bit cautious and not quite at ease

But with luck, accusation has now been appeased.

She’s been playing ‘fetch’…although I fetch the ball

She’s not understood the game’s rules yet at all…


Or maybe she has, and it’s me in my folly

Allowing the dog to make me look a wally,

I don’t really care, I’m just happy to see

A happy small dog smiling once more at me.


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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42 Responses to Off the hook

  1. Ritu says:

    To see them happy makes it all worth while!!!


  2. Wonderful. I am glad she is smiling again.😊


  3. bobcabkings says:

    Glad for both of you.


  4. ksbeth says:

    always happy to see ani smiling. she’ll have you trained again in no time, not to worry )


  5. Mary Smith says:

    Lovely to see a happy, smiling Ani. Must be such a relief to let go of the guilt!


  6. willowdot21 says:

    Lovely I am so pleased πŸ˜‰πŸ’—


  7. Eliza Waters says:

    It was only a matter of time… glad she’s adjusted. πŸ™‚


  8. Oh Sue, I know what you mean. When we emptied the shipping container to move onto the boat, Mggie’s toy bag got sent to charity by mistake! No babies, no stuffed toys, she had nothing. We tried to rectify it, but she wasn’t interested and in the end she just had us. She has a new baby now, a stuffed bunny that Hubby took the squeaker out of. Somehow I think she wishes it squeaks, but she does snuggle up to it at night sometimes.


  9. Helen Jones says:

    Oh, I’m glad Ani is smiling again! I bet once she gets used to that new ball, the old one will magically appear! πŸ™‚


  10. so happy for her.. and you will probably find the other one now.. in the laundry basket… xx


  11. Glad Ani has agreed to give a new ball a chance.


  12. Oh I am so happy that you and Ani are smiling again! πŸ™‚ xx

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  13. Widdershins says:

    All is, almost, forgiven then? πŸ™‚


  14. Denis1950 says:

    A good news poem but wouldn’t it be great to check the other side of THAT fence. Have you checked that the power is on Sue?


  15. Oh, good. I’m glad she’s happy and playing again. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne


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