Notes from a small dog – Ani’s adventure

They took me somewhere special the other day. It took me a while to get ’em moving. The sunniest of days and they were just sitting there. Okay, it was hot… and there was cheese… so p’rhaps they could be forgiven. As long as they shared. But I’d been promised an Adventure… and although I wasn’t quite sure what that meant, it sounded even more fun that sharing their lunch.

When they got the harness out, I thought we were going for a walk. I may have got a bit excited… just by way of encouraging them, you know. It’s ages since they’ve both been out in the fields with me. But instead of heading down the street, they took me to the car and fastened me in the back seat. Now, I’d best explain… normally when I get in a car, it means they are going on Adventures and I get to go and stay with my friends.I thought that’s where we were going.

Maybe she didn’t  realise…? Or got distracted… they talk a lot, you know… but she went the wrong way!


Oho, I thinks to myself, maybe I should mention it? But every time I tried to talk to them, they just shushed me. Maybe we were going the right way after all… and on a proper Adventure?  She kept slowing down, and I kept thinking we were there… wherever ‘there’ was… I got a bit excited when we went slow… and still she kept driving. For ages. I kept my nose as close to the open window as my seat-belt thingy would allow…and we ended up in a place with so many interesting smells I could barely wait to get out of the car.

“It’s a landfill… a waste site…” she said. I couldn’t for the life of me think why she would want to drive all that way to go to a dump…. I didn’t mind though. There were smells of all kinds, everywhere. I just didn’t think they’d appreciate them properly.  I’m not even sure they noticed… the waste was wasted on them…

Mind you, it was sort of buried or something. I could smell loads of fresh earth and lots of water! They wouldn’t let me near it though, which I thought was a bit mean. It was all fenced but I could have climbed through, but she said she didn’t fancy having to go swimming… Person’ly, I think she was just too busy chasing butterflies and squeaking at little dragon-thingys and flowers.

So we just walked a bit, down this path like a tunnel in the trees, until we came out into this huge field…. then they both squeaked! They were nearly jumping up and down for some reason…

Mind you, I got a bit excited myself then, ’cause they let me off the leash and there were loads of things to ‘vestigate! Hundreds of rabbit holes! Even she got excited about them and went round looking in all the little door-holes and picking stuff up to look at. I thought it was us dogs that went looking for bones… Mind, she is a bit weird, even for a two-legs…

“You never know what they might have dug up,” she said. I left her there, still squeaking and grubbing around in the earth. Odd though, when we sat down in the middle, she wouldn’t let me dig. At least she’d brought loads of water…I was hot by then, cause I’d been off for a run… just getting my bearings and getting to know the stones.

Oh yes, I forgot to tell you….they called it a stone circle and she says I was s’posed to tell you about it. But I guess that will have to wait a bit now. She says it’s a good one. With a henge…

So, I’ve decided I like Adventures and I’m hoping they’ll take me on some more. They said that if I’m good they’d take me more often… but you know, their definition of words can be a bit different from mine.

Just being good might be an Adventure though 😉

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 has written a number of books, both alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. 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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95 Responses to Notes from a small dog – Ani’s adventure

  1. Great adventure from Ani’s view point and so cute and true words from Him.

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  2. I always love hearing from you, Ani. Sounds like you made the most of the warm weather and had a great day out.

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  3. Ritu says:

    Glad you enjoyed your adventure Ani!!!

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  4. Isn’t it grand when Adventures are fun for all, Ani

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  5. Oh yes, the excitement of car trips to new places and new smells to sniff out! I got to pee and drop scent marks in this large patch of long grass which I was told is our garden. Funny, I don’t know the house, and I haven’t been inside so where’s my bed going to go? We walked a little way (I was miffed as I was kept on the lead) but we went up a ramp and I could see water! And sand! It was a beach! But this wasn’t my usual beach when we visited family. I wanted to smell. I wanted to explore, but wasn’t allowed and thought how mean they were to tease me like that. But apparently I will be allowed there every day! Just curious when ‘Every Day’ will start, that’s all. Liked your adventure Ani. Love Maggie xx

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  6. We don’t have henges near where I live, and our stones are a lot smaller than yours. But there are a lot of GREAT smells. Somebody puts whole big cans of them right on the edge of the sidewalk every single week – on BOTH sides of the street! I can barely get any exercise at all between sniffing and sprinkling – but it sure is fun!
    Woof! TINK

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  7. You must have been good, Ani, to get to go on a car Adventure, and got to be so close to the window. They unleashed you, how fun to round around free. Be good so you can have another Adventure soon! Hugs, Miriam

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  8. jenanita01 says:

    I love seeing what Sue gets up to from your level, Ani… it’s a lovely perspective!

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  9. Mary Smith says:

    Great adventure, Ani, and I love your take on things. I’m so looking forward to hearing more from you.

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  10. ksbeth says:

    wow, ani. it sounds like you had a magnificent adventure! aren’t surprises the best?!

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  11. WOW! That sounds like a great walkies, Ani! I’d love to go on an adventure like that. Maybe when I’m older my humans will take me? Right now I get good walkies at the park place with all the flowers they won’t let me dig up, and at the beach place with the water that chases me though, which is fun because there are lots of smells and feathery things to bark at and people to tell me how cute I am. Lots of licks, Lilie

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  12. bobcabkings says:

    That’s a great adventure, Ani. Of course, if the rabbits had decided to come out and play chase it would have been even better.

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  13. A wonderful dog, but she isnt “small”. What a amazing face, looks like Choppy. Maybe Ani, you can video chat with Choppy? [] 😉 Have all a great weekend ahead. 😉 Michael

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  14. Hi Ani, glad to hear you had such a great trip. 🙂

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  15. Adventures are the best! I hope Ani gets to go on more – especially the ones with rabbits. 🙂

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  16. All those rabbit holes! Like an amusement park for dogs! Great smells. MMMm yum!

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  17. Widdershins says:

    What a wonderful adventure, Ani. May you have many more. 🙂

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  18. Denis1950 says:

    A fascinating story Ani. So now you are an amateur archaeologist?

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  19. Good on you, Ani, for appreciating the smells that all of us humans like to ignore. What an adventure with those rabbit holes !

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  20. macjam47 says:

    Oh Ani, I am so happy you got to go on an adventure! I know you must have had a wonderful time running around and sniffing and exploring and all. She will surely take such a good dog on more adventures. Love, hugs, and a big belly rub, Ani! Love and hugs, but no belly rub for you, Sue.

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  21. That sounds like a great adventure to go on Ani. Loads of stuff to see and sniff! Glad the Two-Legs enjoyed it too, although I don’t get their fascination with stones!!! Love Roxy xxx 🐾🐾🐾

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  22. dgkaye says:

    Omg, I do love Ani’s ”vestigations’. am absolute joy to read her observations. 🙂 ❤

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  23. Wow! Landfills sound a cool place, Ani. We’ll have to ask the boys to take us to one. All those smells sound wonderful. I hope their squeaking doesn’t get on your nerves too much. We have to cover our ears when the boys squeak. 🐶
    Lots of barks and waggy tails,
    Toby & Austin

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