Notes from a small dog: Ani’s Advent Calendar… an invitation

Okay, I know it’s early

But the season’s drawing nigh.

I want an advent calendar,

So thought that I might try

And ask my two- and four-legged friends

To join me on the blog

So why not share your festive tale

And write for this small dog?

If you would like to help Ani make her advent calendar this year,Β  send her your letters to Santa, festive memories, short stories, flash fiction or poems to the Small Dog. She will post them every day through December until Christmas.

She would especially like to hear from her four-legged or feathered friends (she has a special place very close to her heart for turkeys)… but she says that two-legs are better than none, so she will accept submissions from humans too.

To get in touch, please use the form on the contact page or email Ani at

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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59 Responses to Notes from a small dog: Ani’s Advent Calendar… an invitation

  1. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    An important message from Ani, and her pet carer, Sue 😎

    Liked by 2 people

  2. So nice that Ani’s is going to have an advent calendar again this year, Sue. I am looking forward to reading all the letters.


  3. πŸ™‚ Ani, its so wonderful. You should wear this all over the year. Belive me, all visitor of your home will be amazed. πŸ˜‰ Michael


  4. willowdot21 says:

    Hi Ani I am getting my thinking cap on. Love Ruby πŸ’œ


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  6. It’s that time of year again. 🎁 Look forward to seeing Ani’s calendar this year. I’ll flash you if you’ve spots left. πŸ˜‰


  7. Jennie says:

    Dear Ani, I will soon tell you my turkey story. I love turkey. My name is Rex.


  8. Sounds like fun, Ani. πŸ™‚ I’ll see what I can come up with.


  9. For the Advent Calendar
    by Anne Copeland


  10. What a lovely idea… Sharing and wishing you and Ani the happiest of holidays!


  11. dgkaye says:

    Oh it’s that time of year almost again Ani. I’m sure I can come up with something for you ❀


  12. Hi Ani, thank you for getting me into the Christmas spirit. I’ll be sending you an email soon.


  13. Widdershins says:

    How wonderful, Ani … I was hoping you’d do it again this year. πŸ˜€


  14. Hi Ani. Mummy says Santa Paws is coming in just five weeks, so I’ve been working on my letter to him. I’ll send you a copy. Lots of licks, Lilie


  15. noelleg44 says:

    Ani, Garfield here. I’ve only known one Christmas, and last year I was probably too young to really get into it. But I’m sure my two-legged has some tales of Elijah Moon, the cat who lived here before me. I’ve heard a lot about him and I think he was quite a character.


    • Sue Vincent says:

      I remember Elijah Moon… I hope your two-legs will tell you about him and maybe you could share something with us too. I am told many cats like salmon and stuff at Christmas… πŸ˜‰


  16. A lovely offer from Ani I hope to join in.:)


  17. Darlene says:

    Dot is writing her Christmas newsletter and will send it to Ani asap.


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  19. macjam47 says:

    Oh Ani, I missed this post! Well, I can’t promise anything, but I will try to get something together. Lots of hugs and a belly rub!


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