Notes from a small dog: About time…

It has been ages since the ball guy came to visit! What with one thing and another, he hasn’t been able to come and see me since before the leaves started on the trees… and I couldn’t wait to take him out for a walk and show him all the green that has sprung up!

But, would they stop talking? Hrmph! I’m surprised they could talk at all after the first evening… but they just carried on next morning. In fact, I wouldn’t have been surprised if they’d been talking in their sleep! Honest, I could barely get them to throw the ball! Though, they were talking so much I did manage to get her into my treat cupboard a few ‘too many’ times before she realised how many I’d had…

Anyway, they were going to take me out exploring again… but it was raining, then the phone went… and they went off without me. So, next moring, rain or no, I decided I would take them for a proper walk… none of these quick, crepuscular dashes she’s been giving me either side of sunny days…

They took the long leash and wouldn’t let me off at first, ’cause the cows are out and about and I think she is worried they would frighten me. Yeah, right… I’d like to see them try!  Sheep are another matter. They stamp at me. But I managed to pretend they weren’t there as we passed and they just stayed under the hedge for once.

There were squirrels too, and a cock-pheasant that was being weird… glued to its own reflection in the horse-yard mirrors. She said it looked as if it had enough problems  without me saying hello. I have to say, it didn’t even move as I went past… and that’s not normal for pheasants. They know better… I am a bird-dog after all! So maybe she was right…

Anyway, they finally let me loose when they’d checked for cows. She was trailing behind with the camera-thingy. She doesn’t normally get to use it much when I take her out walking on her own… I’m not sure why. She says I make it difficult for her to get a steady shot. What I say is that if she let me off the leash sooner, she could snap away to her heart’s content!

But it was good to get out into the green and play. The running may have slowed a bit… I’m not a pup any more, and it has nothing to do with my waistline…  I do not have too many treats, whatever certain people might say! That’s simply not possible…

Maybe they just got it wrong and what the two-legses really said was that I am a fit dog ; vowels can be confusing sometimes…

And, after all,  there is still of a lot of winter coat to shed… and if she calls me that again, even by accident, I’ll shed it all over her bed!


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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80 Responses to Notes from a small dog: About time…

  1. Ritu says:

    Oh Ani! You just enjoy your long walks!!

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  2. Too many treats? That’s not even possible! You can never have too many. Silly humans!

    Mine don’t let me off the leash. I get to go on a longer leash, but they won’t let me off completely. Something about not trusting me with how easily I get distracted, and how close the roads are. I don’t think it’s fair myself, but they won’t listen.

    Lots of licks,

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  3. jenanita01 says:

    And here am I, wondering when someone will take me out for a walk… I heard a rumour about going to the coast on Saturday, if it doesn’t rain!

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  4. ksbeth says:

    I’m sure it was ‘fit’ that you heard, no worries


  5. Adele Marie says:

    You look good Ani, and there is no such thing as too many treats, I say so anyway. If they dare to restrict my treats, I’ll…do the whole pup thing again. much paw love, Dante Dawg. xxx


  6. scifihammy says:

    haha Thanks for the lovely long ‘tail’ Ani. 😀


  7. Yay! So glad to hear from Ani! She’s such a good dog, and I’m glad she got some play time.


  8. Well Ani, I certainly understand why you want to get out in all that green. It is beautiful. Enjoy those walks! On another note, can you let your two-legse know I’m having trouble “liking” and posting comments on her blog. Can’t comment from my iPhone and can’t “like” from my phone or computer. Wondering if the problem is coming from her end or mine. I am known to have bad technology karma so anything’s possible.

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    • Sue Vincent says:

      She says she is having the same problems all over… and it seems to be solved by a refresh when it doesn’t work… She also said something rude about WP gremlins, whatever they are… 😉

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  9. Darlene says:

    I’m so glad you got your walk Ani. My human parents went away and left me at a pet hotel, with a pool, sofas and even TVs and other doggies to play with. It’s all very fine, but I wish they would hurry home. I miss snuggles in bed and my nice walks.


  10. noelleg44 says:

    So nice to hear from you, Ani! And your walk looks like so much fun! I’m sure they meant fit instead of that other word. You’ve got the physique of a young girl! Garfield is also shedding like mad – I brush him every day but have so much hair I could make a blanket out of it.

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  11. You go girl, its not fat, its muscle.

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  12. Alli Templeton says:

    Glad you got to get out for some fun with the ball guy in the end. Looks as though you had a great time. And enjoy those treats because you look great – and you’ve earned it. 🙂


  13. Bela Johnson says:

    We have a little ball-crazy blue heeler. Every single night, we take him to a nearby estate with vast macadamia nut orchards and launch the ball, time and again, until he’s sufficiently worn out. So fun 😉


  14. Mary Smith says:

    So many shades of green! Enjoy your walks, Ani.


  15. So very green, Ani. It’s about time you got a proper walk regardless of the rain, cows, sheep, and birds. 🙂 And you look very fit!


  16. Widdershins says:

    Good to hear you’re getting the humans to go outside, otherwise all that green will go to waste! 😀


  17. dgkaye says:

    Lol sweet Ani, yes, vowels can be confusing, but so happy the ‘ball guy’ came a calling. 🙂 ❤


  18. willowdot21 says:

    Well Ani how dare they comment on your weight, we are all perfect and as you say there is no way we can have too many treats, it just not possible.
    I have suffered insults over the weekend too. The MIL (male two legs mum) she is 693yrs old she keeps saying, I look sad, I look old and I look thin?
    Well I not having any of that. Anyway, pot kettle black she is 99 human years old! Chin up Ani they live you loads 💜💜💜


  19. Eliza Waters says:

    Great that you finally got a good long run, Ani. To be fair, she has had her hands full with personal care, fish ponds, the workshop and all the rest. Maybe there will be more time for runs now that summer is almost here. ❤


  20. Don’t worry Ani. The scale lies about MY weight too. You just can’t trust those machines. they lie all the time.


  21. Dale says:

    I can’t get Dale to take me on longer than ’round the block or ’round the BIG block walks ever since she started working at the golf club again. She tells me some hogwash story that at work she does on average 18-20K steps and by the time she gets home, a walk is just too much…
    I hear her say tomorrow she only starts at 4 pm, so I’m hoping we’ll get a decent one in…
    Lotsa love,


  22. Jennie says:

    You tell ‘em, Ani. Obviously they mixed up the vowels. And it would certainly be easier if they just took off that silly leash right away. Honestly!


  23. Lyn Horner says:

    Ani, it’s always fun to hear from you. I’m sure your two-legs only means to keep you safe, but it’s good to know you finally got to go for a nice long walk in your lovely green world. And off leash too! Enjoy yourself, sweet girl!


  24. Beautiful scenery, Sue. Ani, you have such a wonderful attitude towards your sense of self. So much love and confidence. Hugs. xxx


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