SOS (Save Our Small-dog) ~ Ani’s Advent 2019 #midnighthaiku

It’s getting closer.

Save a small dog’s dignity…

Fill my calendar!

Look, you know what she does to me at Christmas. The one day when two-legses go around talking about peace and love… and what does mine do?

Every year?

Ruddy antlers.

If Dog had meant us to have antlers, we’d grow them ourselves.

Anyway, as always, the deal is that if my furry friends will fill my Advent Calendar,

she won’t do it this year.

Okay, she said that last year too, but at least they were proper-looking antlers.

Though I could have lived without the flowery things.

Ani in antlers

So, as always, I’m sending out the call…

Calling all my furred, feathered and scaly friends!


Send me your letters to Santa, your Christmas memories, hopes, poems and stories

and I will publish them every day from the first of December to Christmas.

Antlers are for Reindeer!

If you would like to help save Ani from a fate (she says) worse than death, send 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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58 Responses to SOS (Save Our Small-dog) ~ Ani’s Advent 2019 #midnighthaiku

  1. bobcabkings says:

    Oh, a dreadful fate, indeed!


  2. bobcabkings says:

    Reblogged this on cabbagesandkings524 and commented:
    Ani needs help.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. trentpmcd says:

    I mention it to all of the furry kids in this house and the canines are all in but the cats think it’s funny to dress dogs up. We’ll have to see who wins 😉


  4. I am so in love with Ani!! Those pictures are precious!!! 💗


  5. simplywendi says:

    oh my goodness, they are absolutely adorable! 🙂


  6. beth says:

    aw, poor thing, but you are so cute –


  7. Ritu says:

    Off to interview Sonu Singh!


  8. She’s adorable. Love how she’s dressed up.


  9. carasmelody says:

    Hilarious! Say hi to Ani.


  10. I’m with you there, Ani, I had to wear antlers for a Greyhound Rescue photo shoot last Christmas and it didn’t feel good at all. Thankfully, that particular photo wasn’t used in the campaign.
    Gotta say, though, the flowery things look dead cute on you!
    Best wishes, Pearl Greyhound xxx


  11. noelleg44 says:

    Oh, Ani, I’m so sorry but I laughed out loud at the picture with the antlers. It’s degrading, I understand, but Christmas only comes once a year. Hang in there!


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  13. Hi Ani. Don’t worry, I’ll lend a paw and send you something. Lots of licks, Lilie


  14. I’ll have to put my thinking cap on, Sue.


  15. Ani, you’re adorable.. those antler’s become you! ❤ xo


  16. dgkaye says:

    Oh gosh Ani, I’d hate for you to have to wear the dreaded antlers. I will do my best to contribute and I’ve shared around social media to try and help you out. The only thing furry I have around here though are my lounge pants and sweat shirt to keep warm LOL ❤


  17. Denis1950 says:

    AS long as you get a place at the Christmas day table and seconds of everything Ani the photos will be worth it.


  18. Adele Marie says:

    Reblogged this on firefly465 and commented:
    It’s that time of the year again, yep, please help Ani with her advent calendar so there will be no antler wearing.

    Liked by 1 person

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  20. Those flowered antlers take the Christmas cake, Ani. I know they’re dreadfully embarrassing, but they do look pretty adorable. <3. I may have to implore the wild forest critters around here to answer your call. We'll see what they come up with. 🙂


  21. Jennie says:

    Oh, Ani! What suffering. You are not alone. ❤️


  22. Here it is! 🙋‍♀️🎄


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