Typical…

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I just wanted to sleep last tonight…
The Small Dog stayed up late,
She’s all excited, I can tell,
Just by the prancing gait
And, “Writer, please just come and see…
I’m up at fifty-eight!”

“It’s not the New York Times
Bestseller list,” I try to say.
The Small Dog interrupts me
So I let her have her way…
“I’m beating Hillaire Belloc
and Ted Lear… that’s made my day!”

She’s bouncing with elation,
“I’m an author now,” says she.
“They’re not reading the classics,
Writer dear, they’re reading me!
So would you like my pawtograph?”
She grins with canine glee.

Though fame may well elude me
Till I’m six feet underground,
And I’m okay with knowing that
As on the keys I pound,
I never once imagined
I’d be beaten by a hound.


Doggerel: Life with the Small Dog

Available now in paperback and for Kindle

via Amazon UK, Amazon.com, Amazon.de and Amazon.fr

Ani, the inimitable Small Dog, told of the trials of training her two-legs in ‘Notes from a Small Dog: Four Legs on Two‘. Their poetic adventures continued in ‘Laughter Lines: Life from the Tail End’.

In her latest collection of poems, their daily life together takes centre stage. From the perfidy of humans who insist on bathing dogs, to the unpunctuality of writers at mealtimes, the relationship between two legs and four is explored in verse.

The Small Dog reveals her continuing fascination with chicken, tennis balls and the compulsion to re-write Shakespeare, while exposing her two legs’ misdemeanours to the world.

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 scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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47 Responses to Typical…

  1. Mary Smith says:

    Well done, Ani. Wonder if I could encourage Bandit the cat to put paw to paper? 🙂

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  2. Congratulations, Sue. ❤

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  3. Sadje says:

    Just got it. It’s on my TBR.

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    Awe, Ani well done 💜💜🌹

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  5. willowdot21 says:

    Reblogged this on willowdot21 and commented:
    Ani is so excited…. I agree with Sue it is just Typical 💜

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  6. joylennick says:

    Brilliant,Sue and Ani…Could be confusing…No chewing of bones on the carpet, Sue and heeding to nature’s calls should be best undertaken indoors!! xx

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  7. YAY! Ani be happy you and The writer deserve it! I wish my Mom would do that for me. but no.. she just takes pictures and posts them :p UGH! anyway CONGRATULATIONS to you both! Takoda and Mom

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  8. Congratulations, Sue and Ani. I have my copy already.

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  9. aydenbrick says:

    I’ll be looking into this book! Great poem

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  10. Bought it (Kindle). I was hoping I could get one of my dogs to read it to me. You think? I think they might get the intonation perfectly.

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  11. jenanita01 says:

    Very well done, to both of you!

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  12. Alli Templeton says:

    Congratulations, Ani, only your two-legs could have such a highly talented four-legged companion! 🙂

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  13. Adele Marie says:

    Congrats, Ani, you are the star, much paw love, Dante the Dawg. xxx

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  14. Congratulations, Sue and Ani! 🙂 By the way, on the book cover in the front Ani looks like a little bit like the “Dog of Baskerville”. 😉 Michael

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  15. dgkaye says:

    Congratulations on your new release Ani! Oops – Sue and Ani lol, what a team!!! ❤ xx

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  16. Widdershins says:

    Ah, Sue … never go on stage (any sort of stage) with animals or children. They always win. 😀

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  17. Denis1950 says:

    Congratulations Ani. And so kind of you Sue to provide word processing back up.

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  18. Fantastic Sue, perfect for this time of year.. Will slip in a new book promotion on Monday 18th… congratulations and cheese and liver pate to Ani…hugsxxx

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