Don’t Panic?

“Don’t panic!” says she, with her hands in my fur,
“I am sure they will help.” Well, it’s alright for her!
Cause she isn’t the one who is facing the threat…
And I’ve hardly had any responses as yet!

If I don’t fill my calendar with Santa’s letters
It’s me who’ll be wearing the antler-shaped fetters
While she clicks the camera, up close to my face
And puts the pics out there, all over the place!

So, I’m feeling a little bit down in the dumps
And I’m hoping my furry friends all come up trumps.
And will send in their notes, lend a small dog a paw,
Cause I’ve typed till I don’t think I can any more.

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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65 Responses to Don’t Panic?

  1. That’s funny.. poor anni


  2. Ritu says:

    Don’t worry Ani, we’ll be with you soon!!!


  3. Reblogged this on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog and commented:
    Ani’s in a pickle,
    Advent time is near.
    Her two-legs, Sue, is fickle,
    and will dress her like a Deer.

    Please get your writings written
    and send them to her now,
    if with Ani, you’re smitten,
    she’ll bark you a grateful Bow Wow.


  4. Adele Marie says:

    Don’t worry my friend, mine is on its way. much paw love, Dante dog. xxx


  5. Adele Marie says:

    Reblogged this on firefly465 and commented:
    Help my friend, Ani, please.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Wonderful funny images. Poor Ani! 😉


  7. Darlene says:

    Dot is working on her letter. She just keeps eating it!


  8. Have sent you a message Ani. xxx Maggie


  9. Why do dogs look so ashamed when they wear antlers? Their faces are so down in dumps looking. LOL!


  10. Pearl is still trying to come up with something. She isn’t as prolific as Millie, but she’ll get there in the end!


  11. dgkaye says:

    I have no doubts you’ll be filled up in no time Ani. I don’t have a 4 legged pet, but I think I could send you something relatable if you’re interested. ❤


  12. Will get right on it, Ani. Though you do look lovely in antlers. 🙂


  13. willowdot21 says:

    Ani if you need another I have a poem about the fairy that fell off of the Christmas tree or even one about the tree itself, or even a ghost story.. We don’t want you in antlers because my silly two legs will make me keep you company if you don’t get enough stories !!!
    Love from a worried Ruby💜💜


  14. Eliza Waters says:

    I’ll ask Wren if she’d like to play dress up! 😉


  15. Widdershins says:

    Ever notice when someone says, “Don’t panic!”, it’s usually when one ought to. 🙂


  16. I have just had an idea. I will try and write it up later today.


  17. Alli Templeton says:

    Don’t panic, Ani, the floodgates will soon open. Love the antlers – what a cute, festive look! 🙂


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