Ani’s Advent 2019! Christmas Eve…

Dear Santa,

It’s Christmas Eve! So this will be my last letter this year. I know you will be very busy.

I hope you will pop by tonight and see my tree. I knew she wouldn’t let me down. For all she grumbled that it seemed daft putting up a tree just for a dog, I saw her face when she looked at the old pictures…

I’ve always loved Christmas, ever since I was a pup. Since the first whiff of excitement and the first sight of a Christmas tree.

You can feel it in the air… and all the lights in the village at night. She always walks me through the streets at Christmas, at least once, instead of in the fields.

But although I do love my tree, and the presents that appear like magic underneath it, just for me,  though there is always something even better. I get to cuddle people. Whether they like it or not.

These days, they don’t come as much and not on Christmas day. One of them has her two-legged grandpups to look after and the others all have to be elsewhere.

But even so, they are still here. They will be thinking of me… and her, I s’ppose… and there is a lot of love in the air. And Every time I look at my Christmas tree, I can feel it and cuddle them in my heart.

And every Christmas morning has been the same, ever since I was a pup… The first things she will do is light up the tree for me in the dark to see if there are presents… and then we’ll play and cuddle, and go for a walk before she has to go out. Just me and her, together.

Now my eyebrows have gone grey and she says we are growing old together. At least on the outside. Inside, we will always be pups on Christmas morning.

I wish everyone could have a Christmas filled with so much love.

Give my best to Rudolph and the gang! Say thank you to them for all their hard work tonight. Make sure they know that I mean no disrespect by not wanting to wear antlers again this year.

I have to thank all my friends for saving me!

Happy Christmas, Santa!

Much love, Ani xxx

P.S. If you happen to see any antlers lying around when you call, you know what you can do with them… 😉

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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45 Responses to Ani’s Advent 2019! Christmas Eve…

  1. joylennick says:

    Hi Ani,
    We haven’t any ‘two legs’ grandchildren, but we do have three, four-legs. One is a large, German -shepherd called Brandy . and he would love you…the other two are (whispered quietly, cats…).one is a right ‘Princess’ called Lulu and the other a male called ‘Scruffs.’ Both quite sweet, really. You are very lucky to have such a loving two-legs. Enjoy your Christmas and be good! Hugs Joy xx

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  2. Sadje says:

    Sweet letter.

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  3. Ritu says:

    Merry Christmas, Ani and Sue 🎅🎄

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  4. I’ve got tears in my eyes. My furries are growing old too and I’m afraid we are getting too old to adopt new ones. I’m not sure I want more. Duke will be around for a long time, I hope. And I think the Scotties have some time left, but I don’t want to leave creatures homeless. I have a bag or fresh new balls for the kids. They are the ONLY thing that last longer than a few seconds.

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  5. Mary Smith says:

    Have a happy Christmas, Ani – and Sue, of course 🙂

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  7. Merry Christmas, Ani! And Sue too, of course.

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  8. jenanita01 says:

    Ani, thank you for reminding us that Christmas is about being grateful for the love in our lives, and not just for Christmas!


  9. Darlene says:

    Happy Christmas Eve, Any and Sue. With Love and snuggles, Darlene and Dot. 🌲


  10. Violet Lentz says:

    Merry Christmas Ani. And to your two legs, too!!


  11. Merry Christmas to you and your two legs Ani. Hope Santa brings you loads of tennis balls and nice things to eat, but don’t eat too much too quickly…. indigestion is painful!!
    Love Maggie xxx


  12. Happy Christmas Ani, to you and your wonderful two-legs


  13. What a funny Ani! Well done, Mrs. Tennisballs. Lol Will we see the ball tree too?;-) Best wishes, Michael


  14. noelleg44 says:

    You can come and cuddle with me anytime, Ani!


  15. willowdot21 says:

    Ani that is the most beautiful letter to Santa that I have ever read! 💜💜


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  17. dgkaye says:

    A most beautiful and joyful letter Ani. I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas ❤ xx


  18. Jennie says:

    No antlers! Hooray! Love those balls decorating the tree. 🙂


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