The small dog steps in…

She’s somewhat tied up and she’s making me dizzy,
All dashing around like she is, being busy,
The storm got the fences and pulled off the roof
Of the shed, which is anything but waterproof.

With its windows blown in and its roof ripped and tangled
And everything looking a little bit mangled,
She’s wielding a hammer and searching for nails,
So I figure the safest bet here is turn tail…

It’s not that I don’t want to help her at all,
It’s just that she wobbles, is likely to fall…
I do not mind helping, the small dog is hands-on…
Just don’t want to be the soft thing that she lands on.

I thought I’d best help her by staying low-profile
And keeping right out of her way for a good while
I’ll offer a literary service instead…
And proofread a manuscript, safe in my bed.

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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55 Responses to The small dog steps in…

  1. Ritu says:

    Good plan, Ani!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jenanita01 says:

    You surprise me, Ani. I would have thought a spot of DIY would be right up your street!


  3. scifihammy says:

    hahaha This is delightful! πŸ˜€
    Tho I am sorry for the damage to your shed!


  4. Sadje says:

    What a lovely poem. You’re being very helpful by staying away.


  5. fransiweinstein says:

    From what I read in our media about the storm that hit the UK and parts of Europe you were lucky and smart to stay indoors Ani.


  6. Jennie says:

    Ani, you would make a good proof reader! πŸ™‚


  7. Bless you Ani. Any help of any description is greatly appreciated I’m sure πŸ˜€


  8. willowdot21 says:

    Oh ! Ani you are so good πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸŒˆπŸŒˆ


  9. Darlene says:

    Oh, Ani! Dot would stay out of the way as well. I hope the damage wasn’t too bad. xo


  10. Well prepared Ani! πŸ˜‰ Care for your tennis balls, otherwise they will be blown away. Best wishes, Michael


  11. Eliza Waters says:

    Cute! You’re wise to steer clear, Ani! πŸ˜‰


  12. Widdershins says:

    You’d make a great poker player, Ani, ( a silly game that humans play with bits of cardboard and little round plastic chips – not the edible kind) … ‘know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, know when to walk away, and know when to run’. πŸ˜€


  13. Adele Marie says:

    Indeed, Ani, it is the safest thing to do. I tried to help in the garden when the winds were blowing the bins around but just got in the way, so inside to be safe, warm and cosy. much paw love, Dante the Dawg. xxx


  14. Sounds like a good plan, Ani. Hope the storm damage isn’t terribly bad.


  15. noelleg44 says:

    A wise plan, Ani. But keep her from doing too much.. I heard about the storm – late, of course, and I’m just glad that the damage wasn’t worse. The shed can be repaired. Be safe!


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