The Small Dog and the Housework

My two-legs really worries me
When she starts with the cleaning,
She climbs on things that wobble
when she’s stretching out and leaning.

She scrubs and talks of ‘elbow-grease’
And squirts stuff that’s all squeezy
That makes things smell all flowery…
And makes a Small Dog sneezy!

The thing is, she has accidents
With everything she touches
(I hid my fav’rite ball away
To keep it from her clutches…).

I think maybe she’s lost the plot…
Or stepped outside her rhythm…
She took the curtains down to wash,
The curtain rail came with ‘em.

She trimmed the lawn to make it neat
And cut the long grass lower…
And said some words I should not hear
When she blew up the mower!

Continue reading at The Small Dog’s Blog

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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12 Responses to The Small Dog and the Housework

  1. Sadje says:

    This is a great poem Ani! I think you should let her be. She will get over the cleaning bug soon. Meanwhile just stay safe.


  2. I love the Small Dog stories ♥ and this is a great poem! Thank you, Sue!


  3. Bela Johnson says:

    !!! Who hasn’t pulled curtains to clean and included the rod?! I laughed out loud. We are dog folk, so the rhyme was especially poignant. 😊


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