Ani’s Advent Calendar 2020! Paws for thought…

Dear Santa,

Do you know how many of the four-legs I have met since I’ve been blogging have come from rescues and shelters? You’ve got to admit, they are all intelligent and interesting creatures… Yes, even the cats. Noelle’s Garfield, for a start, though it pains me to say it, is gorgeous.

Some are more than gorgeous, they are making a difference in the world. Dogs like Ben, who started life as an orphan, is raising money by climbing the mountains of Scotland to help Search and Rescue and Canine Partners who train dogs to help people with disabilities.

Then there are all the dogs who work hard looking after their two-legses… the assistance dogs who are eyes, ears and support for their people. I was supposed to be an assistance dog when they rescued me as a pup, but we never got far with that. My role is fairly eclectic… food disposal and recycling unit, foot warmer, exercise machine, clown and comforter, all rolled into one.

But if there is one who deserves a special mention, it is a two legs… a writer who sells lots of books, but who gives the money away to help rescue dogs from kill-shelters. Her name is Paulette Mahurin, and her books are all exceptionally well written, deeply moving and definitely worth reading… and the profits are saving lives.

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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20 Responses to Ani’s Advent Calendar 2020! Paws for thought…

  1. scifihammy says:

    Let’s hear it for the Rescues! And the amazing people who rescue them and rehabilitate them.
    And don’t underestimate your talents dear Ani; they are all awesome! 😀


  2. willowdot21 says:

    Ani you and Garfield make a handsome pair 💜


  3. Wow Ani, thank you so much for bigging me up – you made my day. Of course there is not one among us who hasn’t excelled this year. After all, how would our people have managed during lockdown, and ever since, with out our companionship. By-the-bye, did you ever get that magic ball machine? Lots of love Ben 🦴🐾🐾 xx


    • Sue Vincent says:

      I got something better than a ball machine, Ben… I trained a two-legs to do my bidding. (He thinks it is the other way around, but don’t tell him 😉 )


      • Well Ani, I did get one of those ball machines but, to be honest, it wasn’t nearly as good as the two legged variety, so I’m sticking with that too. In fact, I’ve got two,two-legs which, if my maths are correct, makes four legs. I’ve got four legs myself so that makes eight. One heck of a lot of lot of legs when all I want is one ball. Have a wonderful Christmas Ani. Love Ben xx


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