Night Nurse…

Sniff, snuffle, wake up… open eyes…. yawn, stretch…. still dark… go back to sleep…

‘Ello, though… the two legs is moving… and she’s not s’pposed to! At least, not on her own…

Where do you think you are going?

Alert! Help! Oi!

Crawl off sofa…keep one eye on her… tap dance on floor in front of bedroom door… give it a scratch or two with the paw…

Phew… rescued… I’ll just check the bathroom is clear for her…


You could, quite clearly, see the thoughts and emotions of the Small Dog as she responded to the perceived emergency. She has been coming to terms with my much-reduced mobility over the past few days, even deigning to place the ball in my hand so we can play fetch. Normally, she throws the ball and I do the fetching,,,

But I’ve not seen her in ‘night mode’ before.

When I fall asleep, she is usually on her bed in the hall…so she can guard all the doors.

But she must have tiptoed back in while I slept so that she sleep on the sofa… and keep an eye on me. There was absolute panic on her face for a while until Stuart came to the rescue… even though he had been asleep too.

Once I am up and in the wheelchair, she goes back to her bed and snores away… And we wondered why she was so tired all the time…

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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70 Responses to Night Nurse…

  1. Ritu says:

    Bless her 🥰

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Reblogged this on pensitivity101 and commented:
    Dogs know and keep watch to keep us safe.
    Maggie did when we were camping, awake all night gently growling to keep the rats away. She slept for about 16 hours in the car next day, apart from potty breaks, food and a drink, as we continued our house search.
    Bless you Ani for watching over your two legs
    ❤ ❤ ❤

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  3. Darlene says:

    Ani, the hero!! Just finished The Swords of Destiny and loved it! Review on Goodreads and I hope more Canadians read your books! (and plan a trip to Yorkshire)


  4. willowdot21 says:

    Love this Sue 💓💓💓


  5. Who says old dogs can’t learn new tricks? Except these aren’t tricks. Dogs are so sensitive. Their instinct is to guard and when the previous mode isn’t working, they figure out another way. They may not be literate, but they are like an emotional powerhouses as long as they are able — and sometimes, even when they aren’t able, they are still guarding us. Dear, beloved fur people.

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  6. beth says:

    What an incredibly loving and loyal friend


  7. Ani is a sweetheart- those eyes ❤


  8. olganm says:

    Dear Ani. Of course, she’s risen to the occasion. ♥


  9. restlessjo says:

    Aw, bless! Broken nights are no fun, for either of you. 🙂


  10. Eunice says:

    I found you through Jo’s blog and I have to say you are one very brave, courageous and remarkable lady to keep this blog going through such difficult circumstances. I love the photos of Ani, especially the first two – she’s adorable and such a loyal friend to keep watch over you 🙂


  11. Dale says:

    Awww… You got me all misty-eyed. Bravo Ani.

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  12. What a precious dog you have.

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Eliza Waters says:

    Oh, dear girl, she’s a prize! ❤


  14. Such love – good dog!


  15. Jim Borden says:

    Woman’s best friend…


  16. noelleg44 says:

    what a loyal and loving night nurse! Bless that Ani!

    Liked by 1 person

  17. What a sweetheart Ani is. Dogs always know.

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Ani, you are such an angel! ❤ Hugs to you and Sue and all the family… ❤


  19. Sadje says:

    Aww, how sweet and caring of her. 😍


  20. Awww. You night nurse has a halo. What a sweetie, Sue. ❤


  21. So sweet and caring.


  22. Dogs are the best friends, companions, helpers and protectors. Good girl, Ani!


  23. socialbridge says:

    Hi Ani and Sue,
    I love how you love each other.

    Your friend,
    Puppy Stan 💟


  24. Gwen M. Plano says:

    So dear….💗

    Liked by 2 people

  25. CarolCooks2 says:

    Awwww, Ani what a sweetheart you are x

    Liked by 1 person

  26. Lisa Coleman says:

    They know everything! She feels what you feel. The pain is in her heart and all she wants to do is comfort you and take away your pain. Animals are so in tune with us. You’re a lucky mama to her by your side. 🐶❤️ Heaven, my Bichon says hello.


  27. You cant leave her alone, Sue! Who else will re-plant the roses, when archeo-dog Ani will remember her preferences. :-)) Michael


  28. Oh the for the love of your sweet angel dog! Sweet one!💖

    Liked by 1 person

  29. Jan Sikes says:

    A guardian angel.

    Liked by 2 people

  30. Bela Johnson says:

    So precious. Dogs are indeed our angels. 💕

    Liked by 1 person

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