Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Eve…

There is a story on the radio… some ghostly tale or other. I never really understood why we tell ghost stories at Christmas. I know it is traditional, but I was never sure how far back it went. I’d done … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Kindness and generosity with Toby, Austin and Hugh Roberts

“Were you born in a field?” she says when I leave the door open a bit so I can lay down and guard the threshold as a dog is supposed to. It isn’t my fault you two legses are practically … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Indiscretions, Mylo’s Advent Calendar and Geoff Le Pard

Living with another species is a bit of a learning curve. When you are a pup and the two-legses take you  home, you not only have to learn to be a dog, you have to do it with a load … Continue reading

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Songs for the seasonally challenged III…

To the tune of God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen: God rest ye merry gentlemen… There’ll be no rest for me! I’ve got to cook and clean and wrap And then put up the tree… For Christmas cheer won’t make itself … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Cats, tennis balls and Merlin, with Jaye and Anita

I may have the odd tennis ball or two. Some call it obsession… I prefer passion, or dedication, ’cause I only use one at a time, except for special games (and I need a new plant pot for that, Santa, … Continue reading

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Songs for the seasonally challenged… II

To the tune of Christmas Alphabet… C is for the chestnuts that you didn’t get to roast H is for the hangover that you regret the most R is for the reindeer that you saw when you got high I … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Loved ones, Molly Bloom and Kay Merkel Boruff

You know my two-legs… she’s always gallivanting. Well, okay, not that often…apart from work every day… but it feels like it sometimes. Anyway, she’s home now, for ages, she says. With Christmas coming, that is good news for me! I … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! The real Santa, Victoria Zigler and a letter from Lilie

I had a letter from Lilie… she was writing to Santa and saying she wants to see him this year, and I’m in a bit of a quandry. Lilie is only a pupster… should I tell her the truth about … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: Ani’s Advent Calendar… an invitation

Okay, I know it’s early But the season’s drawing nigh. I want an advent calendar, So thought that I might try And ask my two- and four-legged friends To join me on the blog So why not share your festive … Continue reading

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The best cheese sandwich?

“Cheese?” I asked, with knife poised. I had just cut a slab of rich fruitcake and put it on the  plate. The half-stifled “ewww…”  and the horrified expression was all the answer I needed. I sighed. People don’t know what … Continue reading

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