Category Archives: Dogs

Notes from a small dog: Karma strikes again

So… she went to play in the snow … without me. How mean is that? And all I got was excuses… “Didn’t know we were going,” she says. “We would have taken you if we’d known,” she says. “I promise … Continue reading

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All for love…

It was quiet, too quiet. For the first time in almost eight years, there was no bouncing mass of fur when I came home from work. No grinning muzzle, no tail wagging so hard that it wagged the dog too. … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog… Making friends

She’d been out for ages, and when she finally came home I was really glad to see her. Sometimes I worry that she won’t come back, though she has never left me too long on my own. I have my … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: IndieAni Bones and the squeaky hobbit

It was the day they took me looking for the Ent and the Thunder Stone… they’d promised me three sites and they only ended up finding two. That’s all well and good, ‘cause it means we’ll have to trot back … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: IndieAni Bones and the thunder stone…

We had barely got in the car than we were out of it again. Just a mile or two down the road to a tiny village and she was looking for somewhere to park. Now, I have to say that … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! A place in her heart…

Long, long ago, my kin began to tell stories, passing down the history of our kind from dam to pup. This is the Long Memory of our kind. Your kind have it too, but more and more, you forget how … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Intruders, Fiyero, Idina… and the zombies..

So, a week to go till turkey time and she’s still looking like something the cat dragged in and promptly dismembered. I’m twiddling my paws, wishing she would hurry up and get well, ’cause, frankly, the fish are no fun … 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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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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