Tag Archives: Dogs

A family of dogs

First posted on Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo, 2018 There have not always been dogs in my life, but there have always been dogs in my heart. All of them, except the setters, who were family and Echo, who was a … Continue reading

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Birds of a Feather

That the birds were there first means little to Ani. It is, as far as she is concerned, her garden and she decides who gets to play in it. Apart from the stray babies, those she makes an exception for … Continue reading

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Jen Goldie reviews Laughter Lines: Life from the Tail End

Reblogged from Jen Goldie: “Take a life with a small dog in tow, add a dash of red hair dye, a selection of crumbling bis- cuits and a passion for recitable verse… The result is a recipe for laughter. Sue … Continue reading

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Paulette Mahurin Reviews Notes from a Small Dog

A wonderful review from Paulette Mahurin, author of The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap, The Seven Year Dress and Where Irises Never Grow… all of them deeply moving works, and the profits from the books have been helping to save dogs … Continue reading

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The Small Dog on Ageing…

She fell on her face and she looked none too happy… And recently she seems to feel pretty crappy… Most mornings, I hear her, when rising from bed, And where once she’d be singing, she’s groaning instead. * Now me, … Continue reading

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The Small Dog has the Last Word…

“Anu, old boy, how did you get here?” Frankly, as a mention in their latest book, it isn’t good enough. Not only have they changed my name and gender, but I am pretty sure it is the only mention of … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent 2020! Victoria Zigler with Lilie and Logan

Dear Santa, we’ve a problem here (Another one, it’s true) If she’s in bed and locks the doors Then how will you get through? The old house had a fireplace Complete with chimneypot, But when she said we’d move in … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent 2020! “A Squirrel of my Very Own…” El Duque and Marilyn Armstrong

Dear Santa, I think she is trying to pull a fast one. I know my ball is getting a bit past it… but, as she ought to realise all too well herself, being old and tatty doesn’t stop you being … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2020! A poem from Maggie

Dear Santa, There are some of my friends missing from this year’s Advent Calendar. One of them is Maggie, who lived, held in love, from puppyhood to a wonderful old age. Two years ago, she sent me a poem. It … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent 2020! Rex the Hero and Jennie Fitzkee.

Dear Santa, Sometimes, you have to wonder at people… I mean, last time Rex told us one of his stories, he just told us about the things he sort of got in trouble for. It turns out, though, that he’s … Continue reading

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