Tag Archives: pets

Don’t Panic?

“Don’t panic!” says she, with her hands in my fur, “I am sure they will help.” Well, it’s alright for her! Cause she isn’t the one who is facing the threat… And I’ve hardly had any responses as yet! If … Continue reading

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Out now! Doggerel: Life with the Small Dog…

I dream of literary heights, Of poetry and fancy’s flights… Of philosophical debates And tales the inner heart relates. She dreams of tennis balls in flight, Of sneaking cuddles in the night, Of muddy walks and open gates And chicken … Continue reading

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SOS (Save Our Small-dog) ~ Ani’s Advent 2019 #midnighthaiku

It’s getting closer. Save a small dog’s dignity… Fill my calendar! Look, you know what she does to me at Christmas. The one day when two-legses go around talking about peace and love… and what does mine do? Every year? … Continue reading

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Notes from a small dog: Pets and fireworks…

She says it is fireworks season again…which means loads of pops, bangs and fizzes. Two-legses may like them… four-legses, not so much. I used to be really scared… But I’m all growed up now and my two-legs is pretty well … Continue reading

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In communication

Quite why Ani thinks I would really like a squashed spider I don’t know. Be that as it may, it is, with great care and delicacy, deposited on my lap. Perhaps she is working on the same principle that makes … Continue reading

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Notes from a Small Dog: Walking the two-legses

I have no idea why she thought she had to take the picture of us with the sign that mentions ‘animals on the road’… but she seemed happy enough to be out with the camera, so I let it pass. … Continue reading

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A surreal Sunday… Life, death and beauty

You could see, just from Nick’s posture, that something was very wrong. As I walked towards the garden from the street where I had left the car, there was just something in the bleak way he was holding himself, looking … Continue reading

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Guest author: Sally Cronin ~ Henry’s Story from Sam, a Shaggy Dog Story

Every so often, I am lucky enough to have Sally from Smorgasbord as my guest. This time she shares a story from her book Sam, a Shaggy Dog Story: Henry’s Story “Okay young’un,” Henry grinned toothlessly. “Time for the next … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Paws for thought…

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

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Guest author: Karen Hugg ~ How My Cat Died, Was Revived, and Shook My World

Have you ever been so shaken by an experience that you had to write about it? That happened to me a year ago with my cat. She’s now fourteen-years-old but we got her as a stray in 2004. My dog … Continue reading

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