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Ani’s Advent 2020! When Magic Happens…

Dear Santa, remember that ball that I’ve had? For several years now…it was getting quite bad… And all that was left was some chewed rubber stuff, A vague hint of curve and some once-yellow fluff… * I’ve taken good care … Continue reading

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The small dog’s revenge…

I must do the floor, I thought, in some despair, The small dog is moulting,and shedding her hair. She’s out in the garden, so if I am quick, And just whip the vac out, that should do the trick. She’s … Continue reading

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In focus ~ one from the archives

My son gave me a pink stress ball . An entirely appropriate gift from him…  The gel-like stuff is translucent, textured like an orange and looks almost edible. I admit it has a certain addictive quality as I sit and … Continue reading

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Obsession #midnighthaiku

Utter devotion Unattainable object Silent obsession

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Value #midnighthaiku

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Notes from a small dog: Trauma

She lost my ball. Traumatised, I was. The special ball… the only ball. Well, okay, I may have a couple of dozen more, but this one is the ball. And it wasn’t my fault, whatever she says. It wasn’t me … Continue reading

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Off the hook

It took her six days to adopt a new ball, Although she seems happy, she’s not sure at all… She still gets confused and seeks out her old friend, But at least now the guilt I’ve been feeling may end. … Continue reading

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Showdown #midnighthaiku

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Symmetry and the small dog

I heard her, five minutes before the alarm was due to drag me from my bed. It is the first night in ages that I have woken there… I await a new mattress, having given in to the pressure of … Continue reading

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Ani says thank you for all the enquiries and good wishes… she feels much better today.

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