Pass the Turkey: a book review

Pass the Turkey, the Small Dog’s Christmas by Sue Vincent.
ISBN 9781910478233

I read this in its entirety before getting up this morning. I found it relaxing and charming, putting me in a good frame of mind to start the day.
Who cannot but love Ani’s letters to Santa, tennis ball Christmas Trees, and a dog’s perspective on the Nativity Story in ‘Angels’, where she quite rightly points out no dogs were mentioned. This was an endearing take whilst giving a little background into Ani’s ancestry, and a poignant reminder of when our Maggie stayed awake all night keeping the rats away when we were house hunting in a tent.

The black and white photographs capture Ani’s cheek and devilment, one of my favourites being her looking adoringly at the Christmas Tree, especially the one with all the tennis balls.
A mix of poems and letters, there are questions about chimneys, Santa lookalikes bordering on impostors, suits and rosy cheeks, snow, carol singers, mince pies and foods off the Ani List amid concerns about one particular sofa and where to put a tree in the new home. It will appeal to an audience no matter their age, and for dog lovers, IMO it shines.

Another winner from Sue and a well deserved

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to Pass the Turkey: a book review

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Yes indeed a wonderful book fullof dog wisdom and joy 💜💜

  2. Carol anne says:

    this sounds delightful! I love books about dogs, being a dog mommy! xo

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