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