Notes from a Small Dog, Four Legs on Two.
This is my fourth Ani book by Sue Vincent, and definitely my favourite.
A combination of verse and prose, it captures a dog’s eye view of food, cheese, balls, snow, ownership and emotions, with the occasional entry from Sue herself.
This has 142 pages, 146 including the end credits and details of other publications.
The photographs match the chapters, especially Indignant Small Dog where the chosen picture is priceless above the first sentence
‘She hid the ball!’
I laughed out loud at that and kept that smile on my face until turning the light off.
We frolic with Ani in the snow, cheekily pilfer morsels from plates, plead with big brown eyes, and generally get our own way, even when we’ve been in the dog house.
We share long buried bones, commiserate when she’s forced to have a bath or not allowed to use the computer, and practically cheer her on to distract Sue to stop work and play.
We understand the obsession with balls, pigeons and pheasants, and unwelcome visitors to the garden are seen off in no uncertain terms.
We share Ani’s friends, two legs and four, and at the end want to wrap ourselves round her and give her oodles of love and affection, but even then, I think it would be on her terms.
Truly a wonderful read and top marks.
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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Gosh that Ani is a tike but we love her , it a great book I really recommend it 💜💜
I love it, and have left a review on Amazon too.
I will be ordering it right now! Thank you.
You’ll love it Fransi.
I can’t wait!
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ani is always a delight, even in her cheekiest moments
This is such a lovely review, Di…
Thank you. I loved it.
These books are so great! A wonderful review too.
This is my favourite of the four, but I love them all.
This is a lovely review.
I love this book, it’s a firm favourite. I actually bought a copy for my godmother and was chatting with a friend about it (a few years ago now) who also purchased a copy. Laughter Lines too is brilliant.
It was payday for me this week so I bought Doggerel which I am really looking forward to when it arrives.
I’ve got all of those now, plus Pass the Turkey, which is equally terrific. Enjoy!
Yay for you Ani. I’ll soon be digging into your Laughter Lines. You are so famous! LOL ❤ xx
You’ll enjoy it. They are all wonderful.
Looking forward ❤
Awwww! How cool it sounds like a great book! xo
I loved it.