Ani’s Advent 2019! Love, a soggy tennis ball…. and D. G. Kaye | Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

I was over at Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo this week with my contribution to her sweet dog, Ani’s Advent Calendar contribution. A fun poem about pets. Ani wanted to hear from her 4 legged furry friends, and since I don’t have one of those, I contributed with a twist. LOL. I felt compelled to ‘help out’ by joining the cause – if Ani doesn’t fill up that calendar she’ll have to wear the dreaded antlers!


Ani’s Advent 2019! Love, a soggy tennis ball…. and D. G. Kaye


Dear Santa,

Well, we’re nearly halfway there…and I’ve still got loads of friends to share with you! I might escape the antlers yet!

Not that I’d put it past her to come up with something else…

She says it’s ‘cause she loves me that she does stuff like this…


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Still, she’s as bad with other two-legses that she cares about too. She says she wouldn’t pull  the leg of anyone she didn’t care for. All I can say is that two-legses get some odd ideas…

But, love is love, when all is said and done. It doesn’t really matter, Santa, how we show it, does it? As long as we can… and we feel it and share it.

I missed my two-legs while she was away… and after I’d jumped on her a bit, I brought her all my toys to play with, one by one, even though she had just put them all away for the night. She said I must be pulling her leg… and I didn’t, honest… just a sleeve… But I s’ppose that means she understood what I was trying to tell her.

And really, that’s all that matters.

Even if my best ball did get a bit soggy in her bathtub…

It needed a wash. It was all muddy…

Anyway, she didn’t really mean it when she said that sometimes she could live without a dog… we both know she couldn’t manage without me.

My friend today doesn’t have any four legses… and she still has lots of love in her life…

Mine needs me though.

Much love,

Ani xxx



No Furry Friends – Just My Husband


I didn’t want to leave you in the lurch sweet Ani. And I don’t have any 4 legses pets to share with you. But I do have a 2 legses in my life who is my pet – my husband, who does share a lot of your traits and preferences.


He’s playful and sweet and loves his back rubbed,

And just like you, he loves his treats too!

Not a fussy eater, chicken will do,

In his younger days he was more furry  like you.


Now let’s talk about sports because he’s a big fan of ball,

But sadly, not the tennis type – more like football and baseball.

Not sure if you’re familiar with the game of ice hockey,

It’s a famous Canadian sport.

Where players chase a puck instead of a ball.


This is my husband’s most favorite sport of all.

These sports are all similar, in that players are all chasing balls,

Instead of hubby chasing balls, he’ll sit on his couch and shouts

through the walls.

Screaming at the players on TV who throw crappy balls.


So you see sweet Ani, there are many types of balls,

Just that some prefer to watch than chase down a ball.

My hubby is my pet as you are to your 2 legses,

There’s no difference at all.


You are both loved and fed with plenty attention given to both of you,

The same love and compassion for humans and pets too!


Merry Christmas to Ani and Sue. xxx



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12 thoughts on “Ani’s Advent 2019! Love, a soggy tennis ball…. and D. G. Kaye | Sue Vincent’s Daily Echo

  1. A lovely poem about Gordon, Debby. You have a lovely relationship. I told my hubby that I am working on my book every morning this holiday so he has to look after himself. He is younger than me you know even if you could never guess because when we got married I gained all his hair and all his words too.


  2. Love this! Totally made me smile. I think I know a few of those “two-leggses” who like to holler at the television while other “two-leggses” chase balls! 🙂


  3. What a beautiful and fun poem, Debby! I’m sure Ani loves it. But, I worry that she might want to borrow your “pet” to play with and then, who will be chasing who? And who will catch the ball? As long as everyone gets a back scratch at the end, right? 🙂


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