My books

I should prob’ly mention that Amazon doesn’t let Small Dogs put their names on the cover, so you will find all my books with her name, Sue Vincent, on it instead on her Amazon Author Page

Notes from a Small Dog: Four Legs on Two

“He asked me what it is with balls… why I love them so much. I had a think about that. It is ‘cause they fly. Like birds. I’m supposed to chase birds. I’m a bird-dog. ‘Course, she won’t really let me. It doesn’t stop me barking at ‘em and seeing ‘em off from my garden. But it isn’t the same. Somewhere, deep inside, I know what I am supposed to do, what I am supposed to be. But I can’t be that for some reason… things aren’t quite set up right for me to chase birds all day and bring them back to her.

On the other hand, that’s who I am… and you can’t be anything else than that… so the balls let me be myself in a world where I can’t catch birds all day.

She says that’s not unusual… She seems to think that we all know who we really are, deep down, and that we spend all our time trying to find a way to be that in a world that doesn’t quite seem to fit. We either find other stuff to express it… like balls… Or we try and be what others think we should be… But you can’t be a terrier if you are a retriever, can you? A bit like asking a fish to climb trees. It can be done, but it isn’t easy!”

Ani, a very familiar spirit, was named for one of the ancient gods. It should, I suppose, have been no surprise when she took over the keyboard and began to write. A year later she had me collect her writings into a single volume at the insistence of her fans… who have been taken by her playful love of life and her odd wisdom… largely because she is saving for an automatic tennis ball launcher.

The book is a collection of Ani’s periodic posts, Notes from a Small Dog, on, with some other pieces she has asked me to include. She even lets me write occasionally. By this time you may, of course, think I am barking mad myself… you may have a point… but I stand with Orhan Pamuk, “Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”

Available in Paperback and for Kindle

Laughter Lines: Life from the Tail End

Do you know what really happened between George and the Dragon? Or why Briar Rose got her name? And have you ever suffered the indignity of an overdunked ginger nut?

Take a life with a small dog in tow, add a dash of red hair dye, a selection of crumbling biscuits and a passion for recitable verse… The result is a recipe for laughter. Sue Vincent and the Small Dog share their world in verse.

Available in Paperback and for Kindle

Doggerel: Life with the Small Dog

The relationship between Ani, the inimitable Small Dog and her two-legs, first came to light in Notes from a Small Dog: Four Legs on Two. Their poetic adventures continued in Laughter Lines: Life from the Tail End. In this new a new collection of poems, their daily life together takes centre stage.

From the perfidy of humans who insist on bathing dogs, to the unpunctuality of writers at mealtimes, the relationship between two legs and four is explored in verse.

The Small Dog reveals her continuing fascination with chicken, tennis balls and the compulsion to re-write Shakespeare, while exposing her two legs’ misdemeanours to the world.

Available in Paperback and for Kindle

Pass the Turkey!: The Small Dog’s Christmas

It is almost Christmas and things are not looking good for the Small Dog. There are too many Santas, too few tennis balls and not enough snow. To make matters worse, her two-legs says there is no room for a Christmas Tree in their new home and there isn’t even a chimney!

In a bid to save Christmas, the Small Dog decides to write to Santa. Every day.

Join Ani as she tells Santa about her days, explores what Christmas means to her and asks him some very awkward questions… A seasonal collection of verse, humour and anecdotes from the inimitable Small Dog.

Available in Paperback and for Kindle

The Small Dog also features as ‘Anu’ in many of the books

by France & Vincent

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