Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2021 – #Pot Luck – The Small Dog and the Hoover Monster by Ani and Sue Vincent

Since this series began in January 2018 there have been over 1000 Posts from Your Archives where bloggers have taken the opportunity to share posts to a new audience… mine. The topics have ranged from travel, childhood, recipes, history, family and the most recent series was #PotLuck where I shared a random selection of different topics.

In this series I will be sharing posts from the last six months of 2020

It is an opportunity to showcase your writing skill to my readers and also to share on my social media. Which combined is around the 46,000 mark. If you are an author your books will be mentioned too, along with their buy links and your other social media contacts. Head over to find out how to participate: Posts from Your Archives 2021

This is the first post from the archives of Sue Vincent who has more than one blog to select posts from… Today a post from her little black dog Ani’s site where she shares her inner thoughts about life, tennis balls, cheese and in this case the monster in the room…

The Small Dog and the Hoover-Monster

She says that I am an unfortunate pup,

I shed loads of hair that she has to clean up;

When it’s summer the finest fur next to my skin

Makes its way to the floor so my top coat is thin.


Now, myself, I think that is a perfect design…

The fine stuff’s discarded, the top coat can shine,

She helps it along as she combs me each day…

Then I can go out, either sunbathe or play.


But she’s none too happy, and curses instead,

And says she could make up her own ‘feather’ bed

With the hair she removes from my coat and the floor

When she’s just hoovered up and she says, “Small Dog…more?”


It comes out in handfuls, she’s filled up the bin,

As if Nature’s management style is a sin,

I really can’t help it, it’s just how I’m made

That turns carpets hairy wherever I’ve laid.


So morning and night she will Hoover the hair,

And sweep in between with meticulous care,

And then turn around, see a new hairy trail

That’s wafting in furballs as I wag my tail.


“That’s it!” she says, “Small Dog, I’ve got it! Of course!

I should, without doubt, tackle hair at the source!”

So she tempted me over with treats to her knee…

And then, so unfair, turned the Hoover on me!


Well, honestly, first I just stood there in shock!

I just dare not move, stood as still as a rock,

She Hoovered my back and my tail and my side…

Until I shot off, seeking somewhere to hide!


And her, rotten two-legs, all she did was laugh

And go on to threaten a ‘nice’, soapy bath!

So today, if she grooms me with more than the comb…

I’m packing my tennis balls and leaving home!

©Sue Vincent 2020

A small selection of  books by Sue Vincent with Stuart France and Ani

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire born writer, esoteric teacher and Director of The Silent Eye. She has been immersed in the Mysteries all her life. Sue maintains a popular blog and is co-author of The Mystical Hexagram with Dr G.M.Vasey. Sue lives in Buckinghamshire, having been stranded there some years ago due to an accident with a blindfold, a pin and a map. She has a lasting love-affair with the landscape of Albion, the hidden country of the heart. She is currently owned by a small dog who also writes at S.C. Vincent

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon UK and: Amazon US Blog: S.C. VincentGoodreads:Sue Vincent  – Twitter:@SCVincent – Ani’s Blog: The Small Dog’s Blog –   Blog: France And Vincent
Thanks for visiting today and I hope you will head over to both Sue’s and Ani’s blogs to enjoy their posts.. thanks Sally.

60 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Posts from Your Archives 2021 – #Pot Luck – The Small Dog and the Hoover Monster by Ani and Sue Vincent

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  2. I’ve just been reading Laughter Lines: Life at the Tail End and am enjoying it so much I’m going to buy a copy for one of my daughters who has a young border collie. We had two rough collies and when they were in full ‘shed’ mode I turned up at school one day only to find some of my form waiting with clothes brushes and sellotape to smarten me up.

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