A DAY WITH BOOTSIE

'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

December 23rd 2010 5:22 am
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'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS...OUR CATS GATHERED 'ROUND.
I WATCHED AS THEY SLEPT...BEING ALL SAFE AND SOUND!
THEY KNEW THIS WAS CHRISTMAS...WHEN GOOD GIRLS AND BOYS,
WOULD EXPECT SANDY CLAWS...HE'D BRING GOODIES AND TOYS!

IT WAS BARELY AFTER MIDNIGHT...WHEN MY EARS DETECTED THE SOUND.
THE FAMILIAR JINGLE OF SLEIGH BELLS...AS THE RIG WAS SETTLING DOWN!
AFTER RISING SLOWLY FROM MY CHAIR AND GLIDING ACROSS THE FLOOR,
I REACHED FOR THE KNOB...BUT THEN I HEARD...SOMEONE RAPPING ON THE DOOR!

WITH A ONE-HANDED MOTION...THE DOOR OPENED WIDE.
AND WOULDN'T YOU KNOW IT? HE WALKED RIGHT INSIDE!
HIS SUIT WAS BRIGHT RED...AND SO WAS HIS HAT,
AND I THOUGHT TO MYSELF...NOW THAT'S A SHARP CAT!

HE LOOKED 'ROUND AND SAID, "WHY ARE THEY NOT STIRRING?"
I SAID, "WAKE THEM UP! THEY'RE TOO BUSY PURRING!"
THEN HE LIFTED HIS ARMS AND SAID, "WAKE UP YOU GUYS!
LOOK UP AT ME! I'M YOUR CHRISTMAS SURPRISE!"

IN A MATTER OF MOMENTS THEIR EYES OPENED WIDE,
AND BEFORE I COULD BLINK, THEY ALL RAN TO HIS SIDE!
WITH TAILS RAISED UP HIGH...CUDDLING CLOSE TO HIS KNEES,
THEY STARED UP AND SAID, "WON'T YOU PICK US UP? PLEASE!"

THEN HE REACHED DOWN SO GENTLY...AND LIFTED THEM HIGH,
AND RUBBED THEM AND HUGGED THEM...THEN GAVE A SOFT SIGH.
HE CALLED OREO, THOMAS, AND LEO AND CALLIE,
MICKEY AND SMOKEY AND BOOTSIE AND BRANTLEY!

HE CALLED PATCHES LAST...AND THE LIST WOULD BE LONGER,
IF LITTLE STRIPES' HEART HAD BEEN A BIT STRONGER.
NINE PRETTY CATS RUNNING LOOSE IN THE DEN.
IF STRIPES WERE STILL HERE...HE WOULD HAVE MADE TEN.

AFTER SETTING THEM DOWN, HE WENT STRAIGHT TO HIS WORK.
ONCE THE STOCKINGS WERE FILLED, HE TURNED WITH A JERK!
WITH A THUMB ON HIS NOSE, HIS BOOTS MAKING A CLICK,
HE SAID MERRY CHRISTMAS! FROM JOLLY SAINT NICK!"

THEN BRANTLEY SPOKE UP, "DO YOU HAVE TO GO?
WE'D ALL LIKE TO HELP YOU AND FLY THROUGH THE SNOW!"
LOOKING MY WAY, HE SAID "WHAT DO YOU THINK?"
I THOUGHT FOR A MOMENT AND LET MY EYES BLINK.

NOW IF MAMA WAKES UP WHILE THEY'RE GONE ON A FLIGHT,
SHE MIGHT BE UPSET...FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT!
SO SANDY MUST PROMISE TO BE BACK BY SEVEN,
OR ELSE I MIGHT END UP...IN KITTY CAT HEAVEN!

KNOWING THAT THEY WOULD BE SAFE IN HIS CARE,
I'D JUST HAVE TO TELL HER, "RELAX IN A CHAIR!
THEY'LL BE BACK BY MORNING...'TIL THEN WE CAN REST,
KNOWING THAT THEY...HAVE GONE OFF WITH THE BEST!"

SO I MADE UP MY MIND THAT THESE NINE LITTLE KITTENS,
SHOULD ALL DON THEIR HAND-CROCHETED WRAPS, CAPS AND MITTENS!
THEY NIGHT AIR IS WARM IN SOME PLACES THEY'LL GO,
BUT OTHERS WILL GREET THEM WITH COLD AIR AND SNOW!

WITH A NOD OF MY HEAD, I COULD TELL FROM THEIR SMILES,
THEY WERE ANXIOUS TO GO...TO FLY THOUSANDS OF MILES!
AS SANDY LED ALL OF THEM OUT TO HIS SLEIGH,
I KNEW THEY WERE READY...TO GET UNDERWAY!

HE UNHITCHED HIS TEAM AND THEY STEPPED TO THE SIDE,
SO THESE LITTLE KITTENS COULD SHOW OFF THEIR PRIDE!
THEY LINED UP IN PAIRS...IN THE LEAD WAS SWEET PATCHES,
WITH A CRACK FROM HIS WHIP HE SAID, "TIGHTEN THE HATCHES!"

AS I WATCHED WITH AMAZEMENT, THE SLEIGH SLOWLY ROSE,
BY THEN I WAS SHAKING...MY FEET NEARLY FROZE!
IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE...THEY WERE GONE FROM MY SIGHT,
ON A LONG BUSY JOURNEY...THIS CHRISTMAS EVE NIGHT!

I WENT BACK INSIDE...TO WARM UP AND REST,
KNOWING THAT SOON...THEY'D BE PUIT TO THE TEST!
FLYING ALL 'ROUND THE WORLD...TO SEE GIRLS AND BOYS,
TO FILL UP THEIR STOCKINGS...WITH GOODIES AND TOYS!

THE TIME WENT BY SLOWLY...AND WOULDN'T YOU KNOW?
ONCE THE SLEIGH TOUCHED THE GROUND...I RUSHED OUT IN THE SNOW!
WITH HIS OLD TEAM HITCHED UP, SANDY GAVE OUT A CHEER,
SAYING, "THANKS A LOT, KITTIES! I'LL SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!"


MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OF OUR FRIENDS IN CATSTER LAND! HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS POEM WRITTEN MY OUR SWEET PA.

LOVE YOU ALL!
THE WILLIAMS FURS

 
Purred by: Skippy Skipster

December 23rd 2010 at 3:38 pm

That is a beautiful poem that your Pa wrote. thank you for sharing with your Catster friends. I enjoyed the poem very much!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Hugs & Purrs,
Skippy Skipster
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

December 24th 2010 at 7:16 am

Meowy Christmas! Great poem!
Purred by: Bibi (Catster Member)

December 24th 2010 at 10:06 pm

Dear Patches & the Williams Furs-
Awesome pawsome! your pa rocks!
Furry Merry Catmas to all and to all a good night!
Purrs,
Bibi
Purred by: MILO BLUE EYES DB# 73A (Catster Member)

December 31st 2010 at 3:33 pm

PAWSOME! *Milo claps 'n dancez round happilee* Ahhh, sush a grand gift to share wif us! Thank u so mush! Wheee! A Christmas neber to be forgotten.

Wif warm thoughts 'n warm nudgez,

Milo, Smokey Joe, Angel, Tim Tim 'n Ziggy

P.S. Smokey Joe iz wif Little Stripe in Kitty Heaven 'n he sez dey bof has a wonnefur Christmas!!!!

 

♥BOOTSIE♥


 

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♥THOMAS
♥BRANTL
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♥CALLIE
♥LEO&he
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♥SMOKEY
♥PATCHE
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♥MICKEY
♥DOTTIE

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