December 8th 2010 7:52 pm
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A CHRISTMAS STORY for animal lovers and those who may give an animal for Christamas :
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse;
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there;
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Figuring the dog was free and into the trash.
The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
Gave the luster of midday to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But Santa Claus - his eyes full of tears.
He unchained the dog, once so lively and quick,
Last years Christmas present, now thin and sick.
More rapid than eagles he called the dog's name.
And the dog ran to him, despite all his pain;
"Now, Dasher! Now, Dancer! Now, Prancer and Vixen!
On, Comet! On Cupid! On, Donner and Blitzen!
To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!
Let's find this dog a home where he'll be loved by all"
I knew in an instant there would be no gifts this year,
For Santa Claus had made one thing quite clear,
The gift of a dog is not just for the season,
We had gotten the pup for all the wrong reasons.
In our haste to think of giving the kids a gift
There was one important thing that we missed.
A dog should be family, and cared for the same!
You don't give a gift, then put it on a chain.
And I heard him exclaim as he rode out of sight,
"You weren't given a gift! You were given a life!"
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Amen. Thanks for posting. It is so sad that this kind of thing exits.
Thank you for sharing your poem!
Concats on being a Daily Diary Pick today!
Hugs & Purrs,
Thanks for the cool poem - congrats on being a diary pick today!
CONGRATS ON BEING DDP TODAY. MY MAMA READ YOUR POEM AND SHE HAD TEARS IN HER EYES. WHAT A WONDERFUL WAY TO REMIND ALL OF US THAT PETS ARE FAMILY MEMBERS AND SHOULD BE TREATED AS SUCH.
HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY AND A WONDERUL CHRISTMAS.
LOVE OREO AND MAMA LINDA
Wow, dat got me 'n mom full uv Tearz! Furz r people too! Wow, dat sez it all! Shame on hoomans like dat!!!
A grand poem! Tankiez Zots, Concatz on ur Diary uf da Day!! Hope u shine in da spotlite 'n enjoy ur day!!!
Amen, OREO, u sez dat very well, indeed!!!
Happy Christmas 'n many blessin' fur a wonnerfur Season.
Love, Milo 'n mommy Kathy
Concatulations for being a Daily Diary Pick again today, Zots!
Have a great day!
Hugs & Purrs,