Alaskan Night Before Christmas

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by Wolfwoman, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Twas the night before Christmas, and all thru the cabin
    Not a critter was stirrin’, or woofin’ or waggin’
    Dog booties were hung by the wood stove with care
    In hopes that Saint Nicolas soon would be there.

    ...The dogs were all nestled, all snug in their dens
    While visions of moose legs, danced in their heads!
    And I in my fur blanket and dad with fleece cap
    Had just settled down, to take us a nap.

    When out in the woods there arose such a sound
    That we sprang for the guns, must see what to hunt down!
    Threw off the fur blankets and off to the deck
    Just hurrying to see and wondering, what the heck?

    Northern lights on the breast of the new-fallen snow
    Gave a luster of mid-day to objects below.
    When what to our skeptical eyes did we see
    But a dogsled and musher with eight panting huskies.

    With a grizzled old musher, so lively and quick
    I knew in a moment it MUST be Saint Nick!
    More rapid than eagles the huskies they came
    And he whistled, and shouted, and called them by name!

    “Now Sitka! Now Eagle! Now Willow & Rohn!
    On Kodiak! On Bethel! On Prudhoe and Nome!
    To the top of the cabin, to the top of the wall!
    Now mush away, mush away! Mush away all!

    As snow flies before the Alaskan winter winds
    When they’re blown to and fro, they mount to the sky
    So up to the cabin-tops the huskies they flew
    With a sled full of gifts, and Saint Nicolas too!

    And then, in an instant I heard something claw
    The dancing and prancing of each husky paw
    As I drew in my head, and was turning around
    Down the fire escape Saint Nick came with a bound.

    He was dressed all in fur from his hat to his boots
    And his clothes were all soiled with pine tar and soot
    He leaned o’er the dogsled and looked in his pack
    Pulled out some dry kindling and a cast iron wood rack

    His eyes, know-how in them! His dimples, how wizened!
    His cheeks were quite wind burnt, his nose like a cherry!
    His wide little mouth was drawn up in a smile,
    And the beard on his chin has been growing awhile!

    The chew in his mouth he held tight in his cheek
    And the steam from his breath circled his head like a wreath
    He had frostbit his nose, his fingers and toes
    But he smiled thru it all, after all it’s how it goes!

    He was wiry and thin, as a musher should be
    And I wondered someday if this could be me!
    A wink of his eye and a nod of his head
    Let me know that I would never have anything to dread.

    He spoke not a word, and went straight to his job
    Filled all the pups dishes, before they became a mob!
    Laid new harnesses and collars under the tree
    New fur hats and mittens for you and for me.

    He jumped on his sled, to his team yelled HIKE! HIKE!
    And away went the huskies, pulling with all might
    And I heard him yell back to the kennel of our pups
    Merry Christmas to all, and to all keep your dreams!

    [​IMG] 2011 - Bonnie J. Brummett
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

  4. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    I love it!
  5. acid_chipmunk

    acid_chipmunk Polish Silkies d'Uccles O my!

    Mar 29, 2010
    Very nice! [​IMG]
  6. StevenW.

    StevenW. Lovin' My Quackers!

    Oct 7, 2010
    Central, Illinois
  7. Yaaay for Alaska Santa!
    Merry Christmas to all!
  8. Kansaseq

    Kansaseq Prairie Wolf Farm Asylum

    Feb 12, 2009
    NE Kansas
    I love it!! You are a talented writer [​IMG]
  9. Wolfwoman

    Wolfwoman Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2010
    Chickaloon, Alaska
    Thanks to all [​IMG]
  10. Ema

    Ema Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2010
    N. Ontario CANADA
    Wow I really liked this. Very talented indeed! Merry Christmas to you and yours.


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