The Forgotten Dog's Christmas Poem

Discussion in 'Other Pets & Livestock' started by teach1rusl, Nov 23, 2010.

  1. teach1rusl

    teach1rusl Love My Chickens

    Saw this on another author named.

    Twas the night before Christmas when all thru the house
    Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.

    The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
    In hopes that St. Nick soon would be there.

    The children all nestled snug in their beds
    With no thought of the dog filling their head.

    And mom in her kerchief and I in my cap
    Knew the dog was cold, but didn’t care about that.

    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 of his chain and into the trash.

    The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow
    Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below.

    When what to my wondering eyes should appear
    But Santa Clause with his eyes full of tears.

    He unchained the dog once so lively and quick
    Last year’s Christmas present now painfully 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 will be loved by all.

    I knew in an instant there would be no gifts this year
    For Santa had made one thing quite clear.

    The gift of a dog is not just for the season
    We had gotten the dog for all the wrong reasons.

    In our haste to think of the kids a gift
    There was one important thing 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 explain as he rode out of site,
    “You weren’t given a gift, you were given a life.”
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I think everybody considering giving an animal as a gift should read that. Animals should not be given as gifts. [​IMG] I can't stand it when people go an get a puppy as a christmas gift on a whim. Im not talking about the people than have planned to get a dog , for themselves, and the breeder happens to have a litter due sometime near the holidays. Want to make that clear. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 23, 2010
  3. shellz131

    shellz131 Sams Memory Lane

    Jun 28, 2010
    Malone Ny
  4. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    Aug 3, 2009
    Amen. I stole this and posted in on FB-thank you for sharing.
  5. Majestic Lane Poultry

    Majestic Lane Poultry Heart Strings Animal Rehoming

    Feb 9, 2009
    I am a member of a Rehoming Group. My policy is: no animals will be rehomed from December 10-January 10. Period, no exceptions.
  6. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    Quote:[​IMG] That's an awesome policy. If only all shelters were that way.
    Wonderful poem. Now I'm crying all over the keyboard.
  7. taraann81

    taraann81 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2009
    I just got a puppy for christmas...But she vvas much vvanted and it vvas an 8month long vvait for her litter! The timing made her a "christmas gift" But I vvas getting her vvhenever this litter vvas bred and born, so it vvas just the timing.

    Our local shelter also doesn't home pets in December and early January! I think its a vvondeful policy, perhaps could cut dovvn on the spurr of the moment animal as throvv avvay gifts.
  8. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    Thats so sad [​IMG]
  9. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    Quote:Is your 'W' messed up? I read this in an accent [​IMG]

    OP That is a cute poem, we'd all do well to remember that. [​IMG]
  10. apdan

    apdan Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    Love the poem!

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