The Night Before Christmas

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(My sincere apologies to Clement Moore)

Twas the night before Christmas, we’re home in our house,
I thought I saw something, perhaps it’s a mouse.

Our stockings are hung just a bit up the stairs,
I swear I hear something, but I don’t know from where.

Mom and Dad are still sleeping with Zoe and Grace in the bed,
I ought to go wake them cause I saw something red.

Neither sis is moving, and neither is Dad,
I could wakeup mamma, but she might get mad,.

When out in the back yard I heard such a crash
I think there’s a neighbor there stealing our trash.

I peeked out the window and tried hard to see,
I just can’t imagine just what it might be.

The moon sure was shinin’ on a wee bit of frost
I’m sure something’s out there, unless it got lost.

Then all of a sudden my eyes focused near, What’s that?  A sled?  Could those be reindeer?

Wait just a minute I thought, as I held up my paws, I bet ya that fat guy must be Santa Claus.

The reindeer they saw me so closer they came,
And Santa started shoutin’ and yelled out their names.

He said "Dasher" then "Dancer" then "Prancer and "Vixen"
Then "Comet" then "Cupid" then "Donder" then "Blitzen"!

Then all of a sudden I stuck out my neck,
I just don’t believe it, they flew to the deck.

The dry leaves were rustling and the wind started to blow,
A zippin’, and scootin’ around the sky they did go,

They went to our roof and landed real hard,
And some toys from the sled ended up in the yard.

I heard something weird but it had a good beat,
By golly it’s tapping of those reindeer feet.

My tail was tucked in and I started to run,
When he fell down the chimney and started to hum.

It’s that same great big fat man, the one with the beard,
He looked and he winked and then he just sneered.

I think he’s got cat toys in that great big red sack,
I’m starting to like him, I’ll help him unpack.

He knelt to the floor as slow as he could,
I could tell by his eyes that this human was good.

He finally got down and spread out a mat,
Then invited me over and gave me a pat.

He said he likes kitties and all critters too,
I told him I loved him and gave him a mew.

He looked at our tree then he opened that sack,
The toys were for us, nope, he can’t have them back!

He sure seemed so nice that I started to purr,
I looked at his pants, they’re all covered with fur.

Wait, here comes Sascha and Dolly, I hope that’s not bad,
Cause if they get scared they will wake Mom and Dad.

They came right on in and over they walked,
He said they were pretty, and they started to talk.

He finished unpacking then started to go,
But first said a prayer for Ivan and Mo.

He went to the chimney and stuck out his hand,
Now boy that’s an exit all mighty and grand.

He jumped on his sled and gave the reindeer a shout,
And then they just took off, just what’s that all about?

You know what he said when the sled pulled away?
"Happy Christmas to kitties, adopt them you may!"

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Catherine
Catherine
10 years ago

A very good Christmas story indeed! Hope all of your family, four legged and two, have a most joyful Christmas!

Parker
Parker
10 years ago

::CLAP:: ::CLAP:: ::CLAP::
That was wonderful!

Jasmim
Jasmim
10 years ago

Very good ^^

Eric and Flynn
Eric and Flynn
10 years ago

We loved it!Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Robyn
Robyn
10 years ago

Love it! Merry Merry Christmas!!!

Alasandra
Alasandra
10 years ago

We loves it. ~S,S & F

Brian, I would love to sniff flowers with you in our greenhouse today. It's raining so visiting the garden is out but the greenhouse is nice and there is even cat nip hiding in there. And after we visit the greenhouse we can snuggle on the couch. ~Scylla

loki
loki
10 years ago

Amazing Story! You guys have a wonderful Christmas!

Big hugs,

Loki

Bubbles, Madness and Trouble
Bubbles, Madness and Trouble
10 years ago

Merry, Merry Christmas Brain & family

DEBRA
DEBRA
10 years ago

* clappin paws*
We love the story!
Merry mews!

Abby

becca & peaches
becca & peaches
10 years ago

very cute! kitty poetry!

brandi
brandi
10 years ago

I loves it! Merry Chrissymouse!

Sammy and Andy
Sammy and Andy
10 years ago

What fun!!!!!!!!!!! xxxxxxxxxx

Kat_RN
Kat_RN
10 years ago

Didn't know you were a kitty poet too! Thanks for the grin! Merry Christmas too all, furry and otherwise.
Kat

The Kool~Kittie~Krew
The Kool~Kittie~Krew
10 years ago

That was PURRfect!!! Meowy Christmouse to you all!!!

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy
Zippy, Sadie and Speedy
10 years ago

Oh what fun! Speedy is running around da house yelling about Santa is comeing, Santa is comeing…silly boy. Merry Krissmouse!

Name: Mr. Hendrix
Name: Mr. Hendrix
10 years ago

this is great brian! you're very talented. i hope i get to meet Santa this year. i've been sleeping under the trees all day and plan to stay there. that way i won't miss him.
well, also the heating vent is under them and it keeps my bum warm.

Merry Christmas to you all!

The Island Cats
The Island Cats
10 years ago

We love your version!! Merry Christmas to all of you!!

Mishkat
Mishkat
10 years ago

We like your version more than the original, Brian! And we hope you and your sisters and the humans have a very happy Christmas!

Love and purrs from Franklin, Dobby, and Tasha

Goldie, Shade and Banshee
Goldie, Shade and Banshee
10 years ago

We'd thought we'd stop by for a story and it was great!!! Thanks so much. 🙂

Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

CCL Wendy
CCL Wendy
10 years ago

I like your version a lot better than the original — because it's all about kitties! Well done!

And you managed to get in your PURRennial message about adopting. Couldn't miss out on that opportunity, huh?

Merry Christmas to all, both feline and bean.

Cory
Cory
10 years ago

We loved your version of the story! May all kitties who need a home find one. Purrs to you!

Jan's Funny Farm
Jan's Funny Farm
10 years ago

Awww, we like your version.

Merry Christmas!

Angel and Kirby
Angel and Kirby
10 years ago

Thank you for sharing your poem we really enjoyed it!

Harry Spotter
Harry Spotter
10 years ago

Cute and very clever, very clever. Happy to hear that Santa left you some toys. Hope he comes to my house tonight too. Merry Christmas to you and your.

Catline Crew
Catline Crew
10 years ago

We stopped by for the story and we loved it. Merry Christmas.

TT
TT
10 years ago

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Meowy Chrismouse!

Molly
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Hyacinth
Hyacinth
10 years ago

That was fabulous! What a great poem 🙂

Merry Christmas to you all!

Victoria
Victoria
10 years ago

LOVE reading your blog posts (we are friends from Twitter). Your cats are beautiful, not to mention some of the most fortunate kitties I know to have a home with you! Gracie sends her very best wishes for a Merry Christmas to you and your kitty family…Victoria