Friday, December 25, 2015

Twas The Night Before Chrissymouse

Twas the Night Before Chrissymouse,
We kitties were fed
To the top of our tummies.
So we all went to bed.

There was fussing aplenty
Fore we did lay to sleep.
But the dresser-drawer went
To Iza to sleep.

Ayla went for the shoe rack,
The top towel softest.
While Marley decided
On waterbed topness.

It could have gone better,
TBT thought afters
"The chimney's not swept
In a Year of Decembers".

But wisely he closed
The door of the room
When he heard the old Elf
Coming down with a boom.

"Oh Dash-it-all, Dash-it
I'm covered with soot
And I think I have
Injured my ankle and boot"

"And what's this? I'm consigned
To the basement as well?
That darn house designer
Is dumb as a bell".

But stumbling forward
He noticed quite near
Not some milk and a cookie,
But a pickle and beer!

"At least these cats know
How to give me some cheer!
The best snack I've gotten 
This whole day-long year".

Well all is not lost he thought to himself,
Let me what they've got,
Chirpie Chick, wand toys, mice
Well, already a lot!

"Quite lucky cats", he smiled and grinned, 
"But I have something special, not toys, I can give.
They each will get 1 extra life
And TBT good health for to help them to live"

"And I'll give them something visible
That isn't so material."
And set about arranging things
In ways that were quite magical.

"So when they wake this Christmas morn,
Their sleepy eyes shall see.
The proof that they are loved so much.
Underneath the Tree."

He spent not a planck-time
Arranging his work.
And when he was done,
Gave his nose a slight twerk.

Up the chimney he rose,
To the reindeer he whistled,
And away they all flew
Like a whisper of thistle.

He said not a word,
Far too busy for that.
But he surely does have
A great love for us cats.

We never did stir,
Not a sound we did hear.
We slept the most soundest
Of nights all this year.

Tomorrow, what we saw in the morning!


  1. Wow! What a secret time was going on in your den...all the while you were sleeping...he must have used a magic potion so you didn't wake up, MOL!!

    That is a furrific rendering of that well known verse:)) Love it!!

    Happy Christmas to all and to all a good night!

  2. Fantabulous poetry guys! Looking forward to hearing whatcha got from Santy.

    Sydney, Australia

  3. Wonderful!!! 'He spent not a planck-time' . Poetry and motion!

    Happy Christmas buddies

  4. Magic ! Me hope you guys have a fantastic time.
    Meow Merry Christmas !

    Puddy Boy

  5. What an awesome poem! Merry Christmas!

  6. You are great poets. I hope you got lots of lovely presents under your tree. It sounds like the pickle and beer made everything better!

  7. Appaws ! Appaws ! What a great Christmas poem ! Merry Christmas to all of you ! Purrs

  8. What a great version of the classic poem. Merry Christmas!

  9. Merry Christmas from all of us at Brian's Home!


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