WOOOS & A-ROOOS EVERYONE!!!
We made it! We made it to the North Pole!
We arrived late yesterday, thanks to Santa's back-up team of huskies. Santa's North Pole home is wonderful! Everything everydog could want is here - bones, toys, sleepy beds, treats, and the best food! We ate, we played, we napped. And... we met Santa! He was very busy, going over his list of good dogs, because it's almost time for his big run. You'll all be very happy to know that EVERY one of you was on the list - all our blogging dog buddies, and all of our Petalk pals, too. (Even demon-puppy Juneau, in spite of those little sock & blankie incidents. Santa said he makes allowences for huskies who act like huskies...whew!) So be watching for the goodies to arrive!
Friends, I know this post is going to be really long, but our meeting with Santa was so awesome, I had to put it to rhyme last night. This post ends after our meeting, but we will be posting a couple parting shots tomorrow, before we start the trip back home. Stay tuned!
OUR MEETING WITH SANTA
We’ve brought our Penguin friend to you, over ice & snow,
we’re hoping you have time for us, because we want to know
if you can make him whole again, replace the chewed off parts.
it really means a lot to us, he’s special to our hearts.
Then Santa sat beside us, took our Penguin in his hand,
He raised his eyes towards heaven, looking far above the land.
The sky was full of dancing lights, whose magic filled our eye,
and I thought of my dear Sherman, and I began to cry.
Santa quickly reached to pet me, “Don’t you fret, my pretty Star,
Sherman’s dancing in those lights above, he’s never very far.
And Penguin… as for Penguin, I shall tell you what I know:
“Whole” doesn't mean a body.... it means “a well-loved soul”.
“Now Penguin, from what I can see, you’re loved beyond repair,
Your ‘perfect’ to these Huskies and they both must truly care,
to make a long hard journey to where Santa’s workshop lay,
to ask if I could patch you up, extend your life a day.
But you’re not in need of fixing, you are fine the way you are,
So there’ll be no new limbs for you, just a change of heart.
From now on, you’ll see beauty in the way you have become,
by tenderly de-stuffing you, they’ve given you their love.”
The lights above us danced again, and we will never forget
what Santa said next to us all, he said “Have no regrets,
for in the dancing Northern lights, the souls of huskies play.
Star and Jack, now be assured, you’ll join your friend one day.
“The Huskies there are not alone, each one may bring a toy,
a special gift that they have loved, because it brought them joy.
These toys, made whole by Husky love, will never break again,
but squeaked and tugged and Husky-loved, will take their place as friend.
Then Santa stood and turned to go, he gave our Penguin back,
Penguin looked a little brighter now, his eyes beamed shiny-black.
We looked at him through Husky eyes, and saw him smile wide,
He seems content and whole and loved, quite happy by our side.
The Northern lights danced once again, and I saw Sherman there,
and we could see some toys, but Sherman’s wasn’t anywhere.
“I left the thing that brought me joy, to bring the same to you,”
he woo’d to me, “Keep Penguin safe, because I loved him too.”
No one can give a better gift than something that they've loved,
so Penguin stayed behind with us, while Sherman went above.
One day we’ll all play once again, in dancing lights, with joy-
three Huskie souls, and the friend we loved; the soul of Penguin toy.
Loving woos and a-rooos,
Jack-a-roo, and A. Penguin too!