Our "Night Before Christmas" Story

T’was the night before Christmas when all thru the house,
not a creature was stirring, neither mom nor her spouse,
The ornaments were hung on the tree with great care,
in hopes that dear Santa Paws soon would be there.
The sibes were both nestled all snug in their beds,
while visions of squirrel-bums danced in their heads.

And humom in her sleepy pants, and dad in his skeevies,
had just come downstairs to watch some TV,
when out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
Dad sprang from the couch to see what was the matter.
Away to the windows he flew like a flash,
peeked thru the curtains & fell on his a**.

The moon on the yard where we did not have snow
gave no luster of midday to objects below.
When what to his wondering eyes should appear?
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer,
with a red-suited man in a sleigh on a rig,
he thought for a moment it must be a trick.
More rapid than chipmonks, the children, they came,
music blared from speakers, calling his name:
Christmas is coming, make way for the Claus,
he’s visiting kids of Navy ma’s & pa’s!*

The kids gathered round, and they begged him to tell
what presents they’d get, if all goes quite well.
Did their parents know everything? All that they did?
Would they put them in jail? Or make them eat squid?
So Santa confessed, he himself hardly knew
if t’was good stuff or bad, the things that they do.
Then after some minutes of Ho-ho-ho-ho,
the kids waved good-bye and on he did go.

He winked at the driver, to his team gave a whistle,
and away they all drove like a slow guided missle.
But I heard him exclaim, as they drove round the bend,
“Merry Christmas to all
Good Dogs, & Hu-mans!"

We wish each of woo a furry Merry Christmas!

Star & Jack

*Thanks to our community activities group for arranging this delightful "visit from Santa" through the Navy family neighborhoods for the kids of active military.  With grateful hearts, we say "thank you" to all our military for their service, & "God Bless us, every one!" 


Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Ah yes!

If only woo pawrents knew what I saw in your dream&thought khlouds!

Happy HOWLidays!


Painter Pack said...

Oh gosh, that is so clever! My mom surely needs to read this!

Merry Christmas to all!

Mya Boo Boo

Thor and Marco Polo and 3 Kats said...


What a great visit from Santa! Merry Christmas to all!

Hugs and Kisses
Thor and Marco Polo and 3 Kitty-Kats from Iowa

Ozzie the OZmonster said...

Star and Jack,

How exciting!!!! First off, you are so lucky to dream of squirrel bums. :-)

Second off, I can't believe that you got to see Santa! Oh my goodness.

Nice poem!

Merry Christmas,

Maverick the Pirate said...

Harrrrr Star and Black Jack a Roo
great poem Harrrrrr. Merry Christmas Harrrrr.
Cap'n Maverick the Pirate

-The Mullin Clan's Mommy- said...

What a great clever poem! R Mommy just does the roses are red ones - she tries tho!

Have a very Happy Day tomorrow wif family & friends!

-da boys, Cosmos & Juneau-

Princess Eva and Brice, the Duke of Destruction said...

Happy Holidays to you! I hope Santa Paws is good to you.

Princess Eva

The FOUR Musketeers said...

We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,
We wish you a Merry Christmas ,

xoxo ,
Four Musketeers & Family
Lady , Zena , Cody & Joyce

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We love your version of the poem! I have never thought of dreaming of squirrel bums, but I sure will now!

Merry Christmas!

Steve, Kat, and Wilbur

Phred said...

Have wooselves a verrie Happie Christmas anna Merrie New Year!

Be sure you hang your Socks up fur Sandy Paws to fill up wiff Treets.

PS: Remember what da Big Guy inna Red suit looks like ...
don't be *BYTIN* nunbuddy that crawls outta da fireplace tonite!

/s/ Cinder, SmokeMutts, and Mini-Mutt

The Thundering Herd said...

Great poem - we really loved it. Wishing you the merriest of Christmases.

Biloxi and Siber-sibs said...

What a great poem!
Have a Furry Furry Merry Christmas!!!!

Biloxi, Vada, Danya, Ivanna, Nikita
and Maw (Diane) and Pa (Dennis)

The Army of Four said...

We just LOVED your Christmas story! And what a cool thing for Santa to do!
Tail wags,

Randi Lyn A. said...

Merry Christmas Star and Jack!!

WOOO woo rar rar rar,
Kayla and Maebe

Sandy Weaver Carman said...

What a fabulous poem, and what a fabulous event to do for Navy kids! The people in the military deserve our everlasting, undying gratitude for the service they provide, so it's nice to read about wonderful events like this.

And Star and Jack, your humom is a darn great poet!

Amy and the Huskies said...

Great story! Merry Christmas to you!

Tracey and Huffle said...

Happy holidays to both of you!

Huffle Mawson, Honorary Husky and Explorer Cat

Steve, Kat, & Wilbur said...

We can't remember if we told you, but thank you very much for the Christmas card!

Steve and Kat

Elyse K said...

Merry Christmas, Star and Jack-A-roo! I love the photos of you having sweet Sibe dreams.

What a neat, special Santa event!

Merry Christmas,

The OP Pack said...

We all really enjoyed your poem. Woo two look so "angelic" sleeping there too.

Woos, the OP Pack