Saturday, December 26, 2015

The Night Before Caninemas

The Night Before Caninemas

T’was the night before Caninemas and all through the doghouse,
Geordie and Spud were eagerly waiting...but not for a mouse.

Their collars were hung by the front door with canine care,
In the hopes that a long walkie soon would be theirs.

When out on the doorstep there arose such a howling,
The pair sprang from the window seat to see who was growling.
Away to the front door the mutts bolted in a flurry,
Laid back their heads and bayed without worry.

And then in a twinkling, they heard from the street,
The rasping and snapping of great wolfish feet.
As they peered through the letterbox, trembling and frowning,
Down the path St. Wolfolas came with a bounding.

He was dressed in white fur, from his mane to his paws,
And his pelt was glistening, oh what a pair of jaws.
He sat on his haunches and tore a sack off his hide,
Then flung bones and bickies all over outside.

He leapt to his claws, to our doggies he yipped,
And away he loped ever so quick.
But Geordie and Spud heard him bark
as he slipped out of sight,

“Happy Caninemas to all, and to all good doggies woof night!”

(Merriest best wishes from author Nicola Furlong, giant Yorkie Geordie and Maltie-mix Spud.)


Billie Johnson said...

So which clever OTP author is Georgie and Spud's human?

They are a couple of cuties!

Beryl Reichenberg said...

Loved the poem and the cute pictures.

Nicola said...

Sorry, the 'clever' author (thank you!) is Nicola Furlong. Thought Blogger would id me. Merry Christmas!

Doug Seaver said...

Great blog!

Nicola said...

Thanks, Billie, Beryl and Doug. Greatly appreciate your interest!

JL Greger said...

Wow. You should submit to a pet or dog magazine. That rendition of the Night Before Christmas was great.

Nicola said...

Thank you, JL, for your kind compliments.
Good suggestion re magazine. I can also see my 'tail' as a little Christmas book.

Pam Hawkins said...

Love it Nicola. Did you read it to Spud and Geogie? Is that how you spell it. I thought it was Gorde. Must be French eh?

Nicola said...

Thanks, Pam. Guess I'll have to pile the two of them on my lap and give them a full blown recital! BTW, Geordie is a nickname for folks in Yorkshire so suited our little guy.

Glenda said...

very cute had me giggling great twist on the season for the pooches

Nicola said...

Thank you, Glenda. Giggling is great!

Stephen L. Brayton said...

Wonderful, wonderful. Dogs are wonderful.

Nicola said...

Thank you, Stephen. Agree 100%. Cheers!

Diane Ransdell said...

Great fun! And that's what counts the most!

Nicola said...

Agree with you, Diane. Thank you for commenting.

Carolyn Niethammer said...

Love the new look of the blog. Airy and readable.