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'Twas The Night Before Christmas

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'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
In hopes that Saint Nicholas soon would be there
The children were nestled all snug in their beds
With no thought of the dog filling their heads
And mamma in her 'kerchief, and I in my cap
Knew he was cold, but didn't care about that
When out on the lawn arose such a clatter
I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter
Away to the window I flew like a flash
Figuring the dog was free of his chain and into the trash
The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow
Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below
When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But Santa Clause - with eyes full of tears
He unchained the dog, once so lively and quick
Last years Christmas present, now painfully thin and sick
More rapid than eagles he called the dogs name
And the dog ran to him, despite all his pain
"Now Dasher! Now Dancer! Now Prancer and Vixen!"
"On Comet! On Cupid! On Donder and Blitzen!"
"To the top of the porch! To the top of the wall!"
"Let's find this dog a home where he will be loved by all!"
I knew in an instant there would be no gifts this year
For Santa Clause had made one thing quite clear
The gift of a dog is not just for the season
We had gotten the pup for all the wrong reasons
In our haste to think of the kids a gift
There was one important thing that we missed
A dog should be family and cared for the same
You don't give a gift then put it on a chain
And I heard him exclaim as he rode out of site
"You weren't giving gift! You were giving a life!"

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