Christmas at the
(a Cautionary Tale)
Twas the night before Christmas, when all
through the house
Not a creature was stirring, except Dave on
The stockings Kathy hung were busting their
And Dave's curiosity was interrupting his
Kaydee and Riley Dog were snug on the bed,
While visions of Dave's feet danced near
Kathy in her 'kerchief, covered in three
Had not a clue where Dave's curiosity would
When out in the living room there arose such
Kathy sprung from the bed to see what all the
Through the bedroom door she flew with a
Blankets burying dogs like a collapse at the
The lamp on the table gave the living room a
Enough to lighten the tree and the stockings
When what to Kathy's wondering eyes should
But Dave's face full of languish and
His eyes darting quickly, tears streaming
down his cheeks,
Kathy burst into laughter while the dogs they
More rabid than Cujo did Kaydee dog pounce.
As never before had she heard such a sound.
"Down Kaydee! Down Riley! I'm not a burglar!
It's me can't you see?!
Please Kaydee, please Riley, oh please let me
At the top of his lungs, Dave's voice it did
"Now Get away, Get away, Get away all !"
As the dogs now settled with inquisitive
Kathy's laughter subsided, and Dave's hand
she then took.
Pulling it slowly from the stocking with
She inspected to ensure all digits were
"I don't understand what happened to me.
I was only making sure they were where they
Kathy spoke not a word but went straight to
prying from his fingers the metal with a
Dave sprang from his crouch, fresh pain it
The tree now shaking from his wobbly blow.
"For Pete's sake Kathy, what the heck was in
"A mouse trap my dear, so sneaky ones don't
This cautionary tale should surely be told,
a reminder to all, whether young or old.
Sneaking a peek may sound like a plan,
But getting caught in the trap may mangle
Merry Christmas! Happy Hanukah, Feast Day of St. Nicholas, or which ever
you may celebrate. Kathy and I wish you all the best this Holiday Season
has to offer, and thank you from the bottom of our hearts for a wonderful
year. We're looking forward to a very special 2013 as we celebrate our
10th Anniversary. We are so privileged to have you on our journey.
Owner/Operations Manager - Primary taster for all Christmas candy, I'll
be sure to let you know if it's safe.