Friday, December 24, 2010
SANTA AND THE CHRISTMAS CATS
(as told to Vinny by his Grammie Blackwhisker)
'Twas the night before Christmas
And each and every mouse
Found cheese in his stocking
Some seeds and a grouse.
The cats were all lined up
By the chimney so bare
Not a stocking around
"We're so sad," they declared.
Suddenly on the roof there arose such a clatter
The startled cats looked up to see what was the matter
A big old guy in a bright red suit
Was coming down the chimney
They saw his black boot!
He discovered there was nothing for the cats at all
He was shocked, dismayed, and not the least, appalled.
He said, "It's unfair!"
"You mice need to share!"
Ashamed, the mice looked at each other and agreed
They had more than enough food to fill every need.
It was then decided all over the house
In the holiday spirit, they'd give up the grouse.
It's so simple, says Nick
In his jolly old way
For everyone to be happy
On this Christmas Day.
--from our Temptation Parish family
Tom, Vinny, Jack, Will, the housekeeper Mary Lou
& creator J.R. Mackenzie
Love to all!