Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve

(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.

Merry Christmas!
--from our Temptation Parish family
Tom, Vinny, Jack, Will, the housekeeper Mary Lou
& creator J.R. Mackenzie
Love to all!


Marg said...

What a great poem for the night before Christmas. We really like that. We certainly wish you a very Merry Christmas with hope all your wishes will come true.

Everycat said...

Happy Christmas to Tom and all at Temptation. That's a lovely, fun poem for Christmas Eve.

& Gerry

Hannah and Lucy said...

We enjoyed that poem so much and it just proves that sharing is good.
We wish you all a furry happy Christmas.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Harry Spotter said...

That is the perfect Christmas Eve poem! We wish that your stockings are filled to the brim with everygood thing. Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year.

Mr. Pip said...

I love the poem and the picture!!! My feline siblings have not tried to climb the tree yet! Thank goodness.

Merry Christmas!

Your pal, Pip

Mariodacat said...

Merry Christmas friends. Loved the poem.

The Island Cats said...

We like your version of that poem!! Merry Christmas to all of you!!

Cara n Crew said...

We enjoyed the poem :). Merry Christmas!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

Brian said...

I totally enjoyed that version!!! Merry Christmas to all of you from all of us!

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Merry Christmas! (I am not sure what the mice were going to do with those grouses, anyhow!)

Mr Puddy said...

The card is cute and classic ! The poem is lovely..
Merry Christmas to all of you : )


Katnip Lounge said...

We love the card, there's 13 kitties in it, just like us! How nice of the mice to give up the grouse.

Um, what's a grouse, and would we like it?

Merry Chistmas from us, the Katnip Lounge Kitties!

Fin said...

Happiest of Holidays to you!!

Fin & Meg

OKcats said...

*clap clap clap* That's a great Christmas story!! We hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas, Father Tom!!

Love, Fuzzy and Zoe