Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Christmas Dog

Love Shel Silverstien illustrated by Old Dame Penniwig 's vintage graphics. On her blog she has Christmas cats too.

Tonight's my first night as a watchdog,
And here it is Christmas Eve.
The children are sleeping all cozy upstairs,
While I'm guardin' the stockin's and tree. What's that now---footsteps on the rooftop?
Could it be a cat or a mouse?
Who's this down the chimney? A thief with a beard---
And a big sack for robbin' the house?
I'm barkin', I'm growlin',
I'm bitin' his butt. He howls and jumps back in his sleigh.
I scare his strange horses,
they leap in the air. I've frightened the whole bunch away.
Now the house is all peaceful and quiet again. The stockin's are safe as can be.
Won't the kiddies be glad when they wake up tomorrow
And see how I've guarded the tree. And here is my real Christmas dog guarding my stockings.

She 's not letting anyone touch them - not even Santa! To cheer myself I am going to listen to some jazz music played by
a special band. Must watch this.

17 Fertilize my soul:

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What furry nice khristmas khanines and khritter!

Tank woo fur sharing!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh Amrita, what a funny poem! I had never read that before although my son had two of Shel Silverstein's poetry books!!

Sheba is just so very beautiful. Such soulful eyes and what beautiful fur!!!

David said...

bravo to the band - and to you for finding such treats for us

Terry said...

you know who my favourite christmas doggie is in these pictures don't you mama amrita?
sheeba sure doesn't look happy about the whole affair though.
i will have to mail her and that mr. jim's adi a canadian drum stick each!!
these are cute pictures amrita...love terry

:: flyingstars :: said...

that was a lovely one...captured the spirit of the season so beautifully!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

How ironic that in being faithful to its masters, a dog guarding the stockings of the children waiting for Santa to deliver their gifts should scare Santa and his reindeers away. That's probably one of the ironies of life. Thanks for the post. God bless you always. Merry Christmas to you all.

Shelley said...

Love the cute poem....something my Duke would do...for sure...your Sheba is so sweet in her little Santa hat...love that picture....I pray you and mama are very blessed this Chrstmas season.....may God shine the light of his Christ child on you.......blessings

Amrita said...

Thank you friends.

Sheeba is the bestest doggie.

Actually is so friendly, I say that if a robber came into the house she would hand over the wardrobe keys to him where my purse hangs.LOL.
Dear Terry your picture program helped me edit the photos.You are a genius at it.BTW no Mr Hyde on my blog???

Amrita said...

I love the cute jazz band.

I am very fond of jazz music- John Coltrane etc.

Amrita said...

Hi Shelly little Jax is such a cutie

Glennis said...

Adorable pictures of cute dogs, very Christmassy.

Mrs. Mac said...

What Christmas cheer you have shared here! Cute dog you have BTW.

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi Amrita:)

Greetings:)

Very interesting story, lovely pbotos and great music.

Did the children get the gifts from Santa? :)

Have a nice day:)
Joseph

Debra said...

Amrita, what cute pictures of all the little doggies! And of course your is the sweetest and cutest of them all!

Felisol said...

Dear Amrita,
Such funny Christmas dogs.
I admire your innovative skills.
I wonder,how to you decorate for Christmas in India?
From Felisol
on her way out to do more shopping.

Amrita said...

Dear Joseph sir, I think the kids got duplicate Christmas presents from their parental Santas.LOL!

Dear Felisol, you asked a very good question. I will answer that in a post.I also returned from a shoping trip. Had to go twice to different places.Quite time consuming. Wish Santa /s delivery boys could bring everything at home.

Amrita said...

Felisol, Hi again,
Did you get the new Bob Dylan 's
Christmas album. Read about it and it had good reviews.