Saturday, December 27, 2008
Twas the Night Before Christmas
Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,
My dog was going berserk; perhaps she saw a mouse!
My suitcases were packed and placed with care,
In hopes my ride to the airport would soon be there.
When out on my porch there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the couch to see what was the matter.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But Uncle Eric and his awaiting SUV were there.
Lexus had been drugged for our impending flight,
But a Xanax and Benadryl left her with plenty of fight.
As I reached for her collar and shouted in vain,
My temper got the best of me and out came these names:
Now Lexus, now devil dog, now bad spawn - you listen,
We have a plane to get on, so you better stop your hissin’!
So into your travel bag you go, my little beast,
Just be glad it’s not a cage or a crate at least.
Her eyes – how they mocked me with an angry glare,
Her teeth bared and biting; her nostrils so flared!
A vicious growl and a twist of her head,
Soon gave me to know I had everything to dread.
I spoke not a word, but went straight to my work,
Grabbed her by her neck, then turned with a jerk.
And laying my fingers aside from her mouth and nose,
I gave her a quick push and into the bag she dove!
Quick went the zipper, the triumph was mine,
We arrived at the airport and just in time.
But I heard her exclaim, as we soared through the night,
"You think you’ve won, but we still have a return flight!"
Please pray for me!