December 24, 2020

It’s Time For Lil Saint Nick’s Cwismas Message

`Twas the night before Christmas, 
and all through the house
all the creatures were stirring, 
including the mouse

And all of the animals - the birds and the cats
Awaiting the Big Guy 
(you know: white beard and a sack)

They nibbled the treats, set out with great care
Careful to avoid getting milk in their hair

Then they stretched on the carpet, 
and lounged on the couch,
“He’s late,” they complained,
“that lazy old slouch!”

They had a proposal they wanted to place
To Mr. Claus himself, direct to his face

Yet as the night lingered, sleep was their escape
Except for one kitten climbing the drapes

She’d napped most of the day 
and was now fully alert
(‘Though covered with schmutz, 
some dark chimney dirt)

She finally saw him, black boots from the flume
White beard, big tummy: 
jolly you-know-old-who

He ho-ho’d quite gently, 
asked had she been good
“Skip the pleasantries,” she responded, 
“if we just could."

We’ve something to ask, a bit of a favor:
A change to your flight plans, 
one we hope you might savor

Instead of the trinkets, bright baubles and toys,
Deliver us, dear Santa, to good girls and boys

There are so many of us homeless, 
in the sanctuary we sit
Use Christmas magic,
In your red sack we’ll fit.”

Santa was touched by this most wondrous plan
But some things, he knew, were out of his hands:

For the answer to the crisis of pet homelessness
Requires a change in human consciousness

So he and that kitten now face us and plead:
Please value these lives, 
it’s the coming year’s need

Respect them and love them, 
treat them like treasure
They’ll return those sweet gifts 
many times beyond measure

And in some Christmas future, 
we hope for a true holiday
Every Lanai cat has a person for play

And to love them, yes, and to honestly care:
Then true Christmas for all, 
for all a family to share.

Brought to Us By Our Friends at
Composed by Board Member, Mr. Ken White

My Sistah Grappa is smitten for Lanai Cat Sanctuary Kitties

I feels full of Aloha-ha-ha spirit when I 
thinks of all my friends at the Lanai Cat Sanctuary

In true Hawaiian, here’s my MELE KELIKIMAKA 

And a Buon Natale too!

GUIDO the Italian Kitty


Brian's Home Blog said...

Bravo, bravo Guido, that was wonderful and I hope you all have a fabulous Christmas! Thanks for joining our Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

Guido the Italian Kitty said...

Signore Brian - your note is warming up my Man Cat heart. Weeza locked inside with Staff for weeks and weeks and more weeks - but we are training our Staff so she doesn’t interrupt our catnaps! Merry Meowy Catmas to you and your furmily

Sandee said...

• ★ Merry ★* 。 • ˚ ˚ ˛ ˚ ˛ •
•。★ Christmas ★。* 。
° 。 ° ˛˚˛ * _Π_____*。*˚
˚ ˛ •˛•˚ */______/~\。˚ ˚ ˛
˚ ˛ •˛• ˚| 田田 |門| ˚
* Joy to all! ♫•*¨* Peace on Earth ♪♫•*¨*

Gidget Blue Sky said...

mele kalekemaka gweedoh and gwappa

Catscue said...

Beautiful Christmas message Guido - Merry Christmas sweet kitty.

The Florida Furkids said...

Wonderful message. We hope lots of kitties get forever homes.

Merry Christmas!
The Florida Furkids

Timmy Tomcat said...

Guido, Grappa and Mom what a beautiful Christmas Message. We too wish all the homeless and needy pets would find love and caring and all that they need. Merry Christmas dear Friends!

pilch92 said...

That was a nice story. Merry Christmas!

Marvelous Marv said...

Grappa! Mom! Guido! We LOVE your Merry Christmasy post! We hope the magic of Christmas fills every corner of your heart and home with joy — now and through the next year!
Marv, Jo Jo, Kozmo, Cinnamon and Barb

ZOOLATRY said...

That is a Most Special and Wonderful Poem. Me (June) wrote a poem today, but I too, fell asleep waiting for Santa, sigh. By the way, I tried and tried, swatting Mommy's monitor very hard, to get that "furry white ball" off your face, but it just would not bounce away ... sorry. You're quite good looking nonetheless.
Merry Christmas and "mele all the rest", too!

Cat and DOG Chat With Caren said...

Hawaii is our favorite place on Earth so we especially liked this! Hope you all had a beautiful holiday!

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