Throwback to my first Christmas at Brown Dog Ranch (December 2017). We had presents & stockings & Mom wrote us a Christmas poem. ~ Truffle🐾
🎄Brown Dog Christmas 2017
T’was the night before Christmas at Brown Dog Ranch,
All the puppies were sleeping & it wasn’t by chance.
They were waiting for Santa to come in the night,
Bringing them dog toys & other delights.
Ripple is nestled all snug on her bed while visions of tennis balls bounce in her head.
Mocha is curled-up asleep at my feet, trying to “be good” & hoping for treats.
Tia’s retired. She sleeps the day through. Its Christmas Eve at the Ranch & she’ll sleep through that too.
It’s Truffle’s first Christmas so this is all new. She’s wishing that Santa will bring toys to chew.
And we’re in our jammies enjoying the peace & quiet that comes when the brown dogs all sleep.
When out near the barn where the tractor is parked there arose a commotion causing all dogs to bark! “It’s a squirrel! No, a chipmunk! Oh wait, it’s a deer!” Is it a reindeer? Could Santa be here?
It’s a little bit foggy, but the yard’s bright as day,
We can see Santa, his reindeer & sleigh! “Now stop all your barking & go back to bed, or Santa will visit the neighbours instead.” In the wag of a tail we hear boots on the floor,
Our fireplace is gas, Santa uses the door
All ears are laid back & up are the hackles, then in an instant poor Santa got tackled.
Old Santa is laid out, he’s flat on the floor. His hat in the corner & his bag by the door.
He’s covered in dog fur from his head to his toes. There’s a wet nose in his ear & a tongue up his nose.
It’s a Christmas disaster! Poor Santa’s a mess! But what happened next, I never would guess.
Santa’s eyes twinkled, His fingers he snapped, in the next moment all the dogs sat.
With a tilt of his head & a wave of his hand,
The dogs all stood up, then lay down, on command.
He spoke not a word, but he rubbed every tummy. He scratched all the ears & gave treats that were yummy.
He filled all the stockings with presents & treats, when he was finished Santa got to his feet.
He clapped his hands twice & the dogs all rolled over.
He strode to the door looking over his shoulder