Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature of stirring not even a mouse.

The stockings were hug on the stairs with care, in hopes that Santa soon would be there.

Carl, Linus and Lizzy were all snug in their beds, with visions of who knows what in their heads.

With me not in a kerchief, and Henry not in a cap, we just settled in for a long winters nap.

When out on the lawn there came such a clatter, Lizzy sprang to her feet to see what was a matter.

I ran to the window in a quick flash, we don't have any shutters nor do we have a sash.

The moon was high, and I am hoping there is no snow, giving the ground a look of midday below.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear (here is where my rhyming might cease to exist)

But a miniature sleigh and eight puggie angels.

The driver was a cuddly old chap, he was lively and quick, that I knew in a minute it must be St Nick.

But the angels are what really got me as they came, especially when he whispered and called them by name.

Sweet Lily, sweet Lulu, Grammpy and Noah, Sheba and Abby, Angus and Henry

To the top of the porch, to the top of the wall, now slip away, slip away all

As dry leaves before a wild wind fly, when they meet with an obstacle mount the sky,

So up to the house top the puggies they flew, with a sleigh full of goodies, and Santa too,

Then in an instant I heard on the roof, the paws of each one of those little puggie poos.

As I stopped to think and turn around, down my non existent chimney Santa came with abound.

He was chubby and plump, a right jolly old elf, and I laughed when I saw him in spite of myself.

As when he turned he looked like Brent, with that wink of his eye, and the tilt of his head

Soon told me that I had nothing to dread.

He spoke not a word, but went right to his work

Filled Linus and Lizzy's stocking with bones glore, turning and finally leaving with a jerk.

He laid his finger to his nose, and back up that non existent chimney he rose.

He slipped into that sleigh and gave those puggies a whistle, and away the all drifted like the down of a thistle.

And as they went off toward heaven, I heard him exclaim,before leaving my sight.

Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.



This is just a little tribute to our special little angels who have left us.  Even though I could only name eight, they were all in my thoughts when writing this.  I hope you all enjoy, and I wish you all much Peace and Happiness this holiday season.   Much love, Diane, Linus and Lizzy


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Comment by Puggirl on December 29, 2011 at 1:33am

How beautiful and poignantly sweet! Really touched me! Love to all the puggies, whether with us or in a better place. Love, love, love....

Comment by Di's spoiled kids on December 21, 2011 at 6:11am

Thank You Pugman for adding to my poem, the addition was wonderfully said.

Comment by Pugman! on December 21, 2011 at 1:31am

My goodness how in the world did this I miss.  The ryhming was wonderful the whole way through.  As I read through the lines, the names of the Angel Pugs, with more in reserve.  Twas I who Santa was!  The honour was mine, the night too short. We all shall go home and have a jolly snort, the visits to all, being done with hugs.  Indeed it shall be a most Merry Christmas to all and to all with love.  On Lily, on Lulu and Grampy, you and Noah too.  Sail away Sheba and Abby, Angus and Henry.  To the North we shall go, for Gyppsy has dinner awaiting us there!

Comment by Pugnacious on December 20, 2011 at 10:48pm

Wonderfull DI!!! Enjoyed reading this very much.

Comment by Aronda Thompson on December 20, 2011 at 8:20pm

This is amazing Thank you

Comment by Di's spoiled kids on December 20, 2011 at 12:42pm

He reminds me so much of my Lily that I had to add him to the poem.  I wish I could have mentioned all those that we miss and love, but I just cannot remember all the names.  Glad it made you smile even though there were tears.

Comment by Cyn & Pug Crew on December 20, 2011 at 12:30pm

I love it!!! I have to admit I got a little teary eyed!! I miss my grampy boy alot every day but the holidays are harder. I know he is a great place at the bridge I would just love to hold him one more time! Thank You so much for including him you are so thoughtful!

Comment by Leslie Manning on December 11, 2011 at 8:31am

So sweet!

Comment by Di's spoiled kids on December 10, 2011 at 8:36am

Thanks Helena.  I am sure that Hektor is a real gentlemen, he just wants mom to give him alot of attention so he puts on a display for you  LOL.  So you got snow already, might be better than rain wouldn't you say, or NO? 

Comment by Helena Brown on December 10, 2011 at 8:15am

Aww Di, that was so sweet I just pictured it, somehow I think my two would turn and run if they met the current member of the Family, he is so fierce compared to them and that includes the cheeky Angus.

Must admit our Brent is superbly cast as Santa, whether he thinks so.

Lovely, goes with the snow we got a surprise with this morning.

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