Charlie’s Night Before Christmas

This week leading up to Christmas, I am sharing a few of my favorite posts from the past.  Charlie wanted in on the action too, so here is his Night Before Christmas post from last year:

Charlie’s Night Before Christmas

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‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
not a creature was stirring, except a brown dog.
The stockings were hung by the chimney with care
and Charlie couldn’t reach them – he didn’t even dare.

Mom and Dad were nestled all snug in their bed,
while visions of head cold relief danced in their heads.
But Charlie was anxious, he just couldn’t sleep.
He wondered if Santa would bring him a treat.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
Charlie ran to his door to see what was the matter.
He flew out onto the porch and skidded across
Woofing and sniffing even every piece of  moss.

The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow
made it a bit easier for Charlie to see all below.
When what to his wondering eyes should appear,
but a miniature sleigh, and eight tiny reindeer.

“It was SANTA – Oh Santa!  You’re coming to my house.
I knew you would remember – I’ve been a good boy!”
Charlie ran back inside and jumped into bed,
he climbed under the blankets to cover his head.

He quietly waited and listened intently,
but he waited so long, he fell back asleep.
The next thing he knew, Dad was getting out of bed.
Mom gave him a pat, and said “Okay – Go Ahead!”

His stocking was full!  Santa really was here!
A new donut, a new donkey, and a tasty new bone.
Another Christmas miracle
for an adopted brown dog.

Merry Christmas Eve!

Woofs & Wags,
Charlie

Charlie is an adopted dog with brown eyes and a white-tipped tail who brings joy and laughter to his family and friends.  Charlie is a gifted writer, raving food critic, cat, chipmunk, and donut lover, and exceptionally photogenic model.  Some of his best friends are Mike the UPS Man, Cliff the Mailman, and ANYONE who delivers pizza to the house.   If you would like to read more guest posts by Charlie, simply type “Charlie” into the Search box at the top right hand corner of this link: thecreativelifeinbetween.com.   If you would enjoy a companion like Charlie, please consider pet adoption.

37 thoughts on “Charlie’s Night Before Christmas

  1. Love your, new to me, Christmas poem! Benjamin will love this too! Wishing you a stocking overflowing with everything a sweet little dog dreams about, just because you are the best! Merry Christmas to all with whom you dwell!!

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  2. Aww, dear Charlie and his falling asleep while visions of bones and dog cookies danced in his head! Your poem is extra sweetened with this cute photo of Charlie. I may go back to last year and see if we were connected as well as we are this year. . .
    Thank you for many kind, warm comments and fun posts for me to read, Jodi! You wrote your children’s book this year! Hurray!
    Merry Christmas and the best in 2018 is wished for you and your family! 🌟🎄🕊❤

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    • Thank you Ms Ann – I’m so happy too – I got a stuffed rudolph and clarice and abominable snowman, a couple bones, and treats – LUCKY me!!! Merry Christmas to you and yours! Love, Charlie

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