How Puff Saved Christmas- a poem- or "Why Is My Fireplace All Wet?"




Gather around and I will tell you a tale

 Of how Christmas was saved

By a cat and her tail


Santa was making his rounds in the sky

The reindeer were flying

All masked to the eye


The presents were given to good girls and boys

There were ipads and ipods 

And even some toys


The stockings were stuffed right on up to the top

With fruitcake and oranges

And sometimes some pop


Cookies and milk were indulged by the guy

Carrots for reindeer

Really helps them to fly


The house up the hill was next on the list

Just one little girl

She shouldn't be missed


The sleigh landed safely by a chimney pot

The reindeer were blowing

It really was hot


A fire was roaring in the fire place

Her parents were drinking

And stuffing their face


Santa's dilemma was quite clear to see

How to get presents

To the Christmas tree


Puff here was listening for hooves on the roof

She knew it was Christmas 

And here was her proof


She must put out the fire so Santa could enter

Puff was so tiny

But she knew her center


She settled her haunches and raised up her head

Her mouth opened wide

And here's what she said


Pee down the chimney and put out the flames

The parents are drunkards

And they'll take the blame


The child that lives here is safely asleep

I tucked her in soundly 

And purred nice and deep


So put out the fire and drop off your gifts

You're welcome in this house

Her spirits you'll lift


The reindeer they heard the cat's bloody yowl

They heard and they nodded

And lined up by the cowl


The reindeer they knew that they were now needed

To pee down the chimney

Santa stayed seated


Each of the reindeer took such careful aim

And peed on the embers

They put out the flames


Santa now safely went down the chimney

Delivered his gifts

And dropped off some whiskey


My good friend Puff you yowled very loudly

Such a good job

It was all done so proudly


How did you do it and not raise suspicion

They just didn't guess

You were giving permission


That was the fun part when all's set to wail

I just let them think

They stepped on my tail.



Copyright Phyllis45©2011

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Comment by Matt Paust on December 15, 2012 at 8:12pm

Hahaha.  Delightful.

Comment by Phyllis on December 16, 2012 at 4:10am
Thanks, Matt. This really is one of my favorites.


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