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Offline Moni

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The Rescue on Christmas
« on: December 06, 2005, 06:00:52 pm »
I was fwd'd this in an email.. but not the author.  If anyone knows the author please let me know so that I can give credit where its due.  :)

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RESCUE ON CHRISTMAS

Twas the night before Xmas when all thru the house,
Not a creature was stirring not even a mouse.

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that St. Nickolaus soon would be there.

The children all nestled all snug in their beds,
With No thought of the dog filling their heads.

And mamma in her kerchief and I in my cap,
Knew the dog was cold, but didn't care about that.

When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter,
I sprang from the bed to see what was the matter!

Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Figuring the dog broke his chain and got into the trash.

The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow
Gave the luster of mid-day to objects below.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear-
But Santa Clause with eyes full of tears

He unchained the dog once so lively and quick,

Last years Xmas present now painfully sick


More rapid than eagles he called the dog's name
And the dog ran right to him despite, all his pain.

Now Dasher, now Dancer, now Prancer and Vixen.
On Comet on Cupid on Donner and Blitzen!

To the top of the porch to the top of the wall-
Let's find him a home where he'll  be loved by all.

I knew in an instant there'd  be no gifts this year,
For Santa had made one thing very clear

The gift of a dog is not just for the season-
We had gotten the dog for  all the wrong reasons

In our haste to think of the kids-what a gift!
There was one important thing that  we missed.

A dog should be family, and cared for the same
You don't give a Gift, then put it on a chain


And I heard him explain as he rode out of site
YOU WEREN'T GIVING A GIFT, YOU WERE GIVING A LIFE!

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Re: The Rescue on Christmas
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2005, 06:02:30 pm »
 :'(  Stop making me cry at work!  :'(
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Re: The Rescue on Christmas
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2005, 06:08:11 pm »
YAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAA AY SANTA!

That is a sad um..poem but we can all be happy because we're all the Santas in that story! We're rescuers and do-ers, and we would never stand for a dog being treated that way!

Don't cry Jeanne! You're Santa! Do you guys think that giving dogs as presents for Christmas has declined? It seems like its not as popular as it used to be.

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Re: The Rescue on Christmas
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2005, 06:23:54 pm »
I always tell people around this time of year:

If you are thinking of giving a dog (or cat) as a present DO NOT

1) make it a surprise. Just because you like the dog/cat, does not mean the intended recipient of that pet is going to bond with it. Let the giftee pick his/her own pet.

2) DO NOT give the cat/dog to the person on Christmas Day. This is a busy, activity-filled day with lots of emotion already. A new pet will be scared and confused. Either give the pet to the recipient a week or two before Christmas, or give the giftee a present of leash, collar, food bowls, etc. with the promise that he/she can pick out his/her own pet when the holidays are over.

We will not adopt a pet to a family that intends to reveal the pet Christmas morning.
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Re: The Rescue on Christmas
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2005, 06:32:23 pm »
That's how we always did it at the humane society I worked at, too. We would not allow any adoptions the day before Christmas, and we insisted that the giftee come in and pick out their own pet. We would give gift certificates for adoptions.

I had a guy once, he wanted to give his kid a kitten for Christmas....h e DEMANDED we come in on Christmas morning..EARLY OF COURSE and give him the kitten. We told him he was out of his mind and showed him the door. He absolutely REFUSED a gift certificate. What a moron.


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Re: The Rescue on Christmas
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2005, 06:35:16 pm »
Yeah, let me give up MY Christmas morning to go traipsing over to YOUR mad-house with a frightened kitten who is probably going to claw your kids face up and run and hide under the sofa as soon as I take it out of the pet taxi!

Great idea, Idiot!
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Re: The Rescue on Christmas
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2005, 06:42:37 pm »
BUWAHAHAHAHAHA HAHA!

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Re: The Rescue on Christmas
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2005, 07:08:33 pm »
Yeah, let me give up MY Christmas morning to go traipsing over to YOUR mad-house with a frightened kitten who is probably going to claw your kids face up and run and hide under the sofa as soon as I take it out of the pet taxi!

Great idea, Idiot!
Not that this is anywhere near on-topic, but some people came into Petco, (where Scott works), the other day with a cat they had just adopted.  He helped them pick out some stuff for this poor stressed out cat, who had zero desire to be in the pet supply store in the first place.  I think I need not even say that the cat was not in a pet carrier.

They were the last customers in the store and they were thiiiiis clooooose to being out the door when the cat made a break for it.  In twisting around, it got its lower jaw caught in the new collar that the guy had just put on it.  So the cat is down on the ground, now, twisting and freaking out and choking.  And the new owner is wigging out and screaming "I don't know what to do!  I've never had a cat!  Help me!", and refuses to get anywhere near the cat.  Well, people, we all know what is going to happen to anyone that gets within 3 feet of that cat.

Later that night, in the emergency room, having his cat bites flushed, Scott just kept saying "They were almost out the door.  They were almost out the door" over and over.   :)

Again, not really sure how this relates -  but that story was burning a hole in my pocket!  Not trying to thread-jack.
« Last Edit: December 06, 2005, 07:21:27 pm by grumpybunny »
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Re: The Rescue on Christmas
« Reply #8 on: December 06, 2005, 07:11:40 pm »
MUWAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HA!!!

Scott is a cat wrangler!

*edited to add* Did workman's comp cover the hospital room visit?
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Re: The Rescue on Christmas
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2005, 07:22:05 pm »
MUWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHA HA!!!

Scott is a cat wrangler!

*edited to add* Did workman's comp cover the hospital room visit?
Yes, fortunately.  As often as that boy breaks, SOMETHING better cover it.
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