The creatures were stirring, but not in alarm!
Am-Moo-Lance was loaded and stuffed with care,
With knowledge that animal-lovers soon would be there!
The AARFF dogs had nestled all snug in their beds,
Until visions of tennis balls danced in their heads;
When Rover decided he could stand it no more,
Out he went to play and explore.
“They’ll be here soon!” cried Prince with glee.
“I just can’t stand it! I’ve got to pee!”
“Home for the HOWLidays,” Georgie explained to the pack.
“They’re delivering gifts in the morning, then coming back!”
“Everything goes to a special, needy pet,
Dog houses and beds; stuff their people can’t get.”
The dogs sat for a moment, watching the stars,
A moment of quiet, grateful to be where they are.
Then the chorus began as the dogs howled,
The farm animals joined them - and my, they were loud!
“What a great way,” they cried, “to spread Christmas cheer!