T’was the Night before Christmas,
O’er a sky of sparkly stars that shone,
Every cavalier was dreaming of finding fur-ever families of their own!
The cavies were nestled all snug in their big beds,
While visions of Milkbones danced in their cute heads.
Tidings of comfort, joy and snoring lulled them all to sleep.
The pups were so hopeful, there wasn't a need to count sheep!
The Floridian moonlight flickered across the fronds of the palm,
Sparkling a lustre of magic and sweeping in a sense of calm.
When what to my wondering eyes did appear,
But a miniature sleigh and eight tiny reindeer,
More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,
Santa Paws whistled, and shouted, and called them by name:
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 them a home where they’ll be cherished by all!
So up to the housetop the coursers they flew,
The sleigh full of joys, and St. Nicholas too—
And then, in a twinkling, from the sounds on the roof,
I heard the prancing and playing of each little floof.
A bundle of toys and treats he had flung in his pack,
Cavaliers jumped with excitement for their long-awaited snack!
King Charles Spaniels, so regal, so beautiful, a sight to behold,
Delightfully enchanting with ebullience, loyalty and a heart made of gold.
With a wink and a bark, Santa Paws worked with his elves,
He fulfilled all the pups’ dreams and jingled the bells.
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
But I heard him exclaim, ere he drove out of sight—
Happy cuddles to all, and to all a good life!
Cavalier Rescue of Florida wishes you the happiest of holidays! On behalf of all our volunteers, fosters, Blenheim, Ruby Tri-
Color and Black and Tan pups… Happy New Year to one and all!
Love, the Cavies! Xo