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Christmas Eve at Pat's House


Twas the week before Christmas. 

The tree was aglow.

With beautiful lights

Both high and low.



But the night before Christmas?

No lights on the tree -

The cord was all chewed

By a naughty doggie!



He sat on the sofa,

With his tail ‘tween his legs

And a sweet guilty face

“Please don’t yell,” he begged.




When Santa arrives,

Will he bring Willie coal?

Or will he leave goodies

In his food bowl?



The tree does look pretty

With glass bells and balls

But I still miss the lights

That brightened my halls.


Oh!  And to Andrea, no!  The cat didn't do it.




Comment balloon 17 commentsPatricia Kennedy • December 24 2012 03:43PM


As we know, the cat wouldn't do it.  Maybe she'd play with the cord, maybe even pull it till it unplugged, but she wouldn't chew it.  That's doggie work.  Bad puppy, bad puppy.

Pat, very nicely done.  And a Very Merry Christmas Eve to you.

Posted by Karen Anne Stone, Fort Worth Real Estate (New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County) almost 8 years ago

Well, the culprit is definitely caught.  Good thing there was no power or you might not have Willie anymore!

Posted by Jay Markanich, Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia (Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC) almost 8 years ago


Willie waiting for his treats.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) almost 8 years ago

Love the poem, sorry about the lights.  I'm sure Willie is very sorry and will get the treats.  Merry Christmas.

Posted by Tammy Lankford,, Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville (Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668) almost 8 years ago

Awwww, Willie really looks remorsful. But just look how he is saving on your electric bill. Merry Christmas to you all.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) almost 8 years ago

I think Aunt Chris Ann needs to give Willie some Bitter Apple for Christmas so this won't happen again.  I spray my tree down with it every year.  

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) almost 8 years ago

Reminds me of the time my cat put one of the lights into her mouth, and closed his mouth, and then just sat there. Almost spooky to see the lower jaw glow like that.

Posted by Hella Mitschke Rothwell, Hawaii & California Real Estate Broker ((831) 626-4000) almost 8 years ago

Merry Christmas to you!  

Posted by Judy Greenberg, Coldwell Banker - Buffalo Grove - Long Grove Homes (Coldwell Banker Long Grove) almost 8 years ago

Marry Christmas Pat!  I hope Santa takes it easy on Willie!

Posted by Christine Smith, Exclusive Buyer Agent & Attorney, Canton, MA (Buyers Brokers Only LLC - almost 8 years ago

Hi Pat - Poor Willie!  He didn't mean to be naughty.  He was just helping you.  After all, maybe that cord didn't belong there - it usually isn't there after all.  I vote for goodies for him.  Cute poem.

Posted by Susan Neal, Fair Oaks CA & Sacramento Area Real Estate Broker (RE/MAX Gold, Fair Oaks) almost 8 years ago

Ruh-roh! It sounds like Willie found a chew toy that was off limits Pat! Enjoy your day tomorrow, Merry Christmas!

Posted by Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!, So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR (Red Rock Real Estate) almost 8 years ago

Merry Christmas Pat. Willie is still adorable. Dogs will be dogs. Love your new picture too.

Posted by Mitchell J Hall, Lic Associate RE Broker - Manhattan & Brooklyn (Compass) almost 8 years ago

Pat, Loved the poem and at this time of year we just can't stay mad at that little doggie. Merry Christmas.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 8 years ago

Hello Patricia, just stopped by to wish you and your family the best of the holiday season.

Posted by Praful Thakkar, Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale (LAER Realty Partners) almost 8 years ago

Patricia, Thank goodness your precious Willie did not hurt himself in his chewing of the electrical cord.  He did not know what he did was a no-no.  I vote Santa gives him treats not coal.  Merry Merry Christmas.


Posted by Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) almost 8 years ago

Oh boy....that Willie is a character!  I think the tree is still beautiful even without the lights!

Posted by Sharon Tara, New Hampshire Home Stager (Sharon Tara Transformations) almost 8 years ago

Pat, I love Margaret Rome looking on the bright side.  That's right...Willie probably saved you at least $2 in electricity.

Posted by Mona Gersky, GRI,IMSD-Taking the mystery out of real estate. (MoonDancer Realty, Dillsboro,NC) almost 8 years ago