A Special Catmas Gift to all: Written by Dr. Hush Puppy and Sir Hubble Pinkerton

By Jo Singer

Christmas poem

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T’was the night before Katmas and all through our house
Not a critter was stirring except for a very small white mouse.
All the stockings were hung up high on the top of our cat tree
Just for the convenience of St. Kitalous, who we hoped purrhaps might drop by.

While we waited to see him, Sir Hubble and I curled up in our warm cozy bed
With dreams and visions of freeze dried turkey treats and catnip mice filling our heads.
But when Meowmy and daddy retired to get a good night’s sleep
Both of us were startled and bushed up our tails in sheer terror upon hearing a fur-raising squeak.

My friends, let me tell you that startling a kitty from a deep sleep is not very wise,
Especially when your parent’s tell you their deep devotion is a treasured prize.
But when we saw that little white mouse scamper across the floor,
My bro-Hubble and I without hesitation flew like lightning through the kitchen door.

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Blinking in disbelief, Sir Hubble and I were shocked at the sight
of that brazen little white mouse sitting on his haunches, also in obvious fright.
He was all dressed up in a red jacket and polished black boots.
Thrown over his shoulder was a huge bag of catnip and our favorite fruits.

Were we dreaming or was this little mouse decked up in red and black,
Carrying a bundle of beautifully wrapped gifts in his fully loaded sack?
Was this wee rodent huddled in the corner who was shaking in terror
Really a special being who might possibly change our lives forever?

Kneading to know exactly who he was and the reason he was here
We cautiously moved closer to him to whisper our questions which he would better hear.
But before we could approach him he cleared his throat, and began to speak.
And while he was quite nervous his message to us was more than incredibly sweet.

β€œOn this special evening I stop by the homes of all people who have cats.
And take the time to sit down with their kitties for an important little chat.
While I visit in the disguise of a little white mouse all dressed up like Santa Claws
My true mission is to sprinkle an abundance of love with my tiny white – gloved paws.”

Both Sir Hubble and I stared at him; our mouths fully agape,
as this tiny white mouseΒ  adorned himself with a fancy silver-lined cape.
He gave us a wink and a nod – then jumped into his miniature sled, eager to depart.
And as he disappeared in his sled way up into the moonbeams we heard him shout,
”I am the great St. Kitalous living forever in your heart; teaching everyone what unconditional love is all about.”


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24 Responses

  1. Very sweet. Meowy Christmas too all and to all a good catnipped fueled nap!

  2. Reno says:

    Beautiful poem! Hubble and Puppy are very “tail”ented writers. πŸ™‚ Meomy Kitmas to all!!

  3. jmuhj says:

    Beautiful thoughts and sentiments, Doctor and Sir! May St. Kitalous fly down the chimney and bestow huge quantities of all of your favorite treats and delectables upon you (and may he also leave some joy and cheer and love for your caregivers, who are very dear!) >^^<

  4. Leah says:

    Love this poem so heart warming! The vision of a tiny White Mouse in Red and Black is something to warm the coldest of hearts this Catmouse πŸ™‚

  5. Amy says:

    Thank you for the beautiful kitty version. Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  6. Sharon Harper says:

    I LOVE this poem. I do have a cat that would be afraid of St. Kitalous though.:)

  7. Jozef says:

    I told Walt he won’t come in the window he’ll come down this chimney and I’ll be right here if he is a mouse

  8. Walter says:

    Our Jozef and me wonder if Santa Claws will come to us dressed as a mouse?
    I’ve been looking out the window for him.

    • Jo Singer says:

      I think that Santa Claws always arrives in a disguise that is appropriate for the occasion. But from the extensive research I have spent endless hours checking this out- it could be a mouse- a rabbit-a small furry white kitten wearing a red scarf, or even a very rare spotted ferret.

      Please do let us know what disguise he was wearing when he visited you:) Happy Katmas to you and yours.

      • Marc says:

        What a great poem Jo – I wish I had time to say a bit more – I really loved it. I can’t believe what a wonderful well written poem it is. Well done and thank you πŸ™‚

    • Michael says:

      LOL. I wonder if Santa would be wise to do that? Is Jozef an accomplished mouser or is he uninterested in wild dinners?

      • Jozef says:

        I am the mouser of the year but I don’t eat wild dinner I just bring them home live to show off to Walter cos he doesn’t catch many cos he’s a wuss but sometimes I kindly let him have one.

  9. Lorrie says:

    Love this story. Thanks for sharing a special night at your house. >^.,.^<

  10. Rose says:

    Yes unconditional love is what we all need thank you Dr Hush Puppy and Sir Hubble Pinkerton

  11. Michael says:

    A beautiful cat Christmas poem that brings an important message that should be observed all the year; cats teach us to love unconditionally. That is the message I receive.

    I guess a lot more human to human relationships would be improved if based on unconditional love.

    Thanks Jo for a good read a lovely Christmas poem with a message.

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