Surprise Feature!

I think I might like this better than the original poem! Thanks to Scott Malcolm of Tulsa, OK for sending this in. He and his wife have many furry companions.

Twas the night before Christmas, and as was their habit,
not a creature was stirring - except for the House Rabbit!

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,
and this little bunny wondered how a person could get his big feet up there.

When out on the lawn there came such a crash! and bang! and such;
that it sounded like someone had knocked over the hutch!

Under a couch the rabbit zig-zagged, then sped straighter
because all bunnies hide first, and investigate later.

Then what to his curious eyes should appear,
but a tiny sleigh and eight little reindeer!

I hope they don't eat my hay!, the bunny said not quite aloud;
should I thump on the floor, or just watch this crowd?

Then a little man, all dressed in red
called the deer by name, and this is what he said:

On Dasher, On Dancer.... and there were a few more
But the bunny just found all that a bore.

Who this man was, the bunny hadn't a clue,
and how in the heck did he jump down that flue?

He had a thick beard, and a funny little hat
not to be impolite, but this guy was rather fat.

Slung over his shoulder he carried a sack,
which without a word he began to unpack.

There were gizmos and whatsits, nothing fun for a bunny -
Then, with one small gesture, appeared a stick of oats and honey!

The man winked his eye and nodded his head,
and the House Rabbit knew he had nothing to dread;

He spoke not a word, but went on with his duty;
now that he knew the man brought treats, the bunny wished for something fruity.

And then the little man stopped to scratch his nose -
but he must have been part rabbit, because in a giant leap up the chimney he rose!

He landed by his sleigh with a thud,
startling his deer (who were chewing their cud.)

And away he flew, far more quietly than before;
this was interesting, the bunny thought, but I hope he doesn't bother me anymore.

Then the little bunny heard, as the sled disappeared from sight,
"HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO ALL, AND TO ALL A GOOD-NIGHT"

copyright fuzzybottom enterprises (aka Scott, Karen and all the bunnies)


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