‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

By: Abby the Cat

abby-snowman-final‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house

Not a creature was stirring, ‘cause I ate the mouse!


The stockings were hung by the chimney with care,

But I knocked them all down with a feline flare;


My humans were nestled all snug in their beds;

Perfect time to MEOW, I’ve got to be fed!


I’m rather starved from all of my naps,

I need my strength, there’s gifts to unwrap.


The boxes and bags and fun twirly ribbon;

I must destroy them! I’m a cat, it’s a given.


I made a hideout in the tree in the hall;

I was rather surprised when no one heard it fall.


The tinsel, the lights, the feathery branches;

The joy, the glee…..the horrified glances.


My humans are up, and they look rather grumpy;

And I couldn’t care less, because I AM QUEEN ABBY!!!!


Remember we’re cats, don’t let us out of your sight!

Merry Catmas to all, and to all a goodnight!


We hope you enjoyed Abby’s rendition of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas. Don’t forget to check out our staff-produced newsletter, called Quarterly Prints, where Abby answers questions in her Dear Abby column. You (or your pet) can submit questions for her to answer in upcoming issues to