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Snow on my nose and a half-chewed-on mitten;


Cold that has frozen the turd of a kitten.


I love the winter and all that it brings!


These are a few of my favorite things!


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Sharing my bed with that wussy, the poodle.


Warm, creamy milk with my Kit N Kaboodle.


The ribbons, the tinsel, the lights on the strings.


These are a few of my favorite things!


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We love the sound of the tree when it crashes!


The sparks from the cord that we chew on…the flashes!


The star on the top or the angel with wings;


Bringing it down is our favorite thing!


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Christmas tree lights!


Things that cold brings!


Oh the fun we’ve had!


Unluckily some of our favorite things


Can make us feel quite bad!


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The leftover foods from the cooking and baking


Can cause GI upset and stomachs with aching.


Aluminum foil, when it comes up, it stings.


Yet in it I may find tasty good things!


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Poinsettias and holly are lovely, however,


They cause irritation to the skin/mouth/whatever.


Because of saponins — detergent-like things —


Please keep these out of our reach as they sting!


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The liquid potpourri is really nice-smelling!


It covers the hideous stench of our dwelling!


But detergents again in our mouth, on our skin,


Cause ulcers in places they should not be in.


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Holiday nights!


Smelling good things!


Please, dear Mom and Dad,


Remember that some of your holiday things


Can make us feel quite bad!


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The tree with the tinsel and bright decorations;


You know we’re not good at resisting temptations.


A hook in the mouth or a string in the gut;


Either could lead to a much bigger cut!


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Chocolate candies and baked goods are naughty;


They cause us to throw up; to Hershey-squirt potty.


A caffeine-like substance called “theobromine”


Brings hyperactivity and seizuring!


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Things that look bright!


Foods that taste sweet!


Things that make you glad.


The hazard of some of these holiday things:


They may make us feel quite bad!


Dr. Adam Ferguson is co-owner of Baker Animal Hospital in Cridersville. He wishes his readers and their pets a safe and happy holiday season! And he cautions them that the most dangerous holiday hazard of all is forgetting the Christ in Christmas!


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