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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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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!


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.


Holiday nights!

Smelling good things!

Please, dear Mom and Dad,

Remember that some of your holiday things

Can make us feel quite bad!


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!


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!


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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