Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas Message

Hello friends. I am sorry that with all the disruption that's been going on at Baboon HQ this winter, we have not got around to sending out many cards.  So, I thought I would follow the example of our Queen and send a message to everyone.  However, our Queen has never sent one quite like this.  I want to tell an old familiar story but with some new characters.  Some of you!!

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house
Not a creature was stirring, not even @SnuffyNorton.
The beer glasses were placed on the bar with care,
In hopes that @ToddyFur soon would be there.
The anipals were nestled all snug at the bar,
While visions of #TweetChoir danced in their heads,
And @Mogsbear in her kerchief and @HenryandFriends in his cap,
Had just settled down for long winter's nap
When out on the lawn there arose such a clatter
I sprang from the bar to see what was the matter.

Away to the window I flew like  flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash.
The moon on the breast of the new fallen snow
Gave a lusture of midday to objects below,
When, what to my wondering eye should appear,
But a minature sleigh with eight tiny anipals
With a handsome driver, so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment it must be @ToddyFur
More rapid than @Chalkybear13 his courses they came,
And he whistled and shouted and called them by name:
Now @OllyTed! now, @SpencerTeddy! now, @SirScamp and @Pete_Bear07!
On, Storm_Bear-Bill! on, @Sugermice! on @spybear007 and @NancyCakeFace!
To the top of the porch! to the top of the bar!
Now dash away! dash away! dash away all!
As wild leaves that before the wild hurrican fly,
When they meet with an obstacle, mount to the sky,

So up to #FurryTails roof the courses they fly,
With the sleigh full of beer, and @ToddyFur too.
And then in a twinkling, I heard on the bar
The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.
As I drew in my head, and was turning around
Into the bar @ToddyFur came with a bound.
He was dressed all in fur, from his head to his foot,
And his clothes were all white with the snow underfoot,
A bundle of beer barrels he had flung on his back,
And he looked like @TeddyBearScouts hiking with a backpack
His eyes how they twinkled! his dimples how merry!
His cheeks were like @RosieBear90, his nose like a cherry!
His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow,
And the whiskers on his chin were as white as beer froth

The end of a bottle opener he held in his teeth
And anipals crowded around him like a wreath,
He had a broad face and a round little smoking cap
That looked very dapper a smart little hat
He was handsome and cheerful a jolly fine ted,
And I laughed when I saw him inspite of myself,
A wink of his eye and  a twist of his head
Soon gave me to know I had nothing to dread
He spoke not a word,but went straight to serving beer
And filled all our glasses with yummy banana beer
And laying a finger aside of his nose
And giving a nod onto the bar he rose
He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle
And away they all flew like the head off my beer
But I heard him exclaim ere he drove out of sight
Happy Christmas to all and all welcome at #FurryTails


  1. What a smashing Christmas message thank you Kolo, I am very touch to be included!

  2. Absolutely lovely and so clever. Thank you Kolo and person from Spybear and all at HQ. X

  3. Thank you Kolo! Huge huggy hugs to you, your family xxx from all of us xx

  4. That wus BRRRRILLIANT!! Joyful Huuggs dearest furiend - hav a Wunderful Chrissmus Day! Lub to ALL the fambly on IOW!! :o)xxxxxxxxxxx :=o)xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  5. Pawsome Christmas story! Happy Christmas to you an your family dear furend xoxo

  6. Banana beer!! I order sum dat fur Peter Tosh Kolo my pal...