Since Rusty posted a Christmas Poem, I thought I would post one too. This is a poem written by Shel Silverstein, who also wrote a childrens classic called “The Giving Tree”, and believe it or not, he used to draw for Playboy Magazine from 1956 to around the 70’s. The poem is called Christmas Dog.

Tonight’s my first night

 as a watchdog,

And here it is Christmas


The children are

sleeping all cozy


while I’m guardin’ the

stockin’s and tree.

What’s that now—

footsteps on the


Could it be a cat or a


Who’s this down the


A thief with a beard—

And a big sack for

robbin’ the house?

I’m barkin’, I’m

growlin’, I’m bitin’  his


He howls and jumps

back in his sleigh.

I scare his strange

horses, they leap in the


I’ve frightened the

whole bunch away.

Now the house is all 

peaceful and quiet


The stockin’s are safe

as can be.

Won’t the kiddies be

glad when they wake up


And see how I’ve

guarded the tree.

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6 Comments on “CHRISTMAS DOG”

  1. Gina Says:


    Tuffy’s Mom, Gina

  2. 4urpets Says:

    Tuffy, Are you going to guard the tree this year?

  3. Rusty Says:

    Great poem! I want to be a good guard dog like the dog in your poem!

  4. Gina Says:

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I definitely forgot The Polar Express–one of my new favorites!

  5. Checkers Says:

    Hahaha! That’s what I would do if I wasn’t in my crate!

  6. Mercedes Says:

    Excellent: I absolutely love Shel Silverstein!

    Merry Christmas!

    p.s. Patch is doing so much better 🙂

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