'Twas the Night Before Christmas in the Mills of
By Robin Pressnall
Graphic by Zac's Mom!
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the
not a puppy was stirring, it was strangely quite still.
back at the pole, Santa readied the sleigh
to pick up these mill dogs, it was
such a long way!
The reindeer were dressing all quick in a hurry
were headed for RESCUE, and straight for MISSOURI!
On Dasher on Dancer on
Comet and Cupid.
Those pups go to Pet Shops! We know! We're not
As his sleigh did approach, the mill gates opened wide,
called to them all, and they all jumped inside!
On Poodles, on Bichons,
on Golden Retrievers!
Grab up the babies, we save those for
On Westies, on Lhasas, on cute Weenie Boogers,
On Shih Tzus
and Scotties, they're all sweet as sugar!
On Schnauzers, and Maltese, on
Wire Haired Fox Terriers!
We've got room for ALL, the more now, the
And the sleigh just grew bigger as they all made more
These pups lives were changing! No more gloom and doom!
out on the lawns there arose such a clatter
The millers ran out to see what
was the matter!
When they found their "stock" gone, how the millers did
while a Voice from above boomed, "GO GET A REAL JOB!"
seemed it could not get much better than this,
I started to wake, did I dream
all of this???
There was no red sleigh, no reindeer with wings.
guess it was sadly, just one of those things,
That you dream and you
dream, till one day 'twill be.
That glorious day, when the mills are
And I think as we tell them, and tell them again,
will be that we all know that when,
One buys from a pet shop, there are
pups you don't see.
The Mama and Daddy, who are longing to be,
by a family, and scratched on the heads.
Not sleeping on wire, that they now
call their beds.
One day it will be, oh how that will feel!
mill our puppies like paper and steel!
And I heard it exclaimed as I
woke up that night,
We won't stand for this, we'll stand up and
With each breath we do have and each word we do say,
about the mills, till that glorious day,
when the mills are all outlawed,
and all over Missouri,
The occupation of milling, will be but a
Robin Pressnall, Executive Director , Small Paws® Rescue
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