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‘An Ode to Kate’, By Dave Brining

This morning I received an email from someone who I have got to know via Twitter, our websites and our shared love of bird feeders and cameras!What better way to initiate and develop a friendship, I say!  Dave’s website and cams can be seen here:

Dave enclosed a poem he had written, based on that famous Christmas poem,  ‘Twas the night before Christmas’. It was so amazing, I just HAD to share it all with you all:

Ode to Kate at Christmas

By Dave Brining

T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

But out in the garden the cameras were set,

To catch the wild animals, and sometimes a pet.

The mice were all feeding in the cavern of clay,

The squirrels were sleeping, it was too dark to play.

When out in the field there arose such a clatter,

The foxes were playing it was dark but no matter.

The light on the feeder flickered and died,

Before it did a vole I spied.

It grabbed some food and then some more,

Then back home to sleep and snore.

The moon shone on the new fallen snow

There to give light on the creatures below.

When what to my wondering eyes should appear

But badgers and cubs playing and scratching their ear.

The sun rose up on Christmas morn to the sound of Kate

Refilling food that the animals ate.

She spoke not a word, but went straight to her work,

And filled all the feeders, then turned with a jerk,

The cats were chasing birds, what should she do?

She sent them away with a stamp and a shoo.

She went back into the house without a sound,

In fear of wakening her sleeping hound.

But I heard her say, as she put on the light,

“Happy Christmas to all, and may your New Year be bright”

Isn’t it fantastic??!!

A big thank you to Dave from me and all the wildlife in the WildlifeKate Patch! :o)


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