Monday, 21 December 2009

Merry Christmas and a happy and peaceful New Year from all at DDAWatch

DDAWatch would like to say a massive THANK YOU and wish all of our supporters a peaceful and happy Christmas and New Year. DDAWatch phone lines will remain open over the Christmas and the New Year period for URGENT calls. If your call is not urgent please contact us via email  All emails will be checked and non urgent enquires will be dealt with on our return on Monday the 4th January.

Please remember that over the festive period fireworks, and an overload of general excitement can be too much for your dog and let them have somewhere quiet they can escape too! Please see further our blog on fireworks for tips on how to be prepared!!

We look forward to seeing you all again in the New Year!!!

Friday, 11 December 2009

Twas the night before Xmas

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse
The stockings where hung by the chimney with care
In the hopes that St Nicholas soon would be there

But at the North Pole sudden changes arose
All down to Rudolph and his ruby red nose
Clipboard in hand, a breed expert arrived
He motioned to Santa saying, "please step aside".

A smooth haired coat and a muscular build
A broad deep chest our Rudolph did yield
The breed expert's pen, created pages of ticks
Then he suddenly called out "good lord, we've been tricked!"

"This creatures no donkey and clearly no horse!
I know these things! I've attended the course!"
Look at my clipboard the boxes are full!
It's very obvious to me: Rudolph is a pit bull!

Out with the measuring sticks, he explained to Santa the law
And he measured poor Rudolph from shoulder to floor.
As the spectacle continued Santa said with a sigh
He's a reindeer you fool! Why must he die?

"The law is the law" the expert said standing tall,
Then picked up his mobile and made a quick call
The sound of sirens filled the peaceful night air
and Rudolph removed to who knew where?

Days turned to weeks and confused and alone
Rudolph pined, for the place he called home
As the first snow started falling Rudolph gave up the fight
And he took his last breath on a cold winters night

You may think this is funny, if a little untrue.
But how would you like it, if it happened to you?
If your dog was taken because of its look?
Because it ticked enough boxes in some silly book?

Regardless of parentage it doesn't matter what breed
If it ticks enough boxes then it's a done deed
So humor me here and pretend this is true
Think how you would feel if it happened to you.

Cuddle your hounds while you have them close by
For some spend this Christmas, waiting to die.
Now back to the story, it doesn't end there
One more short verse I need to share

Santa fetched Rudolph's body and cried for his friend
And swore to himself, this would not be the end
And I heard him exclaim as he drove out of sight
"The law is wrong, please help us to fight!"

~Copyright Alison Green . Permission to crosspost but please include a direct link back. Thank you.