APL Holiday Newsletter 2016
We wish everyone a wonderful Holiday season and a safe and prosperous new year.
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Twas the shift before Holidays, and all through the place,
Not a creature was stirring – it was such a quiet space.
All patient crates were labelled by the nurses with care,
In the hopes that the owners would soon be there.
The reception staff where nestled all snug in their chairs,
With visions of the shift ending and running for the stairs.
The vets and nurses all dressed in their scrubs,
Had thoughts of the shift ending and being off to the pub.
When out in reception there arose such a clatter,
I spilt my coffee on my way to see what was the matter.
Away from the tea room I flew like a flash,
Tore open door, and out the front I did dash.
The light on the beasts in the middle of the room
As they crashed through the door way with an incredible boom.
When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
But a miniature dachshund, and an old beagle near.
With a spring and a prance so lively and quick,
I knew in a moment these dogs weren’t sick.
More stubborn than mules, and ignoring their names,
I whistled and shouted but they thought it was a game.
They sniffed and they snorted begging for treats,
But the shift had nearly ended and there was nothing to eat.
The best chance they have is to try and be good.
So the fat man in the red suit will bring them some food.
– by Zack the poet and Strudel his muse (and a bonus Phteven Xmas photo just because we are all huge Phteven fans).