Murdo Girl…The Christmas puppy



I’m a sad little homeless puppy. I named myself Jerome.

I’m in a big store just waiting, for someone to give me a home.

I’m sitting here in the window. I know I’m not very obscure.

I don’t know why kids don’t like me, or how I got here for sure.

A child asked Santa for a puppy. She couldn’t make up her mind.

That’s why I’m so many colors. I guess I’m one of a kind.

She asked for a puppy with short ears, long legs and a tiny head.

It’s clear the elves didn’t listen, because they made me instead.


I know I’m not what she asked for. She didn’t want a puppy that smiled.

I hope somebody will see me, and buy me for some other child.

I promise I’ll never make messes. I’ll never chew up your socks.

I won’t bark at the doorbell, and you won’t have to take me on walks.

It doesn’t cost money to feed me. I won’t ever lick your face.

I live on hugs and affection, and you can take me anyplace.


I see all the children pass by me. They won’t even give me a look.

They say they want a real puppy. Well, I’m pretty real in my book.

I wish Santa would tell me.. the where, the why, and what for.

Shouldn’t I be in a window, where toys are and not a pet store?


If you’re buying your kids that bicycle..The one with the shiny chrome.

 It’s okay if I’m stuffed in a stocking. I’m Jerome and I sure need a home.


Remember all the animals.. The many who need your help.

A dollar or two makes a difference. Find Joy in the giving..”Yelp! Yelp!”

Please consider making a donation to your local humane society or spay and neuter clinic this Christmas.

7 thoughts on “Murdo Girl…The Christmas puppy

  1. lifelessons December 6, 2016 / 9:17 am

    What’s the real story behind Jerome? Was that your stocking he was peeking from? Mary, the story I wrote today was just for you..You asked for the story, I believe, and the time was right. xo J


    • Mary Francis McNinch December 6, 2016 / 10:31 am

      I found him at Goodwill for $1. He told me his story. I found another use for my crownless hat.

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  2. scoper07 December 5, 2016 / 10:56 pm

    Nice timely and well written poem. You picked a cute subject. Great piece Murdo Girl.

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      • scoper07 December 6, 2016 / 5:55 am

        I can see clearly now…at least it’s two clear images. It will be three weeks before I can get glasses. Thanks for asking.

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  3. sanjuan831 December 5, 2016 / 6:37 pm

    Great poem and I like the ending suggestion. We donate to our local SPCA animal shelter and visit there to pet and walk around with the dogs. Such a
    good cause! Thanks for this cute reminder and for Jerome!

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