It’s time once again for Susanna Leonard Hill’s Annual Holiday Contest! You can read all the stories — and enter your own story — here: https://susannahill.com/2016/12/08/ho-ho-ho-the-6th-annual-holiday-contest-is-here/

This year the challenge is to use the basic format/concept of The 12 Days of Christmas. Fun, but challenging! I fear I stuck a little too close to the original song. If I get my act together, you may see another story from me. In the meantime, here’s All Creatures Clinic (226 words)!

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All Creatures Clinic: Twelve Days of Christmas

 

On the first day of Christmas

who should limp to me?

A beagle with a bum knee

 

On the second day of Christmas

who should skulk to me?

Two yowling cats

 

On the third day of Christmas

Who should bob to me?

Three sick hens

 

On the fourth day of Christmas

who should lurch to me?

Four woozy mice

 

On the fifth day of Christmas

who should swim to me?

Five funky fish

 

On the sixth day of Christmas

who should flap at me?

Six peaky parrots

 

On the seventh day of Christmas

who should sneeze at me?

Seven snuffling schnoodles

 

On the eighth day of Christmas

who should howl at me?

Eight achy Airedales

 

On the ninth day of Christmas

who should whine to me?

Nine wobbly whippets

 

On the tenth day of Christmas

who should tread to me?

Ten trembling turtles

 

On the eleventh day of Christmas

Who should crawl to me?

Eleven lousy lizards

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas

my true love baked for me

TWELVE CHRISTMAS COOKIES

 

Hallelujah!

 

CHOMP, CHOMP, MUNCH

GOBBLE, GOBBLE, CRUNCH

 

Sigh.

 

On the twelfth day of Christmas

who should dance with glee?

eleven leaping lizards

ten twisting turtles

nine waltzing whippets

eight loping Airedales

seven shuffling schnoodles

six prancing parrots

five frisking fish

four romping mice

three hopping hens

two pouncing cats

and a beagle barking YIPpee.

 

 

 

 

 

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