I will deal with Jonah’s slander against poodles in due course, but first some serious business. Christmas carols about dogs do indeed exist, and, I now know, in abundance.
From our erudite readers:
“What about ‘Bark the Herald?’”
“Those ’shepherds’ in ‘As shepherds watched their flocks by night’—maybe they were German shepherds.”
“Have you forgotten ‘Fleas Navidad?’”
One reader sent these choice lyrics:
(to the tune of “Winter Wonderland”)
Dog tags ring, are you listenin’?
In the lane snow is glistenin’.
It’s yellow, not white – I’ve been there tonight,
markin’ up my winter wonderland.