Dear readers. This Christmas please give some thought to those poor misfortunates who will not be having a Happy Christmas this year.
(No I’m not talking about over worked mothers or abandoned dogs, just pay attention willya?)
Wrenched from their homes… Cut off from their roots… Forced to stand alone during the seasonal festivities – often in a corner.
They may find themselves taunted as people surround them with gifts – only to remove them all for distribution to others.
They may find themselves bumped and barged – even trussed up with electric wire and deprived of rest by a 24/7 ordeal of flashing lights.
No point in looking to those around them for help – they’ll probably be surrounded by grinning pointing mobs, delighting in the “show”.
When that torture ends, more indignity, abandonment or confinement begins. They may find themselves dumped in skips, stuffed into attics or even…
Sorry, it’s shocking, but it has to be said… Or even dismembered and burned.
This year, dear reader, please remember – A Tree Is Not Just For Christmas, It’s For… oh for goodness sake.
Let’s just get an artificial one. Less mess and you don’t have to worry about their “forest friends” pressing their beaks and noses against the window looking in with sad faces.
But on a less curmudgeonly note – here’s a cute story of swimming deer being rescued by a boat.
And here’s some music from Alistair the Optimist (he’s the drummer – and the brother of a friend of a friend). He’s got motor neurone disease, but so far he can still hit things a mighty thwack.
There’s more of Alistair’s music here. And that note – Thanks for visiting, liking, linking, writing, reading and commenting. Happy Christmas and a mellow new year to you all.