I know you’ve all heard the famous little song called the Twelve Days of Christmas.
But do you know when it originated? 1780. And where? In England
And what for? It is said that it possibly began as a Twelfth Night “memories-and-forfeits” game in which a leader recited a verse, each of the players repeated the verse, the leader added another verse, and so on until one of the players made a mistake. The player who erred had to pay a penalty such as offering up a kiss or a sweet.
So, it’s an interesting concept. Why don’t you try that little game with your family and friends this Christmas when everyone is done eating and napping? However, let’s make it more interesting and challenging. I’ve made up new lyrics which we will call the Twelve Days of Christmas…for Animal Lovers for the purposes of this Hubbard Life blog.
I’m just reciting the twelfth and final day in print here, but you know how it goes by starting out at the first day…and repeating it by adding one more verse each time until you get through the twelfth.
Here it goes:
On the Twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me:
12 Eggs to gather
11 Heifers grazing
10 Bags of sheep feed
9 Rabbits hopping
8 Horses neighing
7 Bales of Hay
6 Goats a kidding
5 Bags of kitty litter
4 Cats chasing mice
3 Squealing pigs
2 Barking dogs
And a Rooster crowing in the yard
How about that for a new twist? Should test the memory a little…good luck and have fun with it!
And remember, if you have some of the critters mentioned in the lyrics then you can find Hubbard Life Quality Feed products for your animals at a Hubbard dealer near you or on our website: www.hubbardlife.com.
Happy singing and have a very Merry Christmas!
Posted on 12/21/2012 by Amy Brown | Category: Cat, Dog, Equine, Goat, Poultry, Rabbit, Sheep
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