December 8, 2011

It's Time For Holiday Pet Haiku! [And a Giveaway!]

(12/17 ...The giveaway has ended. Thank you to everyone who participated and congratulations to the winners!)

It's time to flex your creative writing muscles and enter the world of Holiday Pet Haiku! Give it a try. Just for fun.

New to ha
iku? Haiku is a beautiful and elegant form of Japanese poetry. The simplified version of haiku is usually described as an un-rhymed, three-line poem of 5 syllables, 7 syllables, and 5 syllables. See what you can come up with using the theme of pets and a holiday of your choice (Christmas, Hannukkah, New Year's, Kwanzaa, etc). For example:

Buttonwillow sleeps,
dreaming of mouse-filled stockings
with no room for coal

See what you can come up with, and leave your haiku in the comments section of this post for a chance to win one of three prizes: THREE winners will be selected at random and each will receive a

$25 gift certificate to my Etsy Shop!

Each person may leave up to three different haiku in the comments, for three chances to win.

Giveaway ends the evening of Saturday, December 17 at 7 p.m. PST.

Please make sure that I have a way to contact you if you are a winner, such as a link to your blog or e-mail address (you may send info directly to my email if you don't want to make your contact info public). If you visit , you will find an email link.

Also, if you encounter trouble with the Comments feature, you may send your haiku entry directly to my email .



8GR8LOLCATS said...

Pride turns ten this month
Brilliant red prince of sunset
Our kitten lives on

SouthernBabies said...

Lily the Tabby
Dreams of Santa's arrival
On Christmas Eve Night


Flora Thompson said...

A tight furry ball
Asleep 'neath the lighted tree.
Trust, your Christmas gift.

Nancy said...

My sweet Sadie dog
sleeping under Christmas tree
hoping for a bone.

Sarah Hunt said...

Seven cats in bed
No more room for me
But my heart is full

Flora Thompson said...

New ending(Diego didn't like the first one):

A tight furry ball
Asleep 'neath the lighted tree.
My comfort and joy.

Susan Faye said...

Here is a lovely entry from Cat Lady Karen D.:

Room mate found kitten
snuck him home without consent
Love my cat, Quincey

Fat Dormouse said...

I miss sweet Pumpkin.
Her mad bauble-chasing fun
Used to make me laugh.


Rana Wilson said...

Dobby Buttercup
Crazy kitteh monsterheads
Love them lots, I do.


Amber said...

Snowy white kitty
Curled up asleep by Santa
Dreaming of Christmas

Thank you for the giveaway :)

Amber said...

Mittens loves cocoa
Tries to sneak a sip from me
Batting at the froth

Thank you for the giveaway :)

Amber said...

Winter Wonderland
Sleigh rides with my furry friends
Kittens in the snow

Thank you for the giveaway :)

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BohemianSin said...

hihi, that-s a fun giveaway

here I go:

Christmas is comming
My Cat feels sad and lonely
Waiting for it’s only.


BohemianSin said...

Cat is sad no more
white kitty is at it’s door
Wanting for some more


Anonymous said...

My cats are many
Each a special Christmas gift
That lasts all year long


mightymouse75 said...

My little Lucy
Black and white tail back and forth
Makes my Christmas day:-)

mightymouse75 said...

My big black Charlie
Purring under the green tree
Ahh, this is cat bliss!

mightymouse75 said...

Oh how much I wish
On Christmas morning a cat
In my stocking be :-)

Birgit said...

Dog looks for Santa
perched on the window sill
barking til dawn.

Birgit said...

Growling and barking
he scares Santa Claus away
to my big dismay. said...

hearted your etsy shop said...

liked you on FB

Linda Steelman Jarraf(on FB) said...

I like the catnip. My parents are cat lovers and their babies would love those.

jhitomi said...

The sleeping cat lies
Right on top of my iPad
oh well, work can wait!

jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...

Oh, forgot about the holiday theme so here's another:

Why would you do this?
Put wobbly balls on a tree
A cat must swat them!

jhbalvin at gmail dot com

jhitomi said...

My cat wants sunshine
Please Santa will you bring us
Some Vitamin D?

jhbalvin at gmail dot com

va said...

crescent moon is out
time to eat , fasting finished
cat at looking at me

tumblemumbo at
intl. thanks
holiday / Ramadan
pet / cat

Kathryn said...

Why a Christmas tree
if not to climb up up up
and capture a star?

Pine Ridge Treasures said...

Look! A wagging tail
Hidden under Christmas paper
Our special Christmas gift

Party planner Jen said...

My daughter wants a puppy
sweet lovable child
Santa has one coming

Party planner Jen said...

Sitting at work thinking
my dog at home playing
we will meet soon

Party planner Jen said...

General the dog
a little too smart
knows too much

rosewendy said...

Canine companion
Looking longingly at me
Chocolate's not for you

Jeanne Landin said...

Christmas ribbons kitty eats
Oh, what shall we do?
Become a ribbon-free zone!

Pokey sleeps by the fireside
curled into a ball
Contentment complete.

Jeanne Landin

Aik said...

First date at Starbucks
Our first disagreement is
Mocha or latte.

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Aik said...

Next date, Pizza Hut
I wanted crunchy crust
You just smiled thinly

Aik said...

Third date, Dragon-i
I ordered Szechuan Lo Mein
You got Fillet Steaks

aikychien at yahoo dot com

Cheri said...

Christmas Kitties purr
Sleeping snugly on pillows
Dreaming of Santa

Anonymous said...

Ragdoll Houdini
wants to go out in the snow
inside cat by fire
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

My sweet Houdini
Perched for Christmas tree to climb
can't wait for the sight
robinlscott4 at hotmail dot com

Absinthe said...

In the Tree I Hide
I hope Santa is prepared
A Christmas Surprise

Anonymous said...

Our PetSmart Santa
Smiling jolly ho-ho-ho
Loves all dogs and cats

mistee said...

My cats love the day
When Christmas comes to visit
They get toys and treats

misteedawnw at aol dot com

Anonymous said...

Abandoned stray cats
dream of a forever home
maybe it's today?
Cat Lady Rose

angie lilly said...

My little Siamese
you turn seventeen tomorrow
sweet winter present
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

Paw prints in the snow
holiday lights highlight them
nature's ornaments
14earth at gmail dot com

angie lilly said...

I hear a jingle
from the winter tree I know
blasted cat! No! No!
14earth at gmail dot com

Danielle said...

About my cat:

Decorated tree
A challenge to the Bing Thing
Ornaments fall down!


E. said...

Small kitten so cute
Hopes for yummy treats to eat
From Santa Kitty