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What you can count on this holiday season


‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house
Not a computer was working, not even a mouse

The connections were tight, all plugged in with care
But even after rebooting, my desktop was bare

There was no way to email, no access to data
No Facebook on which I could update my status

Without any Internet, there was no way to Tweet
And that Obamacare deadline would be tough to meet

There was no YouTube, no Google, no Huffington Post
No Instagram, or Tumblr. I missed Amazon most

For last-minute gifts, there was no online shopping
That meant going outside to do some store hopping

The traffic was awful, but lucky old me
I found what I needed at Target for cheap

It was with things looking up and with nothing to fear
That I handed my credit card to the smiling cashier

Back home I felt something quite close to bliss
My computers were working, my shopping finished

But my website I learned was nowhere to be found
The server had crashed, I realized with a frown

I had a poem in my head, some good cheer to spread
But ohmidog!, on the web, was for all intents dead

I started shouting un-Christmas like phrases:
Dagnabbit, gosh darnit, fiddlesticks, what the blazes?

Far be it from me to say there is no St. Nick
I don’t think his magic is all just a trick

What I believe in much less is the Internet
For something to count on, your dog’s your best bet

(ohmidog! wishes all its readers the happiest of holidays, and apologizes for recent server-related downtime.)

(Image: From the Etsy website of artist Todd Young)


Comment from Eighteenpaws
Time December 25, 2013 at 8:32 am

Thanks for the humorous update! Many of us were worried about you and your absence. Merry Christmas to you and sweet Ace. You guys bring us much joy!

Comment from Lynn (in Lousiana)
Time December 25, 2013 at 10:58 am

No apology needed. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!!

Comment from Lynn (in Louisiana)
Time December 25, 2013 at 10:59 am

and yes, I know how to spell Louisiana!!

Comment from Chad
Time December 25, 2013 at 11:33 pm

Happy Holidays to you too! Hope you had a great Christmas, and I’m glad you were able to get the site up and running again.

Comment from Miss Jan
Time December 26, 2013 at 1:58 pm

Oh no. TARGET? With a credit card. Oh my.