I had a nice letter from some friends. They got their two-legs, who is friends with my two-legs, to send some of her festive photographs over… just in the interests of canine solidarity.
It is a trying time for dogs … sometimes even for human people. But on the whole, no one tries to make us wear red antlers, though you’d be surprised how many two-leggeds volunteer to wear big red suits and long white beards. I’ve never understood it, myself, but I’ve never looked my best in a long white beard
Have a wonderful holiday season. Have your two-legged read you the book. I’ve sent you a picture. I’m sure she knows the story!
Love from all of us,
Bonnie and Gibbs and The Duke
I have to agree… I try all the time at Christmas, but I don’t always manage to snaffle the turkey. And a white beard does not look good on a dog. And a green one usually means you are in trouble for de-stuffing things again…
Bonnie and Gibbs and The Duke live with Marilyn and Garry Armstrong. Marilyn takes wonderful pictures and posts them on her blog along with articles about all sorts of things, from the dogs and the landscape, to Garry meeting film stars and presidents when he worked in the square box thingy. What I want to know, is, does that mean Garry is like Santa, being able to fit inside lots of small spaces, like Santa does with chimneys, and be everywhere at once every day? Even Santa only has to do it once a year..!
Marilyn has also written a book, The 12-Foot Teepee, which tells about a young woman’s journey to find a future for herself by freeing herself from her past.
I’m not sure what a teepee is but my two legs wishes she could have one too. I think its a kind of two-legs kennel, but I may be wrong about that. I hope I’m not, ’cause my two-legs drinks a lot of tea…
Much love, Ani xxx
Antlers are for Reindeer!
If you would like to help save Ani from a fate (she says) worse than death, send your Letters to Santa, festive memories, short stories, flash fiction or poems to the Small Dog. She will post them every day through December until Christmas.
She would especially like to hear from her four-legged or feathered friends (she has a special place very close to her heart for turkeys)… but she says that two-legs are better than none, so she will accept submissions from humans too.
To get in touch, please use the form on the contact page or email Ani at firstname.lastname@example.org