Saturday, December 31, 2011

Yes, Coco... there IS a Santa Claus!

Where did Christmas go?  It's hard to believe 2011 is almost over!

December was a whirlwind around here!

Decorations were up the weekend after Thanksgiving, so we enjoyed the lights and ambience of Christmas every night during Advent! When Mom wasn't working hard on making ornaments for Holiday boutiques, we watched old black-n-white Christmas movies together and drank hot cocoa... well, my Mom did but I probably got a lick or two of cream!

Can you see Natalie Wood, starring in "Miracle on 34th Street" on the T.V.?   Like her, I just wasn't sure Santa really existed, but I really liked the movie and it gave me a lot to think about.

During December, there were lots of people in-n-out of the house.  I just love it when company spends the night.  I got to play with kids and some doggies and there was lots of laughter in the house! The kitchen was filled with lots of yummy smells... smells of cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate, sugar, pears, hot cider... hmmmm!  

I kept trying to get a taste or two, but somehow there just wasn't anything left for me.... what's that all about, anyway?!  Humphf!

One night (I think it was Christmas Eve), I heard a lot of commotion outside....

I ran to the door and looked outside, and who do you think I saw?  I couldn't believe my eyes... it was Santa Claus.  He was riding on a BIG red Fire Engine through Mount Hermon.  I let out a "woof" and secretly told him that all I wanted for Christmas was a toy bone.  I went to bed that night hopeful... maybe there really WAS a Santa Claus.  I dreamt of toy bones... ones that squeaked, and couldn't wait to wake up!

Low and behold, on Christmas morning... what do you think I found under my tree?.....

Was it true... could it be.... Did Santa really remember lil ol' me?  I sniffed it; rolled it a bit with my nose... and just when I thought it couldn't get much better...

Yes... YES, IT SQUEAKS!!!!  I'm a believer!  There really IS a Santa Claus!

Hope your Christmas was as magical as mine!  Squeak, squeak... Coco xoxo

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