Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Santa and his ReinDogs!

Seven Reindogs train for our Christmas Journey!  Today our cousins, Emma, Molly and Piper came by to train with us.   We are seven of the eight original Reindogs.   In the photo above, we are getting our high energy treats before we run and train for our night of pulling Santa's sleigh!   I am the leader, they call me Rudolph when I am at the head of the team.    Before Christmas we will do a night practice and post a photo of my red nose.
For our new readers, this blog has long been the leader in exposing lies and distortions in the media. Several years ago we first exposed how Reindeer have gotten all the credit for pulling Santa's sleigh, but Reindogs do all the work. This year we are again asking for your help to spread the word and expose this cover up of the truth. As proof that Santa uses Reindogs, we have listed below the facts and truths that prove Reindogs are the real hero's of Christmas. Just because the Reindeer could claim endangered status and could afford better lobbyists and public relations firms does not make it right that they should continue getting the credit and all the good parts in the movies.

See the above photo we posted yesterday of Bella and I with Santa, how many pictures do you see of Santa posing in malls with his reindeer? How many family photos show a smiling family gathered under the family tree with their faithful reindeer? Its always Reindogs, isn't it!

We put a lot of the blame on the error on National Geographic Magazine.   Years ago a photographer was roaming near the North Pole taking photos.   All he could find were reindeer, us Reindogs were sound asleep on Santa's hearth, basking in the heat from the fire, taking a well deserved rest from our labors of pulling Santa's sleigh.  So photos of reindeer ended up in the national press at Christmas time and the big lie began. 

The reference in the poem “Twas the night before Christmas” to Santa and his eight tiny reindeer was an error; reindeer was easier for the writer to rhyme with than Reindogs. He knew that the eight members of Santa’s team were Reindogs, he just used poetic license. Talk about an inconvenient truth!

Who is it that pulls sleds and sleighs at Santa's home at the North Pole? It’s Dogs, not deer. Go look at the annual Iditarod race results and see how many teams of reindeer finished last year? There were over 50 teams with over 1,000 dogs and not a reindeer among them. If those reindeer are so good at pulling sleds, why don't they win the Iditarod race? How many Eskimos use reindeer to hunt walrus and seals? Just open your National Geographic magazine and see for yourself. They don’t show pictures of Eskimos hunting polar bears with reindeer. They use dogs!

Still not convinced? Santa’s last name is “Claus”, not Hoofs or Horns. They just misspelled Claws. It’s that poetic license thing again. So who has Claws? Not reindeer, but Reindogs do! Reindeer with their sharp, hard hooves could never keep their footing on the steep and slippery roofs that they have to land the sleigh on, but a dog’s paws with claws and pads grip the ice and snow to keep their footing on the roof. At the end of the poem “He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,” finally the writer got it right. You don’t whistle at deer, you whistle at dogs!

One "Santa" pointed out that Santa's rounds might go faster if his Reindogs did not have to stop and smell each fire hydrant on their rounds, but we don't think he was a "real" Santa. That argument does not hold water, we have to stop with Santa on every street anyway. Those sniffs are how we update the long "Naughty and Nice List" that has to be kept up to date, even on Christmas Eve. Long before E-mail was invented, Reindogs used Scent-Mail (or P-mail as some would say) to find little boys and girls homes. Lets see a reindeer do that!

“Dogs are man’s best friend”, but somehow you believe that reindeer bring your presents? That is the kind of logic that made Mr. Spock glad he was not human. Dogs are recognized as man’s best friend because we are responsible for bringing everyone their Christmas gifts, for protecting them and for bringing joy to children. Beginning at the manger, 2,000 years ago in Bethlehem, when the very first Christmas presents were delivered, a dog guided the Wise Men to the stable, A dog stood watch over the gifts and the Christ child all night long. History suggests that the bright star that guided the Wise Men was Sirius, the Dog Star (check Wickipedia to verify this). Hence the origins of Christmas and Reindogs!

If you were Santa and it was your job to ‘Fetch” toys to children all over the world in one night, who would you turn to, reindeer or Reindogs?  Not only are Reindogs the real heroes of Christmas, but Santa’s Reindogs are Golden Retrievers. Look at the pictures, are they golden colored? Are they long legged? Are they intelligent? Do they fetch toys to millions of boys and girls in one night? Go to any dog park and see how many reindeer are playing fetch and bring tennis balls to little boys and girls. Golden Retrievers make children’s faces light up by fetching them toys and balls, doing every day what they do for millions of children on Christmas Eve. Just try throwing a ball for a reindeer and see how good they are at "fetching". Proof the Reindogs are Golden Retrievers!

You all have heard that according to long standing tradition, you are asked to leave milk and cookies out for Santa and his team. Who do you suppose drinks all of that milk and eats all those cookies? Reindogs, that's who. Reindeer eat hay dummy, if you don't believe me go search Wikipedia. This year we are trying to start a new tradition, instead of milk and cookies, could you leave a good scotch and some chew toys?   That way Santa and his Reindogs will all be happy!

The story of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindog has long been a family tradition in our family. According to our family history that has been handed down from mouth to ear for many generations, Rudloph is an ancestor of mine. It all started with Great,great,great, great, great grandpaw. He had an extraordinary nose and had long used his special talent to track lost explorers and packages at the North Pole. He had a red nose from following scent trails in deep snow, his nose used to get cold and red from the exposure to snow and cold. One foggy Christmas eve Santa needed help in finding the route to take for his scheduled Christmas Eve run. Rudolph stepped forward and offered to guide the team by scent, tracking good little boys and girls with his nose,  thus saving Christmas that year and establishing a wonderful family tradition, that is until the reindeer lobby stepped in to take credit for it all.  As further proof, when police need to track a missing child, do they call in the reindeer to do the tracking?    No, they ask dogs to follow the trail and find the child.   Don't you just hate it when you work hard and someone else takes credit for all of your hard work?

Most of the crowded dog shelters and homeless dogs are directly caused by this travesty. Millions of unemployed Reindogs have been thrown out of work by the upstart reindeer. The reindeer take all the good parts in the Christmas plays, manger scenes and movies, leaving Reindogs truly out in the cold.

The Golden Retrievers of the world will be waiting for our apology from the press. We will expect the artists and movie producers to book Golden Retrievers for the publicity shots and movie roles so that at long last Reindogs will get the credit due them. We need you to help us spread the word and reverse this great lie. Help us keep this great dream alive and tell others about the great heritage that has been stolen from us.  
But I heard him exclaim, as he drove out of sight,

"Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good-night."
Fear not, children, Santa and his team of Reindogs will be there for you on Christmas Eve!
Mogley the Golden Reindog!


  1. *whew* Thanks for setting us straight on that; Mom didn't know the whole Reindog story, but I'm glad that you've got her properly informed. I'll make sure she spreads the truth far and wide. Oh, and she's with you about leaving out scotch and chew toys - although she can't promise that the scotch will make it to Santa... she's a bit particular about her scotch, and every year she gets a bottle of 18 year old Glen Livet that she hoards.... But chew toys we can certainly do! ;-)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  2. Well, this is even better than the WikiLeaks!!!

    I don't know how you keep everyone straight - all the puppies look alike! :)

  3. What a shocker! I had no idea about this and have never even heard rumors to this effect. I am going to put your blog url on my blog and tell evfurry buddy to look at it, read it and understand it.

    Thank you fur righting this terrible wrong.


  4. well thanks for setting the record straight!


  5. Mogley,

    If you ever need a new career we think you should become an attorney. We have never heard such irrefutable evidence as which you posted.
    Their is no doubt in our minds that you are 100% correct and all Golden's must unite to undo this tremendous injustice.

    Hamish & Rescue Sophie

  6. We are totally convinced! Great research.

  7. Well Mogley, you must be all out of breath telling such a long story. We are glad you mentioned Mr. Spock to give this story the credibility it deserves.

    We asked mommie if we could come along as reindogs too on Christmas Eve, but she said we would catch cold over the North Pole because we are Florida dogs.

    We wish you lots of fun in your training and your ride on Christmas Eve.

    Earnhardt, Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver

  8. Bravo BUT what about The Pretty Sled Dogs?

    PeeEssWoo: That Jack is khorrekht!

  9. Hi Mogley
    We think you're correct with the Reindog story. Thanks for setting the records straight - now to get this information out to the whole world!

    Nadine & Neeli
    Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)

  10. such great uncoverings...thank you Mogley! I enjoyed visiting your site. If you have a moment, my name is Hurricane and my mom Tracy posted an entry that I wrote some time back. I like to write and a bunch of my stories are going to be published into a book called: My Life as a Dog...I wanted to get the truth out as well! We need to do that, you know Mogley?

  11. It all makes perfect sense now. Thanks for setting us all straight.
    Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

  12. Sheila and Bob had it right, although Abby suspects you've already passed the Bar and gotten your license to practice law. A passionate exposition bound to sway any jury. You forgot to ask for damages, though. Rookie mistake. Abby can help you avoid those.

    Jed & Abby, L.B.E. [Legal Beagle-mix Extraordinaire]

  13. Lovely dogs, liked the pic a lot and would like to see those dogs together