Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Twas almost the night before Christmas.....

As you can see, even though it is the Christmas season I still have my daily chores.  Here I am fetching the Sunday morning paper so that the Privileged ones can read their paper and don't have to get cold.   If it is to be, a dog has to do it.    You can see that the Sunday paper on the week of Christmas is a heavy burden.   No extra treats for the extra work I did, just an extra ear rub.   Santa works from Dusk to Dawn, but a Reindogs work is never done.     I bet he will want me to bring in the paper Christmas morning after we have been up all night pulling the sleigh. 
Sunday morning our Privileged one was called to Pueblo to replace a mall Santa that had taken ill.   He spent Sunday and Monday down there.  He said it was fun, he always enjoys getting out and meeting the children.   Pueblo is one of the hardest hit areas for unemployment.  It also has quite a few military families.   He reported that he had many children only asked for one or two toys because their family was struggling.   Several wanted their family home for Christmas, they were deployed overseas.  Two children came in with their grandmother, both their mother and father were overseas, all they wanted was to be together as a family for Christmas.   There were some that wanted a job for their parents.   There were also many that wanted a surprise for Christmas, they had not been able to make up their minds.   He was surprised about the large number of children that wanted John Deere tractors for Christmas, it was the overwhelming toy requested, reflecting the farming around Pueblo.   He did get a refresher on his Spanish skills.   Years of loud noise and shooting guns makes whispered Spanish hard to follow, luckily the toy names were the same.

Now we have to get ready for our duties as Reindogs to pull the sleigh on Christmas Eve.   We are happy that Santa has lost weight, it will make the task a little easier.   Going from metal toys to plastic toys over the years has helped us keep on schedule as well, the sleigh is still full, but it weighs a lot less now. 

Our cousins came by yesterday to exercise with us, then they went back home last night.   They returned again this morning for another day of romping.   It is important that we be in good condition when we leave to pull the sleigh.   That should call for extra treats, but somehow that part of our conditioning program seems to have been overlooked. 

Mogley G. Retriever


  1. Woo that newspaper looks heavy. If a Siberian Husky were sent to retrieve the paper, confetti would be returned. Just saying.

  2. I think your visit to Pueblo is very telling and pulls on those heart strings, doesn't it? I hope all the families find peace and are able to enjoy the season--And I hope YOU get a break from carrying in that heavy paper--What a job, but someone has to do it, right?? ;-)

  3. Hi Mogley,

    I've been busy too...and as fit and tucked up as I am, if my Humans had let me come to Colorado I could have helped y'all with your reindog duties.

    In our mountains they call for a white Christmas, but I think the Humans are staying here at the shore. No snow here.

    Hope y'all will have a jolly Christmas day! Not sure when I'll get another chance to stop

    Merry Christmas! and safe journey!
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  4. The trip to Pueblo say so much about you guys and your chauffeur. What a wonderful group you are and we hope you will have a Blessed Christmas.
    Mogley, we want you and your crew to get plenty of rest the next few days so that you will be able to lead Santa's sleigh on Christmas Eve.

    Hamish & Sophie

  5. Yay!! What a great post! You have the most wonderful hearts and rewarding work!
    Rest. Treats. Smiles. Blessings.

    Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
    Sierra Rose

  6. Wow, you guys have a lot on your plate! It's very nice of you reindogs to bring in the paper too!

  7. Woo wouldn't need to worry about this Siberian shredding the paper -

    Of khourse, I walk past it - Mom is responible fur bringing it in -

    I'm sure woo and The Khousins are ready to be run run reindogs!

    PeeEssWoo: Please see your 'PO' gets a little extra something in his stokhking!

  8. Just stopping by to wish you the best for your paper-picker-upper and reindeer duties. Mogley, you might not get an extra treat for all the work you are doing, but you are greatly appreciated here for your writing skills.

    Mommie said she can relate to the children in Pueblo, she used to be for 3 years in a refugee camp as a child.

    So take care of yourself Mogley, we need your blog, we need you to take care of your fosters and your two legged ones.

    Earnhardt, Lady(senior), Sandy Paws and Oliver.

  9. The life of Reindogs...if only there were more awareness Mogley! You are so good to your humans! Tell Santa thank you for sharing his experiences at the mall. It is a good reality check for us and we hope that all of those children receive their wishes.

  10. It's really foggy here tonight, so make sure that those snooters are in full working order! Merry Christmas!!!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus