Friday, December 24, 2010

It Happened One Christmas Eve...

Bunny here with a little tale about our Christmas Eve adventures.

You see, it just so happened that we were waiting up for Santa, since I was sure he'd want to take me up on that offer to take over the job from the reindeer.  That's when I got a call.  It was Alien calling to tell us that he had a problem.  His mechanical reindeer weren't working and he needed to fly around the world to deliver presents and keep Sallie from being disappointed again.  Well, I told him that Blueberry and I could pull that space age sleigh faster than any reindeer and since Santa hadn't seen the wisdom of my plan, we'd be happy to help him out.

Blueberry and I donned our Christmas coats and dashed to the door, only to find Lilac and Morgan both there, too.  We tried to convince Lilac that she did not want to come along and pull Alien's sleigh, but she was not to be deterred.  Morgan also kept insisting that she could keep up.  Before we could sort it out, the Hicbarian technology had engaged and we were up in the sleigh with Alien.  Morgan begged to help us, so I took the lead and Morgan ran beside Blueberry. 

It was going pretty smoothly as we ran along, stopping at all the homes of the dogs we knew had been good and leaving them all sorts of good treats.  We even stopped at all the shelters and left presents and food for the dogs and cats waiting for their forever homes.  It was rather exhilarating to run along in the sky combining our Greyhound speed and the Hicbarian technology so that we could fly.

Well, it just so happened that Lilac might have been whispering something in Alien's ear that had him distracted.  While he was gazing into her eyes, we saw Santa zipping through the sky with his eight reindeer.  We couldn't help it.  Our Greyhound instincts kicked in and we took off.  We just had to pass Santa and those reindeer.  As we raced off in hot pursuit, Alien and Lilac had to hang on back there in the sleigh.

I heard Santa shout "Ho Ho Ho" and I yelled "Eat My Dust" and we gave it everything we had.  It was awesome!  Santa and all his reindeer stared at us as we flew past them with mouths in a perfect O shape.  If I'd had time, I'd have snapped a picture, but we were going too fast.  I'm hoping we don't end up on the naughty list next year over a little friendly competition, but if we do, that's okay.  It was completely worth it!

Soon, we were all done with our important job and we headed back so Alien could deliver his special present for Sallie.  Then we headed home because we were definitely in need of a nap.  We Greyhounds run hard and sleep hard, it's just part of who we are.  No sooner were we back home then Morgan, Blueberry and I were all curled up in our beds and dreaming of sugar bones. 

Imagine our surprise when we woke up Christmas morning and found a stash of presents under the tree.   Everything we'd asked for was wrapped up nicely under the tree.  There was even a new fan with a big red bow on top.  I walked up to the tree in awe.  There on top of my presents was a letter from Santa.

Dear Bunny,

You were right!  Greyhounds are much faster than reindeer.  I was amazed by your speed as you charged past my coursers.  For a little hound, you are certainly fast!  Next year, will you please guide my sleigh with a team of Greyhounds?  

Please accept these gifts as a reward for your generosity in helping  Alien deliver presents to those I couldn't reach.  I'll be looking forward to meeting you next year!


P.S.  Lilac's present involved handcuffs, Alien and that sleigh of his.  I'm sure she'll be back in due time!

Wow!  I guess dreams do come true, for all of us!  Merry Christmas to all!

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  1. Bwhahahaha...OMD, da PS got me and nows I am worthless at making a comment. I think I'll haves to come.


  2. LOL! Eat My Dust! Hee, Hee, Hee, Hee!!!!!

  3. Great story! Bunny, we all knew you could do it!!

    Merry Christmas!

  4. That was quite a story.
    Merry Christmas Girls!Have a safe, happy and treat filled holiday.
    Wags, buddy, Ginger n Shadow

  5. Merry Christmas to our new fur-friends. Such a story teller. The HoundDogs

  6. LOL! Awesome! I was wondering where Alien disappeared to.

    That was some space race! Those reindeer didn't stand a chance. :)

    Merry Christmas!

  7. You said "Eat my dust" to Santa????? You are a really brave girl! I'm sure glad it all ended up okay.

    Have a really wonderful Christmas!

    Emma Rose

  8. Heehee! I'm sure Santa doesn't hear 'Eat My Dust' too often!!! Merry Christmas to you all!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  9. Merry Christmas from all of us here on the hillside farm!

  10. Bawhhahahahaha! I guess you showed those reindeer!!! Had I known, I would have joined you - they don't call me Mr. Speedy for nothing! BOL!!!

    Merry Christmas!

    Your pal, Pip

  11. Merry Christmas from the Urban Canines!

  12. All of your snow has proven to be furry inspirational!


  13. Oh Bunny.. what a story. We love your Christmas picture
    Happee Merry Christmas
    Benny & Lily

  14. miss bunny!

    i'm glad you finally set santa paws straight! i can't believe he didn't think you were fast enough to pull his sleigh!!
    miss lilac and alien and handcuffs sounds kinda dangerous like...mama says i'm not old enough to understand?

    the booker man

    pee s -- me 'n asa LOVED your christmas cutesies!! we think your picture card is pretty cool, too! it's like a little baseball trading card or somethingie...totally neato!

  15. heehee! and love the pictures...that is a cool candy cane hat!! hope you all have a wonderful christmas :) M x x

  16. Nigel's ears perked up at handcuffs. Not good. ;)

    Merry Christmas! ♥

  17. Such a cute picture of Bunny and her Hedgehog!

  18. Dearest Bunny,

    The hounds of Greyhound Gardens would like to audition for next years sleigh race. Please, please, puhleaze?

  19. Lovely photos of hounds so obviously on the nice list. No coal for Bunny et al.

  20. What an exciting Christmas Eve you all had! Thank you for the lovely card! I hope you enjoy every moment of Christmas, and the upcoming new year!!

  21. A letter from Santa!?! Oh Bunny, I'm so happy for you!!!

  22. What an adventure! I was really worried near the middle of the story that Santa was going to be mad at you... and that you might not get your presents. But, the story turned out very happily! Happy Christmas to you four girls and your two humans. I hope that you all have had a happy day and will get lots of rest soon!


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