Bunny here at the keyboard, writing a little about a Christmas mission that I am embarking on.
I had hopes that this was going to be the year that I did not have to intervene and try to convince Santa not to put certain dogs in our family on the naughty list. Unfortunately, our own little Christmas elf has arrived and I caught her going through the playback on the PetCube camera. I am very afraid that she has sent certain incriminating evidence to Santa and this does not bode well for a certain hound here who might be named Flattery.
You might be wondering how bad that could be. Well, let me tell you, not many hounds are caught on camera attacking Star Wars Lego people, waking up other dogs to get Dad to take her outside so she can get something to eat, stealing my human’s things and moving them to her dog bed or tearing up the couch. Nobody knows Flattery’s penchant for mischief like I do. Trust me, I have seen it all.
Still, here’s the part that I’m afraid that Santa hasn’t seen. Flattery has become an awesome nursing home visitor. Not only that, but when we go out in public, she does an amazing job of greeting people and making people want a Greyhound of their own. She’s come a long way towards filling in for me as I’ve started to retire and I feel comfortable that for the most part, she’s learned the ropes.
I feel like I need to go and visit Santa again and make sure that he understands that there’s more to Flattery than her mischief. Yes, she does get into things that she shouldn’t, but she’s got a good heart hidden under those crazy stunts and naughty antics. I’m not sure why she does those things, but I’m hoping that Santa will understand that she’s not all naughty. Hopefully, she’s done enough good this year by sharing smiles, tail wags and gentle kisses to outweigh the trouble she’s gotten into.
Hopefully, this is the last time I’ll have to go and have a talk with Santa to save her bacon, but with Flattery, you never know. One thing I can say about her is that she makes us good dogs look really good. I guess we’ll find out on Christmas if my mission has been a success.