Every year, we share the dogs’ letters to Santa here on the blog. Bunny is nice enough to type them on the computer for them, so I just copy them and post them here. Today’s letter is from Morgan.
Here’s hoping this letter finds you doing even better than last year. I’m pretty sure I’d know if you’d had a bad year because my surveillance is pretty sophisticated. You’re a guy worth protecting in my book.
I have been a good girl this year. I have barked at a lot less people and tried my hardest to get along with my pack mates and my humans. I’ve also kept my eyes and ears alert to be sure that nothing bad could get to any of them. Since they’re all alive and well as of the writing of this letter, I feel that I’ve done my job the best that I could.
As far as what I’d like, Santa, just keep my eyes and ears alert so that I can protect those that I love. I could always use some extra surveillance equipment, but as long as I can stay sharp and on top of my game, I can keep my family safe. I mean, let’s face it, you’ve met Küster and while he’s great for keeping them from getting lost, he’s not protecting anybody from unfriendlies. The boy would wag his tail off at an ax murderer. He thinks everyone in the world is his friend, and I’m glad he doesn’t know that there can be bad people in world. He’s always only known that everybody loves and adores him. Bunny and Flattery also think everyone wants to adore them, and they’ll always think that if I keep the bad guys in hats away from them. My humans took a chance on me and for that, I’ll always be devoted to their safety and well-being, too. I can’t imagine a world without my family, those I love the most, in it. So, please, just give me the gifts I need to protect what I already have and I’ll be happy. Although I wouldn’t mind if you threw in a new Honky Pig and a bone, I won’t be disappointed if you don’t leave those. I know they’re in high demand. If you left a few rabbit traps, that wouldn’t break my heart, either, and I promise I’d share with Flattery.
I promise that even though I find men in hats highly suspicious, I will let you in to make your delivery without a peep. You will have no tooth holes in your fancy red pants from me. That is, just as long as you don’t do anything that threatens my family. I’m sure you understand. A good Shepherd has to always be on her game.
One last note, Santa, if you don’t mind. I’m sure you know by now that all of us are a little worried about Flattery ending up on the Naughty List. I think her heart is in the right place, but she’s still learning about the world. If you could give her a little grace on her, ahem, questionable behavior lately, I’m sure she’ll be much better behaved next year!
Morgan Angelina jak Noar