Oh Dog! I am so so SO EXCITED!!! You are gonna PEE ON THE RUG when you see who my guest is today! Are you ready?????
Then dogs and cats, put your paws together and help me welcome the Big Guy himself……. SANTA!!!!
SANTA: Ho! Ho! Ho!
RUMPY: Oh Dog! I am so excited Santa! Thank you SO much for being my guest today. Now I know you have many names you go by all over the world. Is it OK if I call you Santa?
SANTA: That’s fine by me Rumpy! And have YOU been a very good dog this year?
RUMPY: I sure have! Now Santa, let’s start by asking about The Legend- you have been around for a LONG time! From what I read, you first hit the scene in 270 AD! Can that be true?
SANTA: The legend began with a kind Bishop Nicholas who was in Myra in what is now Turkey. Nicholas helped the daughters of a good man avoid having to go into prostitution by providing them with money for a dowry so they could marry.
RUMPY: The word is that you used the home’s chimney to drop the money down to the girls? Was that your first delivery?
SANTA: That’s what the legend says Rumpy!
RUMPY: Oh Dog! Now through the years your legend has survived, but it has also morphed to fit with the times. So tell us Santa, are there any new changes on the horizon?
SANTA: Funny you should ask. With global warming slowly but surely increasing the temperature at the North Pole, along with a long trek thru the southern hemisphere, I think it may be time to change the costume. What do you think?
RUMPY: Hmmmm…. I dunno, I’m not a dog that adapts well to change. But the most important thing is your comfort. What did ya have in mind?
SANTA: Still working on the design, but I’ll keep you posted.
RUMPY: OK, one more question Santa. I know you keep a list of good girls and boys, but what about us dogs and cats? Surely we’re held to a different standard than human children? After all, stealing a bite of someone’s dinner is a far cry from refusing to clean your room or skipping school. Right?
SANTA: Trust me, good dogs and cats have nothing to worry about! Now, what’s on the list of my favorite dogs- Rumpy and DeDe?
RUMPY: DeDe wants a new deer antler and a fancy new collar. I would like a free pass to Doggy Daycare at Doggie’s Day Out!
SANTA: And the kitties?
RUMPY: Well…… they would like fish treats and cat nip toys. And Stray Kitty would like a forever home.
SANTA: *writes this down* Now, no promises, but I’ll get the elves right on it.
RUMPY: *hugs Santa* Thanks Santa! Oh yeah, *whispers* Just so ya know, Jen says that if things don’t work out with you and Mrs. Claus- look her up!
SANTA: *blushes* Ho! Ho! Ho!