Originally posted on Sue Vincent's Daily Echo as part of Ani's advent. You can see the original post here.
Dear Santa Paws,
The humans and the squeaky things in cages say you’re coming for a visit, and that you plan to bring toys and treats. I love visitors, especially if they bring stuff like toys and treats with them, so I hope you’re coming real soon.
I’m not sure how this works, because this is my first time writing to you, but I’m told I should tell you how good I’ve been and what I want you to bring when you visit. Apparently if I haven’t been good you won’t bring me toys and treats. That’s OK, because I really have been good. OK, mostly. Well, I’ve tried to be good, and since I’m only a puppy that counts, right? I mean, it wasn’t my fault about the audio book. The thing with the slippers wasn’t my fault either. Besides, I already went to puppy jail for those things, so it wouldn’t be fair if I had to go without toys and treats when I was punished already.
Anyway, you can bring me any toys and treats you want. I’m especially fond of chicken though, and my favourite toys are balls and the kinds of toys that go squeak when you grab them in the right place... Just so you know. Oh, and I really do need new toys, since I’m getting low on them because of how they keep falling apart when I’m playing with them – also not my fault!
I hope you’re coming to visit soon. I can do stairs now, so I’ll come greet you at the door when you arrive. If you remember the toys and treats, I’ll even do my happy wiggle dance for you.
Lots of licks,