Hmmm. Who is worthy of being Santa's new reindeer this year? Akua? No. He's been nice, but a little naughty. He has chewed some major T.P. this year. He hogs the sofa, sits on the kitchen counters, paws desperately at the bedroom door when we are trying to sleep and has forgotten proper litter box etiquette. The covering part.
What about Hana? She is so naughty that Santa left her resume in the junk mail folder. Her precocious and pesty attitude could win her a starring role on an annoying kitty reality show. He knows that she would never do anything he wanted. Even when it is one of the highest Christmas honors. Pulling a sleigh.
Together they are abominable.
Hmmm, what about the neighbor's dog? She is shy. But I think she has been nice. And dogs love to work like a team. I bet Santa could mold her into the purrrrrfect new recruit.
Have you checked out all the amazing black and white art over at the 2013 Tomie dePaola Contest ? Illustrators were asked to depict scenes from Little Women, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer or The Yearling. I chose The Yearling. Mine is somewhere towards the bottom. Be sure to stop by and check it out!
And check out all the cats at www.gattinamycats.blogspot.com as well.