Monday, December 21, 2009

ROSY REINDEER SPEAKS


Hi there, friends! It's Rosy Reindeer, here. Just wanted to check in with you readers of Gatherings to let you know that we reindeer were getting ready for our big night! You know that I'm not one to brag...but aren't my antlers to die for??? I've worked so hard to get them 'just right' for the big trip!

You can see how hard we've been working to get into shape! Long runs through the snow...


Lots of good grooming from the snow boys...sort of like personal trainers...


We've reviewed the tapes of last year's journey...to see if there is anywhere we need to improve...


We've practiced our take off and landings...


And , even spent some time brushing up with Santa...


Now I'm sure, being the smart, 'in-the-know' women that you are, you are aware that the Santa uses only us 'girls' to pull his sleigh! It's been that way since the beginning, of course, but there's always some guy who thinks he should be the one leading the group. Sometimes, they will try to sneak in...tie their antlers on and fool the old man. But, Santa is no dummy...he catches them every time!Just look at that sad reindeer...shame on him!


Every one knows that:
According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, while both male
and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, male
reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late
November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers till
after they give birth in the spring.

Therefore, according to EVERY historical rendition depicting Santa’s
reindeer, EVERY single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen, had to be
a girl.


It is no surprise to us, is it? ONLY we women would be able to drag a fat man
in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get
lost! I'm just saying...



See ya Christmas Eve...Rosy

7 comments:

racheld said...

Tonja,

You just WON'T DO!!

Thank you for the lesson laugh.

rachel

Gram said...

Thank you for the smile. I needed it today.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

You are too funny. I had no idea about the antlers. It seems they grow awful big in that short time.

Southern Lady said...

How cute, Tonja ... and we learned something too! Perhaps we should add "ette" to all the reindeer's names. Nahhhhh ... Rudolphette the red-nosed reindeer just doesn't work, does it!

Musicaljean said...

I'm back to my computer now after being in Lancaster County for a long weekend, so I'm just catching up with everyone. As always, I've learned and laughed as I've caught up with you!

nancygrayce said...

I swear I did not know the reindeer were females!

Janean said...

well, i didn't know the antler thing, but i do now!!! very cute post! Merry Christmas.