Do you get Christmas presents?

There’s a lot of stuff about Christmas presents around at the moment.  I seem to remember that last year we got our blue pattern beds and tunnels.  I got the bed, and I really enjoyed it until Biggles and Bertie came along.

I realised the other day that this has been my problem, really.  I had a nice quiet life here, in a large cage on my own.  Then they came and I uncled them until they were getting feisty, and Mummy moved me (and my bed) upstairs to live with Midge. We lived next door to each other for a bit, then Biggles and Bertie fell out, and I moved in with Midge (with my bed) and Bertie came to live next door.

Midge sleeping

Most of the time Midge and I get along okay. I let him sleep on my bed and he lets me sleep in his tunnel.  Just lately he’s been bossing me a lot, and I don’t like that.  Sometimes I have to complain loudly.  Mummy gets worried about us then.

The other day we were really having arguments with each other – about who lay in the tunnel, I think -and Mummy decided to see if I should have a break.  She swapped me and Bertie over.  Bertie and Midge lasted about an hour before she decided that wasn’t working, so she put Bertie back with me. I thought it was nice of her to keep my bed with me, by the way.  She’s very thoughtful that way.

Bertie and I managed most of the day together, but towards the evening he started to get on my nerves.  He just invades my space, you know?  All the time, he wanted to sit next to me.  Or in front of me with his nose in my face.  Well eventually I had to tell him to go away, and we had a bit of an argument.

So Mummy put me back with Midge.  And my bed.

percy midge sleeping

I suppose, in the end, it’s how it must be.  Midge and I are grumping along as usual. It’s fine.

I wonder what we’re going to get for Christmas this year?  Bertie says he wants a snuggle-sac, but he’s got one he doesn’t use.  I think Midge and I could do with another bed so that we can each sleep on our own.  The boys downstairs probably don’t need much.  Some extra hay, or special herby things, perhaps.

What would you like for Christmas?




Dear Santa

Apparently Christmas is coming.  That’s when we give presents to our friends and family and get them from them too.  And sometimes people write letters to someone called Santa in case she tells Mummy want we’d really like.

So, here goes.


Dear Santa

If you’ve got time, it would be really nice of you to let Mummy know what we’d like here this Christmas.

  1. Food.  We always like food.  Fancy food is nice, like herbs or little hay nuggets.  Otherwise ordinary food will do, like herbs and lettuce and other leaves.  And hay and nuggets.
  2. Snuggly things.  I’ve already got a lovely snuggly bed, but both Oscar and Midge would like one of those each, although Midge does a very clever curling up on his tunnel to use it like a bed.  Then he uses it like a tunnel, so it’s a kind of dual-purpose snuggly.  If you got Oscar one of them he’d stop being jealous of mine.
  3. Chewy things.  Apparently once upon a time my grassy tunnel had grass on the inside and outside, but it’s all gone now.  Midge says he still has some on his, but Kevin’s is all gone too.  So grassy tunnels for me and Kevin would go down fine.
  4. Something nice for Mummy.  Maybe a large umbrella for the garden so she can sit in the shade when it’s hot next summer.  And maybe it would help cover our runs too.  That makes it a Very Useful Present, since we’d all like it.

Does that sound too much?  I hope not, I don’t want to sound greedy.  Oh, and if your reindeer need some hay, it’s in the bag opposite our cages.

Lots of love

Percy xxxx