You might remember that I had a talk with poor old Scunner the Grumpy Elf. We found out that he might be allergic to Christmas. I was trying to think of a new job that he could do.
Well, thanks to your great suggestions I have been given plenty of ideas to try. I decided that perhaps he could help with the…
Ah yes, I decided that perhaps he could help with the reindeer!
‘Scunner, you like animals don’t you?’ I asked him yesterday. He smiled and nodded his head.
‘I love animals Santa. I have a wee dog at home called Bobby. He is a great wee dog but can be quite grumpy at times.’
I smiled at this. It seems that Scunner and his dog are very alike.
‘Great. So you don’t have any allergies to animals?’
‘Och no, none at all.’ He chuckled.
‘Would you like to help look after the reindeer then?’
Scunner whooped with joy and jumped up from his chair. He spun around with excitement. I knew that I had maybe hit on something.
Scunner stopped spinning and looked at me. He was swaying around a little as though he was dizzy.
‘It is quite hard work Scunner. They need to be fed and their stables need to be cleaned out. Basically they need to be looked after well so they are ready for Christmas Eve.’
I looked at him because sometimes people can forget that taking care of animals can be a big job.
‘Santa, I will look after them very well – I promise.’ He said and by the tone of his voice I believed him.
So, Scunner is trying his first new job soon. I hope it works out but if it doesn’t you have given me some great ideas.
P.S. Do you have a pet to look after? What do you do to make sure it is happy and well? You can click here to tell me or, scroll down to see what other people have written!