Today was Scunner’s first day in his new job. He turned up at the stables at five in the morning wearing a pair of big work overalls.
The overalls were quite the sight. They had big candy cane straps and flying reindeer on them.
I could tell Scunner was excited to start his new job.
The reindeer all moved over to greet him and he patted them one by one on the nose.
They seemed to like Scunner and that was good. Even though they are my reindeer, they can still be nervous of new people at times. Anyway, I stayed for twenty minutes and saw that he was doing well. I decided to get back to work.
I was only halfway to the workshop when I heard a loud shriek. I turned around, worried by the sound. I ran as fast as I could back to the stables.
‘Santa, get me doon!’ Scunner wailed. I tried not to laugh. He was dangling from Blitzen’s left antler.
Blitzen was moving his whole body, slowly walking in a circle. It looked like Blitzen was trying to nibble Scunner’s behind! I did not know what was happening but they were going around and around.
‘He’s trying to get the carrots that are in my back pocket!’ Scunner moaned. I smiled and tried not to chuckle. I understood what had happened.
You see, Scunner is a kind little elf. He thought it would be nice if he brought some carrots as a treat for the reindeer.
Scunner was changing their straw when Blitzen saw the carrots. Blitzen LOVES carrots. He tried to sneak one out of Scunner’s pocket but his antler snagged Scunner’s candy cane strap. The harder Blitzen tried to get those yummy carrots in Scunner’s back pocket, the more Scunner was bounced around.
Scunner was fine when we got him down. Instead of being Scunner the Grumpy Elf , he was now Scunner the VERY Grumpy Elf. I am not surprised that he does not want to work in the reindeer pen anymore.
Ah well, back to the drawing board!
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