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Sunday, December 06, 2015

Saint Nicolas Day!

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  As I mentioned the other day, today is Saint Nicolas Day!  Mags and I left some carrots and apples in the sabots by the fireplace last night - a nice treat for St. Nicolas' horse!  And look at what we found this morning!

Me and Mags by our sabots!

Treats for us!!! Thank you, St. Nicolas! Oh, sure, we'd have been happy with the carrots and apples, but those were for the horse! Anyway - happy feast of Saint Nicolas to everyone -- or, as they say in Belgium where Mom got our sabots: Bonne fête de Saint Nicolas!

Should we also get back to the trees?  How about the one right behind us, the religious Christmas tree? We'll move out of the way so you can see the whole set up:


The tree is flanked by small wall-hanging quilts Mom made - they are of Santa Claus and Saint Nicolas! (And a couple snowman quilts, too, that really don't fit the theme, but Mom had no other place to put them.)  Let's zoom in:


The tree is covered with different wooden angel ornaments - mostly from Germany, a few from Belgium - plus a couple of Nativity scenes carved from Olive Wood. Those are from Jerusalem.

Oh. Right. A shot of Maggie and me in front of the tree? OK.  With the Santa hats?  Hmm.  How's this?

"Check it out.  I'm doing the jaunty Santa hat look."
"Good one, Mags!"

Mom wanted another shot of us and said we could strike any pose we wanted, as long as we wore the hats.  I did my serious look while Maggie ...

"This one's for you, Saint Nic!"
"We're hoping you'll have a Yule that's cool!"

I really wish I'd have thought of turning the hat into a bandana like Mags did!

Happy Saint Nicolas Day to all - and to our Jewish friends, Happy Hanukkah tonight!



  1. You two never cease to make us smile!!! Have a very happy St. Nicolas day!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  2. that was so nice of him to leave you some treats in return - you are certainly in his good books now

  3. You two should make a movie!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. Haha I love the hats!!!

  5. OH MY STARS noms from St. Nick!!! that is way better than what the tooth fairy leaves. We agree with the Mayors...you should make a movie. Who is that behind those
    Foster Grants?
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. Congrats on getting those nice treats from St. Nicolas - he KNEW you two were good.

    We have Santa hats too, but the Momster is frustrated with trying to get them to stay on us. We sure hope she doesn't get any ideas here.

    Woos - Ciara and Lightning

  7. What a grreat pose, you guys!! I love Maggie's bandana hat!

  8. you pups could've put out 3 more pairs of sabots to cover all your pawsies :) we're glad St Nick's horses liked the treats you left and traded you :) we like how your mom decorated that corner. the wall hangings are cute. we still don't have decorations out yet. our mom has an idea for our tree but this weekend we had her busy on another project. have a fun week ahead!

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie

  9. We celebrated St. Nick also and I got some treats but I don't have those fance sabots. Those are pretty cool. You both look great with Santa hats and Mommy loves the tree and quilts

    Ziggy Out!!