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Thursday, December 08, 2016

Saint Nicolas Day Rewind

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  Did everyone remember to celebrate Saint Nicolas Day on the 6th?  You know, you leave your wooden sabots by the fireplace with treats for Saint Nicolas' horse the night before and if you've been good, Saint Nicolas will leave you presents!?!  Anyway, we had our sabots (wooden shoes Mom bought back when she, Dad, and our great-sisters Lucky and Jesse lived in Belgium) all set to go!

Mom thought one of us girls should strike a few poses by the sabots, just for good measure!

"Well, Mom, for the right price, I'd ..."
"Hey, Cam!  Let's play!  C'mon!  A little Crazed River Otter action!"

I mean ... those Old Mother Hubbard treats were calling my NAME!

"No, really!  I'm working here, Mags!"
"Just a little boom-boom, Cam!"

Mom moved the bed over to the hearth (I don't like slipping on tile and Mom knows that, so she made sure I had good footing) - and I struck a nice pose by the sabots:

"How's th--uh-oh!"
"Hello... fellow Crazed River Otter!"

Can you see her reflection in the fireplace?  The temptation to get up and play was strong!  But then Mom got the treats out which made me stay, and she got something else out that made Maggie stay on the other side of the room:

"How's this, Mom?"

Just the sight of the Santa hats is enough to send Mags packing!  But then Mom saw how sad Maggie was that she didn't get a treat, so she removed my hat and ...

"We hope everyone had a wonderful Saint Nicolas Day!"
"Behold, the power of treats!"

We can't help it - those treats are powerful!  And fear not!  We did erupt into a round of Crazed River Otter Games after the shoot!

I just have to wonder if that's what Mom had planned all along.  Hmm...



  1. What a lovely tradition. Your sabots are quite festive looking too....and I had a good MOL at your reflection your hat looks funny in the reflection
    Hugs madi your bfff

  2. Wow, what a wonderful photo! Are you gonna wear those sabots too? A girl can't have too many shoes!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. lovely....the reflection picture is hilarious. that last one would make a great Christmas card

  4. Wow, those must be some GOOD treats! I'm putting them on my Christmas list. Grreat pics. We don't have any wooden shoes (or any shoes), so St.Nick didn't leave us anything. :(

  5. WE think TREATS can cause us to be TOO cooperative... do you suppose the Peeps... put somthingy In them to cause it?

  6. We need to remember this tradition next year! We just adore your last picture, girls♥

  7. Ah yes, treats make everything better.

  8. WE love that last picture!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  9. OMD, gurls you look FABulous!!!! And you have very good willpower to resist the temptation of the CROG!!! Ma has tried to gets a Santa hat on me furevers, butts I just shake it off and run!!! BOL (the fluffy ball is just too much of a temptation....☺)
    Yes, i agree with Molly and Mackie, I gots to remember this tradition for next year....the TREATIES not the hat....BOL!!
    Ruby ♥

  10. What WONDERFUL photos!!!!You girlies look stunning in the photos, I can't pick a favourite one 'cos theys all sooo good, including the crazy otter starters, hehe
    I do luffs your decorations, the Mr Santy Paws wall hanging looks amazing
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx
    PeeS Any further sightings of Sock Monkey Mags?

  11. You two really did strike the right pose in the end. We just knew there would be a wrestling match after such hard work.

  12. We learned something today, we had no idea about this special day! Such pretty pictures!

    Kiki and Nala