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Thursday, December 06, 2018

Saint Nicolas Day 2018

Hello, everyone!  It's me, Cammie!  Before we headed out on our walk this morning, Mom and I tried to do a quick photo shoot so I could wish all of you a Happy Saint Nicolas Day!

"As Mom taught me to say ... Bonne fête de Saint Nicolas!"

In parts of Europe, children put their shoes or small baskets at the hearth with treats for the saint's horse and maybe even a glass of wine for the saint. Do you see our wooden Sabots?  Mom bought those when she and Dad and our great sisters lived in Belgium.  On St. Nicolas' Eve, St. Nicolas rides on horseback over the rooftops, dropping his gifts down the chimneys. In the morning, shoes have been filled treats!

I posed quite nicely, and then ...

"What are you doing?  I thought we were going on a walk?  Hey ... do I smell cookies?"
"We are going.  I just ... um ... well ..."

What can I say?

"Seriously, Maggie?"
"OH.  Hey, everyone.  Happy Saint Nicolas Day!  Say, Mom.  Are those the treats St. Nick brought us?"

Like she didn't know.  But then I remembered - treats are meant to be shared - especially on Saint Nicolas Day!

"Thank you, Saint Nicolas!"
"Yeah, thanks, St. Nick. I hope your horse liked the treats we left him last night!"

Do you celebrate Saint Nicolas Day?  We hope he brought you treats!



  1. We don't celebrate St. Nicolas Day but if it means we could get more treats then we might just start. You two look very good posing next to the shoes. We hope you were well paid with cookies.

  2. Wonderful Post ladies and your harnesses are so festive
    Hugs Cecilia

  3. The grandbipeds still love to celebrate St. Nicholas Day even though they are all getting older. We love all the photos of you alone, Cammie, but life is always better with two. Maggie and you together - that is beautiful!!!

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  4. We do not celebrate but I think we should start!

  5. OMD, I missed out on a treat-giving occasion?!

  6. This sounds like a wonderful tradition. Happy Saint Nicolas Day!

  7. You look wonderful in front of the fireplace
    Hazel & Mabel

  8. We need to start celebrating that day so that we can get EVEN more treats! You two girls look fabulous in the photos!!!

  9. OMD...We can't believe we missed St. Nicholas Day!
    Rosy, Jakey & Arty
    PeeEss..Great posing!

  10. Thanks for telling us about the special St. Nicholas day! We had no idea. And we hope you did get lots of treats!

    Kiki and Nala

  11. Cammie, you are such a great sister. We didn't know about St. Nicholas Day, we will be telling our My Margret about it! ~nose nudges Belle Pup