Dear Santa Claus - Hello, this is Pip. I hope you are doing well, and that this year has been good to you. Is the North Pole still in a pandemic? I hope you will be careful on your trip, because I would hate for you to get sick with Covid-19, and also I would not want you to take it back to the North Pole with you. But now that I think of it, you've gone through a lot of these things, haven't you, so you know how to stay safe.
My year has been pretty good. My parents spent LOTS of time at home with us and even though for a few months they've been going back to work, they still spend evenings and weekends with us because they are very careful and don't go out places unless they have to. We like it that they are home and that they are not sick, and I especially like it for cuddling but also because it gives me a chance to tell them even more than I usually do! (I do love to talk, Santa - are any of the reindeer that way??)
Anyway, you probably are wondering what I might like for Christmas. Well, a catnip toy is always a good choice, and it would be nice to get some treats. We ran out of treats about a month ago (a MONTH AGO!!!), and our Ma keeps saying that we should just wait and see if you bring us some treats before we go and buy some. I don't agree with that, and I have said so many times, but I don't think she is listening.
Anyway, last summer my cousin Amanda gave us some Soups, I think they were from Friskies, and I LOVE THOSE. My parents think they look like ... well, vomit, but they are wrong, they look like yumminess, and they are! So if you think I have been extra good, one of those would be nice to eat on New Year's Day for dinner.
I guess this is a lot to ask for, and maybe some of these will be wrapped up from my parents, I guess you would know if that is the case. So I'll leave it in your hands. Please give my best to everyone at the North Pole, and I promise to be sleeping when you arrive!
Love always, Pip.
Dear Santa - Hi Santa! It's Hamlet! I love you! I can't wait for you to come to our house! I love Christmas! I love you (I know I just said that but it's true)!!
I love Christmas presents! I hope you will bring me something fun, or even a treat! I love it when I can chase a ball! And I love it when my parents give me a treat! My Ma bought me an Advent calendar, and every evening she opens one of the windows and there is a treat in there and it is yummy and it is so fun to see what it is, sometimes it is a gingerbread man, and sometimes it is a snowman, and sometimes it is a decoration, and every time it's a surprise and I eat it because it is so yummy and then I can't wait for the next day to open the next window, and what do you think the chances might be that maybe in these last couple of days one of the treats will look like a SQUIRREL??!!!
I wish I could stay up to see you when you come to our house! I would give you all kinds of kisses and cuddles and also I would kiss and cuddle the reindeer too! I love you, Santa, so I promise to be asleep when you arrive, but please know I'm sending kisses and cuddles to you!
Merry Christmas Santa! Don't forget about the animals who need some extra love and attention, maybe give them something special too! I love you!
Love and sloppy kisses, Hamlet.
Hello Santa, I see that the others have already written their letters, so of course this is Milo the Koodle. I have been very good this year (as far as Koodles go), and so I think I truly deserve something special. Treats are always good. I see that Pip has already told you about the lack of treats in our house for approximately one month. I have tried to take legal action but it is difficult to do so when you can't use a telephone and are afraid to leave your house. Plus, I've asked around and apparently there are no cats who are qualified attorneys, which when you think about it isn't really that surprising because cats have better ways to spend their time. Anyway, please bring treats.
Also, I promise to try and be nicer to my parents because I know they do love me, but can you blame me sometimes for getting irritated with them (see treats problem, above)?? Maybe you could bring them a handbook on caring for your cat, because I'm thinking it could only help.
I hope you have a safe journey on Christmas Eve. I will do my best to be asleep when you arrive, though if you could come either before 2 a.m. or after about 3:30 a.m. Philadelphia time, that would be best, because I do need to have my middle-of-the-night running and yowling session, and I'd hate for that to mean you skipped our house.
Thanks, Santa, and a Merry Christmas to you and yours.
Lots of love, Milo the Koodle.
Note from me: Dear Santa, Good luck! 😊
Have a good day, everyone, and an extra special wish for a happy Christmas Eve Eve to Kym and her sister!