Raising Reindeer

Raising Reindeer

December 13th, 2019

Hi! My name is Eddy and I work for Santa, yes the real Santa, not some old guy who wears a fake white beard and walks around Macy’s and gives out candy canes to little kids. I started working for Santa when I was about five years old. My parents were elves as well and my dad was even a part of the Elf Hall of Fame for the most presents boxed in a minute. I am now seventeen and still trying to live up to my dad's legacy, but whatever I do, I always end up failing.

I have two siblings, both brothers. Their names are Freddy and Teddy, you see what my parents were going for there? They are both sleigh-packers and help put all of the fresh toys inside the sleigh. Because I am one of the younger elves, I’m stuck on reindeer duty. I have to watch them, make sure none of them escape, and I have to clean up after them. I ask Santa every year for a promotion but every year he says “maybe next year kiddo” and walks away. One of our reindeers is pregnant this year, Dasher. She is due within the next couple of days and I’m really excited.

December 16th, 2019,

Dasher has just got rushed to the ambulance and is heading for the hospital. I have to be there when she has it, so I rush to my car, and I start following them down the highway. We finally get there. We have been here for four hours now! The doctors come out to tell us she had twins! There was a boy and a girl and we decided to name them DJ and Mistletoe. They were super cute and I wanted to hold one right away. We brought then back to Santa's workshop and gave them a pen with a heat light.

Santa saw how well i was taking care of them and asked me if I wanted to keep one. I was so excited my head almost fell off my body. I chose to keep DJ because he was very calm and did almost nothing. I took him home and gave him some warm milk to drink. He went to bed and so did I. The next morning I walk into his room to find that he had peed all over his bed. I yelled at him and tried to teach him not to do it anymore and I think it worked.

Dec 18th, 2019

Dj and I went to petsmart to go get him some toys for him to play with around the house. When we walked in, he saw all of the other animals and started going crazy and jumped off of his leash. He started running through the stores and u had to chase him down so I could put his leash back on. I bought him 5 toys and a Christmas hat for the holidays.

Dec 19th, 2019

I think that Dj and I are really starting to bond. We play outside all the time and he really enjoys snow. I feed Dj this kibble and he really likes it, it’s called Deer-Licious. When I leave for work in the mornings I make sure that Dj has food and water and he has a reindeer door out back if he needs to, you know, potty. I’ve been teaching Dj how to do some tricks like, rollover, fly in a circle, and even to scream.

Dec 24th, 3:00 pm, 2019

It's Christmas Eve and Dj and I are really excited for tomorrow. I have to stay at work tonight though, because I have to make sure the reindeer are prepped and ready for tonight’s take off. I have to make sure that their blankets are all washed, their names are combed, and they get food and water.

Dec 24th, 4:30 pm, 2019

Santa is about to take off and I am strapping in all of the reindeer. I got Dasher and Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen, but do you recall the most famous of them all? Yep, that’s right, we even have Rudolph. Dj and I watched Santa take off from the workshop in his sleigh. Everybody at the workshop yelled “Hip Hip Hooray!”

The End.

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