Monday, December 03, 2012

Christmas Critter Links

If we’re going to have a big celebration for Christmas, we want to include our animal friends, don’t we? The cats love to play with the Christmas tree, the dogs love the special food for treats, and Santa’s reindeer get all their press for the year in December. And the friendly beasts featured prominently in the birth of Jesus: the donkey that carried Mary to Bethlehem, the sheep that were being watched by the shepherds, the residents of the stable where He was born, and the camels who brought the wise men were all part of the Christmas story. In modern times, they are all part of the fun we have at Christmas, especially when we make fun of them, or see them making fun of us!

 The Christmas Chicken. The interactive Christmas Cow.

When mice go caroling. A cautionary tale for Christmas.

Catface celebrates Christmas.

Rudolph, and Santa’s 27 Other Reindeer.

Watch Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Woody Woodruff wrote a poem explaining why Grandma got run over by a reindeer. You can sing it to the same tune.

Thought for today: Jennifer Bofinger, media spokeswoman for the animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, said despite the shabby treatment of deer in general, her organization has not received any complaints about how Santa Claus treats his reindeer. -Los Angeles (LA) Times

No comments: