My home smells like a gingerbread house and is fully decked out for Christmas. When my mom put my Christmas tie on, I thought guests were coming because she always wants me to look my best for company. Instead, we hopped in the car and drove up to Anthem. Normally, we take a right onto Anthem Way from the 17 freeway north, but this time we turned left. Where could we be going?
We approached the Outlets of Anthem and turn right into the parking lot. Really? Was she taking me shopping? That didn’t sound like her, but I am always game for adventures. As we entered, we turned right…and I saw it: a big sign saying “Santa” with an arrow pointing to the left. We were going to see Santa! Awoof!
We followed the signs and saw Santa’s house right there at the Anthem Outlet parking lot. Wow! Today and tomorrow (December 3 and 4), Santa is carving out time to take pictures with dogs and cats. How nice of him!
We walked right in and were greeted by some very friendly elves. Santa has a lovely home with a warm fireplace burning. It is small but cozy. I sniffed at Santa and decided he was a very nice fellow. I’ve met him before when I was younger; I wonder if he remembers? Mom says he would! He said he remembered my mom from when she was a little girl and said she didn’t cry one bit. Well of course not! My mom loves Christmas.
Anyway, I plopped my butt down right in front of the jolly ol’ elf and smiled. The elves took pictures. Santa said I would probably get a nice bone for Christmas since I have been a very good boy this year. I put in a good word for my mom because she’s the best all year long and deserves something special. I hope the big man comes through for her.
Minutes later our photos were printed up, and mom purchased a pretty Christmas frame for our photo. They have all sorts of cute frames to choose from, so your humans will want to bring some money (cash or credit). Tis the season, right? Hope yours is a happy one.
PS Thanks, Santa! I’ll be seeing you again soon.
Hi! I am Kumaito (Kuma for short), a multi-tan Shiba Inu. My breed is one of the oldest and purest from Japan. I personally was born in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, moved to Friendswood, Texas, and now call Phoenix, Arizona home. I enjoy running or hiking almost every day with my mom, chasing rabbits out of my neighborhood, playing with toys, pestering my brother Edmond, eating, napping … well, I love just about everything and everyone!
My mom, Lorraine Bossé-Smith (Founder of the FIT Leader Formula™) is kind enough to help me share my Great Adventures, big and small. My mom is a motivational speaker, corporate trainer, business consultant, executive coach, behavioral-wellness expert, and author of eight published books. More importantly, she’s the best doggy mom ever!
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