Reindeer Understudies

“Yep, that’s us. If one of the reindeer sprains a fetlock and can’t fly, that’s when we move in. Doesn’t happen often, though;  last time I went up was in ’73, and Ralph here doubles for Blitzen at shopping center openings.  That’s about it.”

Who knew Santa was so prepared, Paige?



  1. haha, love it!!

    Gives a whole new meaning to Baaaa Humbug 🙂

  2. Hahahaha.
    How in the world did they actually get these on the sheep? Someone must be a darned sheep-whisperer!

  3. Very nice headpieces, there!!

  4. georgina0912 says:

    Hmmmm…after much deliberating i have reached the conclusion that one of them is not like the other two. Or is it just moi?

  5. One of them does look suspiciously like a sheep. Maybe they use him to make reindeer sweaters.

  6. OOOOO, Rachel V., have you been studying with 240Oakley or does this come naturally? Brava!
    Merry Christmas and a Happy Gnu Deer!

  7. Ah, the unsung heros of Christmas, always prepared to step into the breach. Bless you, fluffy ones!

    [Is it “once more into the breach (rend, hole) or breech (chamber of a gun)? – Ed.]

  8. the bug man says:

    Teho: actually, it’s “once more into the breeches.”

    It’s kinda naughty.

  9. If using the quote from Shakespeare, it’s breach.
    *puts on smarty-pants Shakespearian scholar glasses*
    The scene in particular is one in which Henry is urging his men to attack the city of Harfleur once again, and is goading them, essentially, into the trenches. There’s even a bit with a sapper talking about the mining of holes underneath the walls.
    *glasses off*
    Cutie McSheepersons! Want one!

  10. Felicityanne says:

    Does this post hold the record for the fewest comments? Or did I just undo that by posting this one…?

  11. This could be THE year, LOL! I love seeing farm animals chillin’ with headbands and nommin’ on grass (where they should be, as opposed to factory farms)! Even if they don’t often help Santa, they certainly can equal the reindeers in cuteness!

  12. cuuuuuuute

  13. Queen of Dork says:

    I wonder how did I miss this post? Very cool!
    Jimbeaux: I’m really adoring your Smarty Pants Shakespeare glasses! I wish I had a pair of those!

  14. very Cute how ever did they get those fake antlers on those sheep..

    [Who says they’re fake?? 😛 – Ed.]

  15. *boxes up an official pair of Smarty Pants Shakespeare Glasses [tm] and sends them to Queen of Dork*

  16. Queen of Dork says:

    I can see much better now, Jimbeaux! What light through yonder window breaks? Ooops! What’s happening to me?

  17. Now don’t you feel sheepish??? :mrgreen:

  18. *sniffs* Makes me miss the pet sheep Dougal I had as a kid. He was bottle raised from a lamb and I swear he thought he was a dog we used to take for walks on a lead and collar. I suspect these guys are hand raised too. Their little paddock looks lovely. I’d love to lay back on the grass near them on a summers day and hear them munch munch munching on grass soooo relaxing.

    PS I wish I’d had a pair of those Shakespeare glasses a few years ago I might have passed English Lit.