I am delighted to present to you a special letter for Santa from very special Border Terrier called Marley. He is, as all Border Terriers are, a proper little character and absolutely adorable. Marley has a great presence, with kind things to say and he is very funny. Whether feeding his typist a bacon sandwich or taking photos of Marmite on Regent Street, he is what every dog should be – a fun and loyal companion.
He passes on his apologies to you all as his typist lacks a formal education so he types exactly as Marley speaks…
Thank you Marley and Lola *wuzzes*
A Santa Letter from Marley
‘Ello for you Santa
It duz be me, Marley, and I ave been a good boy this year (apart from that incident wiv da icing sugar) and so I am allowed to write to you to tell you what I am hopin for for Christmas. I do say it is also my birfday around that time, if you know what I mean (*winks*)
If I have been good enuff to earn a present then I would likes somefink simple like a nice new beanbag for sleepin on. You can leave it by the fire cos that I where I likes to snooze….and if you can make it smell like daddy then that would be perfect. Also, perhaps a little one to go by the side of it for Lola to sleep on so that she does stop botherin me and jumpin in my sleepin places and blowin rasberries at me.
Praps if I have been really good and you is phinkin of lettin me have two presents (I say sorry now about chewin the calendar and ask for several similar offences to be taken into consideration) then I wud like to have some nice minty chews what are good for my teeth.
In exceptional circumstances and you are thinkin about a third thing for me, then I will arsk for good health and appiness for all the animals what I know (includin hooman animals please).
Marley, aged 3
A Santa Letter from Lola
Dear Santa: I would like: a nice chewy bone, a comfy bed (preferably a chewable one) A nice bag of doggy treats and lots of cuddles… love from Lola
There’s no spot prize today as we’re cooking up something special for you to do a little later today…