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Thursday, December 16, 2010

The Other Reindeer

Did you hear about the little girl who asked her dad if he could name all of Santa's reindeer? Dad knew the eight, plus Rudolph, but the girl insisted that there was one more, named Olive.
"Never heard of that one," says dad.
She then begins singing Rudolph the Red-Nose Reindeer and this line comes up: "Olive the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names.."
You may have seen Olive, the Other Reindeer, a popular children's book and animated TV special.

I have been off the internet for about two days. I made gingerbread men cookies. It was harder than it was thirteen years ago or I have less patience. I also made fudge. In the midst of being in the kitchen I have had a fire in the wood stove most of the time which involves moving about wood all the time. That is hard work that gives wonderful cozy results. The photo above is a game set on our dining table.

I am going to visit you my best buddies right after I build another fire. I will leave you with a cell phone image of the Clovis the C-Cat all decked for the season.

Thanks bunches for the comments on my ornaments I found last weekend. We had a lively chat.

grace surrounds us


  1. I've never heard of Olive the Other Reindeer, so your post was worthwhile (: Glad you're having fun in the kitchen 'round the fire. Blessings

  2. Hello Olive... oooh, I actually have that little book, my sister who passed away gave it to me one year, so it is a real treasure... love your kitty picture!... what was the final verdict on your ornaments last week?... have fun decorating and baking and enjoying your warm fire... xoxo Julie Marie

  3. Hey Sweetie, does YOUR nose light up too? Love Clovis in his Christmas finery, and now that he's employed by "Hallmark" hope he's not being too much of a "diva"!! Love the card, SweetCakes!
    Have a wonderful Christmas week!

  4. Handsome Clovis!*!*! Lots of LOVE... PETS... and PURRRS... He's dreaming of "cat-nip"...
    Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  5. Oh how cute, of course I have heard of Olive. lol Great picture of Clovis. Hugs, Marty

  6. Olive the Other Reindeer is such a sweet story and truth be told, I've often thought of it when I look at your name. You are the only Olive I "know". Clovis looks quite festive and your kitchen fire sounds delightful! Ann

  7. Cute, Olive and I know that fire felt good in all the cold weather we have had this week.

  8. Well, who knew? I guess I have a new fav reindeer now! Clovis looks very delighted to be wearing his festive finery.


  9. I'd never heard of Olive the other reindeer either!! But how appropriate for you! Your little cat looks so cute. I really loved the game set - the little reindeer is awesome!

  10. Oh Olive, your Clovis looks brilliant. A very festive cat.
    I would love to be sitting in your kitchen.....the wood burning stove and the smell of baking.....Heaven. We could do with your wood burning stove over here. Heavy snow is on it's way and it's freezing. XXXX

  11. What a cute post and I didn't know there was another reindeer either. Clovis is adorable all decked out for Christmas.

    Enjoy your evening,

  12. Oh, this is So cute...I never heard of the other reindeer! Ha ha!

    I always had a hard time making gingerbread, the dough is tricky. I do like making fudge though!

    Clovis is precious!

    Happy Holidays to you and yours!


  13. Hi Olive! I had forgotten about that little Olive the other reindeer! LOL Too cute. Now look at that little kitty all Christmased up!
    Hope your gingerbread cookies turned out good.
    Glad to know I'm in good company of the no decorated cookies! :)
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  14. Lovin' the pic of Clovis-a furry Santa's helper! Yea, cookies can kick butt... but I keep trying-enjoy:@)

  15. I had forgotten abour Olive! Glad you're staying warm and toasty. The C-cat is looking mighty festive!

  16. I love the Olive the Reindeer story - so very, very cute. The game board is sweet and so is Clovis.

  17. You have your priorities straight...baking is always more important then the world wide

    Love the image of C-cat!


  18. Oooooo, come to my house, C-cat! the hats are real!

    Cute post, and we LOVE Olive the Other Reindeer over here. We're also pretty fond of Olive and Joe.

  19. I adore your Olive the other reindeer story!

    Clovis looks so cute in his Deck The Halls outfit!


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