There is tough news out of the Santa’s Stables this morning. Cupid got injured while practicing landings. I tracked down elf victor to see what happened.
“Cupid was coming in for a landing and his left hind quarter hit the side of the roof. It put a tiny crack in the hoof. We sealed the crack and were giving him some time off until the crack heals itself. We’ll be keeping a close eye on him to make sure that else needs to be done.” Elf Victor. “Unfortunately, this is the kind of injury that takes a long time to heal. I will have Santa take a good look at Cupid when he comes back home next. It is hard to say whether or not Cupid will be ready to fly on Christmas. This kind of injury is sort of like that, so we will just have to wait and see.”
We have some of the best reindeer vets in the world here, so don’t worry. They’ll have Cupid fixed up in no time.
While I had Elf Victor, who is notoriously shy and doesn’t like to be interviewed, I asked him about all of the other reindeer.
“They are all looking great!” he said. “The time they spent in the mountains over the summer really helps build up their muscles. Climbing up and down those steep inclines is a great way for them to get their exercise. The plants there provide them with a high fiber diet and that ice clear mountain water keeps them all well hydrated. It is a perfect environment for reindeer.”
Santa still hasn’t answered Elf Victor’s concerns about naming the baby reindeer due to be born soon. “I saw one little doe who looked like she was ready to pop, the poor thing” Elf Victor said. “She didn’t complain a bit. Her name is Violet. Santa named her that because of her very pretty eyes. This will be her first baby and I’m thinking it is a very, very big boy she is carrying. She could have him any minute now and I’m sure hoping Santa knows what to name him.”
It is a very exciting time for the reindeer at the North Pole.
— Elf Ernest