fbpx

Check out our new merch today!

December 17, 2015

There’s More Than One Way to Make The Nice List

The pups’ new stockings arrived just in time for Christmas. And they look great! The battle was only half-won. Eko and Penny still needed to write to the old guy and convince him to load up their stockings Eko’s letter was quite straightforward: “Dear Santa, I am
The pups’ new stockings arrived just in time for Christmas.

And they look great!

The battle was only half-won. Eko and Penny still needed to write to the old guy and convince him to load up their stockings

Eko’s letter was quite straightforward:

“Dear Santa, I am the world’s last line of defense against Penny. Love, Eko”

Can’t really argue with Eko’s logic. He’s a lock for the Nice List

Penny on the other hand? Oh Penny, Penny, Penny…

She imagines herself like the dog in this thrift-shop painting I just bought

While Penny is certainly just as cute as that pup when she’s sleeping.

It’s when she’s not sleeping things can get dicey. Or in the case of the couch, get diced

But Penny’s no fool to her precarious situation, so she knew she needed a compelling case for inclusion on the Nice List. Here is my transcription of her argument:

Dear Santa,We live in a morally and ethically ambiguous time. An age in which the simple bifurcation of individuals into dualistic “naughty” and “nice” categorizations is simply impossible.The acute demands of globalization include a necessary mandate to consider a single question may have multiple, relativistic answers. Where some cultures may decry the destruction of a couch as unambiguously naughty, in many societies “Creative Reupholstering”  is considered high art.…it goes on like this for ten pages…Finally, pursuant to 1648’s Treaty of Westphalia, you are bound to a non-interference pact in regards to my domestic affairs. Therefore you must, by both law and conscience, include me on the Nice List.Sincerely,Penny Mayhem I found Penny’s treatise persuasive, but St. Nick might not. She’s prepared a backup plan just in case…

Penny figures Santa’s got bills to pay too

We’ll be in New Jersey for Christmas, but when we get back I’ll be sure to let you know if Santa took the bait.

Comments for There’s More Than One Way to Make The Nice List

  1. How wonderful, how sweet, Will! Happy holidays to you all! 🙂

  2. Eko, that was a simple&short and BRILLIANT! and I’m sure Santa agrees with Penny, because he knows that women once will rule the world like the scientists said…and 20 bucks are 20 bucks, even for Santa, so I think it works :o)

  3. Donna says:

    I am pretty sure that Santa will “overlook” some of Penny’s minor crimes once she does her play dead act (in front of her dinner) for him. Even Santa can be manipulated when Penny puts on her charms.one slight head tilt and flutter of her eyes, he may be so suckered that he brings her a couch or two to destroy on Christmas Day. She knows she’s got it and knows how to use it.

  4. Adorable! All of it, the stockings, the letters to St. Nick, the dogs. Enjoy your holidays with your family (and families)!

  5. BOL! Oh, Penny….if nothing else, Santa will see how hard you tried to make up for your “moments”.

  6. Victoria says:

    that penny is as witty as she is adorable – and her big brother is no slouch either!

  7. Connie Taylor says:

    Eko, hands down will have no trouble getting his stocking filled by the big guy. But Penny, well I do have to agree with her logic on what is good and nice according to each society. She’s an angel in disguise and being so deep under cover, she must play her “naughty” persona to the nth degree. And since this is the season of “forgiveness” all will be fine Christmas eve for Eko and Penny as they welcome Santa Claus. p.s. I hear Santa also takes gift cards in case Penny uses the $20 for a Christmas present for Eko (miracles can happen)

  8. coastingnz says:

    Oh Will that is priceless. Love those doggy stockings. Wishing you all a very Merry Xmas and I’m sure Santa will be kind to both children cos he is just so good like that.

  9. Emmadog says:

    Cool! You guys got the same bone stockings we got last year. Aren’t they fun! Bailie wants to know if she can get a copy of Penny’s letter as she feels she may need it???

  10. Has Penny ever thought about becoming a lawyer? I’d like to read her whole treatise! And bribery… Careful not to go TOO far, girl. But hey, maybe such a sweet and thoughtful gesture of helping Santa pay his bills will get you on the Nice List treatise-free!
    Good ol’ Eko. Thanks for your thankless protection, buddy! I know you’re already on the Nice List.
    Lol, this post was awesome! Thanks, Will!

  11. KarenS says:

    Safe travels and have a beautiful Christmas. I think even Santa will look past the wildchild’s antics leave her something special in sticking.

    Peace all

  12. KarenS says:

    Safe travels and have a beautiful Christmas. I think even Santa will look past the wildchild’s antics leave her something special in sticking.

    Peace all.

  13. Cupcake says:

    Send along a photo, P. Santa can’t POSSIBLY resist that sweet face!

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

  14. OH Penny I think you make a persuasive argument. You are sure to prevail! Eko, you will undoubtedly be showered with appropriate rewards for your service as well…or hazard pay at the very least.
    Love the post. Happy Holidays!

  15. Will that is the best post ever! Happy Holidays to you, Emily and my two pups!

    Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone that does whatever it pleases

  16. Kismet says:

    Feisty is the new naughty.

  17. I am laughing my head off here!!! Pure genius!!!!!!!! “Penny Mayhem”…..love it!! Have a fabulous trip and wishing you, Emily, Eko and Penny a joyous, safe and blessed holiday! Love from all of us to all of you!!!!!

  18. Abbie says:

    LOL! So perfect. Thanks for the laugh; I really needed it!

  19. hehehe CUTE! Those stocking are just wonderful. Have a great trip and have a Merry Christmas.

  20. Hilarious letter writing little Missy 😉 That card is super funny too. Of course that’s how a doggy would say hello to Santa, dah! The first photo is really awesome. I don’t know how you do it !

  21. Love this post! Very clever, just like Penny girl. 🙂

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Follow Us on Instagram

@markingourterritory