To say that I was startled to wake up this morning and find a stranger asleep in my bed is an understatement. To open your eyes and the first thing you see is a little short being in a red suite huddled up next to you, is a terrifying thing to encounter at 5am. So I did what any normal dog in my predicament would do, I growled and barked at the thing until Doc came running into the room to see what all the ruckus was about.
Thinking Doc would be afraid too, I certainly was surprised when she so nonchalantly said to me ” Oh I guess I forgot to tell you that we will have a visitor until Christmas. This is Elmer, and he is an Elf on the Shelf in training. Grover, since I am so busy, I need you to keep an eye on Elmer and keep him out of trouble.” ” Really? I responded, it would have been nice if you would have asked me first, but ok, I will do it.” After all, How much trouble could an Elf less that a foot tall be? I was soon to find out.
The first thing I had to learn about Elmer is, for a little guy, he gets himself into a lot of trouble. He’s quiet and quick, a bad combination. We were only at work for about 30 minutes when he had his first encounter with trouble. I had only gone down the hall for a few minutes in search of snack and when I came back to the office he was trying to hack into our blog and change the story about him saying he didn’t like how he was being presented to the public. I had to tell him to step back from the computer and howled for Doc to take care of that one.
What have I gotten myself into agreeing to watch Elmer? I promised Doc I would help, and I will hold up my end of the bargain, but this is going to be a challenge as Christmas is still 11 days away and I don’t know how I will survive. So stayed tuned to see if I survive.