Jennifer Lyon

Wednesday, December 11th, 2019
Maggie the Elf

Guys! Look! I have one and a half Elf ears. And Wizard Dad says I’m getting white eyebrows and a beard almost as good as Santa’s too. That must mean I’m almost magical like Santa and his Elves!

You know what else? Yesterday I had to go get a bath and a puppy pedicure.  I don’t really like those. BUT…Wizard Dad said I could stay there for three whole hours, which meant I got to play with my human friend Emily, and lots of other dogs before my bath! I was so excited when I got there, I ran right in to my friends and forgot to say goodbye to Wizard dad :-) And look, my ears are real clean.

If I was a real Elf, I’d wave my magic paw, or maybe my magic ears because I have some big ears that can hold a lot of magic, and I’d find all the dogs waiting in kennels their forever homes. Yep, I’d do that for reals. Only after that would I use any leftover magic to convince my mom to give me more of the chew disk things that I love but she worries aren’t very good for me.

What would you do if you were an Elf? You have to name one thing for others you care about, and one thing for yourself too, okay? Because you guys are super duper important too. Mom says it all the time!

6 comments to “Maggie the Elf”

  1. Silver James
    December 11th, 2019 at 9:14 am · Link

    Oh, Maggie…you ARE magic! Puppy love is full of magic. 💖 Jake, Boone, and Loki all agree with your wish. They’re happy that LG and I rescued and love them. That’s an awesome wish.

    My big wish would be similar except for kids. I’d wiggle my magic ears and give loving homes to all the kids waiting to be adopted and/or are in foster care.

    And if I had magic for myself–but we all know that sometimes when we use magic to our own ends, it backfires… Still, I wish that I had the energy and gumption to write all the words that swirl in my head and get them out to the world instead of letting the bad stuff in my head hold me back.

    And wow. Wasn’t that depressing. I’m going to blow magic dust on everyone and give them smiles! And donuts. Or brownies. Maybe ice cream too. ;)

  2. Viki S.
    December 11th, 2019 at 4:14 pm · Link

    Hi Maggie! I love your Elf ear. I bet you make a wonderful happy elf too :).

    Sounds like you had a great day yesterday even with having a bath and your nails done. You do look great!

    I’m with you. If I had magic elf power I too would find excellent homes for all sheltered and stray animals.

    Have a really wonderful afternoon with Mom and Wizard Dad :)!

  3. Jennifer Apodaca
    December 11th, 2019 at 6:26 pm · Link

    Hi Silver, and a big Paw-Wave to Jake, Boone and Loki too. That’s a beautiful wish! Every kid and dog adopted would be the bestest magic ever.

    Oh, Silver, I don’t want magic to backfire. You’re right, we must be careful. But your magic-wish sounds more like just trying to be your bestest at your job. How is that wrong?

    My mom says yes to all three: brownies, donuts and ice cream. Which is weird because she only lets me have one treat at a time.

  4. Jennifer Apodaca
    December 11th, 2019 at 6:32 pm · Link

    Viki, thank you so much! I like my elf ear too :-)

    It would be great if all dogs and cats who needed a home got one. But I know there are lots and lots of people working hard to make that happen. That’s a kind of magic too.

    I got to lay around in sun spots today and chase a lizard, so I’ve had a good day. I hope you are having a real fun day too!

  5. B.E. Sanderson
    December 11th, 2019 at 6:40 pm · Link

    You’re a good little elf, Maggie! And I love your idea of using your magic to find all the shelter animals homes. =o)

  6. Jenn
    December 12th, 2019 at 9:18 pm · Link

    Thank you, B.E.!!

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