Christmas is fast approaching and the stores are stocking all the things, sweet and savory, that we enjoy on this most magical of holidays.
Food is one of the things I look forward to most about Christmas, though I’ve always retained a certain suspicion about embracing it too early. I’m not one of these people who can begin getting Christmassy in November, you see, and so I stick to the opinion that Christmas food could be ruined if I indulge myself before the right time.
Buying Christmas presents, on the other hand … now that’s something that I can start doing whenever the feeling takes me. In previous years, I’ve bought Christmas gifts as early as July. There are few things worse than the mad last-minute race around busy stores looking for gifts you should have purchased weeks before.
Of course, I’m not alone in the enjoyment I garner from being well prepared for Christmas.
Far from it. In fact, we humans aren’t even the only species, it would seem. In December of last year, a mother deer brazenly walked into a gift shop in Colorado … seemingly to peruse what they had on offer.
Lori Jones works at Horsetooth Inn and RV Park, Florida, California. The store is located in an area where nature thrives, so spotting wildlife is common. One chance meeting, however, really caused a stir with the locals.
A wild doe, apparently well known to the area, walked into the store one day and began to look around, as any other customer might.