Originally Posted in December 2005.
My daughter Anna wanted me to write a story about her where she has a pet weenie dog, and a duck named Quakie. I decided to put them in a Holiday story. So Anna here it is. Merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and Happy Birthday. Anna's birthday is New Year's Eve.
The Christmas Tree Cones
There was once a girl named Anna who had a weenie dog name Hot Dog. When the two would visit her grandparents they would go to the pond near her grandparent's house. A duck named Quakie lived at the pond. The three of them would play in the pasture that was nearby pasture.
One evening as Anna and Hot Dog were about to return to her grandparent's house, a pink reindeer appeared. “Who are you?” asked Anna.
“My name is Spicy the Reindeer,” he said. “I was wondering if you and your friend would like a Christmas tree cone?”
“What is a Christmas tree cone?” Anna asked.
“It is green ice cream in a cone,” said Spicy.
As Anna, Hot Dog, and Quakie followed Spicy they saw green lights beaming in the sky.
Finally they discovered that the green lights were coming from a huge spotlight in front of an old barn. There they met several other children who also had their pets with them. All of them eating Christmas tree cones. “Go up an order one,” said Spicy.
The inside of the barn had been converted into a dairy bar. Elves, dressed in green, were inside making the Christmas tree cones. “These Christmas tree cones are sure good,” said Anna.
“They taste like spearmint,” said Spicy.
“ I have been to this barn many times,” said Anna. “But I have seen you here before.”
“We are only here during the holiday season,” said Spicy.
“So will you be here New Year's Day?”
“Yes we will.”
“Oh good my birthday is New Year's Eve.”
“Cool,” said Spicy, “come back and we will have a birthday party.
On New Year's Eve Anna, Hot Dog, and Quakie returned to the Dairy Barn. This time they brought Anna's dad, her grandparents, and her cousins. They all ate Christmas Tree Cones, and Spicy had a white cake with 8 candy canes on top.
That night they also had a New Year's Party with a fireworks show. Right before midnight and old man with long white hair and whiskers appeared. He raised his hand and said, “Farewell!” Then he vanished and a baby in a top hat appeared. He yelled, Happy New Year!” And ran away.
When the fireworks ended, Spicy and the elves disappeared. The Dairy Barn returned to beign just an old barn. But Anna, Hot Dog, and Quakie would always return during the holiday season. Spicy would be there and they would always enjoy eating Christmas Tree Cones.