I was given the name Hatsuko as soon as I arrived, my grown up told me it meant "first born". My immediate thought was "Does that mean I am the first of many?" Now I constantly wonder if I will always be an only child or whether I will have brothers and sisters some time in the future. I guess only time will tell.
My grown up's name is Xanadu, she has adopted lots of others like me, but they are not the same as me. Many of them are twice my size and stand like statues on a shelf, or they are small like me and spend most of their time inside big glass cabinets. It's such a pity they can't come out to play.
Xanadu bought me a cat and a dog so I would always have someone to play with, even when she is busy looking after Mister and taking care of the house. After all someone has to cook and do all the mundane tasks that I am unable to do. Mister is always busy doing things too, like gardening or playing the huge piano. He has very little interest in me or the others like me, apart from providing for us all . . . and he's very good at that.
This will be my first Christmas in my new home and I am looking forward to it immensely. I saw Xanadu with some parcels the other day, I didn't see what was in them, but I am hoping they were for me. I'm pretty nosey and was going to ask, however, it didn't seem to be the polite thing to do.
The list was quite long and included a new red dress, some shiny shoes and pretty white socks, a sugarplum fairy, and then I added a bike and a horse, but I crossed the horse off as we really don't have anywhere that we could possibly keep a horse. Except of course for the farm, but that's far, far away from the city. Besides, I think that would be much too expensive for Xanadu or Mister to pay for.
Have you written your Christmas list for Santa yet? You know, it's only a few weeks away and if you want something really special left for you under your Christmas tree, you have to let him know. To receive the best gifts, you must write early and never, ever later than six weeks before Christmas Eve. It takes him and his helper elves a long, long time to make all the presents and pack them in his sleigh.