It started out as a gag gift: a one time, personalized calendar for Hubby's archery shop featuring the most well known 4 legged deer tracker in our County: #1 son, Smokey.
Then, just before the next Christmas, Hubby uttered the challenging words, "I can't wait to see what Smokey's calendar's like this year."
And a tradition was born.
A tradition that his CUSTOMERS enjoy so much they've been known to pull the calendar off the wall to flip through it with a defensive, "Well I can't WAIT that long to see what Smokey's up to."
We're talking about grown men here. One year I couldn't get the computer kit to put a calendar together and you should've heard the grumbling...from the customers! I did get one put together in time for Hubby's February birthday, so they all forgave me...even if it only had 10 months.
It's that time of year. I pull out the camera. Smokey gives me a look of sheer disgust and we drag his son Bou along for the fun. One October, we tried to let Bou handle the duties but you can see how scary that was.
Bou now serves as comic relief.
So from the one who keeps all evil spirited mankind away