If Santa calls again

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Realty West CalBRE #01458572

Around Halloween of last year, the San Diego Zoo's reindeer mysteriously disappeared.

There were rumors that Santa needed some extra help with the state of the economy being what it was, and our San Diego Zoo reindeer volunteered.

I'm happy to report that they are back from the cold north and losing that thick coat of fur that kept them warm up there. After all, here in sunny San Diego they can bare it all, so to speak.

Reindeer at the San Diego Zoo 

Reindeer at the San Diego Zoo


I'm sure after spending the summer here relaxing and getting refreshed, they'll be ready to go again if Santa calls them back to duty this Christmas.


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Erika Rogers
Red Rock Real Estate ~ Southern Utah's Largest Independent Brokerage - Saint George, UT
St George Utah Real Estate & Relocation Specialist

Hi Russel, I love the San Diego Zoo!  Glad that he reindeer made it safely back and and adjusting to the sunshine. 

Jul 01, 2010 03:19 AM #1
Toronto, ON

The San Diego reindeer deserve a nice vacation after doing all that work for Santa last Christmas and earlier this year.

Jul 01, 2010 03:23 AM #2
Diane Osowiecki
Diane O and Friends - Benchmark Realty - Franklin, TN
Greater Nashville Real Estate

Hope they have their sunscreen.

Jul 01, 2010 03:34 AM #3
Kent Dills
Broker, Dills Real Estate - Bellingham, WA
Real Estate 817-495-8028, Bellingham, Washington

Russell, the reindeer didn't "mysteriously" disappear!  Everyone knows that had a previous engagement they had to attend to!  ;-)

Jul 01, 2010 03:36 AM #4
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I love it Russel! Are you a secret "Santa's Helper?"

Jul 01, 2010 03:55 AM #5
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

I never knew where the Reindeer went for vacation. HA!  Thanks for letting me know :-)

Jul 01, 2010 04:15 AM #6
Chris Alston
Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California) - Campbell, CA
Silicon Valley, California

When I was a kid, I did think they were santa's deer!

Jul 01, 2010 06:26 AM #7
Cynthia Bartch
Home Stager/Property Stylist & more! Granville, Ohio - Granville, OH
Redesigned Spaces; All Round Nice Gal

Love how you see the downy fuzz on their antlers Russel.

Jul 01, 2010 06:43 AM #8
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
Keller Williams 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

The fawns are in our backyard in training for the big flight....!

Jul 01, 2010 07:51 AM #9
Dick and Dixie Sells
Sells Real Estate, LLC - Trinity, FL
Realtors, Tampa Bay Florida Homes For Sale

Now where are the elves? And where is Rudolf? He was always my favorite!

Jul 01, 2010 08:57 AM #10
Ted Tyndall
Davidson Realty Inc. - Saint Augustine, FL
FL Homes for Sale-Palencia, World Golf Village,Nocatee,St. Augustine

Russel, great shots as usual. Get some current ones with the velvet off the antlers.

Jul 01, 2010 10:33 AM #11
Maria Morton
Chartwell Kansas City Realty - Kansas City, MO
Kansas City Real Estate 816-560-3758

Good one, Russel! Pretty nice that the zoo arranges for these seasonal working vacations for the San Diego reindeer.!

Jul 01, 2010 10:59 AM #12
Tiffany Torgan
Harcourts Prestige Properties of La Jolla - La Jolla, CA
Featured on HGTV's New Show! How Close Can I Beach

Hi Russell, I love that picture of your kitty! By the way, I have signed up for Rain Camp and hope to meet a fellow Aggie! Tiffany

Jul 01, 2010 01:05 PM #13
Barb & Sal Dragotta
Macomb, MI
Macomb County Michigan

Russell...didn't they come back a little too soon--we went to the zoo there many eons ago when in the area. It was a good experience even though I don't remember the deer. Actually, after the walk in the sun I really don't remember anything else that was there either.  We Michiganders / Michiganians usually don't have +90 temps.
But, this Sunday & or Monday, we are scheduled for 94* & 92* respectively--bring on the sunshine. Have a great Holiday. 
Love that 'mouth photo' of your buddy--so cool.


Jul 01, 2010 03:24 PM #14
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Russel, great photos!  The Zoo in San Diego is amazing!  We need to go back there one of these days!

Jul 01, 2010 07:39 PM #15
Liz Flint
Century 21 Hardee-Team Realty - Houston, TX
Houston\Tomball Realtor (832)816-8066

Hey Russel, I think I can see the velvet on those anlers.  Nice shot.

Jul 02, 2010 04:27 AM #16
Kathy Schowe
California Lifestyle Realty - La Quinta, CA
La Quinta, California 760-333-8886

I love all your animal  pics-- but Zooey the Cool Cat is the best!  Here are my latest of Franky & Malibu!         Franky ♥ + Malibu!

Jul 02, 2010 08:08 AM #17
Russel Ray, San Diego Business & Marketing Consultant & Photographer
Russel Ray - San Diego State University, CA

Hey, everyone!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

I've been very busy, but today I'm trying to follow up on these older posts like this one to see if anyone had any questions or if I really need to respond to anyone's comments.

I will read all the comments and respond to any that need a response, but since this post is rather old, rather than making comments here in my post to each and every one of you, I'll just let everyone know that I have read all the comments and if there are any questions, I'll answer those in comments below this one. Otherwise I'll simply post this comment and then head over to your blogs soon to visit and do some reading and commenting. I hope you'll have a nice welcome mat out for me!

Don't forget to let your cat come out to play with all the other ActiveRain kitties. Your cat-friendly dogs can come, too!

If you need a great cat book, get yourself a copy of Peg Silloway's The Cat Lover's Book of Days.

Hope all is well with everyone.

Jul 28, 2010 11:56 AM #18
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