Reindeer with Extra Ears
Say hello to Santa’s new lead reindeer! (Sorry, Rudolph.)
For Cletus, the fine specimen of Rangifer tarandus we see here, calved in June of last year with a unique and distinct feature — an extra set of ears. Now grown into a sturdy male, Cletus will prove of great assistance to Ol’ Saint Nick and the rest of the gang.
When soaring about the planet on blustery, blizzardly Christmas Eves, seems Santa’s calls to his team leader are often lost unheard in the howling snowy void. Having sharp-hearing Clete at the front of the pack will insure that the Jolly Old Elf can once again reliably guide his sleigh without going hoarse. (Rudolph’s beacon is often of limited value anyway in the midst of dense clouds and truly terrible snowfalls.)
With the addition of Cletus to the front of Father Christmas’ sleigh-team, the elder Dancer will finally get some long-needed rest, sitting out this year’s global gift delivery. The hearty hoofer will at last get a chance to tenderize those sore feet in a week’s long soak in the handy hydrotherapy mini-spa acquired by Mrs. Claus online.