Santa is an unabashed animal lover. His main mode of transportation, after all, is drawn by reindeer! And how else would you explain his strange adamance to live among polar bears and killer whales? Santa’s affinity for the animal kingdom is well-documented in the latest batch of Possible Dreams(R) figurines from Ann Dezendorf. Immaculate detail and handcrafted costumes make these Clothtique(TM) figurines critically-acclaimed in the collectible world. Charming scenes make them the perfect holiday gifts for the pet owners on your list!
In the first set, Mr. and Mrs. Claus and their trio of adorable hounds are Going for a Walk. The Mrs. is bundled snugly in her husband’s coat, a small Maltese pup hitching a ride in the carrier under her arm. Santa, a few paces ahead, holds a leash in one hand. In one other, he holds a tasty treat, no doubt as incentive for the rambunctious “pack leaders” to behave. A black Labrador pup bounds onward while the beagle pauses to drink in his surroundings.
The Micestro Clothtique(TM) Figurine Set illustrates a decidedly “indoorsy” Santa in house shoes and suspenders. His rosy cheeks curving under a smile, Santa dangles a toy mouse. The three kittens at his feet, bearing sparkly Santa hats, stand suddenly at attention. They mew their astonishment! Small bells fastened to their collars and tails fill Santa’s workshop with the merriment of their play.
The Man’s Best Friend Clothtique(TM) Figurine Set casts Mr. Claus back out into the cold, but he hardly seems to mind. A yellow Labrador puppy, lightly panting, is ample company in the snowy wilderness. A small tree—the perfect size to mount outside a dog house—is slung over Santa’s shoulder. Worn-out but smiling, the two head for home. Light flakes of snow fall, dusting Santa’s boots and the needles of the tree.
In the next set, Old St. Nick does not appear to have been expecting morning mail. “I’ve Been Good,” claims the sheet of paper a white puppy extends hopefully from the mailbox. Patriotic stripes accent Santa’s attire and the mailbox. Packages, a candy cane, and a “good” list fill his arms. Santa reaches out to accept the letter, face crinkled in an amused chuckle.
Finally, perhaps most heartwarming of all, is the Lab Results Clothtique(TM) Figurine Set. Santa and his longtime companion—perhaps one of the “pack leaders” from before—hover over a red box, anxious to take a peek. Nestled inside are three sleeping puppies, all wearing Santa hats. Shocked, Santa’s own hat shoots straight into the air. But the gentle pride belies his surprise. A bone and a few head-scratches tell this new mother everything his overwhelmed mouth cannot.
Animal lovers everywhere will find their parallels in these Clothtique(TM) figurine sets. Possible Dreams sidesteps the “traditional” Santa sculpture and throws in a touch of the everyday life of the pet owner.