Merry Christmas from Mini-Merle.
To win Mr. Merle please leave me a comment (if you are reading this on my Facebook feed, please click on my blog to leave a comment). You can simply say "hi!", or tell me your favorite kind of cookie, or your favorite thing to do in the snow, or your favorite Christmas movie. Any of those will do! Comments will be closed 12 pm on Sunday the 19th and the winner will be chosen out of a hat on Monday---then Merle will be on his way to your doorstep before Christmas.
Good luck to you! Here is Merle's bio again. He's a bit Scroogey (sort of a stretch), so I thought it was fitting.
Merle is through with the fast-paced life in the business world. He made this decision after getting very worked up over smudged up ink on a very important document. He started growling like a savage bear and pouncing around the office inspecting everyone's pen cup to find the guilty ink-smudger-upper. When he discovered that he, himself, was the ink-smudger-upper he felt like a ninny. He quit his job, and immediately went out and enjoyed a piece of honey cake and hot cocoa. He now leads a very soft and gentle existence. He sells cotton candy on a busy street corner to make money to buy honey cakes and support his cats, and in his free time he sews all his old business ties into quilts for people who don't have warm blankets. He does all of these things in his bear suit to remind him of his previous, ridiculous ways.