I was on Ho Ho Ho duty at the garden centre this morning and was just about to start putting on the gear when one of the women staff at the centre poked her head round the door.
"Are you doing Santa this morning?" she asked.
I replied in the affirmative.
"Would you mind if a friend of mine brought her two cats in to see you? She treats them as her children."
So there I was later on with a cat on each knee while the owners took photographs to be used as their Christmas card next year.