Every photo has a story, and during the holidays, Yahoo! News asked readers to share one photo, and the story behind it, that holds meaning for them. Here's one.
FIRST PERSON | My first year of working at the domestic violence shelter, we had a Christmas party for our clients. Being the over-zealous Christmas lover that I am, I promptly volunteered my dad to play Santa Claus at the party. You see, he had a Santa suit from playing Santa at my grandma's house for several years, so he had the costume and the experience. I was also fairly confident he wouldn't be upset that I had volunteered his acting services.
That year, 2004, also happened to be the first that I had my guinea pigs Faith (left) and Bosco (right). So I begged him to dress up in his Santa costume so he could take their Christmas picture, as well. Dad wasn't excited about it, but he agreed to it, because my dad is a great guy. The guinea pigs weren't excited about it, either, but Dad managed to wrangle the pigs into posing for a picture. The fact that he didn't get bitten or peed on? Well, we chalked that up as a win.
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