Firstly, we love our pets. Secondly, we don't buy them Christmas presents. And apparently, we're in the minority on that one.
A recent AP poll said that 56 percent of dog owners planned to buy their pooches Christmas gifts. I actually think that's kind of cute. Why not? They're a part of the family. I've had neighbors give us a plate of cookies that included dog treats too. That was a nice touch
But we don't get gifts for our pets. Maybe if the kids were smaller, we'd do it just for fun, but heck, at this point, the kids are lucky to get much! Really, we don't make a big deal about having piles of gifts on Christmas morning. If someone needs something, we just get it when needed instead of "wait 'til Christmas".
So since China is ecstatic when given a belly rub, what would she care about having a wrapped rawhide/squeaky toy? December 25th on the calendar is just another day of the week. The cat? She thinks the ribbons are her presents, and I'm not going to tell her otherwise. The snake starred in a video. Merry Christmas.
The fish? They continue their sick infanticide, so they are definitely on the naughty list! NO fish gifts!
But this year, I guess the universe took pity on China. Her all important leash crapped out during a Christmas day walk, spurring us to get her a brand spanking new one. It's a beaut. Check out the personalized monogram even!
Do you gift your pets?