Hairy Christmas!

20 Dec


Has your dog “Snippy” had his photo taken with Santa yet?

Has he sat on Santa’s lap and communicated his heartfelt wants?

According to the L.A. Times, an Associated poll shows 52% of pet owners plan to buy their animals a holiday gift — up from 43% last year.

Your cat “Snots” may insist she only wants world peace for Christmas, but I recommend you have a bag or two of her favorite 90 proof catnip snaps on hand just in case.

I’ll bet Snippy’s been a really good boy. (We’ll forget about the four sticks of margarine he ate off the kitchen counter yesterday afternoon. Guess his next big gift to you will come already wrapped… I can’t believe it’s not butter!)

Have you bought him a paw-shaped holiday stocking full of candy cane raw hides?

Or a cute, stuffed toy to sleep with and/or rip to pieces?

He may appreciate some fashionable apparel this season. Leopard tees and red turtlenecks are quite handsome – especially on the less dignified breeds.

Snippy will surely enjoy a spa treatment with honey shampoo, tingling chocolate mint conditioner, spray-on detangler and a much needed teeth whitening.

Ever floss a Rotweiller?  (I didn’t think so…)

Hey Fluffy, why not some Botox to go along with those precious pink bows?

A gift certificate for an acupuncture session is a thoughtful gift for the pooch who barks incessantly. You will enjoy it, too.

If puppy seems stressed all the time, why not enlist a therapy dog for him?

It’s the gift that keeps giving.

After all, aren’t ALL dogs therapy dogs?

Memo from the cat:
It’s a wonderful time to donate to local animal welfare organizations and/or adopt a pet!!!

* We wish you a hairy Christmas * We wish you a hairy Christmas *


7 Responses to “Hairy Christmas!”

  1. ditchthebun December 20, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

    HAHAHAHA Acupuncture?! Oh dear! If I can’t afford a deep tissue massage to get the kinks out of my shoulders I am sure not paying for my dogs to get fancy needles stuck in them 😀
    My dogs do not wear clothes, they are proud nudists. In fact sometimes in winter the little one freezes, but she will not tolerate a dog jumper (I think she was houdini in a past life because I can’t figure out how she keeps getting them off!!!).
    However, my dogs do always get a bone Christmas morning, they get bones most weeks, but always Christmas morning because they leave us alone for a bit then hehehe.
    Huge smiles for the suggestion of adopting a pet or making a donation! We always buy some extra dog food in our pre-Christmas shop and drop it down to our local RSPCA. They are always appreciative of old blankets, newspapers and canned food!

    • BARB BEST December 21, 2011 at 10:20 am #

      Yo, Ditchthebun! Great point – dogs should be “proud nudists.” I rarely see a cat parading around in a leopard jumpsuit or a striped suit. BTW Congratulations on your wedding!

      • ditchthebun December 21, 2011 at 1:46 pm #

        Thanks Barb!
        Very true! Although I must say I was always a fan of Top Cat’s oh-so-trendy purple vest.
        Thanks! Yes I have been rather offline the past few weeks… was weird but wonderful to abandon all technology (except public transport & cameras) we used no phones, no internet, no computers… ’twas lovely.

  2. harlan petersen December 20, 2011 at 10:06 pm #

    The little one on the left could be an excellent stocking stuffer;

    Appears that this season’s economy is improving a bit . . . at least for dogs!

    Dr. Doolittle in a Santa outfit would be perfect for our four footed friends.

  3. Jamie December 21, 2011 at 4:25 am #

    My daughter begs to buy an outfit for the cats and dog at Halloween so of course – she wants something for them under the tree. Or their tree. They have had their own mini trees at her request. I’ve bought a box of Meaty Bones to wrap. That’s about all I’m spending. Love them teribbly. But.

  4. Dana Leipold (@me_randomchick) December 21, 2011 at 11:02 am #

    LOL! Our cats will be lucky if we remember to feed them this Christmas! Hairy Christmas to you!!! 🙂

  5. Dawn@LightenUp! December 22, 2011 at 8:16 am #

    I’m getting our dog a big ol’ rawhide bone, and maybe a dog bed. So she will leave our furniture alone. Word.
    Hairy Christmas, Barb.

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