Christmas is on the way, and you will be busy preparing your wish list to have the most exciting Christmas yet. But what about your dog? You don’t want to forget them when you are planning your festivities, so consider what they might put on their own wish list if they had the capacity to let you know!
These are just some of the things your dog may be wishing for this year.
A Dog’s Christmas Wish List
To my loving family at home (and Santa, if you’re listening), please paws for thought for little old me sat in the corner. I hope it’s not too much to ask, but these are just some of the things I want for Christmas.
I want to have a warm Christmas
So perhaps consider buying me one of these large dog beds, and a few comfy blankets to snuggle up in. And assuming you do get the time to take me for a walk (you don’t want me having a nasty accident under the Christmas table again, like last year), these doggy booties are pretty awesome too and are just the thing if the ground is wet and cold outside. Oh, and while we’re here, feel free to dress me up in a Christmas sweater, but please, nothing too embarrassing, as the cat will only bully me again otherwise. PS: is it worth sending the cat away for the holidays? Just a thought; I’m only thinking of ways to make more space in the house for your Christmas guests!
Please get me something tasty to eat for Christmas dinner
I realise there are food items that are no good for me, so keep them out of my way, because you know how tempted I can get. Instead, serve me up my own special Christmas dinner, perhaps with this healthy Christmas meal I just happened to find when I was researching how to get rid of the cat… I mean, looking for what to buy for adorable little Whiskers. It even contains Brussel sprouts, and as your kids usually throw me a load under the dining table, you may as well lighten their burden this year and give them to me instead. Oh, and despite your insistence that I can’t eat chocolate – sniffle – you might still buy me some tasty Christmas treats to go in my stocking. If it’s not too much to ask, of course.
Would it be too much to ask if I wanted a Christmas present?
Sure, I love playing with the wrapping paper, and those cardboard boxes sure are a chewy treat. But remember last year when you told me off for trying to eat one of the kids toys? The cat told me to, of course, but I still had to hang my head in shame. To ensure I behave myself, perhaps some toys to call my own would be in order. I did a quick Google search (not easy with these big paws), and I came across this Christmas toy selection here. There are all kind of things to play with and chew on, so I need not pop another of your children’s footballs or run the risk of swallowing a Christmas bauble again.
FYI: the cat told me she doesn’t want anything in her Christmas stocking this year – she’s opting for a minimalist lifestyle – although you might still consider getting her a festive outfit. Yes, I know she makes a lot of fuss and pretends she doesn’t really like it, but I have it on good authority that she does, so ignore her hisses and scowls.
Every dog likes to look good, so how about something to wear?
Again, let the cat wear the embarrassing outfit and the reindeer horns, and buy me something trendy. These dog collars on Etsy are pretty special, and they would look good with that new leash you are thinking about buying me for my walks – you were, right? You don’t have to blow your budget, so long as it fits nicely around my neck and doesn’t have any of those annoying bells stuck on the end of them (the cat loves the sound of jingle bells as she’s walking around though, so she won’t mind).
And hey, if you are going to let me have some time outside this Christmas, you might want to buy me something waterproof. Something like this jacket, for example. It both looks good and is practical, unlike this monstrosity that I will never ever wear, no matter how much you try and force it on me. The cat on the other hand…
There is something else I need, so I hope you don’t mind?
Sure, you could buy me a new Christmas dinner bowl, with heaps of food to go in it. Sure, you could get me all the toys in the world, from squeaky balls to rubber bones. And yes, you might want to get me one of my favourite DVD’s – I hear Isle of Dogs is awesome – but so long as you get me anything BUT Marley and Me, I really don’t mind.
But there is more to Christmas than all of these things, and that is this. Please don’t forget about me. When the Christmas guests arrive, please don’t leave me locked up in another room for hours. When you’re cuddling up on the sofa, don’t let me huddle up all alone with nothing but the blasted cat for company. All I need is love (as well as food, toys, and walkies), so show me a little attention. Give me a cuddle. Play with me when you get the opportunity. Let me snuggle up with you from time to time. And tell me you love me because you know that I really love you.
So, there you have it. That’s all from little old me. If you do have time to consider at least some of the items on this list, I would be most grateful. I might even give you a sloppy kiss and an outstretched paw to show my gratitude.
Lots of love