Post by QueenoftheSloths on Nov 25, 2020 16:09:50 GMT
The kitties always get presents! Toys, scratchers, it depends on what they need that year. We don't get them treats because only one of them really likes treats. And we both get presents from the cats too. When we see my parents Christmas Eve, I always bring presents for their cats and dogs too, but that is off this year, of course.
Yes! Our dog gets presents and a stocking. This year we got MIL's new kitten and her dog a present. DS's gf got a hamster for her bday so the hamster is getting a small gift too.
One year, DD wrapped her gift for the dog (dd was probably 8). The gift was toys. She put it under the tree and that silly dog somehow figured out that was for him and unwrapped it when she was at school. He played with the toys and when I discovered it, I had to wrap them back up before she came home. We did this for about a week before she discovered he was doing it. So, she wrapped and left them in her room instead. It was kinda funny. We love watching him open presents, he rips right in. For gift bags, he sticks his head all the way in it and often gets stuck wandering around with the bag on his head. One time, just for fun, we put unwrapped treats in some tissue in a gift bag for him (no occasion). The little stinker got his head stuck and yet managed to eat all the treats with that bag on his head! He always wants to help whoever is having a birthday open their gifts and all of us on Christmas too.
Yes! And I am going to read this thread to see if there are any great ideas for my girl kitties! We don’t do treats because one doesn’t eat them and the other can only have one kind because of her tummy. We have done toys, cat furniture...
Yes. Always. Toys, new bedding, sometimes treats. In the past our pets have included cats, lizards, mice, guinea pigs, frogs, hermit crabs and fish and they all had a gift under the tree. The cats always got special food, something with turkey and cranberries in it. This is my first year as a parent to two dogs, so I've been looking at all the fun doggy stuff. All I've bought so far is an advent calendar. They will have to share, it was pricey for 24 little treats, but I haven't seen many on offer in Australia and it needed to be grain free.
Post by simplyparticular on Nov 26, 2020 3:46:18 GMT
We did the first year we adopted her - kind of went a little crazy at Pet Smart. It's before we realized that:
1. she has no idea how to play with toys. None. Just stares at them if you try and engage her. Didn't even lick peanut butter out of a Kong. 2. her teeth are bad so chewing treats is painful - 2 surgeries later she eats softened dry food with a little bit of table scrap to tempt her nose
We believe her (older) owners fed her table scraps and let her sit around all day. Her rabies paperwork showed she left her mother and siblings at about 7 weeks, which is little young for a large breed. Her behaviors are more cat-like, so pretty sure she spent a lot of formative years with cats.
Yes. They usually get some kind of toy and some treats in their stockings that won’t make them sick or stink really bad once they’ve been chewed on for a while. If I have time I make my little dog a new fleece sweater since the commercially made ones never fit her right.
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