What's better than being a pet parent? Well, for me it’s being a pet Santa to my pup Ms. Maru. It's true she hasn't asked to go see Santa Claus or given any thought to whether she's been naughty or nice. But seeing her eyes sparkle when she gets her special holiday treats, that's pure magic.
I confess to being one of the 75% of pet owners who buy Christmas gifts for their dogs. But, thank goodness I’m not one of the 66% that spend more on their pet than their partner. Research shows owners spend an average $46.00 and one hour shopping for their furry friends. And, according to a recent PetFinder.com poll, Americans spend some $5 billion each year buying Christmas presents for their pets.
Here are some of my favorites:
That’s a lot of sales and a lot of pet product choices. That’s why this year I'm having a hard time deciding on that one perfect gift… the one that lets her know how much I really love her.
Who wouldn't want one of these? Hmmmm.... maybe a dog! So i think again about what Maru would like, not me.
I knew right away. It’s not designer, high tech, or expensive. In fact, it’s something she already has. It’s her little pink purse that I got on sale a couple years ago. She carries it everywhere and treasures it like it was an Hermes Birkin bag.
So while I may want to over indulge her, Maru reminds me that it’s really not about things shiny and new. It’s about cherishing those gifts given with love. That’s the true spirit of Christmas.
Looks like she’s already got her perfect present!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
The Arrfscarf Team