There are lots of things I have done that I said I would never do since welcoming a dog into our home: total access to the sofa, occasional treats when I am cooking, asking Ivy questions (and ever hopeful of a response!). So with Christmas looming, I was wondering whether I’m going to be putting a Christmas present under the tree for her. Who am I kidding!?
Which got me thinking – what kind of Christmas gifts do people buy for their dogs? And what would a dog even want for Christmas? So, I asked Ivy for her top five gifts for her Christmas Wish List… and she answered!
1. Advent calendar
Dear Santa.. please could I have an advent calendar? I don’t really understand what they are for, but if it coughs up a daily treat in the run up to Christmas, then it sounds like a great idea to me! My humans haven’t got me one yet, but I am happy to open more than one door a day to catch up!
2. Christmas jumper
Why should humans have all the fun? I get a little chilly when I am out on my walks and so a nice Christmas jumper would keep me warm. What’s more, it would mean that I get even more attention than I already get when I go to the park!
3. Pizzle sticks (yum yum)
Listen, this is my Christmas list, not my human’s Christmas list! I don’t really know what these are either, but they smell and taste delicious! However, whenever I have one my family pull weird faces and wrinkle their noses and laugh. But they make me very very happy, so I don’t care!
4. Balls, balls and more balls
In my opinion – and this is MY Christmas wish list so my opinion counts – you can never have enough balls. So a good selection in my Christmas stocking would be much appreciated. I am not that fussed what they look like, but if there are a couple that squeak, that would be fabulous. I don’t just run after balls, I chew, chew and chew too, especially as I am teething at the mo’.
5. Egg boxes
Yes! Egg boxes. My absolute favourite for chewing, ripping up and generally destroying. Even better if there is a little treat inside as a reward for all my effort!
If I can get just one of these presents on my Christmas list I will be very happy. If I get them all.. well, Santa, I will feel like I have died and gone to puppy heaven!
What are you wishing for this year?