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Do you buy your ddog Christmas presents?

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insanityscratching Sat 29-Nov-14 07:16:18

It's Eric's birthday on Christmas Eve and so I've bought him a new bed as he now prefers to sleep in a bed than on the sofa. I've also bought a stocking that I'll fill with some treats and a toy. Of course dd's will buy him gifts and dh no doubt will so I'm guessing he'll end up with quite a stash. Tell me we aren't the only family buying gifts for the dog this Christmas. Mind you the hamster Sophia gets a stocking too blush

Letthemtalk Sat 29-Nov-14 07:17:57

We used to get dmils dog a present, and both sils dogs got them too. This year we'll get dmils budgie one and our new hamster one. Madness.

Amy106 Sat 29-Nov-14 07:21:40

My ddog will be getting bacon flavoured doggie treats and several new soft toys this Christmas this year.

confusedandemployed Sat 29-Nov-14 07:26:18

Of course!! My aged mutts will get a few special treats, and mince for Christmas dinner (I did give them steak once but they prefer mince)

2 years ago I gave Fred, the sprightlier of the aged mutts, a brand new rugby ball for Christmas. He's a genius with a rugby ball. We took it out on Christmas afternoon and he had a good old play. Unfortunately the ground was a bit soggy and he ended up tearing his cruciate ligaments :-( Most expensive rugby ball EVER.

PureMorning Sat 29-Nov-14 07:30:33

The dogs,cat and rats all get gifts and special Christmas dinner.

I even force the dogs and cat into Christmas jumpers for photos

RhinosAreFatUnicorns Sat 29-Nov-14 07:30:45

Absolutely! He's got an advent calendar to open and presents too.

He loves opening gifts smile

merrymouse Sat 29-Nov-14 07:31:49

Absolutely - it isn't all about the excitement of Ddog as he gazes out the window looking for reindeer either.

A happy dog with a new squeaky toy provides hours of Christmas entertainment for the whole family, and a happy settled dog having a good chew in a quiet corner isn't a dog getting hyped up by all the excitement in the living room or insisting that we always exit the house for a walk at 9am sharp, so why should today be any different?

MumofWombat Sat 29-Nov-14 07:34:23

I'm planning on making Dcousins dog some homemade dog biscuits. To make it even more 'precious' I'm going to make them gluten free.

SteveBrucesNose Sat 29-Nov-14 07:34:41

My dogs will be getting a doggy stocking each, and a new toy each from my mum. They'll be getting Christmas dinner too, in line with the vet-approved diet that BoyDog has to follow - turkey leg meat, some boiled potatoes, a bit of mash, some carrots, and meat juice as gravy on it. They'll love it.

Bubble2bubble Sat 29-Nov-14 09:43:40

Last year they got new collars. This year they have asked Santa for new hotter fleeces.
Oh dear, my kids actually believe that santa comes to dogs as well as children blush

MrsLindor Sat 29-Nov-14 09:49:28

Ddog has a Christmas sack, handed down to him from our previous dogs, he'll get a toy and some treats.

basildonbond Sat 29-Nov-14 11:35:04

Yes - in fact the only Christmas shopping I've done so far is for the dog and cats blush

Helgathehairy Sat 29-Nov-14 13:25:07

Yes. DDog is getting a new christmas collar. Got one for PILs dog too. Also got them both new squeaky toys. BIL will buy DDog a present as well.

Got the collar in red for my boy and green for their boy.

MehsMum Sat 29-Nov-14 13:51:07

No. They are dogs and they have no clue what is going on, other than that the table scraps are much better than usual.
No presents for the cat or the small furries either.

pregnantpause Sat 29-Nov-14 13:57:46

I don't get her presents buy I do buy a distractabone ( just a normal tasty bone to distract her) she's boring doesn't play with toys, doesn't like biscuits, doesn't sleep in her bed, doesn't like clothes. I wish she was a more Christmassy dogwink

WorkingGirlJem Sat 29-Nov-14 14:12:47

Every year we have a family party on Christmas eve as it's my Dc's dads birthday.

After we have eaten and played some games the highlight of the evening for us all is to watch the dogs open their pressies. They have a sackful between them!

JustMe1990 Sat 29-Nov-14 14:18:02

Yes, our dog gets a proper Christmas dinner plus presents.
I will be getting the fish presents aswell lol, a heater for the betta and some new plants for the others blush

chipsandpeas Sat 29-Nov-14 14:25:05

my boy has a advent calendar and will get doggie treat and pressies on xmas, the presents will be empty bottles wrapped up and stuffed toys which he will love ripping to bits
then he will get a special doggie xmas dinner

Dancingyogi Sat 29-Nov-14 14:55:52

I'm not planning to, the dcs might but that's up to them.

TheBigBumTheory Sat 29-Nov-14 15:05:00

Of course he gets presents, the dcs do a stocking for him as Santa won't come to dogs.

He buys us presents, too.

They are always second hand, though-and badly wrapped. grin

cindydog Sat 29-Nov-14 15:13:09

yes I am getting presents for my 2 dogs. something loud and squeaky for the lunatic and food treats for the more refined dog. Also get my mums dogs presents.

TheHappinessTrap Sat 29-Nov-14 16:10:59

Yes, but they also give presents in return of course! !

LoathsomeDrab Sat 29-Nov-14 18:14:40

Well for the past two years the dogs' (slightly late) present has been a new addition to the pack grin

This year though they'll have to make do with the rather fabulous sets of matching collars and leads I've spent all afternoon picking out for them.

I'm also hoping I can get them some custom fleeces made but I really don't think they'll be ready for Christmas.

CMOTDibbler Sat 29-Nov-14 18:34:50

Helga - I love those Meggie Moo collars, but have Too Many collars from her already.

Ours will get bones to keep them quiet on boxing day, and some toys.

My pup isn't coming home til after Christmas so no sad Shame though,but he'll have lots of new things when he comes home so a late Christmas present would be a bit daft!

My parrot will get presents though,some new toys to destroy and some parrot jelly.Ds made sure she had presents for her first birthday early this year too!

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