Gifts, gifts, gifts, gifts, gifts!
Wherever I look, I see pup parents frantically buying gifts for their dogs.
But let me tell you one, possibly unpopular, thing: the ONLY gift your pup needs and REALLY enjoys is… YOU!
Your company, your attention, your smiles and touches. They mean so much for to any dog!
Because dogs are, whether you like it or not, animals. Not humans. They don’t put the same value on gifts as you do.
Pause and think before you fall into the Christmas shopping madness…
If your pup needs a new collar because the old one is no longer safe – go for it! If the content of his toy box looks a bit tired – get a great toy, the best you can afford. If a new bed is what is important, click “buy”.
And if you want him to have something yummy – bake treats at home! Safer, budget-friendly and gives you a chance to truly bond with your spaniel. Trust me, I wrote the cookbooks!
So stop stressing out about having to buy things or showing the world how “lucky” your pup is because he’s got a bunch of stuff for Christmas.
Trust me, “the world” doesn’t give a damn and can even feel upset, or, in some cases, envious, because not everyone can be like you.
And the thing is… Love for a dog isn’t equal to the amount of money spent on him. And your pup will never judge you if all he gets for Christmas is a kiss.
Remember to live your life! Not consume it or measure its worth with things (that most dogs don’t even care about)
Just you and your pup. Isn’t it the best gift?!
As a bonus, here is a list of ten fun ideas to make your pup the happiest, and they won’t cost you a thing!
Photo credit: image by Yevhen Buzuk from Pixabay