If you're treating a pet to special attire for your Christmas Day
pageant dinner, it's the perfect moment to snap photos for next year's holiday card so you don't start scrambling way before the season begins again.
North posed for this dress rehearsal before I picked the perfect spot with great lighting for our final shot. After all, the stage is already set with stockings up and presents partially unwrapped and a happily gifted pooch on hand, too.
One of North's all-time favorite treats is an antler — he's had it for almost an entire year, and their love affair is still going strong! By the look on this pup's face, my dog is not alone in his adoration.
There are three reasons that I love treating him to this special toy, no matter what season it is:
First off, the Antlerz he has were naturally shed. No deer or elk were harmed to create this plaything and it's so eco-tastic to boot! Secondly, while he gnaws on it daily, after my examination, he still made no progress after months and months of work (unlike a rawhide he can finish in a few days . . . or hours)! And, last but definitely not least is the smell. As in none! That's right, it doesn't stink much like other natural dog chews, there's no discernible odor and no staining on my rugs either. Looks like we're both happy!
Source: Flickr User ">corsi photo
My dog loves to open his own presents (see exhibit A and exhibit B). This year, I didn't have time to capture a video of him tearing into the paper but I loved his stocking attack. He smelled the goodness and went in headfirst to retrieve it!
It's not hard to get pets to open their own gifts, find out how and read more
Nothing pleases my pooch more than a good ball or a plush creature to dismember, so I was a bit skeptical when we got the Dog Tornado to test. Would North go for a product that is neither squeaky nor filled with stuffing . . . and requires a bit of brainpower? The survey was still out. See how he fared and get my take on this interactive toy by starting the slideshow now.
For an extra special captioning challenge today, let's work with a photo of North who's celebrating his eighth birthday today! As you can tell he had his own opinion on the birthday hat, and just what do you think that was? Offer your sayings or quotes for this funny photo in your comments below, and I'll do a roundup next week of some of my faves.