There are lots of other things dogs can do to help remind you of the joys of the holiday season. Instead of just raking the leaves, spend a little time playing in them too. Curl up with a loved one by the fireplace. Sleep in. Eat leftovers for breakfast. Give lots of hugs. Chase deer (ok, maybe you won't like the last one).
My person is a little stressed about sitting in traffic on I-95 all day today, but I keep reminding her that on the other side of that trip, we will get to spend some quality time playing with my cousin Lily (and the rest of the human family of course). We are pictured above posing as two warm croissants snoozing in front of the fireplace last holiday season. We are pictured below with the great family that we are lucky to be a part of. How could you be stressed out about something like that?
Your dog, who perhaps once knew life on the street or in a shelter like me, will be quick to remind people that most of us will be spending the holiday, and every day, in a place of abundance, peace, and love. Now, that is something to be thankful for.
[This post is a part of the Pet 'Net Family Event, hosted by the good folks at Petside.com. Be sure to check them out to read other stories from across the blogosphere about the important role that pets play in families! In case you missed it, here is last year's Pet 'Net Safety event, where my snow covered cousin Lucy was featured in a post about winter hiking safety.]