All I Want For Christmas….

This is a replay of last year’s “holiday article by Jake” but if you’re paying attention and notice I’m wearing a Santa suit in that picture it apparently bears repeating. Not sure what it’s going to take to get them to stop this ridiculous charade! But I’ll try again this year – here it goes:

It’s November – the time of year when everyone is getting ready to celebrate the holiday season. Now who exactly is celebrating this season??

I got news for you – NOT your dog! We see absolutely no reason to celebrate a time of year where the dog is NOT allowed to partake in the main course because it could kill him?  We can eat Pig’s Ears, Rawhide….and you don’t seem to have a problem with us eating the occasional turd but oh no, we can’t have Turkey on Thanksgiving??!! Now tell me – who came up with that gem?

With Thanksgiving nearing, that means December is just around the corner. Christmas will be here before you know it and all of a sudden the dog is supposed to be able to make some kind of rational decision about peeing on a tree that all at once appears out of nowhere! There is no logic to any of this. Had that same tree been in the yard – there’d be no problem. But set it in the middle of the family room and all of a sudden it’s off limits to the dog. Look people, dogs have pretty good reasoning skills but comparatively speaking you have the edge on us in this area. You see a toilet on the showroom floor at Home Depot and you instinctively know it’s NOT for your personal use. Dogs on the other hand do not possess the ability to make that deduction. We see a tree…..it’s ours!! End of story. We don’t care if it is covered in twinkling lights – we just assume you put a nightlight in our bathroom too!!

So do me and your dog a favor this year – eat Ham on Thanksgiving and buy an artificial tree for Christmas. It just seems like the fair thing to do. Oh yeah, I’ve said it before but it bears repeating – dogs hate wearing Santa hats and reindeer horns so let’s say you make Christmas 2011 the year that you leave your dog out of it and  “mess” with the cat! (Yes Steve that last comment was meant especially for you!!!)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Your Friend, Jake

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