Humans love to surprise each other at Christmas, but it’s hard to surprise us dogs because we can smell your thoughts. For instance, we know Annabelle is feeling very smug because she thinks she’s finished her Christmas shopping early for once – but we also happen to know she still hasn’t bought anything for us.
It’s the same every year – at the last minute, Annabelle will buy a selection of dog treats, hastily wrap them in Crimbo paper and bring them to her mother’s flat in Cardiff along with the rest of the presents. When her mother sees them, she’ll laugh and make some remark about dogs not knowing it’s Christmas. Worse still, on Christmas Day the two of them will leave us alone in the flat while they go to Annabelle’s brother for a delicious turkey dinner. We get the leftovers brought back for us, but it’s not the same as joining in the fun with the rest of the family.
The point is, we dogs do know it’s Christmas. We may already have a lot of nice things…
…but we like to be remembered at this time of year, and edible treats are always welcome.
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