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My Christmas Gifts!

Have you ever wondered what your loving pooch would want this Christmas? To find out, here’s what Amrita’s dog Heera has asked Father Christmas.

Dear Santa, I have not only come into my desired loving home and family but also got a mommy who loves me a lot. Not only she shall buy gifts for me this year, but I want to be pampered by you too. So, here are my dream desires:A yummy bowl full of my favourite nuggets!
When the very smell of nuggets reaches my nostrils, it makes me get into a tizzy with a healthy appetite. I often think, if I were enjoying it anytime and at all times. But my folks feel that too much of it is not good for my stomach. So, it is only you who can make it possible, providing me a special bowl.

A really long leash!
O my Father! Actually, I want the freedom to walk long distances and do my own things such as chasing a squirrel without being pulled back, sniffi ng up all corners without being screamed at and also be able to pounce on any cat or dog full throttle, without being stopped. So, I urgently need to get my family having such leash that they have one end to themselves and I can feel free.

A large-size bed with lots of pillows!
O Divine Power! My family allows me to come up on their bed with them, but sharing it, I can’t keep changing my positions all over the bed on every cushion that I like. And of course, needless to say, my family will be more than welcome to share that giant-sized bed with me.

Boon for free access to all the chic dog stores in town!
O Boon-maker! I would love to just saunter in, pick up every chewy, dog-bone or other eateries that catch my fancy. I want to try their fish flavoured, chicken oil coated, mutton masala nuggets and bones that somehow my family thinks I’m too grown up for.

Our beautiful bungalow with a huge garden!
My Darling Santa! I know you can sniff my heart’s content, so needless to ask much for myself. But at least one more feeling I would like to share that I desire to get my family into a new large-size house, which has a huge garden, where I can play with all my local friends. Just because whenever I’m with my family member and meet these friends during my walks, they feel I’m an indoor’ kind of a guy. But if I have that kind of open space to play and jump with them, it shall become apparent how athletic and agile I really am.

Long life for me!
As you know Father, I’m growing older every day and the life span of my kind is not very long. I’ve just got a few more years with my family and would really like you to bless me with a long life so that I may spend more time with my adorable and loving family, whom I love from the bottom of my heart. In fact, if it’s a deal you are looking for, I am ready to give up non-vegetarian food in return.

I am looking forward to my gifts of this Christmas! Do say hi to the reindeers.

Your canine devotee,
Heera

-by Amrita Sharma

Woof wishes… Merry Christmas!

Joy to the world, the Lord has come!Let earth receive her King; Let every heart prepare Him room, And Heaven and nature sing…

Seasonal CareSee we have started humming carols in advance…we are also smelling muffins and cakes, tapping our foot and dressing it all in red…that’s not all, we have something for our pooches too. All our celebrations are incomplete without our canine companions. So here D&P brings some tips to make this Christmas safer and merrier for our furry-friends, as always, like we celebrate responsible-pet-parenting all through the year… Here’s wishing you all happy pet parenting.

Red alert…for greens

Christmas is not all about red and white, there’s lot of green as well. Our pooches are quite excited about all decked up Christmas tree and other plants. The common yuletide plants such as poinsettias, mistletoe, ivy and holly berries are highly harmful to our four-legged champs, if they eat or swallow it… now you understand why we call red alert for greens…better take care.

Twinkling tinsels…glooms

Ribbons, ornaments, candles, toys… it’s twinkling everywhere… it catches our pet fancy at once. The wrapping paper looks like good fun toy for them, but it can cause choking, upset stomach or more serious problems…God forbid.

Sparking lights…off

We celebrate…we dance, so do our canines. We can watch out for those loose ends of electric wires and plugs, but our pooches cannot. So tie up all loose electrical cords of lights and keep them concealed.

Fun with food…beware

Festivity is incomplete without fun ‘n’ frolic, but for foody furry friends, precautions are always better than cure. Do not give them leftovers and make sure they are not munching on excessive chocolates and sweets, given by kids, friends or family to express extra love and care.

Freshen up… trees not doggies

The preservatives we use to keep our live decoration plantation fresh can be deadly for our pets…so always cover the tree bases with foil. Spray some non-appealing substances like bitter apple, cinnamon, lemon, eucalyptus etc in the water basin and also on the lower branches of the tree.