We can come up with a million reasons why we think this is the most magical time of the year. To name a few: Christmas carols, gorgeous (and tacky) light displays, Santa, elves, Rudolph, classic holiday movies, presents and cheesy TV specials, but what about cats and dogs? Do they even care or know it’s Christmas? We’d like to think they do. Sure, they probably don’t understand why we have “All I Want for Christmas Is You” on constant repeat and don’t really get why we have to go shopping so much. But surely there are some things about the holiday season that they look forward to every year. Here are five reasons we think pets are just as excited for Christmas as you are.
It Might Snow
The holiday season coincides with the beginning of winter, so there’s a fairly good chance it will snow in many parts of the country. Cats are often nonchalant about all forms of precipitation, but most dogs that have been waiting all year for the first few flakes to hit the ground.
There Are Boxes Everywhere
Forget luxurious or trendy gifts, what cats (and perhaps some dogs) can’t wait to see under the tree are all the cardboard boxes. And with the growing popularity of online shopping, the holiday season has never been better for cardboard box-loving animals. So bring on the shipments from Amazon and Wayfair their boxes are the gifts that keep on giving.
They Get a Lot of Attention
Christmas time means there are more people around to lavish pets with love and affection. Of course, this could also be a reason your cat or dog hates the holiday season. Some pets aren’t fans of strangers or guests. And that’s understandable. But for the pets that live for attention, this time of year is a treat.
Who doesn’t love presents? Cats and dogs will appreciate a new ball, bowl or collar & they’ll gladly accept a trendy new product that they never knew they needed. If you have the funds to splurge on an expensive new bed, they simply can't say no. But if you’re in a bind, well, there’s always the cardboard box, which they may prefer over the expensive bed.
Quality Time with the Family
Among the best and most important things about Christmas is spending time with loved ones. So as you celebrate the season, don’t forget to sneak in some quality time with your furry family member. Because, really, that’s what Christmas is all about.