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Published:November 9th, 2011 15:11 EST

Will You Buy Christmas Presents For Your Pets This Year?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Just over half of American pet owners will buy gifts for their pets this holiday season, and they`ll spend an average of $46 on their animals, with toys and treats topping the list, according to a new poll."



Buying Christmas gifts for friends and family is a living nightmare, half of them don`t like the gifts you buy for them, and the other half don`t give you gifts in return.

But purchasing presents for pets is always a pleasure, I`ve never had my cats or dogs complain about the gifts I buy for them. My cat Ebony and my dog Mandy are the only names on my Christmas gift list. I`m not going to spend more than a few bucks on Ebony and Mandy --- Ebony will be satisfied with a couple of new toys and Mandy will be thrilled if she gets a bone and a new collar.

Any pet owner who forgets his pets on Christmas is a stingy Scrooge who doesn`t deserve to have any animals in his home.

Who is always thrilled when you come home? Who slobbers you with love when you are feeling down? Who is never ashamed or embarrassed to walk by your side? Who will eat whatever you serve him for dinner without complaining? Who is always more than willing to join you for your evening jog? Who will snuggle on the sofa with you, and not complain that you have a penchant for watching chick flicks on the Lifetime channel?

Your pooch of course! Don`t forget your pets this Christmas!

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