Let’s face it, advertisers have us all convinced that we show how much we love our family and friends by how much we spend on them. Heck, they’ve even convinced us we show the same love to our companion animals!
But, the truth is, our companion animals could care less about much of the stuff we buy them. Really? Your dog can’t live without that new dress? Your cat is dying for that 1 millionth play mouse, because the other 999,999 she has are under the refrigerator out of her reach?
Enough of the guilt over pet gifts! Sure, you want your dog or cat to have a gift from you, but you can put on your DIY cap and give them gifts they are sure to love just as much, OK, probably a lot more, than that thing you were going to buy them at the big box retailer.
I know I’m going to be making those treats. So easy and I’m sure they’ll be devoured!
But if you still MUST spend money, how about making a donation in your loved one’s name? Perhaps to a local shelter in your hometown? And there are international agencies that do worlds of good all across the country and around the world that can put your money to good use (like the ASPCA *hint hint*).
Oh, wait! I said there was a giveaway! Well of COURSE there is!
I’ll pick a winner at random on December 15th from all the greetings I receive, then let you know if you’re the winner. Greetings must be sent by midnight December 14th (that’s midnight central standard time). I’ll send you a private message if you’re the winner, so be sure to Like or Follow me to get that message!
Contest open to residents of the US only.
You can also win great prizes when you join in on the ASPCA’s #SantaPaws Holiday Twitter party and giveaway extravaganza, which will be on Thursday, December 18th from 7-8pm EST. Tweet ya there!