MEOW! My name is June Buggie, and I have something to say!
Two years ago I posted a rant entitled, Does Santa Bring Puppies and Kittens? The post is getting a good bit of traffic this year, despite Rumpy adding a disclaimer at the top of the page that we no longer believe what I wrote.
So I deleted the post.
There is a LOT of misinformation out there, kids. People who love animals and want the best for them will tell you that Santa doesn’t bring pets for Christmas.
That is SO not true!
Heck, some shelters and rescues even have contracted elves on staff that provide special delivery for Santa. After all, we know dogs and cats get sleigh-sick, and we wouldn’t want them puking on other kids’ gifts, would we?
But before you ask Santa for a pet for Christmas, you need to sit down with your parents and talk honestly about who’s going to be caring for your pet. Puppies and kitties require a lot of work, so you need to be on board with getting the job done.
As for you naysayers out there that are still buying that nonsense that Santa’s deliveries today will fill shelters tomorrow, I say this: the evidence shows that animal is far more likely to become a well-loved member of the family than to be returned to the shelter, so isn’t it worth the risk? Or are you so afraid of what COULD happen, you won’t let go? Don’t let YOUR fears keep a puppy or kitten from having a Happily Ever After.
So, kids, add that puppy or kitten to your list. Write an additional letter to Santa if you need to. But as long as your folks are on board, I say go for it!
It’ll be the best gift you ever got. I promise.