For the rest of you, I'm really curious.
Sometimes my dogs have had to give gifts as pay back for things that they destroyed, or other times as a thank you for dogsitting. Then there is the groomer who puts up with a little guy who hates to have his feet touched, (much less shaved), and simply another excuse to give a small and silly gift to someone in the family it's from the dog.
Arlo is a dog with a love for the frivolous, silly, and dramatic. When it comes to giving gifts, however, he selects the same practical item for everyone in the family. Last year it was chap stick, this year it will be small sewing kits. (Seriously, what are you going to do when you're on a business trip and a button pops off that white shirt just before an important presentation.)
Hannah, on the other hand, is by nature practical, sensible, and down-to-earth.
Her gifts, however, do not favor the practical, utilitarian items.
She typically gives small gifts that are special food treats, (knowing well how enjoyable these little tidbits can be.) Hannah also loves to chew (twigs, small bits of cardboard, etc.) so this year she'll be giving a variety of flavored chewing gum to everyone at our Christmas party. Her small presents will be packs of Extra Dessert Delights Sugarless Gum (the favorite of all the school-age kids we know). These gum flavors include: Lemon Square, Rainbow Sherbet, Mint Chocolate Chip, Key Lime Pie, Orange Creme Pop, Apple Pie, Strawbery Shortcake, and Root Beer Float. The appealing photographs on each package give these colorful little giftlets extra charm. Look here to see them.
So, just wondering if anyone out there knows any gift-giving dogs. I'm guessing we're probably all in that category of fools who not only talk to our dogs but find a voice that seems to suit them and occasionally answer on their behalf.
The point is, to have fun and enjoy our dogs and their gifts
of companionship and unconditional love that they give so freely.
Besides, who wouldn't appreciate some chewing gum and a small sewing kit?