Do you buy Christmas presents

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Miss Chicken, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. Miss Chicken

    Miss Chicken Little three legged cat with attitude Premium Member

    Jul 23, 2001
    Howrah, Hobart, Tasmania
    for your pets and if yes - what sort of things do you buy them?

    Any suggestions on what I can get my cats? Last year I spent over $100 on a cat tower as a combined Xmas/10th birthday present for Miss Chicken and she barely uses it.
  2. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    I must confess I see absolutely no point in buying Christmas presents for PETS. :confused:
  3. thestrangequark

    thestrangequark Admiral Admiral

    Aug 8, 2006
    Brooklyn thestrangequark
    Oh, we always buy presents for them. They even have stockings! They're like little kids they get so excited.
  4. sidious618

    sidious618 Admiral Admiral

    Feb 21, 2005
    I get something for my little sister; does that count?
  5. Goji

    Goji Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 6, 2006
    We usually buy our pets "treats" that they can eat. Sometimes my mom gets the cats new collars, which I am sure just delights them to no end. I remember one year the aquarium needed a new water pump, and my dad jokingly bought one, stuck it under the tree with a label that read "To: the fish".
  6. WillsBabe

    WillsBabe Vice Admiral Admiral

    Dec 27, 2002
    I don't have pets at the moment, but if I did, I'd buy them a little something - a toy or treat, or something.
  7. BigFoot

    BigFoot Admiral Admiral

    Sep 27, 2001
    Slovenia (EU)
    My dog always gets something for Christmas... usually a toy or a bone.
  8. TrekNut87

    TrekNut87 Captain Captain

    Jan 23, 2007
    Yes, we do. We usually give her a little toy that she can bat around as she's not really into cat treats.
  9. RichMerk

    RichMerk Captain Captain

    Apr 24, 2007
    Southern California
    The doggies always get at least a nice rawhide bone under the tree. This year we have a new dog, still basically a gigantic puppy, so I'm thinking she'll get her bone when the humans sit down to dinner just so we'll have a few minutes of peace and quiet. It their toys and squeaky things are getting ratty, they might get a new one from Santa.Why? Because dogs know when you love them. :-)
  10. ElimParra

    ElimParra Proto-Admiral Premium Member

    Jan 18, 2002
    Melbourne, Australia
    Don't have pets, but if I did. Not sure.
  11. RJDiogenes

    RJDiogenes Idealistic Cynic and Canon Champion Premium Member

    Jun 11, 2003
    RJDiogenes of Boston
    Oh, yeah, we always got our Cats something; each one always had his or her own stocking. They would get some Pounce or a toy or something. Also, they got to play with the bows and wrapping paper. :rommie:
  12. RichMerk

    RichMerk Captain Captain

    Apr 24, 2007
    Southern California
    I think it depends a lot on who your pets are and what their place in your life is. My brother has 5 acres with alpacas and dogs to chase away the coyotes. It would never occur to him to buy his dogs presents. I live in a regular house. My dog sleeps on the sofa and is a family member. It would kill me to not get a little something for my fuzzy buddy.
  13. Shazam!

    Shazam! Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 22, 2006
    Yeah, pets are probably more interested in the wrapping paper than the actual gift.
  14. Jadzia

    Jadzia on holiday Premium Member

    Apr 25, 2008
    When I had a dog in my teenage years, yes! He got so excited around christmas. He was a labrador, fairly big and well built, but most gentle and playful.

    He loved opening things, and was in his element laying down with a taped up cardboard box with a few biscuits rattling around inside. He'd have his paws around it, teeth and saliva wearing away one corner. Sometimes he'd get up and walk around with it in clenched in his mouth showing it to each of us and wagging his tail merrily.

    Christmas morning he was as excited as we were. He'd be dancing back and to, nudging at the parcels with his nose, remembering our strange early morning ritual from previous christmases no doubt.

    He actually liked helping us open our parcels. If I had one on my knee, he'd come over and want to help me unwrap it. But understanding that it was mine, and that thee contents was mine, so was always self-restrained in his helping, but excited and eager about the whole unwrapping thing.

    So yes, after I realised he liked chewing open boxes and enjoyed christmas morning, I always made him a few well taped up parcels of his own to open in later years.
  15. Zulu Romeo

    Zulu Romeo World Famous Starship Captain Admiral

    Oct 31, 2004
    Every Christmas I usually make time to buy our dog a big box of dog biscuits. She's too old for anything exciting now - she's also too old to do her usual thing of collecting the post from the front door - but she still will not say no to a jumbo box of Bonio. :p
  16. nevermore

    nevermore Admiral Admiral

    Nov 16, 2004
    The Land of Pleasant Living
    Usually new catnip pillows if I can find the good ones. I'll wrap them up and let them tear them open. Might splurge on a new scratching post this year though...
  17. Admiral_Young

    Admiral_Young Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Feb 27, 2002
    Yeah our family gets our dogs usually a treat or some kind of bone that they wouldn't normally have as a present. I try getting them something as well. Our dogs are the same on Christmas morning, they both are curious and love getting into and playing with the wrapping paper.
  18. May 20

    May 20 Consumer of cookies and milk Premium Member

    Jun 2, 2001
    May 20's Pretty Nest. :)
    After buying cat toys to have them ignored with clear disdain by the resident cat, I've given up buying presents for him. I see no point in spending the money when he won't play with them. If he enjoyed them, I would, though.
  19. Captain Ice

    Captain Ice Cookie Constructor Admiral

    Dec 30, 2002
    Getting Captain Ice on to the naughty list
    You mean it isn't normal to get Christmas gifts for your pets? :wtf:

    Every one of them in my house always gets toys or treats under the tree.
  20. Davros

    Davros Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Mar 8, 2001
    Kaled bunker, Skaro
    I have. Cat treats and cat toys