Sunday 26 November 2017

How Much Is That Doggie Advent Calendar In The Window?


We got a leaflet in the post the other afternoon.  You don't get post in rural Ireland until the afternoon.  The leaflet was advertising coal and oil filled radiators and wild bird feed and Advent Calendars for DOGS!  Please!!

We all love our pets and apart from their dinners I wouldn't mind being a dog.  Is that why I always want to go a walk?  But surely to goodness its time to draw a line in the sand (or snow) and say enough is enough.  Our canine friends get the best seat next to the fire and half the Christmas dinner which we made enough for an army for.  But then again your dog deserves a treat.  Especially if they are loyal like our Fido the Jack Russell terrier.




Christmas Day is a Monday this year, I think?  It's going to be a very long weekend isn't it?  Why can't they just call it Christmas Sunday and celebrate on the nearest Sunday date to the twenty fifth?  It's too easy isn't it?  I have always wanted to go abroad for Christmas and see it from a different and much warmer perspective.  Have you even been abroad at Christmas?  Where is warm at Christmas?  

11 comments:

  1. Dave, my mind boggles at the utter nonsense of this celebration anyway.
    But a calendar for dogs is totally crass !

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    1. Hi Heron. I actually think its pretty clever. I can imagine kids pestering the parents to buy their pet an Advent calendar. I remember our dog once pinched the chocolates off the Christmas tree. I hate the word Xmas. It should always be Christmas. Thanks!

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  2. We don't do Christmas here, and were glad to escape the madness of Christmas in the UK when we moved here. Not being miserable about Christmas, just ticked off with the commercialism of it.

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    1. Hi Vera. Christmas is really quiet here and we don't see anybody on Christmas Day. Even the pubs are closed in Ireland on Christmas Day. I would love to go to somewhere like Winchester and celebrate a Dickensian type Christmas or even on a warm beach somewhere. Thanks!

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  3. It seems that many people include the family pets in the Christmas shopping and I often see people buying the Christmas stocking of goodies at the pet food counter. I don't get involved in Christmas madness as Vera calls it, and it is easily avoided if you want to avoid it. I have never been abroad at Christmas but the idea has appealed to me too.

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  4. Hi Rachel. I don't think there is anything wrong giving your pet a treat but I was surprised when I found out you can buy an Advent calendar for your dog.

    We find Christmas very boring and dragged out and sad at times thinking of departed loved ones... We often think of booking somewhere warm abroad and getting away from it all. Thanks!

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  5. I can remember when chew bones first came out. They were all the rage at Christmas. I don't about advent calendars for canine friends but that doggy Santa outfit looks pretty cool. I think Fido might go for it.

    Australia must be warm at Christmas. I've heard they do barbies on the beach. You can bet mans best friend gets a couple of bangers if not a kangaroo steak.

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  6. Barbies on beach and a few tinnies would be just fine on Christmas Day Gwil. It would be great to go somewhere warm for Christmas like Australia or even Morecambe. You can get Ostrich and Kangaroo in the supermarkets here in West Cork. Thanks!

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  7. Yes you're right. Cats should get a treat too!

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