The Gift Schnauzer: The Year’s Best Holiday Grabs for the World’s Worst Snooper
It’s because his personality is so big. That’s why you let your miniature schnauzer have the master bedroom. If your friends don’t understand, well, phooey on them.
There’s an art to indulging pets - and those of us who’ve been at it the longest know that it’s all about character. Spoiling a pet is not like spoiling child - you can’t just put candy and movie tickets in front of them. You’ve got to notice and appreciate what sets her apart from all other cats in the world and then find that perfect gift which frames her idiosyncracy just right.
Compiling our best-in-show list of holiday gifts, we tried to imagine the delightful cast of characters who’d be on the receiving end of it.
Who are you buying for?
The collar-to-tail design of the Fido Fleece® Dog Sweater
is like a big warm hug for the adorable bounder on your list. It’s also an affordable, top quality garment that looks good, doesn’t pill and repels water and dirt. $19.99
The eager beaver.
The Deluxe Easy Walk® Harness
is a great, inexpensive gift that will get a lot of mileage this year. Perfect for pullers! $29.99
This may be the last year you have to sit through Winston and the neighbor dog doing “The Twelve Days of Christmas.” Mount this clever little birdhouse and it’ll be “Silent Night” from here on out. Ultrasonic Outdoor Bark Control
The excitable one.
For some, potty training is the first thing to go when excitement levels rise. Consider removing the Piddle Place™ Portable Pet Potty
from the packaging before you wrap it. $104.95
The outdoorsy type.
Whether she’s a retriever in fact or in spirit, your ace game keeper will be in rare form this year with the SportDog® FieldTrainer® 425
. A hunting season classic praised for it’s “flawless design” by Gun Dog Magazine. $174.95
The exercise junkie.
They made a toy that teaches your dog how to play fetch with himself. Best thing since the hamster wheel: Automatic Ball Launcher
The independent woman.
Does she get offended when you hold the door for her? The professionally installed Doorman™ Pet Door
has an auto-locking feature that recognizes her computer collar and lets her out - when she’s good and ready, of course. $799.95
Buying gifts for pets may be indulgent. But with all the normal social obligations out the window, it’s also a simple way to celebrate those disarming characters who bring such joy to our homes.
Happy holidays - indulge the ones you love!