questionsdo you buy gifts for your pets?

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Dogs know! And yes you have to! I generally get a tug toy or a dog bed, then some treats.

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Not only at Christmas, but all year round. Mine (cat and dog) are spoiled rotten.

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Oh yeah. Nothing bonkers, usually some chew toys and goodies for the dogs and some toys and treats for the cats

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@klozitshoper: Same here. It's become less over the years, as each successive cat in the household inherits a small basketful of toys, but as no two are alike, certain preferences/quirks are tailored to.

For example, The Intern will be getting new crinkly toy balls and a new bowl.

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I am planning on getting them some choice bones to keep them busy while we open gifts. Win/Win

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Yes, the dog will get a new bed, new collar, new toys, or combination of the above.

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I don't, but my mom does- and honestly, my little chihuahua's pretty needy- especially in our new northern climate (and especially since she loves her toys to death). I really do appreciate anything given to her.

@thefenst has a chihuahua mix :) I think he told me they found out she was a different mix, but in my heart, we're chihuahua buddies.

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@agingdragqueen: She has characteristics of poodle, dachshund, and chihuahua. Not sure what mix she is but she is a good dog! :)

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I also buy my pets gifts year round. The dog loves plush animals with squeakers and destroys them pretty quickly. The cats tend to lose their little toys under the furniture/fridge/stove and they get vacuumed up and need to be replaced. Gotta keep the (furry) kids happy!

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@scarabkafer: If the pets aren't happy, nobody is happy.

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My cat is part of my family. You can be sure he'll get gifts and he'll love them. We've also picked out and will be sending gifts to his cousins (my soon to be brother-in-law's dogs) half way across the country.

Target has some pretty cool food themed plushy chew toys...there's one that's like those sausage and cheese gift packs that's pretty awesome... and also a Thanksgiving set with a turkey and various foods including a frisbee in case anyone else is interested in checking them out.

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Yes i do. All 3 of my cats are couted as part of my family. Last year they got a stocking full of cat toys. 1 of them got chirping bird toys, 1 got toy mice that squeak, and 1 got toy mice that are just stuffed with cotton. She ripped the ears off those toys though.

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@inkycatz: I completely agree mine will make a little squeak and attack whatever made her mad. My family and I call it her war squeak.

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with no children, three cats and three dogs, sometimes I wish there toys for pets like toys for tots...

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We have little stockings for them, so they always end up with a few treats and a toy or two. Easily one of the best things to watch on Christmas morning :)

[I'm the youngest at my house on Christmas day at 23, so the pets are the ones who get super duper excited )

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When my parent's cat was younger we used to get her christmas presents.

One year we told her that we got her one. We put all the presents under the tree. One night she scratched open all of them. We had to put all the presents away until christmas. On christmas day, my mom helped her open the present (by help I mean she was trying to open it while she attacked it trying to open it).

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Got to have presents for the pets. They are no doubt part of the family and often are more liked than most of the human family members.

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Our cats are definitely part of the family. Mine will get some fleece toys I make and lots of snuggles. My parents cats will get any empty boxes and some wrapping paper to play/hide/attack eachother in, plus some fleece toys. They all have so many toys and whatnot, but I'm sure there will be extra stuf for them. Catnip will be involved.

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@volgner: I got my cat two of those chirping birds, she loves them!

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My dog has a box of toys of various stripes that he completely ignores. Instead, he will get into the recycle bag and get a milk bottle to chew on and play with.
But as stated earlier, he will probably get a bone to chew, and maybe an extra Greenie.

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My cats get toys not only from me but from family members as well. However, my little finch do not get gifts. I guess it's because Christmas is not "for the birds".

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My cats get toys not only from me but from family members as well. However, my little finch do not get gifts. I guess it's because Christmas is not "for the birds".

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I don't celebrate xmas, but I just bought my cat and dog new beds. The dog's was pricey - $50 - but I justified it as a belated birthday gift. :-) That story of opening gifts is so sweet. My animals definitely notice if they are not treated equally and given stuff.

When I brought the dog bed home (to my parents' over Thanksgiving), my dog got in it and then just kissed and kissed and kissed me. She loves that thing.

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So many toys, he has a toybox for them. Family loves buying him things, and I go overboard.

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I actually got another cat for my cat. How's that for a gift? What can I say, she needed a playmate.

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Our dogs like the stuffing free long skinny plush dog toys, but eventually the toys are destroyed. Nylabones, on the other hand seem to be indestructible, and our house has become overpopulated with them. We tend to pick some of them up and put them away for a while, then get them back out for the dogs. They like the old bones much better than the new ones, probably old smells or something.