Four and half years ago, I was blessed with a beautiful puppy named Mr. Grumples. This little man has brought so much joy into my life and I make sure to bring joy into his. To me, dogs are family. The photo above is from Mr. Grumples’s first Christmas and I believe it’s his favorite time of the year. He knows what gifts are, he instantly gets excited when I put the tree up, and he knows how to open presents.
This year, we have someone new celebrating Christmas with us and I’m so excited. It’s Santino’s first Christmas! He was a little confused at first as to what a tree was doing in the living room, but he’s used to it now. I’m excited to see if he’ll open presents like Grumples! He loves ripping apart toys, so I’m sure he’ll love ripping apart some gifts.
I think it’s important to include your pups in all Christmas activities! Including Christmas photos 🙂
Christmas can be overwhelming for some dogs. There may be strangers (To your dog) in your house, kids going crazy opening gifts, loud conversations, and lots of attention on other things. I love to make it a point to include Grumples on Christmas day! I take him for a long walk before we open gifts so he is calm, I include him in the gift opening, I include him in the Christmas photos, and let him sit in the middle of all of us! I also give him treats…:)
I’m not sure who was more excited…Santa or Grumples!?
Purina also believes that you should include your pup in all Christmas actives, especially gift giving! They sent over a giant basket for Grumples and Tino to enjoy on Christmas. There were so many Waggin’ Train treats inside! I wrapped each bag up for Grumples, Tino, Luke, Chipper, Haley, and Marley! That’s a whole lot of dogs.
The dogs love getting rawhides, nyla bones, deer hooves, and antlers as gifts as well. Those keep them busy for hours! I can’t get Grumples rawhides because he stands at the door and cries until I let him out to bury it.
Grumples knows which ones are his. I always leave a couple of the treats out of the packaging so he can sniff them out!
Waggin’ Train has great flavors for the pups!
Waggin’ Train Chicken Jerky Minis – Made using real white meat chicken with just two simple ingredients and sliced into fun-sized pieces. The product has no artificial flavors or preservatives.
Waggin’ Train Homestyle Chicken Jerky Tenders – Made with real chicken that is slow cooked and then covered in little jerky bits of chicken to make it both crunchy and chewy. Made with just two simple ingredients, this product has no artificial colors, flavors or preservatives.
Waggin’ Train Chicken Jerky Curls –These 100% real treats are made with just two simple ingredients and are twisted into fun shapes that you can toss and flip ‘til your dog’s heart is content. The product has no artificial flavors or preservatives.
Right now, they are all buy one get one free with this coupon!
When the pups are happy I am happy! Grumples really liked the Homestyle Chicken Jerky Tenders the best.
Purina is giving away 3 bags (1 in each flavor) to one of my readers! Simply leave a comment below telling me how you include your pup during the holidays!