Day 341 – 7th December – A Christmas Card from Who?

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I’m a big fan of Christmas cards for a number of reasons. Firstly its nice to have something arrive in the traditional post that isn’t a bill or junk mail. The second is that, especially if you are like me, it’s a chance to send a card that helps remind us all of the reason that Christmas is being celebrated, something that is all too easily forgotten, purposely ignored, or even not known about now-a-days. However I’m going to risk being accused of being a scrooge here by suggesting that having cards “sent” from one’s pets is a step too far. The other way around, especially for loved family pets, especially from younger owners, I can understand. We even bought presents for our dog when I was young. But for me, cards from pets misses the whole point of Christmas and is just a sign of the commercialisation and materialism that dogs (sorry, couldn’t resist the pun) Christmas.

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Day 319 – 15th November – Pug of the Month

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As I suspect many have noticed, next year’s calendars are in the shops already. Normally I’m terrible at picking one of these up, leaving it to the last minute, or often a few days in the the year, before getting hold of one. However this year I saw one that I wanted to buy and thought I would break a habit and buy it early. I don’t have a pet myself (other than the fish) but I have a friend who has a pug which is full of charachter and I thought this calendar would be fun to have and an alternative to the normal calendar I get.