By SPCA International Staff
In our household we are lucky to celebrate both Hanukkah and Christmas. Our Shiba Inu, Kuma, received this talking Gefilte Fish last year for Hanukkah and he loves it, we love that it shouts “Oy Vey!” when squeezed. For Christmas he donned his hand knit Christmas sweater. He’s built for colder climates and this sweater fits him well and doesn’t make him overly warm. Plus he looks very dashing in all Christmas photos! To get your own Gefilte Fish or instructions on how to knit your own dog (or cat) a sweater follow the links below!
Gefilte Fish: http://www.amazon.com/Multipet-Look-Whos-Talking-Gefilte/dp/B000I1O7W8
Knit a Dog Sweater: http://www.talkingtails.com/sweater.htm
I bought this cat igloo for my kitties Charlie and Knowledge for Christmas and they absolutely love "hiding" inside it. They have spent many hours racing through it and wrestling with each other to have the chance to play inside their little fort.
I recommend any Nina Ottosson dog or cat toy as a great holiday gift for your furry friend. Nina has created ingenious puzzles to exercise their minds in every season – indoors and out. These puzzles are practically indestructible and can be made more challenging as your pet catches on. They are years of fun! Here are links to a couple of my favorites – but there are many to chose from. Just search Nina Ottosson dog or cat toys.
Why do dogs like plus squeaky toys so much? Some say it's because it brings them back to their ancestral roots by replicating the sound and feeling of chasing their prey in the wild. Whatever it is, my dogs just can't seem to get enough and watching them go 'wild' with delight is enough of a reason for me! Find these at your local pet store.
Lilah loves these Skinneeez toys because they squeak and I love them because they limit the mess made by a pup who loves to rip the stuffing out of every toy she receives. They make great tug-of-war ropes and are easy for her to toss around in the air while playing. So far she has a duck, a fox and a raccoon in her collection and she's asking Santa for a skunk and a lion to add to the pack!
Skinneeez Dog Toys: http://www.ethicalpet.com/cat/skinneeez
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