One of the best parts about the holidays is our pets. They don’t expect anything except an occasional walk or belly rub, so a stocking filled with chew toys, bones, or catnip can send Rex or Fluffy into a literal tailspin. They suffer through various elf costumes and reindeer headgear for social media posts, and give us a reprieve from crazy relatives (Oh, I’d love to do another shot of Jager with you Uncle Fred but Mr. Pickles really needs to be walked!). If you don’t have a pet of your own, you can still fill your social media feeds with internet stars like Doug the Pug, Aaron’s animals, and Bob the golden retriever. While for some people the holidays can be a sad reminder of those no longer with us or financial pressures, laughter is the best medicine, so watching a couple of funny animal videos is never a bad idea.
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