Every year, we know we can rely on our well-meaning mothers and/or less kind-hearted frenemies to leave us a pair of socks underneath the Christmas tree. We're not complaining. Actually, we think it's about time our pets got in on this annual holiday tradition.
If you've always dreamed of watching your dog pitter-patter down the stairs in little socks come Christmas morning – or is that just us? – we're here to help.
You'll need: one dog (model: this editor's beloved pup, Chloe), a pair of socks (we chose Woodrow Wear's Power Paws socks), your pooch's treat-of-choice and unrelenting hope.
The holidays are especially hard on cats. People are constantly trying to cover you in gift wrap and put a santa hat on your perfectly fluffy little head. It's not like you can drown your sorrows in eggnog lattes, either. You're just lucky if the humans remembered to buy you your own stocking this year, and even then, you're just going to get catnip, again.
Heed our warning: This video (watch above) is what happens when it all becomes a little too much to handle. When the jingle bells no longer rock. When just the scent of a peppermint candle ... we can't even.
These days, the holiday season is really about peppermint-flavored everything and cats. But mostly cats.
We have cats in Christmas trees. Cats in Santa hats hating Christmas. Cats in Santa hats loving ... you get the point.
But some festive felines in Red Hook, Brooklyn, are taking their holiday cheer to biblical proportions. That's right – they're turning a local residence's nativity scene into a cat-ivity scene.
While Christmas is a time to be with friends and family, enjoy good food and drinks – and, yes, receive presents – it's not quite so cheerful for your cat. Or so says a super squad of Internet famous felines in a new music video.
Grumpy Cat, Colonel Meow, Hamilton the Hipster Cat, Nala Cat and Oskar the Blind Cat come together to help spread an important message this holiday season: It's hard to be a cat at Christmas. The quintet mopes along while a festive song plays and explains why it's challenging for a family pet to be around so much merriness, including human gifts and good eats, without being included.
This season of Homeland has been an intense one, featuring multiple cover-ups, dangerous alliances and the real threat of death looming around every corner.
But if you're one of the fans who gave up on the show this year due to its seemingly implausible plot points, let these canines re-inspire you. Bark Box's "Boneland" parody combines all of the show's best moments – Carrie (Claire Danes) and Saul's (Mandy Patinkin) partnership at the CIA, her on-and-off relationship with Brody (Damien Lewis) – with, you guessed it, puppies.
We're a week past Thanksgiving, so chances are by now, you've probably picked out your Christmas tree. Maybe even decorated it. But if you haven't, here's a festive new way to mark the occasion, complements of dog Scout.
See, Scout is no ordinary dog. Scout loves to balance things on his head, as seen on his Mom Jen Gillen's Instagram account or on his website, Stuff on Scout's Head.
The pit bull has had everything from a stack of DVDs to a wheel of brie placed atop his noggin, but we think this cluster of Christmas lights might be his best topper yet.
We've all been there: Christmastime makes everything more intense and everything is just emotional and then someone's in your way and ...
Okay, we're not going to accuse junior first dog Sunny Obama of going all Grinch on a 2-year-old at Wednesday's White House holiday celebration. We would never imply that little Ashtyn Gardner was anything but lovely before she took the tumble to top all tumbles – the fall to dethrone Jennifer Lawrence as the Queen of Highly Public Falls. She definitely did not – just speculating – poke fun at his dark chocolate replica featured in the annual gingerbread display. She would never.
Either way, what went down at the decor unveiling could totally sabotage Sunny's approval rating. As the children of military families gathered for a day of crafts and festive fun, Gardner's well-intentioned run-in with Sunny turned into the stuff Michelle Obama's nightmares are made of.
To be fair, Sunny only startled the tot, who then stepped back and tripped over a walker (watch below). Still, we know you're new here Sunny. We know it's your first Christmas in the White House. But you're doing it wrong.
Most dog owners will know that look. The penetrating store from your furry friend that says it's time for dinner, even though it's only the early afternoon.
Carrie Underwood shared a video of her dog Ace trying to telepathically force her to feed him. Watch it below.
"I get the 'supper stare-down' starting at about 4 o'clock!" the animal lover Tweeted.
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