Etiquette for Dogs
especially patient with your humans during this time. They may
appear to be
more stressed-out than usual and they will appreciate
long comforting dog
leans and wet kisses.
Your humans may come home with large bags of things they call gifts.
assume that all the gifts are yours.
Be tolerant if your humans put decorations on you. They seem to get
kind of pleasure out of seeing how you look with fake
The humans may bring a large tree into the house and set it up in a
place and cover it with lights and decorations. Bizarre as
this may seem to
you, it is an important ritual for your humans, so
there are some things you
need to know:
- Don't pee on the tree.
- Don't drink water from the container that holds
- Mind your tail when you are near the tree.
- If there are
packages under the tree, even ones that smell
interesting or that have your
name on them, don't rip them open.
- The ornaments hanging from the tree are
not dog toys.
- Don't chew on the cord that runs from the hole in
wall to the tree.
Your humans may occasionally invite lots of strangers to come
this season. Be patient, even if unknowing
strangers sit on your couch, and
do not drink out of glasses
that are left within your reach.
Don't eat off the buffet table.
A big man with a white beard and a red suit may emerge from your
in the middle of the night.
DON'T BITE HIM!