Tis the season for stupid pictures. Pets are no exception to this rule. If you’re one of those people who opted for a pet instead of a child, first off, good choice. Second, be careful how you treat the little critter this Christmas. We don’t mean the obvious stuff like picking up pine needles so the dog doesn’t eat them, or hanging edible ornaments out of their reach. We’re talking about the slightly embarrassing things you’re bound to do to you animal because they can’t always object. You can put dumb Christmas clothes on your toddler, because they deserve that sort of treatment, and you’re going to want pictures like that sitting around for blackmail use later on in their lives. But pets. Pets don’t deserve to be treated like that. Leave the santa hats and jingle bell collars off of them.
Let’s take a look at some photographic examples of what you shouldn’t be putting your pet through this holiday season:
Photos With Santa:
Not a fan of it. Mostly because it’s a torturous ordeal for all involved — It’s a mall Santa who ends up in a pet shop, probably because he’s legally not allowed to be in touching distance of children. It’s a room full of dogs who rarely go out in public, and then there’s the owners. People who don’t know their dogs are awful and only think they’re biting other dogs because they’re playing.
In every photo a dog takes with Santa, the dogs eyes are looking off-camera inevitably towards its owner, who it foolishly trusted with its safety.
Dressing Your Pets In Christmas Regalia:
Another bad idea. Sweaters on tiny, cold dogs are ok. Some of them need it for colder climates, but the second you get festive, I’m no longer on board. If you want to dress something up for Christmas, have a kid. You’ve got a three solid years where you can make it wear whatever you want. Wrap it in garland, dress it like Santa. Doesn’t f*cking matter because it literally relies on you to continue living.
This is an unhappy cat. This cat would rather be soaking in a bathtub full of water than dressing like Santa’s helper.
Cats are relatively expressionless, until you put a homemade Santa hat on them. Then their expression is an angry scowl.
Don’t Do Anything That’s Obviously Weird:
Just use common sense. Before you do something with your pet this Christmas, ask yourself “could this end up on a tumblr site?” If the answer is yes, then don’t do it.
This is a lady, dressed as Santa, holding domesticated monkey. Because her family will never understand her like that monkey does.
World’s best dad, is head of the world’s creepiest household.