I've only lived through ONE other Holiday Season, so I am not an expert, but I think this is exhausting! There's so much 'cheer'. And look, I got a new Baby - a reindeer! Mom let me pick it out at Petsmart. Well, I picked it out while she was reading some labels, and when she turned around to see why I was so quiet she said "PACO! You took that off the shelf? You got slobber all over it - now I HAVE to buy it!"
So, OK. Try to imagine this. You're a little dog. You go into a great - I mean really great - store filled with dog chews and pigs' ears and great smelling cookies - out in the open in a cookie bar, no less. There are all sorts of babies sitting on puppy-height shelves - there for the takin', I say!
You want one of those babies - REALLY want one. But... can you talk? No. Whining does not get the point across. Sitting down and staring - same deal. Nothing. What would you do? I say GRAB the baby you want and lick it all over - then she'll have to buy it for you. I'm not smart, I'm just a puppy, but I'm THAT smart ;)