A Christmas Greeting to you all . . . that includes Fido and Fluffy!

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Just looking at this Christmas wreath brings a smile to my face, and I hope to yours as well.

I made this wreath as a thank you gift to my local vetinerian, and as a result of an activity I volunteered to do that has been the highlight of this holiday season, for me. 

I’m a pet lover, as you can see by some of the photos displayed here.  And, I confirmed what I already knew; there are many people who own pets that are absolutely crazy about them.  Fact is, according to several websites I searched, about 63% of all U.S. households own pets.  That’s about 69 million households.  And, many own more than one pet.  Wow!  That is a lot of dogs and cats . . . plus fish, birds, Iguana’s, etc.

Fact is, according to www.huffingtonpost.com more than half of pet owners will purchase a Christmas gift for Fido or Fluffy, and some spend an average between $29 to $46.  Let’s see  . . . that’s more than a billion dollars (if my math is correct).  That’s a lot of dog and cat treats, comfy bedding, new duds, etc.

Let’s face it, pets are simply part of our family, and why not.  They are entertaining, loving, comforting, great companions and can even be life savers. 

So from me and our rescued dog Annie, we wish you a woof woof, meow meow holiday season!

To learn more about pet Christmas presents statistics log on here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/08/pet-presents-holiday-season_n_1081502.html

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About scoop1942

I am 74-years young with six grandchildren and one great-grandson, two great granddaughters, professional and recreational blogger, previous graphic artist, hospitality industry veteran, Jill of all trades; master of a few, plus hobbiest, re-cycler and dreamer. My steadfast companion for 17 years, Bubba, who is now deceased, reminded me daily of what loyalty was all about. I now have a rescued dog who has turned out to be the best dog I've every had; Annie, who is part Shepherd, part Boston is sweet natured and a wonderful companion. You can now find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn. Oh my; while social media may not have been meant for Grandmothers, it has sure turned my world on end . . . what else will technology bring our way. I just recently got a smart phone and texting is my game . . . LOL

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