This year Emma the cat and I worked well together to compile a list of holiday gift ideas for pets and pet lovers alike. Our humans shower us with love, belly rubs, and new toys and treats all year. They also like to get us something special for the holidays. And they love when friends and family buy us a little gift around the holidays, too. I speak for Emma and myself when I say we don’t mind it too much, either. Actually, you are pretty lucky I speak for the both of us because everything Emma says sounds a lot like, “I don’t like you, Ruby” or “I’m getting ready to scratch you again”. Silly kitty.

Kyjen Holiday Hide A Squirre - Top Gift for Pets!l

The Kyjen Holiday Hide-A-Squirrel is my new favorite dog toy. Chasing real squirrels leaves me stumped, but I love the challenge of stalking and successfully capturing my prey. This canine puzzle game keeps my coordination and mental game on point. You never know, with enough practice I may just catch a real squirrel one of these days.

Go Cat Toys - Top Gift for Pets!l

Go Cat Toys has a feline’s favorite things: crackling plastic, looped threads, sisal twine, catnip, and jingling bells. These cute cat toys offer plenty of fun at playtime and a warm snuggle at snooze time.

Charity Pups - Top Gift for Dog Lovers!

Aaron Kaufman sells cool digital drawings of dogs then donates 30% of his profits to a dog-related organization every month. Give a great gift to the dog lover in your life and to dogs in need with Charity Pups drawings.

Self Warming Pet Bed - Top Gift for Pets!

This self-warming bed was Emma’s “keep” suggestion for the Yankee Swap last year. It’s still on her wish list. Perhaps if she stops threatening to scratch my eyes out I will get it for her this year. Forecast: Unlikely.

Custom Pet ID Tags - Great Gift for Pet Lovers!

My friend Bunny (who is a dog, not a bunny) and her sister, Flattery (who is a dog, not a flatterer) from Tales and Tails recently got personalized dog identification tags from 1cutepooch.com. Well, I am one cute pooch, and I really hope to get one of these adorable tags this year, too.

Neko Nappers Pet House - Awesome gift for Pets!

Neko Nappers pet house offers chic “chateau” living for smaller dogs and cats. I would suggest you put dogs OR cats in this foldable and easy to assembly abode, but that may just be a personal preference.

Pet Lover Socks make a great gift!

I think socks are a great stocking stuffer idea. Practical and cute, these dog and cat socks are sure to warm the heart (and feet!) of your favorite pet lover.

Get to know Ruby (63 Posts)

Ruby spent his early days on the lam roaming the mean streets of Grafton, WV. When he was caught, he was charged with a Class D Misdogmeanor: Failure to be a good hunting dog. As part of a plea deal, he was extradited to a frozen tundra known as New England. It was there that he rescued two humans, assumed a girl’s name, and never looked back. In 2008, Ruby spent seven days in the hospital near death with diabetic ketoacidosis. He lived with canine diabetes for the rest of his life, almost eight years, and through his blogging has helped countless friends around the world with his diabetic dog food recipe, Ruby Stewbie. In 2013, he convinced his humans to move south to the warm weather and beautiful coast of North Carolina. He was always a southern charmer, after all, and his blue heeler blood was homesick. He enjoyed every single moment of his retirement. It was filled with all the finer things in life: walks on the beach, napping, getting belly rubs, and giving sweet kisses. On May 4th, 2016, Ruby passed peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his pack. He lived 14 glorious years thanks to someone who picked him up and drove him far away, to a no-kill shelter, and into the arms of love. He remained a lover, not a hunter. Join Ruby in barking out to animals and their rescuers at Friends of Ruby.


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