A New Puppy For The Holidays?

I’m an only Dog!  Sometimes I wish I had a buddy 24/7, or someone to blame the Mischief on?  Tee Hee – Mum says I’d also have to share the treats, hmmmm, not so good?!

Anyway, I considered putting a new puppy on my list for Santa?

I think it could be fun to have a new puppy Mum? Mum says no :(


Mum’s tried to pacify me a few times with new Doggie pals, but I’m not buying it…..


Mum, I know he’s not real you know!!


She even brought me back a puppy from France, but I got into trouble for barking at him – think he only understood French as he didn’t bark back?

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Mum says we have to give proper thought to getting a Dog as well as being very careful where you get them from, it’s not like getting a regular gift – she remembers a campaign from the UK “A Dog is For Life, Not Just For Christmas!” – It’s a big responsibility taking on a Dog for their whole life.

The ASPCA are currently running a campaign talking about how Puppies are not just gifts for the holidays, here’s their video….

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They’re also asking us to consider gifts for the holidays that make a difference, they have some great items in their store.

And of course, as most of you know, I’ve also got a great gift idea too for the holidays, as my Mischief Master Class Book is helping raise funds for Therapy Pet Support Charities.  I’m just waiting for the paperback proof to arrive in the mail and then I’ll be able to also release the paperback for sale on Amazon too – Woohoo!! :)

I know my Jewish friends are starting their holidays this weekend, and I’d like to wish everyone a Wonderful Holiday Season! :)


  1. Hiya Snoopy! That first photo of you is truly pawsome…you look so soulful there…Your mom is right…getting a new puppy requires a lot of thought and I know that your mom will do what’s best for all of you Glad she’s getting the message out *snoogles*
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    • Hi Gizmo,

      Glad you like my pic buddy :) I have a feeling Mum’s gonna say no, she always says no to everything, I’m not even allowed a Cat?! :)

      Hope you’re having a fun day :)

      Snoops :)

  2. What in the world is WRONG with that guy? I think you are right, he must just speak French!!!

    Thanks for helping to spread the word about puppies pal!

    Thanks for the Chanukah wishes as well!
    Barks and licks and love Dakota and “Mom”
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    • Hi Dakota and “Mom”

      What Doggie wouldn’t want to play, hey? I was already to play chase and it just sat there? Clearly it didn’t understand – doh!! :)

      Have a lovely time over the holidays,

      Snoops :)

  3. Oh wow – a possibility of a new puppy? That would be so cool! My mom says one of me is enough – whatever does she mean by that?? Aren’t two always better than one?? She says I’m more of an “only dog”, and I guess she’s right because I don’t like sharing her attention too often. That’s okay, I’m happy spending time playing with my doggy friends and meeting new friends when we go out, then coming home and being treated like an extra-special family member. :D
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    • Hi Daisy,

      Sadly Mum also says one of me is enough for her to cope with, huh? I don’t do that much Mischief? Tee Hee – She says I’ve got Cosmo next door and I can play with him – well maybe she’ll let Santa put in the Dog Flap between our fence then? I can’t believe she won’t even let me get a Cat? Doh!!

      Hope you’re having a fun day buddy :)

      Snoops :)

  4. New puppy?? I have to tell ya Snoopy, sharing snacks is not fun! But I will have to say, I love blaming my sister for things that I have done! Teehee!!

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    • Hi Higgins,

      The blaming thing would be awesome – I get the blame for everything around here Dude, so not fair!! :)

      Hope you’re having a fun day :)

      Snoops :)

  5. We thought long and hard before getting Torrey, well mom and dad did. I didn’t want a sister, at first, but now it’s awesome. Your mum will make the best choice, whatever that is.
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    • Hi Roxy,

      Your parents are very sensible, and I’m glad they found you the pawfect sister!! :) I have a feeling I’m gonna remain an only Dog!! Sigh… :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  6. You can always play with our puppy! Not sure when you’ll meet him, but maybe, right? And great post, pal! The timing was right for us to get a puppy because we have time to spend with him now and we’ll l have a calm and peaceful holiday season at home. Nothing that can get the puppy in trouble!

    AND, we finally decided on a name, Rocco! He listened to you bark on your video and he wants to come and play!
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    • Hi Diane, Cosmo and Rocco (Woohoo – you’ve got a name!!)

      Hey Rocco, I thought you were gonna be called puppy forever! Tee Hee

      Your Mum is right about the timing having to be perfect, especially for a pup!! Mum and Dad got me when they knew they had the time to teach me all the things I needed to learn too :)

      I’d so love to play with you guys – yay!! :)

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

  7. I’m an only pup too. Wish I had a playmate. Maybe we could play together:-)
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    • Hi Misaki,

      That would be so awesome to have a playdate with you buddy, you look like you’d love to play chase, right?! :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  8. Now Snoopy with regards to the French dog it did not reply as it did not understand. Le Ruff or Le Bark and it would understand you. That is our French lesson over for the day. Practice and you will be fluent in French. Have a fabulous Friday.
    Best wishes Molly
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    • Hi Molly,

      Why didn’t I think of Le Ruff or Le Bark? I’m off to try it out with the green dog, kinda a weird color, huh?

      Thank you for the free french lesson buddy, you rock!! :)

      Snoops :)

  9. manainscloak says:

    yes a puppies not just for christmas

  10. Hey there Snoopy pal. Definitely put some more thought into that whole “getting another dog” thing. They eat up your peoples’ attention and time, so that it’s not all for you. Plus you have to share some of the healthy leftovers you might be getting nowadays with another dog. Sometimes the other dogs end up being bossy, especially if they are girly dogs – AND – sometimes they even turn into zombies…
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    • Hi Toby,

      You mean it won’t all be about me? Huh? I won’t be Top Dog? I could even get bossed around by a Girlie Dog – OR – a zombie? You’re such a good pal Toby enlightening me to this – phew!! I’m off to think about it some more…. :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  11. Mom says puppies are a lot of work. We did get a cat, but he dosen’t like me much. He loves the grandpuppy though. I don’t think our cat knows our grand puppy is a dog. I think he thinks that she is a cat toy.

    • Hi Missy,

      My Mum wonders how us Doggies can tell between small dogs and cats, I think I’d be ok with a Kitten instead of a puppy – but Mum says no to that too!! She’s so mean!! Sigh!! :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  12. Snoopy, you had our hopes up you were about to announce a new permanent pal! We think you’re better off on your own. More treats and more attention :-)

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig
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    • Hi Katie and Coccolino,

      Yeah, I had my own hopes up too, I hoped I could convince Mum, but alas she’s standing firm and saying no – doh!! :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  13. Be careful what you wish for, Snoopy! Momma says new puppies are super cute… Probably not cuter than you, but is it wise to risk it???

    I’m not asking for a new pup at my house! Too risky!
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    • Hi Rita,

      You’re such a wise Doggie Rita, I need to get more advice from you, I never even considered that, maybe Mum does know best after all?! :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  14. I have to admit I have never been an only pet – I went right from my birthplace to mom where my sister Katie and the cats were waiting. I don’t like being alone, so I am happy for my situation although sharing does get old sometimes. Don’t rush into a puppy, it will really change your life – think it through but if you get a sibling I am sure you will love having one!
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    • Hi Emma,

      You’ve sure had a different life to me buddy, it can have it’s good points being an only Dog, but I’d love to have a full time pal, doesn’t look like it’s gonna happen any time soon though, as mum’s still saying no – doh!! :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  15. It is true that puppies are not very good for Christmas presents. Everyone is so busy, there are puppy traps everywhere, and who wants to spend days waiting in a wrapped up box?

    But I hope you will get a new puppy friend soon, Snoopy! It would be like having Cosmo around all the time except even better because I bet the puppy will want to play a Lot :D
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    • Hi Remy,

      Yeah, I think a puppy would even be tiring for me Dude, I like to take a few naps, I’m getting all kinds of different advice though, so it seems it’s not all good to bring in a new pup, maybe I need to think about it a little longer? :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  16. Benny & Lily says:

    I wished for a pet and got chubby! I do love Benny now but it took 2 years
    Lily (& Benny)

  17. We know a lot of thought has to go into getting a new puppy…but being from a family that always has more than one dog, we think you need a new puppy friend! Wouldn’t that be so cool Snoopy:) Then you would always have a friend to play with, keep you company and get into mischief with! Have we talked your mom into it yet:) By the way, we are having an Angry Birds Dog Toys giveaway over at our blog. Tell your mom she should enter! Then you could play with the Angry Birds!
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    • Hi Dogs N Pawz,

      I’m gonna print out your comment right now and get Mum to read it – Tee Hee

      And I’m off to check out your contest – Yay!! :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  18. Hi Snoops!

    When I was about 5 months I started giving mom and Pops “the face” because I wanted a puppy or even a big brother or sister to play with. My buddy Luke lives next to me and we play whenever we can. Well, when he has to go home I get really bummed. I go to my window and just stare. Mom said it was so sad to see, so she asked my pops if we could get another furiend and he said no. Then mom explained that if we got another it wouldn’t be ALL about me they way it is now. Doh! I never thought about it like that. I like when friends visit they always give me their full attention.!*snicker snicker* I’m all about that dude! Oh and the best part is i can always watch the movies that I like on TV. Moms are pretty wise at times.
    Hope you’re having a pawsome Friday bud!

    • Hi Gunnar,

      Yeah, I hear you, I’m not so sure I’m ready to share all the loving with another pup JUST yet!! Plus, there’s only one fireplace, where would the puppy lie?

      Big wags,

      Snoops :)

  19. Hey Snoops, Jet here. Hi Miss Annette.

    Dude, of course you can see through Mum’s ruses (VBP)… you’re the Master Mischief Maker! You bring up excellent points about bringing a new K9 into the house. The decision must be thought out, not just a holiday moment.

    Thanks for the Hannukah wishes, Dude.
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  20. I sure wish I could have a puppy for Christmas. I’d play with it every day. Well, at least I have my new neighbor Toby that I can hang out with now.
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    • Hi Bongo,

      Yep, I was so happy to read you’ve got Toby as your buddy, I love having Cosmo next door, he’s awesome!!

      Have fun my friend, does Toby do Mischief? :)

      Snoops :)

  21. Hello Snoopy. I’ m Marsa. I’m a dog hound. I’m glad to know you, especially because you are a dog therapist, right? I would like to be a dog therapist, too. You are so beautiful and I’ d love to become good friends. I have my own blog, too. If you like you can visit it. I have a Christmas competition and if you want you can participate. Who knows, the winner could be you!
    My blog is: taskylonea.wordpress.com
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    • Hi Marsa,

      It’s great to meet you, yes I’m a Therapy Dog, I visit people and make them smile, then it makes me wag cos I get lots of love! :)

      I’m sure you could be a Therapy Dog too, it’s a great job to have, you get to see lots of people smiling :)

      Big wags,

      Snoops :)

  22. It is tempting to get another dog, especially when so many need families, but it is a BIG responsibility. For now Toby will have to be an only dog too. He loves going to doggie day care and visiting all of his friends there.

    • Hi Amy and Toby,

      Oooh Doggie Day care, that must wear you out dude, so many Doggies to play with, you’re probably happy to get home for a rest!! :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  23. Snoop’s sorry wez so late, Interweb connections . I’d love a pup to play wiff, we don’t have the room but Oh I can dream..We would be playing all day long :) when’z can I get the paperback :) Pop’z over and tell’z me xxx0xx

    Mollie and Alfie
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    • Hi Mollie and Alfie,

      You’re never late over here, always welcome to stop by and say hi anytime! :)

      I put a message on your blog, the book is ready for sale in paperback AND ebook on Amazon now – Yay!! :)

      I hope you’re having a fun day,

      Snoops :)

  24. A puppy would be fun Snoopy, but wait until after Christmas. You don’t want Santa to split the gifts between you and a puppy. ;)

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  25. Hi Snoopy! I agree with you about puppies being a big commitment. Each puppy deserves to go to a home where the people are prepared to provide all the puppy’s needs.
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  26. Hi Snoopy,
    I know just what you mean…I want a puppy too for Christmas, but my mum says no… She said we are going to get a kitty this spring from Battersea. I do love kitties and then I will not have to share my treats! Snowy Wagging Wordless Wednesday! Happy Holidays too!
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    • Hey Maggie,

      Good news on the treat sharing and so happy your Kittie is coming from Battersea :)

      I’d love a kittie too, but Mum says no to that too, so unfair!! :)

      Wags to all

      Snoops :)

  27. I’m sure your mum puts great thought into whether she should get you a puppy for Christmas, That makes me glad! I mean as much as I know you’d love to help, a puppy is a lot of work. :-)
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    • Hi Jodi,

      Well, I sure could help with the training, I’ve taught Cosmo how to do Mischief and he’s getting really good!! Tee Hee

      Wags to all,

      Snoops :)

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