My mom’s birthday is next week, and I can’t think of what to get her for a present.
My human siblings are getting her perfume and making a card.
My usual birthday gifts for friends are a ball, a bone, or a chew. Whenever I find one, I bring it home and hide it under my bed. This way, I’m always prepared if I get invited on short notice to a canine birthday party.
I know none of my stashed gifts would be appropriate for my mom. But as you can see, my options are limited. Any ideas?
Thank goodness for your mom; you are not a cat. I understand they bring dead birds and mice to family members as gifts. Yuck!
You did say in your letter that your siblings were making a card. How about putting your foot on an ink pad and signing the card with a paw print?
Another idea is to ask your sibs to dress you up with a big bow and tell your mom you’re her present.
You might also think of ways you might lighten the load she carries taking care of you. You could wipe your feet before you come into the house or stop slopping the water out of your water bowl onto the floor, or sleep on your bed instead of the couch.
She might not know these new behaviors are birthday gifts, but she will be appreciative. She might even take credit for your changed behavior.
It never hurts to let someone else take the credit. .
© 2022 Geneva Woodruff
Comments and letters can be sent to Frankie at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Fairhaven Neighborhood News publishes the Dear Frankie column. To receive a free online subscription, readers can email email@example.com, request their name be added to the email list or visit www.neighbnews.com to read the paper online or to download the latest issue.
Click here to download the entire 2/3/22 issue: 02-03-22 Blizzard
Support local journalism, donate to the Neighb News with PayPal