Hello folks, let’s chat… They’re back! The PajamaGram people are at it again, and this time they’re offering matching holiday pajamas for you and your favorite dog. I should’ve seen this coming. Those PajamaGram folks are nothing if not persistent. For years now, they’re been pushing Hoodie-Footies on well meaning husbands who are desperate for gift ideas. And for just as many years, I’ve been warning my beloved farmer not to fall for it.
“Yes, Phil. I know they say Hoodie Footies will make your sweetheart silly happy, but they’re lying to you. Trust me, here.”
I’m even less enthused about their matching canine pajamas, although I’m not above using them to threaten Hank and Beau. I told Double Trouble if they don’t quit chewing up the place, I’m taking them to Nanee’s Christmas party in fluffy pink Hoodie-Footies! Desperate times call for desperate measures and all that.
Which reminds me, I ran across some news that you and your furry friends may want to know about before you make your holiday travel plans. Some states are cracking down on the fraud surrounding the service animal industry. They’re defining and regulating exactly what a service animal is and is not. Owner beware— you can face a huge fine for pretending your beloved pet is a service animal so they can fly with you. Nor will it work to suggest that your favorite canine is in training as a Seeing Eye Dog just in case you go blind at some point in the future.
Yeah, that last example was for Papa. Not that he’s ever tried to pass Lady’s fat little Dachshund self off as a service animal but it doesn’t hurt to keep your people informed. Besides, I happen to agree with him that, with or without papers, Lady should qualify as a legit service dog before those therapy squirrels and emotional support pigs that have been gaming the system.
I mean this in the nicest way, but if you need to hold a pig to say calm in the friendly skies, I’ll wait for the next flight. Oink, oink, and Merry Christmas!