Pip has decided that he would like to write some posts during the upcoming holiday season. It seemed like a good idea to me, so here is his first effort. Enjoy!
**************************Hello everyone, it's Pip! I convinced my Ma to let me post about some things, because I saw the calendar, and - counting today - it's only a little more than a week until Thanksgiving, and then six weeks until Christmas! I see things on our TV or hear people talking, and I think I have some important helpful tips for everyone. So my Ma said that I can post them sometimes because maybe people would like knowing them.
So my first tip is:
Also, Don't. Go. Shopping. Because first of all, Thanksgiving is a holiday, and you should not be using it as the day to start your Hanukkah/Christmas/Kwanzaa/Mugwump Day shopping. And people who work in stores have plenty of work coming their way starting the next day, so they deserve a day for their holiday. My Da has a job in retail, and Thanksgiving is the last chance for him to have a nice, leisurely day before the crazy, busy time that lasts nearly until the end of January. Also, shopping on Thanksgiving Day is not a relaxing thing to do, besides just being wrong.
I know that my Da and Ma say that their friends feel sorry for them because they have to spend Thanksgiving "alone." That's crazy! They're not alone at all - the two of them, plus, me Jetsam, Milo, and Dug have our day together, just like lots of other families. And it's the best because we just all take time to enjoy being together. We all get something special to eat, which is wonderful, but the best part is just being all together the whole day.
So remember - you want to relax and enjoy your time off from work, on one of the best holidays of all. If you don't try to do this, and let everyone else tell you what you should do, what you should cook, etc., you'll end up fighting instead of relaxing.
(Jetsam and I pretend-fighting)