Christmas is a special time of year for Max and I. We shop for a tree together and he helps me decorate. He holds the basket of Christmas ornaments very carefully. He’s so focused when he has a job to do. It keeps him busy and makes him feel special.
Max doesn’t really know what Christmas really means. I tried to explain it to him one day. I told him that if it weren’t for a man named Jesus Christ there would be no Christmas or maybe even a holiday season!! I think that made him a little sad, his eyes widened and his head tilted – a clear sign of “What?!”
I explained to him that, for me, Christmas is not only a time to celebrate with family and receive and give gifts, but it is also a time to remember what Christ taught me. He taught me that I could reach for the stars and do great things, just like he did. He taught me that I could spread the good news of love and compassion for others and that I am a powerful being that can change the world if I look within. What a great message! Now, I don’t scream these things from the roof top – people would think I’m crazy! But if I think about it, I kinda live his message already. I help Max spread the good news of animal compassion! Max just barked when I said that. He’s happy to spread the good news of animal compassion. He loves all animals and even us crazy humans, too.
Well, Max and I are going to continue to decorate our tree. He says he hopes you enjoy decorating your tree, too and that you have fun.
Does your pet help you decorate your tree? What does he/she do to help?