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Island pets decked out for holidays

December 24, 2009

Felt antlers, plush santa suits with bling and even tiny blue yarmulkes can be seen attached to many pets this year.

Pets - particularly those of the canine persuasion can be spotted jingling and blinking during strolls, shopping or attending a party.

Places around Southwest Florida are even catering to our four-legged furry pets this holiday. There is a Yappy Hour at Bell Tower and countless opportunities for the pooches to encounter Santa claus and even get a picture with the jolly man in red.

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Buck and Daisy seem to be wondering when Santa will come there way. The retrievers belong to Helen Gracey.

Although some pooh pooh this kind of activity as silly or even psychologically traumatizing to pets - most of us tend to see pets dressed up in holiday wear for what it is - a fun, stress-reducing and albeit cute way to enjoy the season - besides the pets find a way to get even with us later. Think chomped up holiday decorations or missing Christmas turkey.

People seem to smile more when they spot a dog donning a Santa suit or reindeer antlers. And what pet lover can resist the sight of Fido laying by a holly and ivy covered hearth or joyfully rolling around a bag of ribbons and bows.

So before you think I have indulged in one two many egg nogs check out this year's island pet holiday photos.

Happy holidays fellow pet lovers!



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