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16 Purrfect Pet-Themed Christmas Cards Guaranteed To Put A Smile On Your Face

These adorable pets have some jokes and quips for making the most of the howlidays.

Courtesy Kari Smith

This Christmas card’s gone to the dogs!

Usually Santa wears a whole costume, but this dog … just pants. As if your pet wasn’t already cool enough, dogs actually have superpowers too!

Courtesy Merrie Soltis

What cats think of Christmas

Is “Christmas” the human word for “sit around and wait for presents”? Because I just call that “living.” Here are 17 things every cat wishes they could tell you.

Courtesy Christina Cherro

Nestled asleep in their beds

Deck the howls with boughs of holly fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-aaoooo.  ‘Tis the season to be jowly fa-la-la-la-la, la-la-la-aaoooo.

Courtesy Linda Marler


Hey, did you hear the one about the sick parrot? Fortunately, his condition was tweetable! (Here’s the inspiring reason why this woman takes care of 362 exotic birds “owl by herself.”)

Courtesy Renee Cybul

Naughty or nice?

Santa: I lied. #YOLO (Need a “pawfee” break? Check out these hilarious dog videos that will make you howl.)

Courtesy Kay Taylor

Fun one-liners

What did Santa say to me? Get a long, little doggie. A Santa suit may keep your pooch warm in the winter, but here’s how to keep your dog from catching a cold!

Courtesy Lora Sambora

Pug life

I didn’t choose the pug life, the pug life chose me.

Courtesy Kay Steffen

Sugarplum Fairy

All dressed up and no backsides to sniff. These 50 adorable pet photos will make you smile all year round.

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Courtesy Marianna Cincotta

All I want for Christmas

Alpha dog seeking: Hot breath, cold nose, waggy tail. (Here are 18 hilarious Halloween costumes to dress your pup up in!)

Courtesy Jennifer Burdick

Take. It. Off.

Right Meow! This cat-like reindeer may be lucky enough to guide Santa’s sleigh on Christmas night, but these real-life cats also have awesome jobs that will make you green with envy like the Grinch!

Courtesy Lois Karhinen

O Hanukkah

What does a bark-mitzah boy have to do to get some kosher kibble around here? Think this photo is funny? Check out these laugh out loud dog cartoons!

Courtesy Aaron Pigors

An empty box?

Best present ever. Here’s how to train your cat to do more than pose in a box for a photo-op!

Courtesy Kathleen Silva

Make like a tree…

…and wreath us alone! This is a list of the 14 things you need to buy your new dog — sorry it doesn’t include wreaths.

Courtesy Terrie Kelly

What do you call a bunch of dogs who played in the snow?

Slush puppies! (This is the shocking price tag of owning a dog!)

Courtesy Emily Warchol

Put down your phone!

This sleigh isn’t gonna pull itself, people. A surefire sign of an animal’s trust involves much more than letting you dress them up in silly Christmas costumes. Keep an eye out for these 4 telltale signs your animal trusts you.

Courtesy Mar Sension

Why do I dress up before sniffing around the yard?

I don’t want to get frost-bite. (Here’s the real reason why your dog freaks out during thunderstorms when they should really be scared of what outfit you’re going to force them to wear for next year’s Christmas card.)

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