If you listen to Christmas music at all, I’m sure you’ve heard the song “Grown-Up Christmas List”. It’s been performed by Natalie Cole, Michael Bublé, Kelly Clarkson, and many others. The song has a list that asks Santa for good things for humanity instead of materialistic possessions. My thought is that these words could also be asking for good things for our pets. No matter what holiday you celebrate, or don’t, anyone can appreciate hope for a better world. Here are the lyrics, and how they could apply to improving the lives of dogs and cats:
No more lives torn apart – Families wouldn’t have to make the choice of keeping their pet or giving them away, due to lack of resources or finances.
That wars would never start – Our heroic military animals wouldn’t have to make the sacrifices they make on a daily basis to protect us.
And time would heal all hearts – People grieving the loss of their furry family member would find peace.
Every man would have a friend – Shelter pets would find homes as faithful companions.
That right would always win – Animal abuse and neglect would be a thing of the past.
And love would never end – That one is pretty much already fulfilled, since our pets love us unconditionally.
This is my grown-up Christmas list.