This is a collaborative re-write of the 12 Days of Christmas by some of the dogs in my neighborhood. Feel free to sing it out loud!

On the first day of Christmas, my best life gave to me

A family that really loves me!

On the second day of Christmas, my best life gave to me

  • Two furry friends
  • And a family that really loves me

On the third day of Christmas, my best life gave to me

  • Three bouncy balls
  • Two furry friends
  • And a family that really loves me

On the fourth day of Christmas, my best life gave to me

  • Four tasty treats
  • Three bouncy balls
  • Two furry friends
  • And a family that really loves me

On the fifth day of Christmas, my best life gave to me

  • Five great big sticks
  • Four tasty treats
  • Three bouncy balls
  • Two furry friends
  • And a family that really loves me

On the sixth day of Christmas, my best life gave to me

  • Six squirrels a-running
  • Five great big sticks
  • Four tasty treats
  • Three bouncy balls
  • Two furry friends
  • And a family that really loves me

On the seventh day of Christmas, my best life gave to me

  • Seven kids a-playing
  • Six squirrels a-running
  • Five great big sticks
  • Four tasty treats
  • Three bouncy balls
  • Two furry friends
  • And a family that really loves me

On the eighth day of Christmas, my best life gave to me

  • Eight stinky spots for sniffing
  • Seven kids a-playing
  • Six squirrels a-running
  • Five great big sticks
  • Four tasty treats
  • Three bouncy balls
  • Two furry friends
  • And a family that really loves me

On the ninth day of Christmas, my best life gave to me

  • Nine days of car rides with the windows down
  • Eight stinky spots for sniffing
  • Seven kids a-playing
  • Six squirrels a-running
  • Five great big sticks
  • Four tasty treats
  • Three bouncy balls
  • Two furry friends
  • And a family that really loves me

On the tenth day of Christmas, my best life gave to me

  • Ten puddles to run in
  • Nine days of car rides
  • Eight stinky spots for sniffing
  • Seven kids a-playing
  • Six squirrels a-running
  • Five great big sticks
  • Four tasty treats
  • Three bouncy balls
  • Two furry friends
  • And a family that really loves me

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my best life gave to me

  • Eleven dogs a-barking
  • Ten puddles to run in
  • Nine days of car rides
  • Eight stinky spots for sniffing
  • Seven kids a-playing
  • Six squirrels a-running
  • Five great big sticks
  • Four tasty treats
  • Three bouncy balls
  • Two furry friends
  • And a family that really loves me

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my best life gave to me

  • Twelve hugs a day
  • Eleven dogs a-barking
  • Ten puddles to run in
  • Nine days of car rides
  • Eight stinky spots for sniffing
  • Seven kids a-playing
  • Six squirrels a-running
  • Five great big sticks
  • Four tasty treats
  • Three bouncy balls
  • Two furry friends

And a family that really loves me!

If your animal could tell you the twelve things they loved,what would be on their list? I’d love to know!

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