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When all your child wants for Christmas is a puppy

There is a constant pleading at our house at the moment, coming from my six-year-old son begging us for a puppy for Christmas. And for once, the mummy who generally says yes to everything is putting on her Scrooge hat and saying no.

Quite simply while I know my son will love and adore his puppy, mummy and daddy would need to look after it and while we may grow to love it too – pets are not just for Christmas they are for life and we are not ready to make that commitment.

Should pets be given as Christmas gifts or should they never be on Santa’s list?

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