Hang a Shih Tzu Christmas stocking over the fireplace this year, to celebrate the holidays and your favorite pup.
If your Shih Tzu is like one of your children, you can give your little darling his or her own stocking and fill it with doggie treats.
Or perhaps you have a friend who absolutely adores her Shih Tzu. A Christmas stocking would make a fun gift for the festive season.
On some designs, the stocking can be personalised by embroidering or stencilling the name of your pet on the item.
A simple yet festive stocking is a great way to include your pet in the family Christmas celebrations. I'm sure yours has been a good little doggie this year!!
But you still need to figure out what to fill your stocking with.
The simplest solution is a juicy bone that will last all day.
Some other ideas:
- dog toys
- canned dogfood
- doggie chews
- sweaters and coats
- edible dog cards
- doggy shampoo
- new name tag
- leash or collar
- dog blanket
- a Santa hat to wear!
It's a great idea to loosely wrap a few of the items and have fun watching them nose the presents open to get the goods out!
If you're looking for ideas for the coming Christmas, take a look at the cool collection of treats and toys available online from Jakes Dog House.
It's obviously quickest and most convenient to buy one of these ready-made stockings.
However, if you're the creative type, you could always create your own Christmas stocking design. This way, you'll only be limited by your imagination.
If you want to go down this path, take a look in your local craft store. There are many kits you can purchase - you'll probably find some with a dog theme so you can honor your furry friend.
These type of kits typically include the felt, glitter, sequins and all the other little touches you'll need to decorate your stocking.
The other option is to make a stocking completely 'from scratch'. Here's some simple free instructions and template to make your own dog paw stocking.
What Christmas goodies did you give your Shih Tzu last year?
If you'd like to share some suggestions for other Shih Tzu lovers to fill their Christmas stockings, please use the Facebook comment box at the bottom of the page. We'd love to hear your ideas!
Merry Christmas everyone!
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