A DOG IS FOR LIFE...

While there are plenty of animals looking for a good home, humane society leaders say you should think twice before giving one to a child at Christmas.

They tell us the holidays are too hectic to bring a new animal into your home.

Workers at the humane society say it needs to be a family decision.

They encourage people who are thinking about bringing an animal home to start out with a stuffed animal and give a gift certificate to the Humane Society instead.

DOGGY DIAMONDS?

If you’re hoping to impress a discerning dog lover this holiday season, you have come to the right place. This season, I Love Dogs Diamonds features a showstopper for even the most pampered of pooches: The $3,200,000 Amour, Amour diamond dog collar. (You would need good Pet Insurance to have that covered!)

The platinum, 18-karat white gold and crocodile collar is set with over 1,600 diamonds. So what self-respecting dog would wear this?

PETS MEET SANTA

Dogs were excited Sunday to pose for photos with Santa Claus as part of a Lexington fund-raiser for the Bluegrass Animal Welfare League.

They were so excited that volunteers kept handy a spray bottle of cleaner and some paper towels.

"Don't worry, he's just doing what comes naturally," one volunteer assured Donna Brown of Nicholasville and her 4-year-old Yorkie, Mr. Mack, as she wiped a small puddle off the floor.
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Mark Ashley

HARRODS OFFER PET PAMPERING

The lighting in the treatment room is muted and soothing. Candles flicker on a shelf, rose-petals are scattered across the ­marble floor, and the air smells of geranium aromatherapy oil.

I’m in London’s latest luxury spa, on the fourth floor of Harrods. Only it’s not me blissed out on the massage table, it’s George, my Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.