Mr. Moxie, the splendid dog of Dogster managing editor Janine Kahn, visited Jake, the almost-always exuberant dog of Dogster news editor Maria Goodavage (me) two nights before Christmas. Moxie trotted in wearing his Santa finery, looking ever so proud and debonair. Jake at the time was naked, which would not do under such circumstances, so I put him in his new Christmas outfit a company had sent him to model for a recent giveaway. He did not wear his reindeer garb with the same pride Moxie wore his Santa couture. Jake muttered something about dignity, antlers, and a red nose, but I didn’t quite catch it. We snapped this photo before he stripped himself back to his birthday suit.
Clothed or not, Jake and Moxie send a Merry Christmas and happy holidays wish to all their fellow Dogster canine friends. And Jake sends his heartfelt sympathy to any dogs who have to wear this sort of getup today, and wonders if other canines have suffered similar indognities over the holidays.