What Are Your Dog’s 12 Days of Christmas Joys?

As I was scrolling through Instagram and smiling at pics of dogs romping through snow, hiking through woods, playing in leaves, fetching balls, snuggling on couches, and (unknowingly) bringing smiles to everyone peeking in on their adventures, one little word came to mind.


Fluffy or silky, ball fetching or frisbee catching, muddy paws or dressed as Santa Claus, each of our four-legged family members are adorably unique. Yet they all have one thing in common—they’re each a happy factory of smiles and love. Anyone who has a furry friend by their side (or at their feet like I do as I’m writing this) knows the joy that our dogs unendingly share with us every day. And if you’re at a time in your life where you may not have a dog, maybe you find joy in remembering pets from your childhood, enjoying other’s pets, or even smiling at pet pics. Dogs bring joy.

But what brings our dogs the most joy?

That made me wonder. I was as curious as a puppy discovering her first snowflake to know what it is that brings all those happy pups we see on social media the most joy? And how will their families be sharing joy with them this holiday season?

Chloe, our own happy-go-doodle goldendoodle, has given us so many smiley and happy times. I decided to jot down all the things that she loves and pick her favorites to share with her over the holiday break. Here’s what I came up with… (And, for a little more fun, it’s written to the tune of the last verse of The 12 Days of Christmas. Sing along! Maybe it will get stuck in your head!)

Chloe’s 12 Days of Christmas Joys

On the twelfth day of Christmas

we’ll share with our puppy…

12 games of fetching

11 walky walkies

10 lick-my-faces

9  “load-up!” outings

8  toothy brushings

7  belly scratches

6  games of “GET IT”


(Yes, a repeat of day twelve because Chloe’s the biggest ball-loving dog ever!)

4 fun car rides

3 brain games

2 tasty treats

And a mer-ry, lov-ing FAMILY!


What JOYS will you share with your dog this holiday season?

We’d love to hear what happy activities or fun frolics you’ll be sharing with your dog! Please feel free to comment.

Also, follow along with us on Happy-Go-Doodle’s Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram. We are sharing an interactive “12 Days of Christmas THIS OR THAT” photo each day as a fun way to share what all of our dogs like the most. Here’s the first one…

Ball OR chew toy? Which brings your dog the MOST JOY? Please comment!

It will be snow fun to hear from you and find out what brings your puppy pal the most happiness. Then in January, we’ll compile all the results in a fun, colorful infographic! So please follow along with us!

 Love and tail wags!


A little bit about Happy-Go-Doodle…

With the joy of the Christmas season here, this felt like the perfect time to start our new Happy-Go-Doodle journey with you. Our vision is to share goodness and joy through social media, and to celebrate and nurture the bond between goldendoodles (labradoodles, poodles, other “oodle” dogs, and all dogs) and the people who love them. Quite simply, we hope to share as much joy with others as Chloe shares with us. Why? We believe that the world needs more uplifting media that inspires people to laugh, smile, and FETCH JOY™ more often.

We hope you’ll follow along with us as we share joy each day on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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