My name is Digby, I’m Anna's pet.
Anna rescued me when I was a stray. I have to visit the vet a lot but I don’t mind because he’s really nice and I get to see lots of other pets at the surgery.
I love running around outside with Anna and I’m really good at doing tricks with a small red ball.
It's that time of year again when people go crazy buying presents for everyone and busily preparing for Christmas! I LOVE Christmas! Mainly because there is usually lots of lovely cheese to eat and Anna is off school so I get more time to play with her. This year I'm a bit worried though. Everyone seems to have less money so it's going to be difficult for Anna's family to get all the presents they normally buy.
I've been trying to think about other things you can give at Christmas that don't cost much money - or even better, no money at all!!
Mmm, it's quite difficult to think about presents you don't need to buy. Can you think of any? Ahh, I can think of something! Hugs. They don't cost any money but people always like to get one! Entertainment. That can be free. I could do some tricks with my red ball to entertain everyone and Anna could read a poem. I've thought of something else, Anna could write a special note in her best handwriting promising to do something, like "Dear Mum and Dad, I promise to wash-up after dinner every evening in January" or "I promise to hoover the living room carpet twice a week".
Now I've started thinking about it there are lots of presents people can give that don't cost any money! They can give time to help someone with something or give friendship and love by making someone a cup of tea or giving them a cuddle. Phew! I don't feel as worried anymore and am sure this Christmas will be the best Christmas ever!