I don't know how many cats and dogs pick up on the fact that things are a bit different during the holidays, but does your pet like Christmas/the holiday season? My dog Pearl seems to like it. Her bed gets moved in front of the Christmas tree, and she likes sleeping by it. The whole family is in the living room a lot since the pretty tree is there, so Pearl gets more attention in general. Plus, on Christmas morning she loves to help us open presents.