The new year is a time when we all strive to be a little better. We gathered some anonymous resolutions for 2023 from our feline and canine companions to share with humans today. 

Cat: I will attempt to howl a little less loudly at 3 a.m. However, I will still tear around the house. That is non-negotiable. 

Dog: I will not assume that every person delivering mail or packages is a villain who has come to perform nefarious acts and must be destroyed. 

Cat: I will try not to walk on my human’s face. I will, however, walk upon their neck and other soft parts. 

Dog: I will try not to wrap my leash around trees and then cry when I get stuck because I am silly. 

Cat: I will try not to jump onto my human’s soft spots in the middle of the night. I will walk on them, though. 

Dog: I will try not to fart directly onto my human when relaxing with them on the couch. 

Cat: I will try not to put my claws into my human’s behind when they are a few seconds slow on preparing my meals. 

Dog: I will do the adorable head tilt at least once a day to gladden my human’s heart. 

Cat: I will try to express displeasure in healthier ways than pooping on the kitchen counter. 

Dog: The groomer is my friend. The groomer is my friend. The groomer is my friend. The groomer is not an evil being sent to torment me. 

Cat: I will not steal the dog’s bed. By this I mean that I will move a few inches off center. This should allow the Labrador ample space to deposit his 60lb body. 

Dog: I will stand up for myself when the cat steals my bed. By this I mean that I will look plaintively at my human and hope that they will remove the cat. 

Cat: I promise to do pats with my paw instead of going into full bite mode when I have had enough petting. I will probably break this resolution. 

Dog: I will try to be subtle about smelling guests’ behinds when my humans have people over. 

Cat: I will only knock things onto the floor that I know are not breakable. Plastic cups of water, not glass. 

Dog: I will not take food off of my human’s plate. Dropped or spilled food is still fair game. This is known. 

Cat: I will not jump up on the desk and show my human’s Zoom meeting my butt. At least, not until the end. 

Dog and Cat: We promise to love our humans the best way we can. For our holidays, we wish for warm homes, full bellies, and kind human hands for all our brothers and sisters. 
To give that gift to pets in your community, send us a message here. Also, check out our stories on our website.  To donate, learn about our needs here.  Thank you for helping us show love to animals in need and their humans.

Sarah Wright, Paw Pet Pantry guest blogger

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