I’m not a big fan of Christmas, but I wanted to make an effort to feel more festive this December. So to get into the spirit of things, I decided to offer Christmas themed shoots for my clients which turned into quite a thing. I ended up with so many ridiculous portraits of dogs wearing tinsel and Christmas headbands, that there was only one thing to do; a parody of the 12 Days of Christmas.

I present to you, the 12 Dogs of Christmas.

Matching up and rhyming words with drumming, piping, and dancing wasn’t the easiest of tasks, so with tongue fully in cheek here we go.

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On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a Bulldog with a green tree.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a very naughty mutt and a Bulldog with a green tree.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me Santa’s elfin friend, a very naughty mutt and a Bulldog with a green tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a Grinch that’s absurd, Santa’s elfin friend, a very naughty mutt and a Bulldog with a green tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me tinsel wrapped chi-chi, a Grinch that’s absurd, Santa’s elfin friend, a very naughty mutt and a Bulldog with a green tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me a pup that loves playing, tinsel wrapped chi-chi, a Grinch that’s absurd, Santa’s elfin friend, a very naughty mutt and a Bulldog with a green tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me a white dog a sleighing, a pup that loves playing, tinsel wrapped chi-chi, a Grinch that’s absurd, Santa’s elfin friend, a very naughty mutt and a Bulldog with a green tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a scruffy pup a smiling, a white dog a sleighing, a pup that loves playing, tinsel wrapped chi-chi, a Grinch that’s absurd, Santa’s elfin friend, a very naughty mutt and a Bulldog with a green tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a giant dog a panting, a scruffy pup a smiling, a white dog a sleighing, a pup that loves playing, a tinsel wrapped chi-chi, a Grinch that’s absurd, Santa’s elfin friend, a very naughty mutt and a Bulldog with a green tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a rescue pooch a licking, a giant dog a panting, a scruffy pup a smiling, a white dog a sleighing, a pup that loves playing, a tinsel wrapped chi-chi, a Grinch that’s absurd, Santa’s elfin friend, a very naughty mutt and a Bulldog with a green tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a senior dog a peeping, a rescue pooch a licking, a giant dog a panting, a scruffy pup a smiling, a white dog a sleighing, a pup that loves playing, a tinsel wrapped chi-chi, a Grinch that’s absurd, Santa’s elfin friend, a very naughty mutt and a Bulldog with a green tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me a great big burst of Boston, a senior dog a peeping, a rescue pooch a licking, a giant dog a panting, a scruffy pup a smiling, a white dog a sleighing, a pup that loves playing, a tinsel wrapped chi-chi, a Grinch that’s absurd, Santa’s elfin friend, a very naughty mutt and a Bulldog with a green tree.