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We’ve been bombarded with lots of discussions about puppies. Maybe it’s because of Santa’s arrival in a few weeks, or maybe it’s because of Thanksgiving, and that my daughter is set on being “thankful” for her puppy next year. Regardless of the reason, the idea of adding a puppy to our brood has been in question for the past few years.
Both of my kids love to make fast friends, and if we ever get a dog, that little one will be no exception. I know that my kids will treat their new pet as a best friend, and of course be thankful for him or her, but they don’t seem to understand the work that’s involved. Just when I feel like I’ve gotten blue in the face from explaining responsibility to them, Netflix releases an all-new original, VeggieTales In The House. We watched the new season and to my delight episode one, Puppies and Guppies, talks about responsibility when it comes to taking care of pets.
When I saw Larry the cucumber drawing a picture of his future puppy, I could see the same excitement and naiveté that my own kids have about owning a puppy. But, as we saw through the episode, there is more to it than loving a pet. With the help of his friends, Larry is able to understand what having a puppy will entail. VeggieTales always seems to teach my kids the lessons that they need to learn right at their stage in life.
Looking for a great program for kids to watch that encourages us to be thankful and appreciative of our friends? Netflix has a wonderful list of titles to watch this season:
Sesame Street: Elmo and Friends
The Fox and The Hound 2
Phineas and Ferb
For more selections, be sure to check out www.netflix.com.