Do you know what the hardest part of being a senior animal in a shelter is? We remember what it was like to spend the holidays with loved ones — I remember sneaking under the table on Thanksgiving so the kids could toss me scraps. I also remember Christmastime, when I got a big bone from Santa and all my family gathered around to give me love. I know I’ve already missed Thanksgiving, but please I’m begging you, please don’t let me and my friends spend Christmas without a family!

Let me introduce you to my friends:

Mabel is a 5-year-old pitty princess looking for her new forever home. After her mom passed away Mabel was heartbroken, she didn’t want to leave the only home she has ever known. She has been pretty nervous here, and doesn’t show well in the kennel but she just wants you to know she’s happy to meet you away from all the crazy noise. Mabel is looking for a home where she can be the only animal.

Rosie is a 6-yearold long-haired, brown tabby looking for a forever home, too. Rosie is a quiet girl who enjoys the simple things in a life; a lap to sit on, a sunbeam to lie in, and a comfy bed to sleep in. This beautiful lady prefers another home with no cats or small children, but a calm dog would be fine. Rosie is located at PetSmart.

Finally there is me. Hendrix -- the handsome dude in the picture. I am 7 years old, and I’m looking for a home where I can be the only animal, too. I’m a gregarious dude who enjoys the company of people more than anything else. I just want to cuddle up to everyone I meet. I’m looking for a country home, where I can retire with a loving family and spend the holidays fat and happy!

P.S. Did you know that senior animals at the shelter are 50 percent off the adoption price.