A UK mum, who is spending more than $1750 on Christmas presents for her dog, has revealed she loves the pet more than her six-year-old son.
Helena Mueller, 38, loves her Cockapoo, Lola, more than anything in the world and devotes her life to making sure that her dog wants for nothing.
On Christmas Day itself, Lola will unwrap her 68 gifts, which include premium toys and clothes and a special doggie Christmas roast.
“She’s changed my life so much, we got her because I have an only child, Harry, who was four at the time,” Ms Mueller said.
“This year, she’s definitely getting more gifts than Harry… I tried to hide that from Harry last year, but this time it’s so obvious because there’s so many.
“He’s agreed to Lola’s separate bank account and her allowance of 100 pounds ($170) a month for any bits she needs, I’d say we can think about increasing her allowance.
“I would rather that Harry wasn’t able to spell ‘table’ when he’s 20, than have a gap in the family photo.”
When the UK mum put up a Facebook post asking if anyone wanted to help pack her dog’s Christmas presents, she wasn’t inundated with offers.
“People say to me on Facebook, ‘please can you stop posting all the things you get for Lola because my dog will want the same things,” Ms Mueller added.
A recent survey of 2000 pet owners found that 71 per cent of pet owners plan to buy their animal a Xmas gift.
However, Ms Mueller is spending a little more than the $34 average.