You could give them a nice Poinsettia plant. They look beautiful during the holiday, then no matter what you do, they die (at least mine always do!). That way you won't be bothered with it for the rest of they year!
Hondo Von Dopplet L Bauernhof "Hondo"- GSD
Lilie's Tug McGraw "Tug" - Golden Retriever
Maggie - Mini Dachshund (Rescue)
Lonestar Pivo - Texas Blue Lacy
Ashe - Barn Cat
Katie / APHA