What could be more adorable than a puppy or a kitten? When you give someone the gift of a new pet for Christmas or Hanukkah, it seems like the magic of fairy tales. Puppies and kittens are innocent, energetic, joyful, and curious. You hope that the gift recipient will hug his or her new pet and live happily ever after. If only that were the case. When someone receives a pet as a holiday gift in a movie, that’s where the story ends. You never see the challenges that come later.