You Wanna Watch Cats Eat With Human Hands

Here are all of the best things about the holidays, ranked:

  1. Dogs
  2. Eating 3x your body weight in mashed potatoes
  3. Cheery (but ideally not annoying) holiday music
  4. Cats
  5. Family, maybe
  6. Dogs in sweaters
  7. Dogs in glasses
  8. Cats drinking wine
  9. Love Actually

Any sort of theme jump out at you? That's right: dogs and cats are now at the top of everyone's Best Parts of the Holidays List (what, you don't have that list too?). Specifically, a video of 13 dogs and 1 cat enjoying a holiday meal together. Cats and dogs. At a table. Wearing clothes. Using human hands to eat, drink, and be merry. I repeat, PETS EATING AN ADORABLE DINNER AT A TABLE LIKE THEY'RE PEOPLE. Merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, joyous Festivus—whichever holiday you celebrate, I know this is exactly what was on your wish list. Because it's on everyone's wish list; seriously, who doesn't wish for snuggly puppies and kitties for Christmas?!

This glorious video was gifted unto us by Freshpet, a pet food company that provides fresh, all-natural dog and cat food. The furry stars were brought in from the Humane Society of Utah, and as a thank you for their hard work, Freshpet will be covering all the adoption fees for these rescues, and providing their new families with a generous supply of food. If only they could eat all of their meals like this:

Miss Manners would approve!

In addition to being charitable, the video also perfectly captures the spirit of a holiday dinner with the fam. You've got:

The Crotchety Patriarch

The Hungry Thief

The Drunk Uncle

The Bored Teenager

The Other Drunk Uncle

And so, so much more. Merry everything, everyone.

Images: Freshpet/YouTube