I'm definitely a crazy pet owner... last year, Ellie had one stocking, and my hamsters had a joined stocking. I got them a few small things, and Ellie got some things from my mom as well LOL. Then this year for her 1st birthday she got the most, a window seat, a new scratcher, and some fun toys from my mom, as well as a cat tree from me. I get all excited when I bring her her gifts, and by her reaction she definitely KNOWS it's for her. It's too adorable. Like MowMow said, Ellie LOVES ripping the wrapping paper apart, she'll even bite at her gifts!
In my somewhat extended family (aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.), the majority of the kids are grown, the youngest being my sister who is 17 so gifts have gotten "boring", you know, usually money or gift cards... and we're all animal lovers, so a lot of times our family exchanges fun gifts for their dogs, cats, etc. Just a few small things, but it's fun! I especially love buying cute sweaters for my aunt's mini-dachshund.
My family members who have dogs usually bring them over on holidays, so they're there to open their gifts.
This year I have Ellie AND Tootsie and I'm trying to think of some things to get them... Da Bird is already on my list! They really have enough cat trees (two in a two-bedroom apartment), but I might upgrade some of their scratchers that have gotten a ton of love!
And yep... they always have a blast with the boxes and paper!