updated 12/24/2013 AT 5:30 PM ET
•originally published 12/24/2013 AT 1:00 PM ET
Every year, we know we can rely on our well-meaning mothers and/or less kind-hearted frenemies to leave us a pair of socks underneath the Christmas tree. We’re not complaining. Actually, we think it’s about time our pets got in on this annual holiday tradition.
If you’ve always dreamed of watching your dog pitter-patter down the stairs in little socks come Christmas morning – or is that just us? – we’re here to help.
You’ll need: one dog (model: this editor’s beloved pup, Chloe), a pair of socks (we chose Woodrow Wear’s Power Paws socks), your pooch’s treat-of-choice and unrelenting hope.