Children often have a hard time sitting still for Santa, so as you'd probably guess, pets are even worse.
Dogs, cats and the other animals we coddle and love have no idea what's happening when they're placed on St. Nick's lap, and many of them freak right out. Others just aren't interested at all.
While the trend of mall Santas just for pets is fairly recent, it's hard to argue that it serves any purpose other than a photo-op for their owners. So we say, we may as well enjoy the results too!
Check out some great photos of pets with Santa in the slideshow below.