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'I love my dog more than my son': Helena spent $1750 on her dog's Christmas presents.


Helena Mueller, a 38-year-old mother from the UK, brings little Lola everywhere.

When Lola plays in the snow, frolicking and falling about, Helena takes hundreds of photos making sure to capture the moment.

Most days, Lola comes running with her and a few weeks ago the pair went to the cinema together.

Lola is spoilt. She is pampered with spa sessions and Helena (literally) spoon feeds her. She even has 68 beautifully wrapped presents waiting for her under the family Christmas tree.

Here’s the thing, though.

Lola is two.


And she is also a dog.

Meet Lola. Image via Facebook.

"She's changed my life so much, we got her because I have an only child, Harry, who was four at the time," Helena told Yahoo this week.

For Christmas, Lola is receiving far more gifts than six-year-old Harry, who is a human boy. Lola's presents include clothes, premium dog toys and a special pet-friendly Christmas roast. All up, Helena spent $1750 on her Cockapoo for Christmas.

"Lola never moans about homework, and she never complains about what's for dinner..." Helena said, which is most likely because dogs are unable to speak.

"I do love my Lola more than Harry," she added.


Helena told Yahoo that her husband understands the "pecking order" in the family, as it goes "Lola, Harry, him".

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The dog has her own separate bank account, and an allowance of $170 a month for anything she might need. We imagine she types in her pin number with her... paws.

Helena joked she would rather Harry get to 20 years old without learning to spell the word 'table', than have a Lola missing from a family photo.

A few days ago, Helena shared a Facebook post asking for help wrapping all of Lola's presents.

Apparently her friends weren't too interested, instead asking her to stop posting about her dog's gifts because "[their] dog will want the same things".

And they have a point.

Is there anything more annoying than being hounded by your dog who says he really wants the designer hat he saw on Kathy's dog, Ralph?

No. There's not.

Let's just hope this is all a big, elaborate, Christmas joke.

Please... please God let this be a joke.