However, having lived closely with humans for some time, I have noticed that expectations seem necessary to them. So my alternative advice is to plan to feel disappointed on the special day (Christmas or your birth date, for instance) and then your expectation is quite likely to be met.
My Answer to an Unwanted Invitation (See previous blog.)
"Thank you for asking me but I can't." Be polite but don't explain.
Thought for the Day (Canine)
Always sit near an old human on special days. They drop more food.
Book: Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie
Song of the Week
Hear me sing it HERE