This might be one reason to look forward to next year.
The Austin Fire Department has its annual "Crew and Companions" calendar on sale.
The spread features 12 Austin firefighters with their pet or with an animal from the Austin Humane Society.
The proceeds benefit two local nonprofits, according to the fire department.
“This is a great calendar fundraiser because all that money is either going to the Humane Society or the Austin Fire Foundation," said Andre De La Reza, one of the firefighters featured. "It’s going to be split.”
Calendars cost $30 and will be on sale until the end of the year.
Go here for information on how to purchase one.