It's the global day of love: Valentine's Day. For some, it is a joyous day to celebrate the love between two people. For others, it is a sad or a wistful day, spent wishing for what one once had or for what one has yet to find. For those with pets, Valentine's Day offers the ideal opportunity to honour a love unlike any other: The love for a beloved pet.
Sharing Valentine's Day with your pets can create a lasting memory or just provide the opportunity to spoil your best friends with what they love most in the world.
5 Ways You Can Spoil Your Pets on This Special Day
Have professional photographs taken
You probably have more pictures of your beloved pets than you can count, but that's just how it should be anyway. Consider booking an appointment with a professional photographer to set up a Valentine's photo shoot for your pet, complete with a Valentine theme backdrop. You can even get in the photographs to create a lifelong memento.
Make paw prints
Your pets are a precious part of your life. But, time with our pets is fleeting. Creating a paw print, in clay, will preserve a special part of your pet. You can generally find handprint making kits at craft stores. It's a simple and fun process that will allow you bonding time with your pets.
Give your pets their favourite treats
Holidays are the ideal time to spoil those we love with the things they love the most. It's no different for your pets. Spoil them with their favourite treats - give your dog a new toy or your cat a comfortable new bed. Or maybe bake them some homemade treats.
Go shopping for new toys
Pamper your pets on Valentine's Day with lots of love and get them new toys you can both play with together. You can purchase a vast array of high-quality pet toys online ahead of Valentine's Day which are sure to give you and your pet hours of fun.
Set aside time for just you and your pets
Life is hectic for most people these days. Plan time on Valentine's Day just for you and your beloved pets. Take your dog for a walk along his favourite path. Give your cat a nice ear scratch. Cuddle with your rabbit or play your bird's favourite music. No matter what you do on Valentine's Day, the most important part is just being with your beloved friends.
Valentine's Day is all about celebrating love. No one loves you more unconditionally than your pets. Tap into your creative side and find ways to show your pets just how much you love them this Valentine's Day.
How do you plan to spend Valentine's Day with your pets?