When this Valentine’s Day comes around, will you find yourself dating two, such as someone with a dog? If that special someone is like me, they love their dog unconditionally. Why? One of the main reasons is that their dog feels the same way about them. In fact, all of us who are or want to be lovers should take a lesson in the courage, heart, and loyalty of dogs. With few exceptions,
*Dogs are loyal and would never desert you.
*Dogs want to cuddle with you all the time.
*Dogs cover you with kisses and don’t keep count if you don’t return the same amount of affection.
*A dog is the only animal that would risk its life to save yours.
Here are some ideas to make this Valentine’s Day one your beloved will never forget:
1. What are their favorite toys?
This Valentine’s Day you might look for dog toys that represent the holiday but also fit the imagination and activity of your two friends. How about a red Frisbee or ball that your date can throw for the dog? Don’t forget the red or heart-shaped squeaky toys that most dogs love. Every time your date and Fido go out to play and they toss your gift around, they will think of you.
2. How about their crockery or china?
Perhaps your date and the dog could use some new dishes? You could choose something with a valentine theme, or dishes that are red and white, or splurge on some china pieces (depending on his or her individual taste.) If your love interest has a teeny tiny dog, a special china or crystal bowl might be just the thing for a water or food dish. You could get something matching for your date, such as a crystal champagne flute or a china tea cup and saucer in the same pattern. This may sound over the top for a non-dog owner, but I promise…your date will love the thought and the gesture. If your date has a rambunctious animal, something inexpensive and plastic might be more appropriate.
3. What else do dogs and dog-lovers need?
The following objects can match or not match. Use your imagination:
*Pillows. A big pillow for the dog to sleep on, possibly with their name on it. A distinct couch pillow for your date, after you have paid attention to their individual taste.
*Blankets. Red and white blankets, with or without hearts will warm the heart of your date when he or she cuddles with the dog…each with their own coverlet.
*Jewelry. I was at a large dog show recently and I was amazed at the amount of jewelry choices for dogs. My best friend bought two outlandish collars for her teacup Poodle. Use your discretion and imagination.
*Leashes. Though dog owners never have enough leashes to keep in the house and the car for their dog, I doubt your date will warm to the idea of receiving a leash for him(her)self. Buy them something else like a belt or a purse.
*Treats. This Valentine’s gift is pretty universal. Chocolates for your love and doggie bones for the dog. And each time you visit, always have the dogs favorite treat in your pocket. You will make an outstanding hit with both of them.
Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day for two. Because if you love me…you have to love my dog.