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 To Spend Valentine’s Day With Your Pets
#1. Have Professional Photographs Taken Of Your Pets.
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.
We recently talked to Audrey from Pawtrait Photography about taking the perfect picture of your pets. Listen to our Interview with her.
#2. Make Paw Print Ornaments.
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.
If you fancy being a little bit more ‘crafty’ and making them yourself then you can read our handy guide on how to make paw print ornaments. (Note – these were Christmas decorations but you could easily make them into a regular ornament.)
#3. Give Your Pets Their Favourite Homemade 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.
If you fancy baking for your dog then we have lots of recipes for Dog Treats that you can easily bake at home.
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- Homemade Dog Treats: Peanut Butter And Banana Dog Biscuits
#4. Go Shopping For New Dog Toys Or Cat Toys.
Pamper your pets on Valentine’s Day with lots of love then get them new toys you can both play with together and your dog can enjoy with his dog walker. You can also purchase a vast array of high quality pet toys online ahead of Valentine’s Day here.
There are also lots of other toys online that you can treat your dog to, including the K9 Connectables.
#5. 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.
What Is The Love Your Pets Facebook Group Planning To Do With Their Pets?
I know that I will be doing something special for our pets on Valentines Day. But I asked our Love Your Pets Facebook Group what they would be doing.
Baking treats seemed to be the favourite thing to do, along with new toys for their pets and extra long walks for their dogs.