Valentine's Day - Just you and your dog(s)

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Valentine's Day - Just you and your dog(s)
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 8:49am

TGIF everyone!  I'm glad it's Friday but I have a fasting doctor appt. at 10am so of course I'm starving right now.  LOL!   Since I know I can't eat anything, that just makes me that much hungrier.  LOLOL!

So we have Valentine's Day coming up.  I haven't celebrated it ever really even when I was married.  I only would get my nephew and niece goodies for the day.  I think we all have our built-in, ready-made  Valentine's Day loves, our dogs!  Below is a fun article on how to celebrate Valentine's Day with your dogs.

No one wants to spend Valentine's Day alone, including your dog. Valentine's Day is the perfect time to reflect on the importance of the relationship you share with your dog and the unconditional love he gives you. Show your best friend that Cupid made a good match when he linked your hearts. Below are ways to enjoy a special Valentine's Day with your furry sweetheart.

1. Snuggle on the couch. There's nothing your dog loves more than spending quality time with his best friend. Invite Fido on the couch to snuggle beside you and enjoy some cuddles and TLC.

2. Give your dog a massage. Dogs get sore, stiff, and tense too. Strengthen your human-animal bond and bring relaxation to both your dog and yourself.

3. Take a walk through the park. Just the two of you. Activity, nature, and you – three of your dog's favorite things. Put your schedule, your cell phone, and your worries aside, and enjoy some quality time with your furry friend.

4. Bake some yummy, homemade treats for your dog. Healthy treats made with love make a great Valentine's gift for your dog. Choose a PetPlace recipe, and surprise your dog by allowing him to snack on the ingredients while you cook, enjoy the aroma coming from the oven, and feast on the end result!

5. Turn off the TV. Tune into your dog rather than the latest reality show. Your dog knows when you are truly enjoying his companionship. Be goofy with him; play on the floor with him, let him lick your face, give him belly rubs.... Forget your inhibitions and have fun!

6. Take your dog to a pet supply store to pick out a new toy. It's a great way to spend quality time with your dog and for your dog to gain social skills. The best part, he can sniff out all the toys and pick out his favorite!

7. Book a weekend at a dog camp. Enjoy a mini-vacation that focuses on your dog. It's a dog's paradise!

Your dog gives you unending love. He comforts you when you're down and celebrates with you when you're happy. Your dog is always happy to see you. He wants nothing more than to be with you.... Your dog is the perfect Valentine. Show him how much he means to you.
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Fri, 02-08-2013 - 9:43am

I won't be with Jack and Taz on Valentine's Day! Waaaaaaaa - boohoooooo - I already miss them. I'm a wreck when it comes to being separated from my *niblets*!!

See you everyone. Hopping on a plane at 12 noon. ;-)

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Registered: 11-21-2001
Fri, 02-08-2013 - 2:44pm

These are some great ideas!!  DH and I don't really celebrate Valentine's Day either.  It's so close to my birthday and I won't allow him to spend money on flowers....way, way too overpriced.  A few years he bought me Godiva NJ there was a Godiva store in the mall.  We don't have any here and he would have to order them on line (which he did do one year).  But it's really not a big deal to me.  We give each other cards.

Cleo may get an extra biscuit.....we'll see if she's "good"....LOLOL.....

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Sun, 02-10-2013 - 8:31pm

Hmmm I'm thinking spending Valentine's Day with my hubby in Hawaii is alright with me!  Dogs or no dogs!  LOL!

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Registered: 03-20-2001
Mon, 02-11-2013 - 7:46am

Those are great ideas , not sure which I'll do but a belly "zen" rub and a nice treat and a long walk,, she loves to walk...    

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Mon, 02-11-2013 - 7:34pm
They really list stuff we would do anyway! LOL!