Valentine’s Day is a day to show you care, and the pressure can be quite high for humans to prove their affections, but the good news is that animals are not quite as judgmental. In fact, you can make your pet’s day just by spending time with her.
Take your dog for a walk in the park. Not only will your dog be happy and thank you for it, but if you are single and feeling alone on this “holiday,” you can meet other like-minded dog owners and mingle. Who knows?
Cuddle with your cat on the couch and watch a movie! You know your cat is always waiting for you to sit down and just give him attention. Petting a cat is proven to lower your blood pressure, so relax.
Sing a song with your bird. Most birds love to sing along with music and you can join in. The good news is that you can really be yourself and your bird will enjoy your company, no matter how off key you may be.
Set up an x-pen on the grass for your rabbit(s). Make certain they are safe and secure within the pen. You can sit in the pen with them or just enjoy watching them frolic on the grass. Guinea pigs also really enjoy grass time, especially if you have clovers. (Make sure your lawn is clean, safe, and chemical-free!)
Build a secure play area for your hamsters, mice, rats out of recycled cardboard boxes. It can be even more fun if you add toys inside. Anything can qualify as a toy as long as it is safe for your pet. Some ideas include other smaller boxes, toilet paper rolls, crumbled paper, and maybe even a valentine.
And finally, try a photo shot. Set up a cute background of red and pink with hearts and flowers. Let yourself go. You can take pics of just your pet/s or pose with them. The sky is the limit. You can then use these pics as personalized Valentines or just post them on Facebook.
So, if the pressure of Valentine’s Day has you down, be creative and forget people -- celebrate with your pet/s!