February! The Month of LOVE! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! How will you show your loved one how much he or she means to you?
We asked a few members of our Coastal Dog family, how they plan to celebrate Valentine’s Day with their most beloved companion. By which, of course, we mean, the family dog.
Renata and Digory:
We will go for a walk in the woods! Valentine’s (every) Day begins with an exuberant greeting. We meet in the morning in the kitchen as if we haven’t seen each other in years. This special greeting is our Valentine’s (every) Day greeting, followed by a walk in the woods. The greeting ritual consists of Digory leaning his large frame into mine, and making sure that I scratch his ears sufficiently before we move on to anything else. Once that is taken care of, we head out for a long leisurely stroll on this special (every) day.
Bill and Scout:
Scout and I spend Valentines (every) morning in this way: She wakes up 7 minutes before I want to wake up, plants her heavy head on the side of the bed and wags her tail ferociously for several minutes. The tail wag creates loud thumping noises against the bedroom wall as well as major vibrations against the bed, so who needs an alarm clock? Ferocious and earnest tail wagging is accompanied by a unique mind meld stare. She focuses her large brown eyes into my sleeping skull so that I can physically feel her looking at me even with my eyes closed and I know telepathically that I need to wake up NOW as it is Valentine’s (every) Day and we need to go for our special Valentine’s (every) Day walk.
Laura and Sparky:
Sparky gets very special treatment on Valentine’s (every) Day. Sparky gets his breakfast lovingly hand-prepared and served promptly on Valentines (every) Day morning. Sparky reviews the breakfast offering and then decides whether to partake at that moment. If not then, the offending breakfast offering is removed immediately. This is a special (every) day and we want his Valentine’s (regular) breakfast to be up to snuff. After waiting a suitable period of time, I present Sparky with a new breakfast offering which includes a treat, AND later, of course, a very special Valentine’s (daily) dessert.
These are just some of the ways friends will spend this special day with their most cherished and loved companions. What will you do?
Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us here at Coastal Dog!
Stephanie and Charlie