Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. And whether it fills you with joy or dread, you will soon be flooded with lots of red, sappy cards, chocolate hearts, and questions about how and with whom, you are celebrating.
With expectations so high, there’s bound to be some Valentine’s Day-related let down and disappointment. But you know who will never let you down – your dog! Dogs make the perfect dates on Valentine’s Day and here’s why.
1. Dogs think you are a rock star.
No matter how the rest of the world sees you, in your dog's eyes you are the coolest and most beautiful person ever.
2. Dogs don’t care about expensive gifts, flowers or chocolates.
The only gift they want is your time.
3. Dogs are drama free.
They express their feelings openly and honestly and wear their hearts on their furry sleeve.
4. Dogs are always happy to see you.
Whether you are gone a month or five minutes, your dog will be there waiting, tail wagging, going bonkers when you return.
5. Dogs always let you pick the movie.
Because Netflix is hard for dogs.
6. Dogs never judge.
Even on those days (like Valentine’s Day) when you stay home in your pajamas, watch bad TV, and eat chips all day.
7. Dogs love to cuddle.
8. Dogs don’t eat chocolate (it’s toxic for them).
So the chocolate is all yours!
9. Dogs believe in happily ever.
They will never leave you.
10. Dogs love unconditionally.
Once you have their heart – you have it forever.
Kristin Avery is a writer and photographer with an extensive background in philanthropy and a life-long passion for animal welfare. Her blog, The Daily Pip, is an award-winning, lifestyle pet blog providing resources, support, and humor for rescue families. She was recently honored with two BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Social Media Awards this year: Best Cause Blog and Best Written Blog Post. Kristin received her MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago where she studied creative writing as well as installation and visual arts. After graduation, she was a founding member of Red Door Animal Shelter, a no-kill shelter for cats, dogs, and rabbits in Chicago. She enjoys working with local Chicago shelters and also recently spent several days at Best Friends Animal Society volunteering at Quincy House with cats with severe special needs including paralysis. Through her blog and volunteer work, she encourages and advocates for rescue and adoption, especially for those animals considered less adoptable. She currently shares her home with one dog, one rabbit, two cats, a husband and 10-year-old daughter.