Valentine’s Day For Your Pet

February is the month of love. On the 14th of this month grown-ups get all lovey-dovey and kids trade bright red Valentine cards that let others know they are friends. How about Valentine’s Day for your pet too? 

Have you ever thought about creating a fun Valentine’s Day card for your pet? Dogs and cats give you their love every single day. Your puppy probably comes happily up to greet you every time you arrive home from school. Your kitty rubs up against your legs and welcomes you home too. Your pets let you know how important you are in so many ways. Maybe today is a good day to tell your pet how much you love him or her.

Pets and Valentine's Day are the perfect match

Let’s create a cute card to your pet for Valentines Day, okay? It is super easy if you follow this little pattern. All you need to do is spell out your pet’s name down the side of your paper like this…

L
A
Y
L
A

Celebrate Valentine's Day with your pet

Layla wearing her Valentine

Next, think of one word that describes your pet, using the letters of his or her name. Like this…

L – Lovable
A – Active
Y – Yappy
L – Lazy
A – Awkward

Now draw a big red heart on your paper and fill it up with a picture of your pet. Around the edges of the heart write the words that describe your favorite furry friend. They can be silly, serious or just plain goofy.

You can also write this traditional Valentine’s Day poem and end it any way you want…

“Roses are red
violets are blue…
you’re my sweet pet
and I love you.”

You may want to read your Valentines Day card to your pet, but don’t give it to him unless you want to watch him chew it up! Dogs and cats love to listen to you read, but they would probably love a special treat to munch too. Don’t share your chocolate candy with them though; it’s not good for dogs or cats at all.

If you do write a cute Valentine’s Day card for your pet, we would love to hear about it in the comments below! Why not go work on that right now and then tell us what you love about your favorite pet this month!

Artist Richard Felton Outcault

Artist Richard Felton Outcault

Contributing Authors

Susie Klein

Susie is a freelance writer who has always had a dog as part of her family since childhood. Her current writing partner is Layla, a mixed breed Labrador and Cocker Spaniel. http://susieklein.wordpress.com/

Susie Klein

Kelly Preston

Based in Phoenix AZ., animal lover Kelly Preston is an award winning author of Real Dogs Don’t Whisper, a book in which she talks about her experiences and adventures with her special needs dogs and the life lessons they have taught – how she has learned and grown from them and they have learned and grown from her. Preston also produces Mr.MaGoo’s Corner, a free monthly dog-focused newsletter that features a reader of the month, birthday announcements, green pet tips, organic dog recipes and more.

Kelly Preston and Mr MaGoo authors of Real Dogs Don't Whisper
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