It’s no secret that February is known as the “month of love” but did you know February 20th is “the” day to celebrate National Love Your Pet Day? #whoknew
This “unofficial” holiday is for pet parents to give extra attention to those pets whom we have that special relationship with and love so dearly – everyday.
When I saw this holiday listed on dogtipper I started thinking about what I could do to make Fridays “National Love Your Pet Day” an extra special one for my extra special Doodle!
I don’t know why – but Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s Sonnet 43 kept coming to mind. So I looked it up.
HOW DO I LOVE THEE? LET ME COUNT THE WAYS
As I read it, I started thinking of the many different ways I might celebrate with him. I wondered, should I get –
nope, gave him one last year…
How about –
oops, someone already did that…
Pawhaps he would enjoy a –
MUD BATH & BLUEBERRY FACIAL
#ohmydoodle, been there – done that…
What about allowing him to go to a –
it’s happened not once but twice…
Maybe he could run errands with me –
he’s very familiar with the front seat…
I could let him loose in PetSmart for a –
I don’t ever want to do that one again…
I know, I’ll let him stretch out –
ON THE COUCH
as if he doesn’t already…
Or I could let him mark new territory –
PEE ON THE NEIGHBORS SHRUB
sorry Mr. Neighbor, it’s already happened…
Maybe he’d like to –
LOUNGE IN OUR BED
can you say “everyday” occurrence...
While agonizing over the fact that what I wanted to do was already done, I realized something from the sonnet.
Towards the end Elizabeth wrote:
I LOVE THEE WITH THE BREATH, SMILES, TEARS OF ALL MY LIFE
She meant that she loves him with every smile that crosses her face. And it’s not just her happy moments that go into loving him, it’s the sad ones too (the tears), and even the unemotional moments – that continuous “breath” of life.
And then it hit me – that’s how I shall show my love for Harley today and everyday. I shall continue to love him with the breath, smiles, and tears of all my life…
What are your plans for National Love Your Pet Day? I’m sure they’re spectacular, please share 🙂 Have a wonderful weekend everyone, be kind to someone and thanks so much for reading…