Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and few relationships are less complicated and more fulfilling than those we have with our pets. (Or as one Shannon Martin greeting card claims, “Whoever said ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ never owned a dog.”)
If you value companionship and comfort, you’ll be charmed as I was by the “never sleep alone” products from Dog is Good, including a pillow and a sleep shirt. Be sure to flip over the shirt to read what’s printed on the back—the apt descriptions of the highs and lows of sleeping with your canine best friend. As for your non-canine counterpart, the newest pop art magnet asks the age-old question, “Why can’t all men be like my dog?”
“Never Sleep Alone” Sleep Shirt from Dog is Good
If cute and cuddly isn’t your thing and you fall more into the passionate, jealous category, you’ll admire the shrewd cat featured on this magnetic bookmark from I Can Has Cheezburger. (You can make your own cards with images of your pets.)
Magnetic Bookmark from I Can Has Cheezburger
If neither shoe fits—not cute-and-cuddly nor passionate-and-jealous—you’ll find elegant expression in the heart line of letterpress cards from Pistachio Press. Possibilities abound, including images of a cat, a dog, dogs (puppy love), a horse, or a unicorn! Brand new variations on the Heart Dogs line will be: Pug, French Bulldog, Cocker Spaniel, and Bloodhound. (Pistachio Press on Etsy; Pistachio Press retailers)
Our pets bring us joy, delight, and happiness, adding to our lives in immeasurable ways.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, do tell: What do you love most about your pets?