There’s two types of people: you love Valentine’s Day and all of the mushy love it brings, or you don’t. At Wags to Wiskers Pet Supplies, we’re inclined to believe that probably applies for most humans. But what about for humans that are in deep, platonic friendships with their cats? That’s the kind of people we are! We think Valentine’s Day should be less about getting or giving things to your loved ones, and more about getting and giving things for your loved one’s pets! Your pet is your biggest supporter and number one fan, and a special Valentine's Day is the perfect way to show you care.
This is what this pupdate is about. Our hivemind of cat lovers at Wags to Wiskers Pet Supplies has put together some Valentine’s Day ideas for you and your cat, even if they are blissfully unaware of why the day is so special.
Spoil Them with a Special Snack
This can obviously come in all types and sizes. But have you considered preparing a new treat for them that they could fall in love with? How about mashed frozen bananas? Maybe some baked tuna? You could use a heart-shaped cookie cutter and slice some melon for them! Or you could go the safe route and stop in to your local Wags to Wiskers Pet Supplies in Ann Arbor (2425 W. Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI, 48103) or Chelsea (1192 S. Main St, Chelsea, MI, 48118) to pick up a full bag of their favorite treat. We’ve got just about anything and everything you might need or want, and if we don’t, we’ll order it for you! Just make sure to stop in before Valentine’s Day or else it won’t be in on time.
Buy New Bedding
Who doesn’t like new digs and new sheets? Maybe you’ve got your eye on a new cat castle and have been waiting for the perfect time. Valentine’s Day is surely the most perfect of days to spoil your already-spoiled cats. If cat castles aren’t your thing, how about a personalized pillow, or some new bedding for their crate or carrying case. Both of you are certain to get a lot of love and a lot of use out of these items, and it’s a good idea to change them from time to time as they get worn and used.
Do What They Love
Block out some time to do what they love doing most. If they love playtime, then pull on an old shirt and tire them out for a while. Maybe your cat really wants to go on a walk! No telling what the weather will be like, but if there’s one day where you go the extra mile for your pet, it’s Valentine’s Day. Maybe they would love nothing more than coming in to Wags to Wiskers Pet Supplies and get some loving from our staff. They could pick out a new toy or new treats and go for a cat shopping spree. Whatever it is, make some time to do it and treat them!
Arrange a Play Date
We’re all in favor of getting as many fun-loving pets together as possible. Get in touch with your cat’s best feline friend and arrange a way to get them to hang out for a time! The more the merrier.
Plan a Pet Photoshoot
No doubt your phone is already almost full with cat photos, but maybe it’s time you got some professional, high resolution photos to plaster your walls with! Make it a big deal by taking them to be groomed and pampered beforehand, and don't be afraid to get in front of the camera yourself. Selfies are okay, but you don't want to miss out on this opportunity. If you don’t know any professional photographers, please reach out to us at Wags to Wiskers Pet Supplies as we have a handful of professionals that we would recommend based on their previous work with us!
Whether you look forward to February 14th every year or not, think outside the chocolate box when planning the purrfect Valentine's Day with your pet. Get creative and remember the most important thing is to let them know they're loved and appreciated.