Valentine’s Day is all about love so it goes without saying that sharing our homes with our amazing kitties brings us an abundance of unconditional love. Every day our cats give us the greatest of gifts; trust, gratitude, boundless adoration and a wealth of belly laughs.
Since the holiday is quickly approaching, this got me to wondering if anyone else besides my husband Marty and I will be giving their kitties a Valentine’s Day gift. I started asking myself how many people would think that giving their cats a Valentine Day gift would be a silly idea. After all, most cats aren’t truly proficient at calendar reading.
Given that Marty and I historically celebrate “love day” and always include our cats, at the same time we realize that many presents are not appropriate for kitties. Because felines are not generally voracious readers, it would be a waste of time and money to give them a card or a book. Since chocolate is highly toxic for cats (and dogs), this traditional gift is out of the question. Of course we certainly wouldn’t want to injure our kitties if we presented them with a dozen long-stemmed “thorny” red roses.
It took some detective work for us to find the safest and most useful gifts to show them how much they are adored. So for folks who are considering making Valentine’s Day a special one for their kitties, there are many items that most felines would consider the “Cat’s Meow”.
These are some of the ideas that Marty and I have been considering. We have been surfing the internet for bargains such as another cat tree, or some new and interesting new toys. Overstock.com has a Flash sale going on right now for some very attractive trees. Also for sale is, among others, some adorable crinkle fish toys and an appealing kitty tunnel. Feline flyers are always appreciated, as are cozy kitty beds. Chewy.com always has fabulous deals on kitty toys. What we particularly love about Chewy.com is that if the cat should find the toy unacceptable, or if it immediately breaks, their excellent customer service will refund the cost or replace the toy with no charge for shipping.
And if you are looking for some “classy” unique gifts for cats (or dogs) my dear friend Rosie Raddatz has a remarkable shop on Etsy.com with an assortment of very reasonably priced toys, clothing, and blankets that she makes with tender loving care. She even has a selection of beautiful valentine-themed items for sale. Rosie sent our kitties a few samples and our kitties went bonkers over them. Edgar Allen Poe adores the little blanket she sent. It is so cuddly and warm. The toys were a huge hit. You can contact Rosie directly at email@example.com
Take out those cameras and capture those photographs you have been meaning to snap. And for you movie buffs with digital video cameras, why not make a short feature film with an enchanting love song as background music. Just think; these pictures will make excellent holiday cards. We think that there isn’t a reason under the sun to keep our cats out of our Valentine Day festivities.
After reading this blog item, has it inspired you to give your fantastic felines a Valentine Day gift? Please leave a comment with any of your special valentine gift ideas.