Sunday, February 11, 2018

I 💗 my Dog

by Mel Langston

This week is Valentine’s Day and I’m fortunate enough to celebrate with my special Valentine. Don’t be fooled by her bored expression, my bulldog, Missy, is equally excited to spend the evening with me.

If you’re lucky enough to share your life with a pet, you already know there’s no better way to spend a day that’s all about love than with the one who loves you unconditionally.
Missy makes the perfect date. There’s no stress of finding the perfect outfit. She doesn’t care how I dress for our evening. If prefer to wear my favorite yoga pants and t-shirt, and forgo shaving my legs, she’s agreeable. Heck, she doesn’t even care if I shower.

She’s not going to throw money away on overpriced flowers that barely last the week. When I have a
second helping of dessert (notice I said “when” not if), she won’t comment or give me a are-you-sure-you-want-to-do-that look. I’ll have a couple glasses of wine; she’ll have a bowl of doggie beer, and neither of us will judge the other if a burp or two escapes.

And best of all, she always lets me pick the movie. Initially, I was leaning toward Lady and the Tramp, but I do enjoy some action-adventure with my romance. Maybe we’ll watch Romance the Stone or The Princess Bride instead. Heck, maybe we’ll get really crazy and watch all three!

Whatever we do, I know we’ll have the paw-fect Valentine’s celebration because I'm spending it with my favorite pooch. What about you? Do you have any plans for Wednesday?

Sparkle Abbey is the pseudonym of two mystery authors (Mary Lee Woods and Anita Carter). They are friends and neighbors as well as co-writers of the Pampered Pets Mystery Series. The pen name was created by combining the names of their rescue pets--Sparkle (Mary Lee's cat) and Abbey (Anita's dog). If you want to make sure you're up on all the Sparkle Abbey news, stop by their website and sign up for Sparkle Abbey's Newsletter.

1 comment:

  1. Spending Valentine's Day with the two special men in my life - amazing hubby of 34 years and our 13 year old chihuahua furbaby. No flowers for me. I'd much rather have a single "just because" rose that hubby brings me from time to time and tells me he loves me every day than a whole bunch of flowers just because everyone else is doing it. :) More than likely we will BOTH (yes hubby loves to cook AND does clean up) cook up a great meal (like we do every night), enjoy some great conversation (love talking to my guys) and pick our a good movie (new or old doesn't matter it's more of sharing time together than what's on the screen any way). To me Valentine's Day is every day when I get to look into those eyes and say "I love you!"