As we get ready to be carried away in a fever of chocolate, roses, and romance — or not — let’s remember a few safety tips.
Make sure your rose stems are thorn-less before sticking them in your mouth.
Don’t eat the flower bouquet until after the person has seen the flowers.
Don’t try and light candles or fires – let the person with opposable thumbs handle matches, they aren’t really a mouth safe product if you have any hair/fur at all.
Fill the candy hearts with dog biscuits, too much chocolate isn’t good for anyone.
Remember to take a nap or two during the day – pacing yourself is important when there’s a lot of excitement, or disappointment, in the air.
While it’s always fun to dress up, remember that most of what you’re wearing isn’t safe to chew up and eat afterward – stick with the dog biscuits.
And finally, remember people can be emotional creatures, so whatever your person is going through at this time the best thing to do is give them lots of your unconditional love. Fortunately, it’s what dogs do best.