Have you chosen a Valentine’s gift yet for your significant other? Will the gift make ’em PURR with pleasure, or HOWL with hate? Recent surveys show that if you want to please the two-legged love of your life, you should pick a present with pets in mind. (say THAT fast three times, LOL!).
For those of you in the North Texas area, please stop by my VALENTINES & PETS talk this Saturday from 1-3:30 at the Sherman Town Center’s Petco. I’ll have EIGHT different titles available including both of my dog viewpoint thrillers. I’d love to paw-tograph a book to the special pets (and pet loving humans) in your life. Bring your questions, too, and learn about all the fun, sweet, crazy and aggravating ways cats and dogs show love.
Surveys have shown that 21 percent of adults would rather spend February 14 with their pet than their spouse. After all, the cat cuddles on your lap while watching your fav TV show and never demands the remote control, and the dog actually LIKES you to leave dirty socks on the floor! One poll from the American Kennel Club (AKC) revealed that 90 percent of women wish their boyfriend or husband was more like their dog, and men wished the ladies would be in a good mood more often like the dog.
Dating experts agree that a puppy is a powerful “babe magnet.” And guys, if you REALLY want to turn on the romance, admit that you love cats–it takes a real macho secure guy to appreciate (and admit) to feline fascination.
Even better, if your human love shares his/her pillow or lap with a pet friend, Get A GIFT FOR THE PET! I’m no relationship expert for two-leggers, but can tell you gifting your girlfriend’s cat may stem any green-eyed-fur-monsters that have got between you and your Valentine’s plans.
What about the pets? Of course we know they love us–but the ways they show love probably surprise you. They demonstrate love with purrs and play, and even pee and poop. Understanding what they say and knowing how to fix problems goes a long way toward creating a house ‘o love.
Even my thrillers LOST AND FOUND and HIDE AND SEEK explore the deep, abiding bond we share with our pets. You can of course get any of these books by ordering directly from Amazon or asking local bookstores to get them for you. Sadly, the realities of publishing mean these books won’t be on bookstore shelves, another reason I’m delighted to make them available to y’all this weekend February 8.
Oh, and maybe you and the love of your life are ready for a new furry friend–Stop by Petco in Sherman on Saturday to see me and check out the adoptable pets! My friend Lynette George will have kitties available and there may be puppy-licious options as well. Oh…and I’ll give you a discount on the book of your choice at the signing for anyone who adopts a pet that day.
I’d say everyone could be a winner on Saturday, especially the pets needing new homes. Please tell all your pet-loving friends about the event–and share this blog so if folks can’t come they might still get furry ideas for Valentines. Hope to see you Saturay!
By the way, if you want to show some Valentine Love to this blog *s* you can nominate BLING, BITCHES & BLOOD for a BLOGPAWS NOSE TO NOSE AWARD. I’ll get details posted in another post here (the deadline to nominate is Feb 12…so dang, I better get my furry tail in gear!).
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