With Valentine’s Day comes delicate roses, sweet words, secret admirers, and the dreaded chocolate. Okay, so it’s not so dreaded. However, this Valentine’s Day why not treat yourself or a loved one with the gift of furry, cuddly love? Not only is adopting a canine or feline going to change their life, it will change yours too. By adopting a cat or dog this Valentine’s Day you are saving yourself from the terror that is… chocolate. Below are a few examples of how cats and dogs are better than chocolate.
1. Chocolate Melts. I’m pretty sure a dog or cat won’t melt in your pocket. However, we can’t guarantee that they won’t melt your heart.
2. Chocolate Adds Calories. Dogs & Cats Burn Calories. Although delicious, chocolate, like most tasty things, is high in calories. So, keep up with that New Year resolution and opt for a calorie burning Valentine’s gift such as a cat or a dog. Whether taking your dog for a walk or trying to keep up with your new kitten’s stubborn curiosity, adopt love and you’ll gain a one-of-a-kind friend AND a summer-worthy body.
3. Chocolate Can’t Cuddle. We all know what we really want for Valentine’s Day: Love. While chocolate can fill your mouth with ooey, gooey deliciousness, which will fill your heart with happiness; that taste doesn’t last forever. Adopting love will guarantee a cuddle buddy every single night. Who doesn’t love a face full of wet kisses to wake up to?
4. Chocolate Won’t Greet You At The Door After a long day of work, you can walk into your house and always know your furry companion is there waiting for you. A dog or cat can give you a constant, daily reminder of just how much he/she loves and appreciates you. Adopting a cat or dog is basically like having a secret admirer. Except it’s not-so-secret, and the surprises they leave you may not always be what you were hoping for. But hey, it’s the thought that counts, right?
In honor of Valentine’s Day, this #SelfieSunday, HSNEGA is asking our friends who chose rescue instead of chocolate to post a selfie of you and your own beloved rescued companion with the hashtag #RescuedValentine on Facebook and/or Instagram. We will choose a contest winner who will receive this adorable piece of custom-artwork:
Written by Nikki Means, HSNEGA Marketing Communication Intern