The history of Valentine’s Day–and the story of its patron saint–is shrouded in mystery. We do know that during the Middle Ages, it was commonly believed in France and England that February 14 was the beginning of birds’ mating season, which added to the idea that the middle of Valentine’s Day should be a day for romance. Valentine greetings were popular as far back as the Middle Ages, though written Valentine’s didn’t begin to appear in England until after 1400. It’s time to show unconditional love for your cat on Valentine’s Day!
We can’t imagine life without our pets. They’re always happy to see us and ready with open hearts to love us. Pets can ease loneliness, reduce stress, promote social interaction, encourage playfulness, and provide unconditional love and affection. A sleeping cat on your lap may actually contribute to lowering your blood pressure and decreasing anxiety according to the Australian Veterinary Association.
6 ways to show the love for your cat on VALENTINE’S DAY
- Adopt two cats that are known to get along together from a rehoming organisation, search over 8,000 adoptable pets via PetRescue.
Buy your cat a new toy mouse and other toys they can run after and retrieve. This is a great exercise for indoor cats and means you can spend time playing together. Other great ideas for your cat on Valentine’s Day.
- Teach your cat a new trick, check out the video of Didga the cat
- Give your cat a herb garden, many vets or pet stores will carry Mr Fothergills cat grass or catnip starter kits which has literally everything you need to make up a treat for your cat
- Take your cat to the vet for a check-up for preventative healthcare
- If you haven’t got around to doing it yet, now’s a good time to get your cat microchipped. It will ensure they can be easily identified if they get lost or separated and always come home to you.