Valentine’s Day is always celebrated on February 14th. It has a long history. However, one interesting note is that during the Middle Ages, it was thought that the middle of February was the start of birds mating season. This helped turn February 14th into a day to celebrate love.
The very oldest Valentine card dates to the year 1415. It was written by Charles, Duke of Orleans, to his wife. At that time, he was being held a prisoner in the Tower of London after being captured during the Battle of Agincourt. This was during the Hundred Years’ War (1337-1453) between England and France.
Back in the 1700’s in England, people starting expressing their love on this day by giving cards, sugary treats, and flowers.
Today is estimated 190 million Valentine’s Day cards are sent each year in the U.S. About 50% are given to people other than significant others. This special day is also very popular in the UK and many countries across Europe and East Asia.
This is a day to celebrate love and is a wonderful time to do a few extra things to show your Pomeranian how much you truly care.
A few tips how you can show extra love to your pom on this day:
Take a look at some wonderful Pom celebrating the day with their humans
See some great ways to show your Pom that you care (without too much spoiling)Of course, you spend every second of every waking moment showing your Pom that you love him or her!
But, here are a few reminders of the ways that we can really show our love while helping our Pomeranians have optimal health, happiness, comfort, and safety.
#1 Take Your Pom with you more often.
It’s never fun leaving a puppy or dog home alone when you have to work or go to school. But, what about other times? If you have a comfortable sling or canine stroller, there are LOTS of places that you can bring your Pom along.
And, if you bring your Pom into the car with you, please be sure to use a canine booster car seat. Unrestrained dogs are thrown with great force in the event of an accident. At just 35 MPH, a 7 lb. Pom would be thrown as if he were a 280 lb. object.
#2 Give treats but be sure that they are 100% good for your Pom. Dogs always love to receive a treat, and the best time to give snacks is to reward good behaviour. But, if you don’t put careful thought into what you’re giving to your Pom, that treat given out of love could have bad consequences.
You’ll want any treats to be 100% all natural. Any artificial colouring, preservatives, or flavours can cause terrible reactions. This includes upset stomach and skin reactions.
Below are our top picks for super healthy, and super yummy treats that Poms love (if the images do not appear below, try doing a refresh… and if you are on your phone, turn it horizontal to see all of our recommendations).