I started working at WOOF on Valentine’s Day three years ago. I met the staff, the dogs and wrote the very first Dog Blog on a day dedicated to love.
It was a pretty sweet first day.
Years later, even though dogs have come and gone, our business has almost doubled in size and our staff has grown by leaps and bounds, reflecting back on what I’ve learned here so far … I have to say I’m having a little deja vu!
Valentine’s Day is a day to celebrate dogs.
In our playgroups, it’s always interesting to see which dogs gravitate toward one another. I’m not sure how they decide who they want to play or cuddle with. But each morning we see them choose their playmates or recognize when one of their besties is entering group.
It is, needless to say, super cute.
So on this day of love, let’s highlight some of our WOOF Valentines and celebrate their special brand of affection.
Posey and Maggie have an interesting relationship. Posey often sits on Maggie, and Maggie doesn’t seem to mind. Love works in mysterious ways.
Emmy and Donato are from the same family. We always know they’re around when we see a blurry set of dots whizzing by.
Annie is a big girl in Little Dog Land and Jasper the Cavalier has found the stunning redhead of his dreams.
JJ and Liza are from the same family and always have each other’s back, even when they’re sleeping.
Although sometimes JJ (NOT LIZA, whoops!) needs a little Scout time too. (JJ is okay with it.)
Indy and Posey are two Viszlas from the same family and rule Big Dog Land with an iron (red) paw.
Cosmo and NIke, the sweetest black Labs ever, live together at home and stick together at WOOF.
This motley crew proves that four is not a crowd. Charlie, Jasper, Scout and Annie like to create this kind of special sleeping society mid-day in Little Dog Land. (May I join? Please?)
Biggie the chocolate Lab pup is relatively new to our play group but he found a kindred spirit in Ruby, the kind older woman.
Hank and Jake have a pretty strong bromance going on. The give each other stiff, manly hugs but we see the tenderness underneath.
Asher and Serge, baby German Shepherd and Doberman, are growing up together in Little Dog Land (they’ll graduate to Big Dog Land soon!) They understand life is about the three P’s and N’s: play, play, play and nap, nap, nap.
Freya and Posey know size doesn’t matter when it comes to getting some girly alone time.
Abby the Great Dane puppy has found a friend in Bitsy the Dachshund, who is three times smaller and three times older but showing her the ropes while she goes through puppyhood in Little Dog Land. Bitsy’s the boss, obviously.
And this last picture shows that you don’t even need two dogs to spread the love.
Riley has plenty oozing from every pore on his adorable, fuzzy face.
Here’s to a very Happy Valentine’s Day! Keep your loved ones close and your dogs even closer!