My best friend, my Valentine. Adopted from a Los Angeles shelter in December 2005, we named her Valentine after a character in one of our favorite books. She's some kind of mutt; we're guessing Chihuahua/Terrier/Gremlin. Instead of licking us she puts her forelegs around our necks and nibbles the ends of our noses. She knows how to sit and stay, walk at a heel, fetch, dance in circles and if we make our hand into a gun and yell bang! she falls over dead. She'll do anything for a belly rub.
This month, in honor of Valentine's Day, A Tail At A Time is doing something really fun. Do you have a four-legged best friend who's photo graces the wallpaper on your desktop? Are you the type of person who whips out your cell phone to show your date pictures of your pet? Do you rush home at the end of a long day with visions of a perfect evening spent curled up with someone warm and purring? Or maybe your warm someone snarfles rather than purrs. Either way. We want to hear about it.
Write a few short lines about your cat or dog and send us photos! We will post your Furry Valentine on our website and the public will vote on their favorite. Furry Valentine pics and stories will be accepted until 11:59 pm February 14th, 2010 and should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Vote for your favorite Furry Valentine by emailing email@example.com. The winner will be announced on February 16, 2010 and will receive a Valentine catnip bed or dog mat and a toy*.
*The Valentine catnip bed is being hand-made by one of A Tail's co-founders, Tracey. Check out her website to see the other beautiful things she designs! As soon as the bed is made, she'll post photos of it on the website and I'll post them here. Hoorah for handmade pet beds!