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Thoughtful Thursday: Mailing Pups and Valentine’s Love

Tell me that face doesn't say "Valentine's Love!"

Welcome to Thoughtful Thursday—a now-and-then blog that asks the burning question:

Just WHAT were they THINKING?!

Gift giving should be a joyous event for both the giver and the recipient. And I can’t fault a loving parent for wanting to make her child’s birthday wishes come true. Did you read the news article about the Minneapolis woman gifting her child with a puppy? Awwwwww…

It’s all in the delivery. See, she put four-month-old Schauzer mix (“Guess”) in a box, taped it up, and tried to mail the pup to Atlanta. Priority Mail. Sealed box. No air holes. As my dad would say, “Right thoughty of her!”

Thank heavens postal workers discovered Guess. Puppy is all right. Woman has been charged with animal cruelty. But now she wants the pup back. Gee, wonder what she’ll do for a Valentine’s Day surprise?

Pet lovers often delight in “thoughty” gifts for their cat or dog. You can’t go wrong with a pet care book, or maybe a wholesome treat or toy for the cat or dog. They’re easy to mail, too. After all, it’s what we do for the people and pets we love.

As my Valentine’s gift to readers, my next newsletter has free links to some of my favorite cat and dog home care and behavior tips, plus the latest free Pet Peeves radio shows. I’ll also give away autographed copies of my kitten, aging cat, aging dog and PetiQuette books to four lucky subscribers to my Pet Peeves newsletter, going out tomorrow afternoon—so there’s time to subscribe!  

Woofs & Purrs,


About amyshojai

Amy Shojai, CABC is a certified animal behavior consultant (dogs/cats), award winning author of 30+ pet care titles and thrillers, and spokesperson to the pet industry.

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