LIFE OF VI – Be Mine

Relax In Style


Where are you headed on your Valentine’s Day date? Don’t say to a movie. Please don’t.

How can you work your charms in a room stuffed with other people who will shoot you dirty looks for speaking? Maybe take her somewhere to lounge before dinner and toss back a luscious cocktail or three? Those places are out there, so do a little research. After all, it’s not like you’re one of those people who takes your dog with you everywhere and therefore doesn’t frequent any place that isn’t dog-friendly. Actually, if you’re reading this, you probably are somewhat like one of those people. So make an exception; your furry friend will understand.

Wine and Dine


You’re clean, looking good, adequately loosened up courtesy of the cocktails, and now it’s time for dinner. It doesn’t have to be somewhere especially fancy, or pricey, or even trendy, but it has to be romantic. If there’s anything we learn from our dogs, it’s that the company is ultimately what matters, that what we do and where we do it is nowhere near as important as who we do it with. Still, it’s Valentine’s Day, and since you have the company, you want to remind her that she’s still wanted. After all, the company is what matters.

Goodnight Kiss


Sylvia Plath wrote in her journal,“Kiss me and you will see how important I am.” When you get your chance, do not kiss her like your dog kisses you: all that frenzied licking does not scream romance. The spirit of a dog’s affection however, is what you’re aiming for. You should convey just how important that other person is, and do so earnestly, without any fear of judgment. And without the dog breath. Only one of your loves can get away with that.