Valentine's Day is a divisive holiday, to say the least. On the surface, it's a chance for couples to put on elaborate displays of their love, but in the modern world, it's highly commercialized, and for many, an unwelcome reminder of their singledom.
However, if you just so happen to have four legs and a wagging tail, this could be the year for you as a restaurant is holding a special Valentine's event for single dogs.All dogs need love. That's why this shelter is looking for a volunteer snuggler:
The woof-tastic event is taking place on February 15 (just so the doggos' humans can get in some special time with their significant others) at the M Restaurant in Victoria, London.
Single dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome at the romantic event where they will be treated to a special pooch-friendly brunch. However, before they take a bite, they will be allowed to pick a partner for the event.
In short, it's Lady and the Tramp for the modern age.
This will involve lining the dogs up across from each other. They will then have the chance to size up their potential dates before choosing (presumably this will involve a little sniffing and many a few licks to the face).
Unlike Lady and the Tramp, there won't be spaghetti on the menu. Instead, the lucky pooches in attendance will get to enjoy bowls of black pudding granola and bone marrow risotto.
Their humans won't be just watching. They will also get a bite to eat in the form of buttermilk fried chicken waffles, eggs, and peanut butter ice cream and chicken liver on toast, which is served with capers and onions. Delicious.
But there's more to this event than this. After you and your pooch's bellies are full, the restaurant's executive chef is leading a "cook for your fur baby" masterclass, which, as its title suggests, will give you all the tips and tricks you need to make delicious food for your dog at home.
If this sounds like the ultimate treat for your doggo this Valentine's Day, the event starts at 11 am. Tickets can be purchased for £35 ($45.62) for ''six legs'' (aka you and your dog) and £5 ($6.52) of this price will be donated to Battersea Dogs and Cats Home.