Yesterday 30th July Rooms 2 and 2a went in the school vans to Animates Pet Store! We had a great time looking right around the store. There were so many things that you could buy for your pets if you wanted to.
Mrs O’Grady asked her friend to bring in her special dog Harlequin. Did you know you can take your pets with you to the Animates store? We were able to pat him gently. Harlequin really liked us!
We had a look around at some of the pet furniture and equipment. It was fun reading the price labels and the information signs.
We enjoyed looking at the puppy which was playing in it’s cage. It had food and water and toys in with him. There was also a comfortable bed area for him to snooze on. We used lots of words to describe him: cute, cuddly, tiny, bouncy…can you think of some more?
We also saw lots of fish, mice, rats and a lizard too. Each animal had a special space to live in. It was given food, water and something to play with or investigate so it did not get bored!
Because we have been learning about stewardship in connection with pets, and a focus on ‘Greedy Cat’ books we looked for all the things we could possibly buy for a cat. There were so many things we could see that you had to choose carefully or you would have no money left!
Here is what we saw –
There were lots and lots of types of cat foods. Some were dry like little pellets, some were wet mixes in cans and some were fresh but frozen meat. There were even treats for the cats!!
There are special thins to keep your cat healthy and clean.
Then we saw lots of cozy cat houses and cat beds, so your cat could be warm and comfortable when it snoozed.
Sheena also told us about keeping our pets safe when we travel with them. Maybe we take them on holiday, or to the cattery who mind them for us, or even when we take them to the vets. Vet is short for Veterinary Surgery. It would not be safe for us or the cat if they move around loose in the car. they might distract the driver or get hurt if the car stops quickly.
We also saw that there were a lot of brochures and books to learn more about caring for your pet. It is fun to read about looking after animals, so we can keep them healthy and safe.
The staff at Animates are very helpful. They know lots of things about caring for pets. They can give you lots of advice too.The staff are happy to show you all the things you need to buy to take good care of your pet. If you can’t decide which pet food to buy they can talk to you about it and give you good ideas.