Monday, March 1
If you love to watch animal frolic, snooze in the sun or play with other animals – check out some of the links below!
If you’re lucky, you’ll catch the Vancouver Aquariums rescued Sea Otter pup, Joey, playing with his friends, splashing around or eating some yummy food!
Located off the coast in British Columbia, you can catch orcas swimming around in groups as they often hunt in pods. Stick around and maybe you’ll see a humpback whale or two!
These creatures are always so vocal so turn on the volume to immerse yourself in the wild experience as they pile up on one another.
Watching the moon jellies float around has got to be one of the peaceful experiences ever. Split your screen with this live stream while working to feel the calm the jellies bring.
The koalas sure like to chow down but they’re so cute that we just can’t resist watching! The way that they cling on to the trees is just too cute!
I think we can all agree that seeing a hippo in the wild would be terrifying (if you haven’t seen a video, trust us on this one) but in this stream, you’ll mostly get to watch the mamma take care of her one year old calf.
Looking for your daily dose of cuteness? Check out this kitten cam. You’ll catch these little ones sleeping a lot but these guys definitely get crazy.
Tuesday, March 2
Treat your Pet!
Try making these for your furry friends and send a picture to email@example.com! Also, send along the receipt of any items you needed to purchase and the first 10 students who do so will be reimbursed for their supplies up to $10!
Dog Treats – Simple Simon’s Birthday Bones
Recipe from Three Dog Bakery Cookbook by Dan Dye and Mark Beckloff.
Makes 30 treats
- 2 cups whole-wheat flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 1 cup natural peanut butter
- 1 cup skim milk
- Preheat your over to 375 degrees.
- In one bowl combine the dry ingredients: flour and baking powder
- In a different bowl, combine the wet ingredients: peanut butter and milk.
- Add the wet ingredient mixture to the dry ingredient mixture. Mix well.
- On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough.
- Roll the dough into ¼ inch thick and cut into shapes. You can use a cookie cutter or a knife to make whatever shape you like!
- Place the cut dough on a greased baking sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until lightly brown.
- Cool the baked treats on a cooling rack.
- Store in an airtight container.
Cat Treat – Tuna and Cheddar Biscuits
Your cat will love these tasty treats from
If you are allergic to animals or can’t have them in your residence, we have a fun and cute alternative for you! All you need is a rock and your imagination! This is a great craft to do with your kids or young relatives! View the link here.
Paw Print Craft
Don’t leave your pets out of the Pet Week fun! Here is a link for 3 different paw print craft ideas! View the link here.
Wednesday, March 3
How animals/pets improve wellness:
Owning a pet brings us joy by sharing lives with companion animals. Did you know that
Caring for an animal can help to:
- Relieve depression and anxiety
- Lower stress levels
- Improve cardiovascular health
- Ease loneliness
- Find meaning and joy in life
- Encourage exercise and playfulness
- Provide valuable companionship
- Help to meet new people
- Stay connected
- Add structure and routine to your day
- Provide sensory stress relief (by petting)
Alternative pets and their benefits (besides dogs and cats):
- Snakes and lizards
- Snakes and lizards can grow attached to their owners, recognizing those who care, handle, and fee them.
- Some even ask to be petted by raising their necks up.
- Perfect for those who have an allergy to furry pets.
- Rabbits can be an exceptional family pet, as they are with lots of energy and personality, but are not high maintenance.
- They don’t require a lot of space – a minimum of 4×4 feet of living space with the opportunity to roam wider each day
Perfectpet for someone living in an apartment
- Companion birds have very long lifespans
- Owning a bird allows you to enjoy the love without having to deal with the grief that comes with losing your pet
- Birds encourage social interaction, which can be beneficial for people that live alone and/or want to keep mind sharp
- Talking and teaching tricks to a bird can promote healthy cognitive function
- Keeping and watching fish have been scientifically proven to reduce stress and calm heart rate
Thursday, March 4
Join us today for a Pet Show and Tell during our Community Zoom Room from 4-
Stop by with your pet, whether big or small, we want to see them all! Hosted by Saitsa Volunteer Betty Lubega with her furry friend Patron, the 3.5-year-old,
Friday, March 5
Pets fill our days with joy! We have a social media contest for you today.
Head over to our Instagram for more info + details on how to enter!
Did you know that Saitsa partners with PALS to bring in our friendly furry friends for the “Pet-a-Puppy” program? These fluffy friends are owned by volunteers that work with PALS. Even though we cannot run the “Pet-a-Puppy” program due to the pandemic, they miss us as much as we miss them! Check out the link to watch our fluffy friends say hello to SAIT students. To support PALS, make a financial donation on their website or donate unused gifts for their fundraiser.
Financial donation through PALS website here