We had a great time visiting Chestnut Class at Seend Primary School last week. They wanted a class pet and the children came up with all sorts of ideas and Owen, one of the boys, did lots of research and the class decided on stick insects! The children didn’t know when we were coming so their teacher, Mrs Coleman invited us to play a little game with them – a kind of “What’s My Line” game – where the children had to guess why we were there and what our jobs were. It took them a little while of asking lots of interesting questions and finally they realised we were from the pet shop and they got very excited as they knew we must be bringing in their school pet.
Owen helped us to bring in the tank with the stick insects – we had decided on Giant Prickly Sticks as they would be more interesting and entertaining for the children.
Chestnut Class promised to take good care of their new pets and said they would write to us regularly to let us know how they were getting on. We have already heard from them all as they sent in some lovely letters of thanks and also gave us a progress report and news on what they have already learned about sticks since we left them. Here is a sample of a few of their lovely letters. (Click to enlarge)
We had a fabulous day on Saturday 30th April for our Open Day for National Pet Month 🙂
We had some lovely visitors and doggies supporting us on the day including Tag, Sid, Trixie and Lucy from @OldiesClub (https://www.oldies.org.uk) the senior dog rescue and rehoming organisation and beautiful greyhounds and lurchers from Greyhound & Lurcher Welfare & Rescue (https://www.glwr.org.uk) We also had fabulous support from Royal Canin (thank you Jasmine) and James Wellbeloved (thank you Sam) who gave out advice and samples to our customers on pet nutrition.
Lee brought his lovely ferrets Lily and Daisy and talked to lots of people about ferret handling and care, we had Fred & Barney guineapigs and Anny brought Cedric and Lilli her friendly rats and Deagol, the cutest, smoothest hamster ever!
Mrs Gale made some fabulous cupcakes and all the staff baked cakes and biscuits to sell on the day.
Pippa from Ashman Jones Veterinary Surgery came down to chat to our customers and give advice and Taiga our young German Shepherd customer won first prize in the raffle – £75 to spend on nommy treats and goodies!
The staff all dressed up on the day and the raffle, facepainting and cakes all raised funds for Oldies Club and the Larkhall Festival charity (amounts to be published later). Greyhound & Lurcher Welfare & Rescue also raised money on the day selling their lovely cards and collars and from donations from customers and Cats Protection Bath also joined us for the day.
Janine showed lots of customers our spider skins and snake sheds and the youngsters were particularly fascinated to learn how so many creatures shed their skin.
Huge thanks to everyone who helped make the day such a success, to the staff for working so hard and the charities and suppliers for supporting us on the day and most of all, our lovely customers! National Pet Month… Done!
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The Beco food scoop is practical and durable as well as eco-friendly. With a 0.5 litre/2 cup capacity the BecoScoop is designed to measure dried dog or cat food accurately, ensuring your pet is not over fed…Combine your BecoScoop with a BecoBowl and spoil your pet without spoiling the environment.
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The BecoTray has a high back lid for extra kick back protection and a push fit lid for ease of use. Heavier than a normal plastic litter tray it is much more stable and less likely to be knocked around the kitchen floor by the cat or a clumsy owner! If you like the BecoTray why not buy a BecoScoop too, and then you’ll be an exceptionally eco-friendly pet owner.
Come along on Saturday 30th to our Larkhall store – we have lots going on for National Pet Month, PLUS that weekend is all part of the Larkhall Festival!
– FABULOUS PRIZE DRAW – win Vouchers for £75, £50, £25 to spend in store (proceeds to Larkhall festival & Oldies Club Dog Rescue)
– GREYHOUND & LURCHER WELFARE and OLDIES CLUB with their lovely dogs
– COLOURING COMPETITION
– ANNY WITH HER RATS & HAMSTERS
– LEE WITH HIS FERRETS & GUINEAPIGS
– HANDS-ON SESSIONS WITH THE FURRIES
– ROYAL CANIN & JAMES WELLBELOVED NUTRITION with free samples of food and advice
– LOCAL VET ASHMAN JONES “THE DOCTOR IS IN” – ASK HIM A PET QUESTION
– HOMEMADE CAKES & SWEETS STALL
– LOTS MORE including OFFERS, FREEBIES & SAMPLES on the day
COME ALONG AND BRING YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
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