Our Place residents enjoyed a fun field trip to a local pet store! Our Community Life Director brought residents to A.W. Brown’s Pet & Garden store, which was her first job during high school. Diana gave residents a tour of the pet room and told funny stories about animal encounters during her time working at Brown’s. Residents got to pet a small lion head rabbit and observe its furry friends that were frolicking about in the bunny enclosure. Shirley was brave enough to stand and admire the reptile wall, housing many cold-blooded critters such as bearded dragons, lizards, and even snakes! Several residents were drawn to a gigantic bird cage with over a dozen beautiful bright yellow canaries that were chirping harmoniously. We were all mesmerized by the endless walls of tanks filled with quite the colorful array of fish! Audrey was delighted to see a small dog sporting a hand knit sweater shopping in the store with its human mother.
Before leaving, we purchased a big jar of catnip that we will be using to make homemade cat toys to donate to the Dakin Animal Shelter later this week.. Stay tuned to see our kitty craft results!
A special thank you to A.W. Brown’s for having us come and visit your furry friends!
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