Welcome to the latest R.I.S.E. Pets’ Corner, our editor’s favourite feature each and every issue! We hope you enjoy the cute wellbeing boost from these furry animal friends.

Jerry

Running at lightning-fast speed is my life’s purpose and it takes a lot of work to be the Usain Bolt of the dog world. My main focus is diet (anything edible will do; doesn’t matter whether the wrapper is on or off) and my other main focus is to make sure my running muscles get enough recovery time (14 hours of sleep per day on a soft bed is ideal!). As my side-hustle, I also bring joy to everyone I meet, as I’m calm, laid back and love to make friends.

Submitted by Liz Bury – NetSupport

Jerry - dog

Jerry

Yuki - cat

Yuki

Yuki

I actually fostered Yuki in lockdown last year, so when I saw her come up for rehoming in the summer I knew we were a perfect match. I had recently left my post as a KS2 teacher as the demands of teaching had taken a toll on my mental health, and my new working from home role at Twinkl has meant that Yuki and I have been able to re-build our confidence and work on managing our anxiety together. Now I can’t imagine life without this timid little ball of floof!

Submitted by Cat Allott – Twinkl TA

Pippin

Pippin is a mischievous boy from the Azores in Portugal. Although he likes his independence and will happily throw around his toys (or stolen socks) or sleep in strange places, when he does want attention, he will bat at you with his paw till you give him a scratch. He is very clever (maybe too clever) and as well as knowing lots of tricks he also knows when you’re feeling a bit down or stressed and will come snuggle up to you on the sofa to make you feel better!

Submitted by Jamie Lamb – NetSupport

Pippin - dog

Pippin

Luna - cat

Luna

Charlie - cat

Charlie

Luna and Charlie

Charlie and Luna were both adopted from the RSPCA. Charlie is three years old and Luna is 5 months. Charlie was adopted for me to help my wellbeing and both of my gorgeous cats bring me so much joy and happiness. They are fun, love cuddles and both love playing!

Submitted by Olivia Hudson – Twinkl TA

Wilson and Barney

Wilson and Barney are rescue dogs from the streets of Bosnia and Croatia. They now spend their days sleeping on me while I work and head butting me for a stroke during meetings.

Submitted by Hannah Harris – Twinkl TA

Wilson (left) and Barney (right) - dogs

Wilson and Barney

Charlie - cat

Charlie

Charlie

Charlie (aka Hoolie Blue) is a naughty kitten who breaks things and tears around the house demanding play time and food. He’s a loveable handful of mischief.

Submitted by Rebecca Smith – Upton School

Cosmo

Cosmo is a super friendly cat. He enjoys squeezing himself onto chess boards, sliding numicon along the floor and playing with dice. Cosmo, where is my white knight? I know it was you…

Submitted by Hari Neocleous – Enfield and Haringay Schools

Cosmo - cat

Cosmo

Daisy - rabbit

Daisy

Oscar - rabbit

Oscar

Daisy and Oscar

Daisy and Oscar are Continental Giant rabbits. They still have a lot of growing to do so they eat a lot! They especially love banana chips! They climb up on us, sit with us and join us in the living room in the evenings for some fussing. They love creating havoc by running round and chasing each other all through the house and garden. They are full free roaming spoiled bunnies!

Submitted by Rachel Rogers – NetSupport

Dio

Dio is such a character, he can act like a grumpy old man or a little puppy. He pretends to have beautiful manners but if you leave the room he’ll search out any food! He escaped and visited the local Co-Op on his own recently, I really fell out with him that day! I can’t be cross with him for long though. Everyone loves Dio.

Submitted by Lesley Berrington – Hattie and Friends

Dio Working From Home - ‘Hattie and friends’ - Lesley Berrington

Dio

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Author

  • Katherine Cauchi

    Kat Cauchi is a WeAreTechWomen #TechWomen100 2023 award winner and a 2022 Nexus Education 'Classroom and Curriculum' improvement award winner. She is the community engagement manager at NetSupport, editor of R.I.S.E. Magazine, and the host of two podcasts. Kat is a member of the Global Equality Collective, a Global EdTech author, InnovateHer ambassador and Technocamps Girls in Stem role model.
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