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.

Darth Vader

Darth Vader

Darth Vader

Darth is the sweetest rescue cat who has a habit of spending her 9 lives far too quickly. She is 7-years-old but only weighs a tiny 2kg. She is named after Darth Vader because she is such a noisy breather; however, her other nicknames include: Dartholomew, Stink Vader, Stinkerbell, Drizzle and Baby D!

Submitted by Lily Small, NetSupport.

Morty and Thamber (the dynamic duo of mischief!)

From effortlessly swiping cheese off the kitchen counter to showcasing their synchronised ‘zoomie’ skills in the back garden, dogs Morty and Thamber have mastered the art of sneaking off to perform food-based mischief or epic garden destruction.

Submitted by Rebecca Gray, NetSupport.

Thamber

Thamber

Morty

Morty

Frostie

Frostie

Verne

Verne

Binkie

Binkie

Guinea Pig Corner - Marie Greenhalgh

Guinea Pig Corner

Casper

Casper

Fern

Fern

Fern and Casper, therapy dogs; Verne, the tortoise; Frostie and Binky, the bunnies; and Guinea pigs’ corner

Animals are a huge part of Inclusion College and people are always amazed we have so many when they visit! Animals are so intuitive and the simple act of stroking them and playing with them can help to regulate and soothe. Caring for them increases responsibility and we even link this to our English and art projects.

Submitted by Marie Greenhalgh, Inclusion College.

Nala (the Queen Cat) and Darth Vader (the Chosen One)

Nala is a majestic Siberian cat who wanders around our house like a Queen. She loves hiding in dark places and will squeeze into the tiniest of spaces. Nala is a creature of habit and loves to be groomed and pampered every morning after breakfast. We’ve nicknamed her ‘The Inspector’ because she loves to inspect and supervise everyone and everything. Nala must have been a teacher in her previous life because she loves to sit on my laptop, rummage through my school bag and sit on my folders. Nala has been great for my mental health – she brings everyone so
much joy.

Darth Vader has a loveable personality, he is cheeky, playful, funny, clumsy and quite silly. Vader is incredibly impatient cat who meows nonstop until he gets what he wants. He stalks Amazon delivery boxes and shopping bags, waiting for them to be emptied, so he can jump inside. He spends all day watching birds and squirrels, running from room to room so he can catch them. He meows constantly when he wants to leave a room and meows incessantly to get back into the same room! He’s a light sleeper who snores loudly but we love him.

Submitted by Manjit Nota, St Mary’s Primary.

Darth Vader

Darth Vader

Nala

Nala

Scooby and Hazel

Scooby and Hazel

Scooby (the cuddle prince) and Hazel (the therapy pig)

‘It’s our world and the humans are just living in it.’ Scooby (dog) likes to start his day with big stretches and demanding cuddles. Hazel is an angel in dog form, only happy when giving love and receiving it.

Submitted by Tori Hill, The Leaders Team at Twinkl.

Harley and Rocco – best friends

Harley and Rocco are the best of friends who love following each other around! They are a massive part of our family and both dogs love as many cuddles on the sofa as they can get!

Submitted by Sophie Davies, NetSupport.

Harley

Harley

Rocco

Rocco

Cosy Kitten

Cosy Kitten

Cosy Cat

Cosy Cat

Cosy Cat and Cosy Kitten

They are troublesome and chaotic, but we wouldn’t be without our cosy furry friends!

Submitted by Cosy Direct.

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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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