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After thinking about it for a very long time we finally decided that it was time to get a new pet. We adopted a rescue kitten and named her Jinx. Since then, we have spoken to Erin about why it’s important to think about rescue animals who would otherwise not have a home. Sometimes it can be hard for children to understand things like this but with Scruff-a-Luvs, they can learn to look after a rescued animal themselves.
Something to remember when it comes to animals is that it’s not just domestic pets that need some help. Places such as zoos or SeaLife centers are such a big help with rescuing animals and getting them back to full health again. This year there are Jungle Scuff-a-Luvs that need rescuing and these are limited edition.
Inside the box you will find one scrunched up animal, a ball of matted and tangled fur that desperately needs a bath. We set up a lovely warm bath in the garden so that Erin could rescue her first animal! She spent time washing him really nicely in the water and giving him a massage like I do when I wash her hair.
Once Erin had washed the animal we could get a better look and what kind of animal it was. The Jungle Scuff-a-Luvs could turn out to be a lion, parrot or a monkey and we got a lion. To be honest, we only really figured out it was a lion after spending some time brushing out it’s fur.
We filled out the lion’s adoption papers and Erin has now named him Simba!
Inside the Scruff-a-Luvs Friends range you will find either a cat, dog or pony that needs rescuing. One of the amazing things about this range is that a percentage of each sale goes to the RSPCA to help real animals in need!
Erin couldn’t wait to open the box and to see what kind of animal she’d got to rescue. This set is a little different from the ‘Jungle’ Scruff-a-Luvs as inside you also get a comb, hair clip and collar with name tag, as well as adoption papers.
Our box contained a super cute cat that needed a really good bath and all of it’s fur combing through. As we have a cat ourselves, Erin wanted to take extra special care of it and to make sure we could give it a loving home. The addition of the collar was really a special extra as this made Erin more aware of a cat being a pet and that she should treat it like she would our own.
The Scruff-a-Luvs Babies is a bit different to the ‘Friends’ and ‘Jungle’ range. Not only is there a limited edition Spring range, which is perfect for this time of year, but these animals don’t need washing as soon as you rescue them.
Each animal from the Scruff-a-Luvs Babies range comes with their very own pet carrier and the type of animal is revealed when you take out their dummy! Erin was really excited about opening up the box to see what she got.
As we had ‘rescued’ the larger animals first I had a bowl of water and a towel set up ready to do some serious bathing as this is what we had done before. I’ll be honest, both Erin and I were a bit disappointed after reading the instructions to find out we didn’t have to do this part. I’m sure you could if you wanted to but we decided to stick to what the instructions said.
We found that the babies took a lot more time to comb compared to the wet animals that we’d had before. The fur was really very matted so I helped Erin with these as she struggled little bit but afterwards, she went to town on playing vets with them and making sure they were okay after being rescued.
We now have a whole family of rescued animals, who Erin has re-homed in her playhouse in the garden! The spring babies are especially good for right now if you want to help children learn about certain animals!
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