Outside the pressures of academia, science and math have the opportunity to take on a completely new role. Both are tools to build upon and can lead to so many more discoveries.
Kids these days are in for such a wild ride ahead, who knows what today’s scientists will discover! More importantly, what will the scientists of tomorrow try to discover?
This past week, I was invited by MSDSonline to attend their scholarship fundraiser for future leaders in science. Chicago Urban Pets graciously donated a gift basket full of goodies to the silent auction event, among many other phenomenal prizes. At the end of the night, MSDS hit well over their donation goal of $1,500!
This handsome wad of cash went directly to the scholarship program of Chicago Public Schools Student Science Fair. The organization who organizes all public school science fair events, and began in 1950. This group has been encouraging the young minds and hearts of our future scientists, cultivating the drive to get kids to ask more questions.
Keeping the sciences moving forward, requires inspiration. There’s more to it than creating robot butlers. (No shame in making robot butlers though) Science will discover what Neptune looks like, or show us the edge of the universe. Supporting this scholarship program will keep the fires of discovery burning, and keep new information flowing. Learning doesn’t have to stop after college. You can be a “lifelong learner” which everybody should want because there’s so much to learn out there! Giving to these programs provides learning for more than just students studying their field, it allows everyone to share in the learning and understanding of the universe around us. That is something we here at Chicago Urban Pets strongly stand in alliance with.
We are honored to have been apart of such a wonderful event and want all the future scientists to boldly go where no one has ever gone before.
Thank you again to all the other donors for the silent auction, and congratulations to MSDSonline for making their donation goal!
Now go out there and discover something earthlings. 🖖
This past week I came across a trending article that claimed London’s Underground had been invaded by kittens! I know what you're thinking, because I'm thinking the exact same. "But where is their litter box?" CNN writer Mahatir Pasha elaborated on this dream come true to spotlight a new ad campaign that is just the cat’s meow. *ba dum tiss*
Pasha brings to the forefront, Glimpse, a group whose aim is to use their creativity for the greater good. This week they provided London tube riders with a fresh dose of furry love on those often dreary commutes in to the office.
Wouldn’t it be superb if we had giant pictures of cats to admire while waiting for the el here in Chicago? These images beg the question though; who are these kitties, and what do they have to tell us? Those featured furry felines in London are stray cats from two rescue groups over in the U.K. They got their moment of fame in an effort to promote pet adoption instead of pet-shopping in London. A universal message to hop across the pond and reach us right here at home. To make an effort to give every furball their fur-ever home.
So here’s my soapbox friends, adopt and don’t shop! There are plenty of places to adopt a new loved one from. You can adopt more than just dogs and cats too! To adopt from local shelters within the large local metropolitan area we call home, check out these links below to find your purrrfect soulmate!
Felines & Canines
6379 N. Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60660
2227 W. Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Cats Are Purrsons, Too
P.O. Box 59067
Chicago, IL 60659
Tree House Humane Society
1212 W. Carmen Avenue
Chicago, IL 60640
2914 N. Elston Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
For those pet parents that crate, how can pup’s place become less crate-like and more den-like? Or if your doggo is on the larger side, how do you accommodate a large crate into your home without it taking over the space?
Firstly, it is essential your dog responds positively to their crate. It is not enough to just put a bed inside and wave goodbye for the day. This is a space where pups should feel safe, secure, and relaxed. The same way they do when you are at home and they get to lax around in the house.
Remember being a kid and making forts out of old refrigerator boxes? No, just me? Well, imagine with me here, a little cubby hole that’s all your own. You bring in pillows and blankets and your favorite things and spend hours in the backyard sitting in a box, perfectly content. At the human age of 4 this is very satisfying. Equate that feeling to covering your pups crate with a blanket or sheet.
Over at cuteness.com, writer Melodie Ann offers some helpful tips and steps on how best to find out if covering the crate is something pupper would like. Stick in a few toys and treats and bada-bing, bada-boom you got yourself a house. Simple, quick, and easy tip to getting that floof in bed and getting out the door easier.
Perhaps covering the crate isn’t the best idea for your pup, maybe they feel less aware of their surroundings this way. Huzzah, there are more solutions!
For some of the bigger pups out there, their crate can get pretty large. Instead of having it take over your space and struggling to keep yourself and your floof comfortable, why not utilize it? So pupper doesn’t like the cage being covered. Cover just the top and turn it into an end table! I’ll bet you never thought of that idea. Yes people, we are continuing this DIY train, will it ever end, nobody knows.
I often find the best way to look for crafty ideas is always Pinterest. There’s over 1000+ ways to turn your puppers cage into more than just their home, but also prevent any loss of space in your home.
This is where I leave you, yet again, to explore your creative minds and find a beautiful way to house your floofs. Share your creations in the comments below, or suggest more ideas!