Love Your Pet Day

Healthy@Home
February 20, 2021
Healthy @ Home

“All I do is eat and sleep. Eat and sleep. Eat and sleep. There must be more to a cat’s life than that. But I hope not.”
-Garfield

Youth Development
Fun and Games

Kitty Crafts

Recycle AND roll out some cute crafts. Instructions.

PETE THE CAT: I LOVE MY WHITE SHOES

Pete the Cat goes walking down the street wearing his brand-new white shoes. Can you guess what happens along the way?

Healthy Living

A GUIDE TO WORKING OUT WITH YOUR DOG

Exercising is important to many people, and also their pets, but staying active in the COVID-era has become an even bigger priority for many dog parents.
Fit Tips

JUST KEEP SWIMMING

Watching fish and marine creatures going about their daily lives, swimming and meandering over their aquarium’s terrain, is oddly soothing and hypnotic. This activity provides benefits to mental health and physical well-being, including:
  • Reduced levels of stress
  • Improvements in sleep quality
  • Lowered blood pressure and heart rate
  • Decreased pain and anxiety
  • Improved focus and creativity
  • Calming effects for children and Alzheimer’s patients
Exercise ABCs
Today’s Exercise ABCs word of the day is:

Veterinary

Feeling extra motivated? Use your Valentine’s name as an inspiration for a second Exercise ABCs workout!
Social Responsibility

HOW ANIMALS HAVE MADE LIFE IN QUARANTINE MORE BEARABLE

woman on horse

“I always had horses, and eventually my kids rode with me. Then my grandkids. Handsome worked as a pack-string mule at a dude ranch. They retired him, and I took him. I work at a retirement village. When I’m worn out at the end of the day, I see Handsome. When I drive in, he goes, “Hee-haw.” Big ol’ wild bray. It makes me feel welcomed.

I admire his honesty; he’s upfront with what he’s feeling.”

—Andie Day, 67, with Handsome, early 20s (Boise, Idaho)

QUICKLINKS

Have a question about membership? Contact our team: Caldwell YMCA | membcald@ymcatvidaho.org Downtown Boise YMCA | membdt@ymcatvidaho.org Tomlinson South Meridian YMCA | membt@ymcatvidaho.org West Boise YMCA | membw@ymcatvidaho.org