It is all about the animals when it comes to Avatar: The Last Airbender (ATLA). From Sky Bison to Lion Turtles, the animals featured in ATLA are epic hybrids! My guess is this is why Nickelodeon has started their #AvatarAllAboutTheAnimals campaign. It is time to showcase the hybridized creatures and give them their day in the sun!
The first animal on our trip through #AvatarAllAboutTheAnimals campaign is Appa. This Sky Bison is Aang’s loyal companion. Aang and Appa share a strong bond and are seen as friends not animal and owner. We see this bond in action after Appa is taken by Sandbenders in the Si Wong Desert. Appa will stop at nothing to seek out Aang, and Aang would do anything to get Appa back. This anger and fear even activates Aang’s Avatar State when he realizes he may never see Appa again.
Appa is a very trusting animal and seems to love most humans, unless they were a danger to Aang. His trusting attitude is put to the test during Appa’s Lost Days, but he appears to remain his happy-go-lucky self once he finds Aang and recovers from his ordeal. He is also intelligent but tends to have a laid back attitude. Unless something annoys him, such as Momo running about wild, he mostly relaxes in a pile of fur and eats at his leisure.
To celebrate Appa as a member of team Avatar and one of the best Animals in the ATLA series, here is a fantastic recipe for all the dog pets in our families, the Appa Apple Dog Treats. To make these you will need:
- 2 Cups oat flour
- 1/2 cup plain applesauce
- 3 tbsp creamy peanutbutter
- Baking Sheet
- Parchment paper
- Cooling rack
To get the recipe click the image below and save the PDF to your computer. Then print and create to serve your puppy a delicious treat.