Published on February 3, 2023 Author : Nancy (Admin)
We received Choupette after she was abandoned by a woman at the end of her life who was not allowed to take her with her.
By the way, I'm going to make a little parenthesis. I find it unfair and heartbreaking to see how many elderly people are separated from their pets by force of circumstance, even though people like us would be willing to care for them wherever they go. Especially these small animals that don't take up much space. These people pay over $2,000 a month for lousy services and are isolated from everything they love. This is nothing less than the abuse of elderly people at the end of their lives, although not senile.
Now back to Choupette. It took me a while to write about her, the sadness of talking about her.
We lost her a few months ago, she was fine 10 minutes before, eating, playing with her friend Mini-Boulle and 10 minutes later on her back, probably a heart attack according to the vet.
She was very old I must say. She gave us a lot, she took care of many of our motherless puppies that came to the shelter. She was a social guinea pig with the other guinea pigs as well as with us humans.
She gave us wonderful moments in life and I do not regret having her in our home.
Published on January 20, 2023 Author : Nancy (Admin)
Blokus is a quick and fun board game that I discovered over the holidays thanks to my husband Shosin.
He played it with others during a dark period of his life a few years ago when he was with other people who had disorders like him. They played it to distract their minds.
The game is simple and can be played by 2 to 4 players.
The game pieces look like Tetris pieces.
For the rules I invite you to read the wikipedia in the section right but know that they are easy, that a game lasts 15 minutes to 1hrs maximum according to me. The objective is to place as many pieces as possible and prevent the opponents from doing the same.
The game cost us 30$ in specialized store, there are several versions, even an advanced UNO style that we did not play.
I recommend this game, it's fun and in a time like ours it's already a win.
Published on December 27, 2022 Author : Nancy (Admin)
First of all, I would like to start this review by thanking all of you for the help you have given to me, my husband and our little animals.
The words of encouragement, the sharing of our stories and photos, the small kindnesses, the donations of money, all of these have allowed us to continue our work with our little animals this year.
In fact, this year 2022 has been a record year for us in terms of donations and it's because of you. And fortunately for us because we only live on my personal income, our small sales at the store and donations and inflation hit our finances very hard this year, most bags of food saw an increase of $3 to $4, vegetables like celery that I used to buy for $1 maximum at the beginning of the year went up to $3 minimum by the end of the year. In short, the donations were very much appreciated.
Our shelter took in a lot of older animals this year, I could almost say that this year was a year dedicated to giving a permanent home to animals that are at the end of their journey but still have a lot to give.
Unfortunately, this year has also seen the departure of some of our oldest animals, who have reached the end of their lives. A special thought for them at the end of this year.
We also unfortunately had our difficulties with donations, first of all we would have liked to use the Tiing site for donations but policy changes related to Desjardins and double authentication now prevent us from using this site.
We also ran into difficulties with Shopify and our online store, this time not related to Desjardins but to the Shopify payment method which again requires double authentication via cell phone which we refuse to adhere to now and in the future.
Fortunately, we found Ecwid which is much better and offers many more options for less cost.
Unfortunately, as a store and for our donations we are still entirely dependent on Paypal, for better or worse. The year 2023 will also be the year we look for a less restrictive alternative.
We are starting soon 2023 with still a lot of needs, little boarders (guinea pig, rabbit, mouse, rat, hamster) who still offer us a lot of love.
And especially for my husband who suffers from a mental illness a beautiful occupation in addition to his Buddhism.
Thanks again to all of you who support us and a happy new year 2023 as far as possible.
Published on December 19, 2022 Author : Nancy (Admin)
My year 2022 on the Canadian social network Librti has been very rewarding as a virtual meeting with interesting people and as an information quest.
My only problem, which only concerns me and not the network, is that in the middle of the year, my library seems to have blocked some of the network's features. I have lost the ability to see certain icons and other functions, I am still able to participate but it is bothering me.
I won't do an evaluation of my library here but let's just say that if it's easy to talk to the librti administrators, talking to the administrators of the Quebec City library is like the ordeal of Asterix's madhouse.
But to sum up, it's a network that respected my freedom of expression and that of the users during the pandemic and that deserves to be given a chance for 2023