As a parent, I live for teaching or bonding moments. However, when I can do both at the same time, it is like hitting a home run and listening to the crowd go nuts as you touch all the bases. Well, I just had one of those moments, and the echoes of the fans are still reverberating through my heart.
Anne of Green Gables is a book I had to read in school, however, unlike most of the other books, I loved it. I had never thought of sharing this experience with my teenage daughter until recently when I saw the Anne of Green Gables DVD box set.
I have to admit that when I first purchased it, I was only thinking of myself. I had not thought of Anne (the 11-year old girl who is the main character) for what seemed like an eternity. And, when I saw Anne overcoming the same struggles that helped me identify with her decades ago, I once again felt a connection. However, I did not connect with her through the eyes of a child like I did the first time I read the book. This time was much different because I saw Anne as a father sees his daughter. So, it was only natural that I dragged my teen girl next to me on the couch to watch it with her old man.
To Kill a Mockingbird was the first movie of a story set in the early twentieth century told through the eyes of a young lady that I forced my daughter to watch with me. It was a golden experience then and watching Anne of Green Gables was a golden experience now.
If you have a daughter or granddaughter in your life, I recommend you watch To Kill a Mockingbird and Anne of Green Gables. What you talk about and what you bond over is only limited to your childhood memories.
Where online shopping and in-store shopping is concerned, the principle will always remain intact. There will also be the warning for consumers to ‘beware of cheap imitations’. Is it necessary to explain the consequences thereof? This would be broadly outlined in general. When purchasing necessary items for pets, special care should always be taken and, if possible, avoidance of cheaply made goods and food should be an ongoing practice.
But budget conscious pet lovers should take heart, however, that pet essentials, even specially made items for rather special creatures, can be fetched at competitive prices at least. The sugar glider is a rather special and rare pet creature, indeed. Special care must be taken when providing it with all its bare essentials. First comes the cage. Next will be all the accessories that need to go into it. Here is what could happen, for instance, if you purchase a very cheap sugar glider cage.
The materials with which the cage is made could irritate the creatures’ feet somewhat. Cages made from bare wires could cause these sensitive pets to fall. Rather go in for powder coated or vinyl wire cages. Small cages will be a lot cheaper than the recommended larger cages specifically required for sugar gliders. Buying a small cage gives these poor creatures absolutely no room to roam and swing as they ought to.
At least three vertical feet is required. This will allow it to continue climbing and leaping as it is naturally inclined to do. A cheap cage does not always come with a secure lock. This is dangerous for both fragile pet and larger than its life’s household. Amazingly, the curious gliders have enough intelligence of their own to pry open their cages.