impa is 17.5 years old. she has been part of our habitat for a long time.
at her height she weighed about 18 lb. now she’s weighs about 4. early in february she took a turn. she did not groom. she would not eat. she did not get up for three days. we thought she was ready to meet her maker and made arrangements to help. that didn’t happen.
home again. curled up in her bed, we offered glucosamine paste, tiny bits of chicken, and drops of water. she expressed interest. after another day or so she was able to get up – feeble, unsteady, and it looked like it hurt, but she got up. she ate nutrient dense cat food and continued to improve.
a week later, three of us and the vet spent 45 minutes shaving her matts out. (two of us were wearing big gloves, and that was good.) impa is back! so giant-eyed, skinny, and furry-legged we started calling her twiggy. that was almost a week ago. now she goes up and down the stairs, has resumed her normal eating habits – voracious but particular – and has resumed her position as boss cat to the other two. here she is! impa, twiggy, the miracle cat. back from almost dead. (just like in the princess bride.)
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Tagged accept, cat, conserve, effort, energy, family, famliy pet, Newfoundland and Labrador, respect, sustain
green ain’t new. in fact it’s old. as old as how it was when if you had something it was because you grew it or made it or invented it. and it wasn’t that long ago.
we, however, are a species that adapts quickly. while we were progressing and downloading or uploading the newest, latest and greatest, we forgot much of what we needed to know to survive. oops.
not to worry. many are on it. and, in a very cool kind-of-serendipitous way, we can use the newest latest and greatest to re-learn what we forgot.
this is one – david suzuki’s friend. check it out!
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Tagged conserve, effort, habits for your habitat, learn, Newfoundland and Labrador, practice, respect, sustain, use
it’s Small Business Saturday, and Canada is on about shopping small!
shopping small means business in your community – extra points for the planet (and you!) if you shop local and small.
from the bakery to the farmer’s market to the ice cream shop, to the chocolatier to neat cool stuff that other people in other places can’t get because they don’t make it there. buy that stuff. and meet the people who bring it to you. Top Stop – St. John’s Farmers Market 9-2, Lions Club Chalet behind the ReMax Centre, Bonaventure Avenue!
Like to eat great, local food? Like a good movie? Live in St. John’s metro, or willing to travel? This is for you!
When: Friday, October 19th
Time: 6pm – 9pm
Where: Gower St. United Church
Tickets: $15 or Pay What You Can
The Meal: a three-course meal made mostly of local ingredients showcasing fish, vegetables, & fruit of Newfoundland & Labrador.
The Movie: END OF THE LINE, an eye-opening documentary looking at the impact of overfishing on oceanswww.endoftheline.com
4th Annual World Food Day Movie & Meal
To reserve seats contact Rick Kelly email@example.com or call (709) 237-4026.Vegan/vegetarian options available.
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Tagged aware, consumption, eat, farm, green, habits, local food, movie, responsible, St. John's
What makes ‘green’ work? People working together – each doing a bit! Today, October 18, is MMSB’s BIG GREEN UP DAY – and lots of organizations are taking up the challenge. The Habitat for Humanity ReStore – a champion of recycling the good toward helping families attain home ownership – is working with the Junior Forest Wardens to make green good great by giving out red pine seedlings to ReStore shoppers on October 18! On October 17, the Canada Revenue Agency hosted a Waste Reduction Week Fair that included Habitat, JFW, EverGreen Recycling, NL Power, the City of Mount Pearl and others who each work toward making their corners of the world a greener place.
It’s all good!
For more info on The Big Green Up visit
For more on Habitat for Humanity NL ReStore visit
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Tagged green, Habitat for Humanity NL, Junior Forest Wardens NL, MMSB, Newfoundland and Labrador, recycle, shop, St. John's, sustain, the Big Green Up
now this is good.
a st. john’s bike collective that lets you ride, learn, fix, volunteer, and make this place a greener space. some bikes are free.
people are riding too. people like dan walker who rides from st. phillips. he do.
during the summer of 2011 thegreenrock.ca GreenTeam checked it out! the ordinary spokes shop is at 576A Water Street, and open Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5pm-9pm. check out their facebook page too!