Saturday, July 27, 2019

How I Took Care of My 5 Year Old Hamster

I recently shared some photos of my hamster on my Instagram account last month and it has sparked a lot of interest of his longevity. I am also surprised that it has almost been 5 years (well, 4-1/2 years actually). Thanks to those who were concerned about his health. Hammy is actually healthy. I decided to share my experience on my blog.

"Squidgy" is what my child named our little hamster. I originally got him from a breeder in my local area. I will NEVER purchase a hamster or other small furry animals from a pet store because I don't really trust how they look after them nowadays. Prior to adopting our furbaby, I prepared its habitat home. I went for a glass or aquarium type instead of the wired cages. I didn't like the wired cages because I was worried our little hammy would get his arms or legs or head stuck in between. Also, they can easily escape by fiddling around with the latch (I've seen it happen before).

The secret to my hammy's long life? It's pretty simple: I just give him lots of love and exercise and plenty of fresh water.  I use a small water dispenser. Food is just dry mix and some fresh fruits & veggies. Sometimes I give him yogurt and have him lick off a popsicle stick. Don't give them store-bought yogurt drops. Those are not good and it's expensive anyway. Our hammy has his own litter box that I fill with 'cat clumping litter'. Important thing is to keep his area clean all the time.

This is his litter box corner.

When "Squidgy" is awake, I take him out sometimes for him to freely roam around the room with open space. I block in the area with books or boxes so he doesn't run off elsewhere.  Put small pellets or sunflower seeds in the corner and he'll collect them while he explores. Fresh fruits and veggies that he loves: carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, corn, bananas, strawberries, apples. Only give small amounts, otherwise he can't finish it and leftovers can go bad.


As of this post, Squidgy the hamham has just left us. No issues with his health except just old age. We monitored him the night before. He was sleeping comfortably, still breathing normally and calmly. In the morning he went peacefully and was under his covers. In loving memory.....  đź’—


Friday, July 19, 2019

“THE LION KING” Canadian Premiere [Photos & RECAP]

Special guests and fans gathered in Toronto to celebrate Disney’s “The Lion King” at the Canadian Premiere on Wednesday, July 17th. The event welcomed a host of special guests including Jared Dixon and Nia Halloway, Simba and Nala from The Lion King Musical along with Jaleel White, Meg Donnelly, Scott McGillivray, Kardinal Offishall, Jenalyn Saraza-Pacheco & Luka Milacic-Perusina, DJ Lissa Monet, CTV The Social’s Marci Ien and a special performance by the Powerhouse Fellowship Soul Choir.

Disney’s “The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, BeyoncĂ© Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney’s “The Lion King” roars into theatres on July 18, 2019.


 Thanks Walt Disney Studios Canada for providing the photos.


Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Disney's “THE LION KING” Images of Film’s Cast & New Featurette Video

Check out the new images for Disney’s “The Lion King” featuring voice talent with their characters—available for the first time today. Images include Donald Glover with Simba; BeyoncĂ© Knowles-Carter with Nala; John Oliver, Seth Rogen and Billy Eichner with Zazu, Pumbaa and Timon; Chiwetel Ejiofor with Scar; Alfre Woodard with Sarabi; Eric AndrĂ©, Florence Kasumba and Keegan-Michael Key with hyenas Azizi, Shenzi and Kamari; and Shahadi Wright Joseph and JD McCrary with Young Nala and Young Simba.

Also revealed is a new featurette about the movie with never-before-seen footage from the film, a glimpse behind the scenes during recording sessions, plus comments from director Jon Favreau and members of the voice cast. Please feel free to share everything with your readers. Directed by Jon Favreau, “The Lion King” opens on July 18. Tickets are available for advance purchase.