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  • How our pets are helping us through the pandemic

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    APR 27, 2021

    How our pets are helping us through the pandemic


    Studies have shown that petting, cuddling and having a loving animal in your life can help reduce stress and anxiety.

    How our pets are helping us through the pandemic


    Buddy

    I have the pleasure of seeing Buddy’s adorable mischievous face every week during our bi-weekly team meetings. Jess, terra20’s inventory analyst, is the owner of this maltipoo, and always has a story to share. During the past year, Buddy has thoroughly enjoyed having Jess at home so he can bring her his toys and play at her feet and get extra cuddles. But his favourite activities include yoga, walks, and catching up on Schitt’s Creek. Can’t blame him for that, that show is hilarious. He also loves to dance. His favourite artist? That would be Kygo.

    Hades

    Hades, the long-haired cat is the meow. Just ask our assistant store manager, Kayla. His patience is low for being ignored, that’s why he insists to be constantly by her side or riding around on her shoulders. That’s right, he’d stay wrapped around Kayla’s neck all day long if she’d let him. Hades is also a cuddler, so time spent reading or playing games is always sweeter when he is curled up next to you.

    Nahla

    Our resident golden that mistakes herself for a human is Nahla. It’s because of Nahla that our merchandizing team member, Audra, stays active. It's their evening walks with neighbourhood pups and their owners that’s helped Audra through the pandemic. It’s the connection between women’s best friend and the chat’s shared with fellow dog lovers that can mean so much during difficult times. You try and resist those big brown eyes when she wants to play fetch.

    Winnie

    If you follow terra20 Hintonburg on Facebook than you already know store owner and manager, Alexa, loves all the doggies who come and visit her. Every Wednesday is Doggy Wednesday! Meet Winnie, her and Alexa bonded over sharing hair tips. It’s seeing those happy, wagging tags that can lift our spirits, even if we can’t take that doggy home.

    Nacho and Chili

    And I can’t forget Nacho and Chili, my senior dachshund duo that missed their calling as rodeo clowns. Their hobbies include barking at nothing, chasing squirrels, going on walks and security detail for when I need to use the washroom. They don’t share toys and need to take turns sitting on my lap. At the end of the day their little grey, pointy faces and kisses warm my heart, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

    We hope our pets brought a smile to your face today! Have a pet that makes every day brighter? We’d love to hear all about them in the comments bellow!

    Written by Erin Forget

    Erin is terra20's Marketing Coordinator. When she's not navigating the healthy living retail landscape she enjoys spending time in nature with her two dachshunds, archery, cultivating her vegetable garden and creative writing.

    Written by Erin Forget

    Erin is terra20's Marketing Coordinator. When she's not navigating the healthy living retail landscape she enjoys spending time in nature with her two dachshunds, archery, cultivating her vegetable garden and creative writing.

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  • Making the Switch - Laurie's Path to Health and Recovery

    Making the Switch - Laurie's Path to Health and Recovery

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    Several years ago, Laurie Pinard was working around the clock, employed in the highest level of politics.  Her days started early and ran late. When she was hungry, she headed to the McDonald’s drive through window. When the weekend arrived, she spent most of it lying in bed, sapped of energy.

    She had known since her 20s that something was off inside of her.  She pushed it aside, over and over, continuing to push forward and rise in her career. She was living the dream. She had a high-powered career, a fancy car, designer clothes and handbags, and nothing was going to stop her.

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