Wednesday, May 11, 2011
My little ones travel quite a bit as some of my vets are pretty far away. So I'm always concerned about their safety and comfort. The lid that can be opened completely was especially appealing to me. Kumar took this out for a spin during his last trip to the vet. Here's what we found:
Ventilation: I checked the ventilation several times throughout the day and it was quite good. However, we were traveling in a car, making things a bit easier to control. Traveling with guinea pigs in warm weather can get very tricky, you should always take precautions.
Space: 19.2 X 13 X 12.2 inches There's more than enough room for 1 guinea pig, 2 if they get along well. Kumar had enough room to walk around and plow through his hay throughout the trip.
Ease of use: This carrier is very easy to use. The main lid made it easy to get Kumar in and out. The smaller lid on the left is great for checking in on him and the little cubby hole on the right is nice for taking notes to the vet. I also like that since it's all plastic, you can clean it easily.
Comfort: Kumar was very comfortable and content but he's also an experienced traveler. I had to toss the little piece of carpet that came with the carrier though. I lined ours with a little fleece pad that I had on hand.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I was reluctant to buy an e-reader. I love paper books; the smell, the experience of picking one out in the library or bookstore and even the wonderful *shhhp* sound of a page turning. I enjoy the thrill of tearing into the mail when I find a used book that I've requested on paperbackswap.com. Each book seems to have a personality of its own and a life that I'm now a part of.
My family and I pitched in to get my mother a NOOK as a gift and shortly thereafter, I started to envy her constant access to books. Also, I'd noticed that the price of paper books were quite high and becoming a hindrance to my reading. Something had to give, so began my journey into researching e-reader devices.
After considering features, prices and the ongoing costs of e-books, I decided on the Kindle Wi-Fi. The transition hasn't been nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. I still get lost in the stories I read and I don't miss turning the pages as much as I thought I would. And I love checking out the free list when I can. Sometimes I hit the lottery and find a great book or discover a new author that I like.
|I bought this nifty cover from ByNanasHands on ArtFire. She has a great selection here.|
I've already saved money with my Kindle. The e-book versions are usually cheaper than the paper ones, plus I have access to loads of free books. So if you're considering an e-reader but are afraid that you'll miss paper books, it's not that bad, I promise.