Jeanne Melanson and Jon Myrmel

About Me

ABOUT JEANNE MELANSON

I’m just an ordinary gal from Nova Scotia, Canada. However, I’ve been living in the United States for over 20 Jeanne Melanson, Jon Myrmelyears now.  (I met a guy … you know how it goes.)  Here I am with my true love, Jon Myrmel.

My deepest passions are animals and their welfare, my family, nature, reading, philosophy, psychology, and other ‘stuff’.  By stuff, I really mean that I have a wide array of interests and especially enjoy things that include non-traditional ways of thinking.

I am a deep thinker, and have been since I was a very young girl.  I question what people think is ‘the norm’ and have a tendency to analyze things on a deeper, even spiritual, level.  Philosophy and Quantum Physics intrigue me.

One might consider me a loner and an introvert.  I’m okay with that and would be comfortable living as a recluse or a hermit.

As an adult, I have always had animals surrounding me.  Animals seem to find me when they are sick or dying.  They just do.

I have adopted, rescued, cured, lost, and buried the best of them.  My animal family has included 13 Alpine Goats, 40 Chickens, 20 Turkeys, 3 Vietnamese Pot Bellied Pigs, a number of Turtles, 2 Raccoons, 1 Opossum (yes, even a Possum), countless Cats and 2 very special Dogs, and a Bearded Dragon named Shirley.

I love Animals.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and do hope you’re enjoying my blog.  Please support me by commenting on some articles and sharing them on social media.

♥ PEACE ♥

Jeanne Melanson, Owner Operator of Animal Bliss : a really cool blog about animals

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Jeanne Melanson

Owner at Animal Bliss
Born in Nova Scotia, I moved to the United States 20+ years ago.I am a dedicated lover of animals and fight for their rights and protection.I love people too, of course, and enjoy meeting folks from all walks of life.I enjoy philosophical discussion, laughing, and really odd ball stuff.I hope you enjoy my site.Leave me a comment to let me know you were here!Peace out.
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69 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi there
    Happy to connect with you on LInkedIn and saw you are a blogger, looked you up and here I am. I love your philosophy on life and totally understand your passion for animals. I have 7 dogs and restrain myself from getting more, lol.
    I will be back to visit and read more.
    Happy trails
    Xx

    • Thanks for checking out my blog, Donna. I appreciate that. You have 7 dogs! Wow. You go, girl. I’d have a house full of them if I could. In fact, we’re getting into the business of dog sitting, so that may happen yet. 🙂 Right now we only have one dog, one cat, and a bearded dragon named Shirley. Come back soon! 🙂

  2. Jeanne, your story is very touching! I rescued 4 dogs, and buried all but 1. I am fond of all of them, and especially of the time I got to spend with them, bless their sweet mutt hearts!
    It is great to see there are other people who will look after a sick and dying animal, especially since it’s usually dog owners who left them in that unfortunate state. What you are doing is the most beautiful work, and it was a real pleasure reading all these lovely comments about rescuing as well 🙂

    • Oh, thank you, Kate. You’re very kind to say all those nice things. Thanks for the rescuing you’ve done too. They really, really need people like us. I love hearing others’ stories about rescue, especially the ones with the happy endings. 🙂 I appreciate you taking the time to read my About Me page too. 🙂 Don’t be stranger!

  3. I can’t even describe how much I LOVE your Facebook posts. I made sure to get notifications every time you post anything. SO many of your posts make me smile inside and out or even bring tears to my eyes because they touch my heart so much. I share them with my husband when he comes home from work because he loves ALL animals as much as I do.
    Our favorite dates and our favorite travels involve one kind of animal or another as much as possible. We feed a variety of wildlife in our yard all year around and take photos of them every time we get a chance too.
    We raised our 5 kids (2 boys 3 girls who are all adults on their own now) to love and care about animals as much as we do. When they were growing up (homeschooled them more years than not.) we/they had various pets over the years, dogs, cats, a garter snake, a toad in a vivarium with deep soil for him to bury himself in etc, a walking stick and two different praying mantises (separately).
    The kids and us also rescued countless ferile kittens. The kids would find them and bring them in house to bathe them bc they would always be filthy. Then wrap them in baby blankets I collected from yard sales and they would stand downtown by stores with them until they convinced people to adopt them to save them from life on streets even in middle of winter.
    They found an injured brown bat who couldn’t fly, had been attacked by cats. So brought him in house and we took care of him for 24 hours until I could find a professional bat rehab.
    We rescued 2 newborn birds who we made 100% sure were abandoned before taking them, eyes were still closed and were bald. Had to feed every 2 hrs day and night YAWNNNN! lol Had one for 3 days and one for a week (2 separate times) until found professional rehab for them. Everytime we rescued wild animal the people who would give us pro rehab contact #s would warn me that in MI it’s against the law for me to take in a wild animal. I told them that I would accept any fine or punishment if I HAD to to get them safely to rehab because I was NOT going to leave them outside to die in meantime. They never fined me after all.
    Son rescued an injured honeybee that couldn’t fly.. The kids brought him nectar flowers and a sponge of sugar water and he would sit in their bare hands and eat. After a week he could fly again so they released him.
    These days my husband and I just feed wildlife in our yard and live with our Oriental Shorthair cat and Cockatiel and spoil our 3 granddoggies too.
    My husband and I are admittedly OBSESSED with animals and never tire of seeing them or hearing about them.
    LOVE your Facebook posts and blog. : )

    • Yvonne, Wow! What a great comment you left! I’m glad to hear of all your experiences with animals. So awesome. You sound a lot like my boyfriend and I. It’s cool that you’re in Michigan. We are too! We’re 1/2 between Muskegon and Ludington. Right now we’re feeding a female Coopers Hawk and a Male Groshawk. Jon has a platform out back where he places roadkill for them. It’s wonderful to watch them come in and feed everyday. It’s been such a rough winter for the birds. We have tons of regular wild birds too, so this help to keep the hawks away from them. 🙂 Thanks for making yourself known to me. Don’t be stranger, ok? Let me know when you’re around — here or on my Facebook page. Peace!

  4. Ahh animals are the light in my life. I am one who prefer animals to most humans. I have done TNR well over 20 years and feed a colonoy of cats. I would have a zoo if I could.

  5. I used to volunteer at the Human Society, it is very fulfilling working with animals, I can see why you have had so many different pets. Have you ever considered going into veterinary medicine?

    • Hello! I could never volunteer at a Humane Society. My house just wouldn’t be big enough for all those forlorn faces looking up at me. But I so admire you for doing that. Bless you. I have often thought about veterinary medicine but I’m not smart enough. lol I have dreamed of working with wild animals in some fashion. Maybe I’ll get to do that yet. Who knows? Thanks for your comment!

  6. You post some really cute stuff on Facebook. My favorite recently was that bird that danced to the Ray Charles song. It’s one of my favorite song from the Blues Brothers soundtrack.

    • Thanks, Jayne. Yes, that parrot is the coolest things. The way he’d shake it head is so funny. Isn’t it strange, how they seem to like music and dance? Anyway, I’m really glad my Facebook page led you here. Come back soon, ya hear?

  7. I am so Happy that your posts started showing up on my timeline. I think what you post is soooooooo interesting. I love animals and can not even list what animals I have helped. Raised on a farm on Vermont tells you a lot. Let’s just say one of my favorite pets was a bat. I am a loner and I analyze everything..to the extreme. I am curious, what state do you live in? I am 57, and had enough cold, planning on moving to Virginia soon. Thanks for sharing:)

    • Interesting, Kathleen. It seems we do have a lot in common. I’m glad you’re enjoying my posts on your timeline. Yes, you being raised in Vermont on a farm certainly does tell me a lot. It’s cool your favorite pet was a bat. Do you have pictures and a story to tell? I’ve been living in Michigan (cold here too) for the past 25-ish years. I’m originally from Nova Scotia, Canada. I’m 58 and am tired of the cold too, and we’ve talked about moving to W.Virginia. How do you like that for commonality? 🙂 I hope you’ll visit my blog again soon. Take care!

      • Thanks for the reply. I had to say we do seem to have a lot in common. My Beautiful “Teddy Bear” bat was so cute:) My Dad took it away from me as he was worried about disease . Not sure what he did, I only hope he let him go. I cried real bad, I also road a calf, and my Dad made me a halter, I rode my calf down the dirt road and visited other farms. They remembered it for years!! When my Dad and Grandfather could not handle farming anymore because of their backs, they had an auction and I cred my heart out.. The calf was now a Heifer , and my Dad let me keep another baby calf, but it was not the same…..There are so many good memories that they are close to my heart forever. My Dad passed 3 years ago and I feel lost. We had a family Christmas Tree Farm and it was huge and fun.. I painted the shed candy cane, and put Santa faced on the tree’s leading up the dirt windy road..Memories…….

        • It sounds like you had a lovely childhood, minus the heartbreak of losing animals. Such a kind soul, you are. I’m glad you have such fine memories of your Dad and I’m sorry to hear he passed away. (Mine has too.) Nothing can quite replace such sweet visions in our heads. Peace

          P.S. I’ve started doing research on Tapirs. 🙂

          • Have a quick question How did you pick West Virginia? I am hearing there is personal property taxes in Virginia, which bothers me some. But my grandfather was born and raised there and my Mom lived there when she was young. Just curious. Michigan is cold your near those Great lakes, But Vermont is very cold too..sick of the cold..:):)

            • Kathleen, my boyfriend and his daughter go to W Virginia almost every year to go white water rafting. Jon just loves it there and dreams of living in that area someday. I was there years ago and loved it too. Don’t know anything about personal property taxes. We’d better check that out. Thanks

  8. I am a really big animal lover. I came because of the giveaway but have joined your blog to see what it is like. Thanks

    • Awesome! I hope you enjoy reading my posts, Susan. I write about quite an assortment of animals. If you have thoughts or ideas about what you would like to read about, don’t hesitate to tell me. Peace!

  9. I came from a giveaway, but will come back because of content. I do rescue & am a wildlife rehabber, but mostly focus on dogs & cats. I so enjoyed the Beagle video because I just rescued 2 abused & abandoned Beagles. The female is a puppy & what a pistol!
    Just wanted to say hi & send some love to another animal person.

  10. You are a truly remarkable person Jeanne, someone that we can always look up to. I absolutely love your blog, love the amazing things you share that give us food for thought & also make us appreciate the little wonders in life. Big hug! Love you lots.. <3

  11. Hey Jeanne,
    great to know you are Canadian… and most of all, very happy that you met the “guy” of your dreams.. living life with a loving life companion is GRAND..

  12. Wow!. Awesome! Very nice blog. I loved it a lot. You are created an amazing blog. It’s really cool and all the tips and tricks in one roof.
    Thanks for creating this awesome blog for us. 🙂

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