"I had never played a sim before CN, and I mostly joined by recommendation of a friend and a love for dogs. I have also never owned a dog in real life as my mom's allergic, but I was pleasantly surprised by what I found here and I am incredibly glad I joined.
One of the first things I thought was: I have to come on every day? That was worrying, as I had just discovered the mountain of homework that high school carries with it (and still does sadly. ^^; ). However, as I groomed cared for my dogs, I grew more and more attached to them and loved to log in, often more than once a day. Instead of becoming a chore, it was a relief and a pleasure to care for my little pixel pups every day.
Eventually, I found the forum (It took my a week or so before I even noticed it ). I was amazed by how sweet and nice everyone was. No one was rude or nasty, and it was all encouragement and kindness, no matter how silly the question or comment! It was so nice to see such an enthusiastic and simply kind community.
I love each and every one of my dogs like real pets, and I feel like hugging someone every time they get a ribbon or title. It really brings my day up, no matter what had happened earlier. New players are welcomed with open arms and a smile, and the community is so close-knit it's like a family. I've realized something through my time playing here; CN is like those small towns where you can walk down the street and each person you pass will wave and grin like you made their day by just being there. Though I was worried about joining Canis Novus originally, if I hadn't I would have missed out on so much!
(*breathes out* Phew, I talk too much! XD But this past year has really been so amazing! )"
- Bridget, #(436)