I was thinking a lot about reasons for someone to adopt an older cat/dog. I came to the conclusion that a lot of people think of companion animals in the same way they think about cars. The newer they are, the longer they will last! But, that’s kind of a strange way of thinking, because I think people lose sight of why they want a companion animal in the first place: companionship. I can’t imagine someone loving an animal for a year, having them pass away, and thinking "man, I can’t believe I wasted all of that money on food and it died so fast!"
I’ve had my cat for about 2 years, and if he passed away today I wouldn’t have thought our short time together was a waste.
I hear people talk about these specific things they want in a companion animal like “must be an all white female under 1 year old!” I really think you should take home the animal you fall in love with, regardless of physical qualities or age. An animal is going to love you unconditionally, so why put conditions on them?
It’s ok if you don’t agree, this is just the stuff that I think about.
(sorry, I’m at work and just scribbled this out because I needed to get it out of me!!)
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!
THERE’S NO GOING HOME - Songs for the Sha Brothers
i. The King of Carrot Flowers Pt. One - Neutral Milk Hotel // ii. Riverside - Agnes Obel // iii. Simple Town - Willy Mason // iv. Not in Nottingham - Mumford & Sons cover // v. The Past - Never Shout Never // vi. Holy Branches - Radical Face // vii. Dust Bowl Dance - Mumford & Sons // viii. Bad Blood - Bastille // ix. Nothing Left to Say/ Rocks - Imagine Dragons // x. Ghost Towns - Radical Face
Just another day in the hood
a creature of true majesty
La Vie Est Drôle!
Hi everyone! This year I cosplayed as Ragyo Kiryuin from Kill La Kill at Anime North, and had the good fortune of being photographed by the incredibly talented Paul Hillier! I’m really happy with how the cosplay turned out, and I’m even more amazed by these photos!
The first one is lit only by the wig, reflecting against a piece of white board held offscreen. The second one is strategically lit by positioning me in front of a street light, with a second street light in front of me used as a fill. You can check out Paul’s original post about it here if you’d like to know more of the technical details!
Ragyo Kiryuin: Blackwater Cosplay
"AHH, WALTER, GET THE BUG"
"I am TRYING, HELEN”
A young Hideki Kamiya, the creator of Devil May Cry, Viewtiful Joe, and Bayonetta (via Derek)
i understand now.
girls, don’t ever let a man tell u ya vagina is ugly or unworthy of his mouth and tongue. men can’t say shit when they got that lumpy vienna sausage with hair on it and two long eggs wrapped up in some loose skin. ya vagina is beautiful and if a man wanna talk shit he can go slap his balls up against someone elses asshole.