an adequate home

This is Eli. Eli is a fourteen year old Umbrella Cockatoo whose owner recently contacted me hoping to surrender him. We are at capacity for parrots and do not take ‘toos, but found him a rescue offer with the Alabama Parrot Rescue, and are keeping the bird until Wednesday then transferring him. 

His reason for surrender was a very common one for cockatoos: noise, paired with loving his people a little too much. If they were out of his sight, he was screaming. Cockatoos are the record holders for the loudest birds on earth; a Moluccan cockatoo can scream at 135 decibels, enough to permanently damage a human’s hearing and nearly the volume of a 747 jet engine. Umbrellas aren’t quite as loud, but they are loud enough to lose their homes on a very frequent basis.

Like most U2s, Eli is a clownish, lovable cuddlebug who wants nothing more than attention. This is what draws people in when they meet a baby cockatoo. However, as extremely intelligent and extremely needy birds, cockatoos are ill suited for captivity and often become problematic screamers, feather pluckers, self-mutilators, etc. They simply require a level of interaction and mental engagement most homes, even experienced homes, can not provide. We at ACS do not feel we could provide an adequate home for a cockatoo despite being a haven for dozens of birds, for a frame of reference.

So please: think twice before getting a cockatoo of any size or species, no matter how “cute” they are. What isn’t cute is seeing the distress of a bird losing his home of fourteen years for, well, being a cockatoo.

mackthebulldog  asked:

I checked your search and couldn't find anything on dental. I was wondering how you can tell when you need a dogs teeth done. I've asked my vet and they say well his teeth look good, no plaque so not for a while. But unless your X-ray how do you know he doesn't have an impacted tooth or something crazy. I guess I'm more asking about stuff that I can't help with at home. As a pet owner how do I know what to look for.

Impacted teeth, being teeth that have difficulty emerging (eg human wisdom teeth) are fairly uncommon in dogs and cats. We more commonly see teeth that do emerge, but sometimes rotated up to 90 degrees. I see this a lot in Pugs and Shih Tzus. Sometimes we will see teeth that have such abnormal positioning that they actually damage other areas of the mouth, eg lower canines that rotate in to stab the roof of the mouth when closed, but this is uncommon.

Peridontal disease is the most common dental condition in dogs and cats It’s what we’re aiming to manage with at-home dental care and prophylactic cleaning.

In stage 2, I want to have those teeth cleaned properly, and if there’s any tooth root bifurcations that are exposed then they probably need extractions. You can certainly scale and polish teeth in stage 1, but there’s also a chance that adequate dental care at home might keep the condition from progressing.

I should point out that sometimes teeth will develop staining or discoloration that looks similar to some of the pictures above, but isn’t going to be improved with a dental procedure. They may also not be causing discomfort to the animal though.

You can certainly have a dental procedure done at stage 1, it certainly wont hurt, but there may be at-home care which is also equally adequate.

Signs I look for when deciding a pet needs a dental are:

  • Red gums
  • Bleeding gums
  • Exposed tooth roots
  • Bad breath
  • Calculus obscuring the teeth
  • Hair stuck around teeth

Or any hint that the animal has pain or discomfort.


Carmen Vazquez, an LGBT activist and organizer since 1978, explains how discrimination against LGBT people leads to many different kinds of inequality. Despite recent wins with marriage equality, many people still fear losing their jobs, healthcare, and basic rights because of their sexual orientation.

There’s a civil rights frame in the United States that promoted equality, but I don’t think it works. Equality is the floor and justice is the goal. Equality is not justice. The concept of removing inequality and moving towards justice is hugely important to communities of color and to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement. So we recently had a huge victory, we have marriage equality, and that’s great. It’s something we should have the right to choose. But it doesn’t guarantee us that we will not be fired from our jobs; it doesn’t guarantee access to the kind of healthcare that you need; it doesn’t guarantee that our youth will not continue to be 40% of the homeless population. Discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people leads to many different kinds of inequality. It leads to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people being treated with hostility in the schools, being bullied, which then leads to them dropping out of the system, which them leads to them being on the streets. In means that, in many, many, many states in this country, people are afraid they’ll lose their jobs if they are open about their sexual orientation. It leads to older people not being able to get treated adequately in nursing homes. The notion of equality ends legal discrimination, but it doesn’t do much to change hearts and minds. That’s the struggle, that’s the work that we still need to do. Equality is not where we need to stop, justice is where we need to continue to move forward.

Each MBTI Type When Kidnapped

ISFJ: Why would you kidnap poor innocent ISFJ? What did they ever do to you? Well since you’ve kidnapped an ISFJ be prepared for a few things… mostly that utter feeling of guilt you now have inside of you, but passing that by be prepared for the ISFJ asking questions, and trying to get you to become a better person and to let them go nicely… if this fails you can either expect their friends now turned vigilante to hunt you down… or the ISFJs survival guide knowledge they can put into use… In either case one road will set you down the right path… the other to death or prison… your choice.

ESFJ: Will likely find the entire situation annoying, or terrifying, so you can expect a lot of screaming, flailing, and kicking from this type if female… if male they will break through with their strength and punch you with the fury of a thousand suns… After they’ve either annoyed you by their constant whining and nagging or screaming to save the hassle it is best to let them go… other wise you may find yourself being kicked repeatedly… in the side… or groin before they leave.

INTJ: You… you have a death wish don’t you? Well for what ever maddening reason, you’ve managed to kidnap the INTJ, who has likely developed or researched effective contingency plans in such situations. They will not escape right away, no they will wait till you are asleep, break free, and the next thing you’ll ever notice… and they will make you notice, is cold sharp steel cutting across your throat oh so slowly, no, you don’t get to live.

ENTJ: What is wrong with you? Kidnapping an ENTJ? Are you insane? Is your mind not in the right place? Well if there isn’t an army breaking down your doors right as we speak, the ENTJ will have you measured, weighed, and will have found you wanting… So upon your death… it’s cute how you think you’ll live, the ENTJ will take control of your organization because… opportunity and turn it into the most powerful underground organization ever.

INTP: May or may not find the situation annoying, may even find it a pleasant vacation from their daily work grind. In either case after they’ve placed together all the pieces, and gathered up all the knowledge they will require… you will have found them to be gone… some how, they escaped, you can blame your own stupidity for this one… also there may be the makings of a bomb that they decided was to much of a hassle and simply decided to slip away.

ENTP: They will question every thing you’re doing and why, and debate you on it’s effectiveness. If they’re not doing that, they will likely be mocking you taking enjoyment out of the chaos of the situation, speaking of chaos they were likely the ones that turned your friends against you as well and caused a ripple effect that has now set off an anarchist type movement within the criminal syndicates… and you thought Kidnapping the ENTP was a good thing didn’t you? And just think they did all this with simply their wit… imagine if they decided to do more than just use their wit.

INFP: Would have normally just kind of gone with it like the INTP, letting the situation take them where it will and see what adventures may come from it… unfortunately for you they’ve seen you treat your lackeys like crap, which they dealt with for a time… until they saw you hit a defenseless person and kick a puppy just to show how “serious” or “evil” you were. Now despite common misconception, INFPs aren’t the crybabies you think they are, and you’ve just awoken their inner darkness, for the time being they will take the utmost pleasure in bringing you down and burning you tied inside of your house alive… Also due to their general way of getting along with anyone and treating others nicely you’re lackeys are now the INFPs bodyguards.

ENFP: You actually managed to catch the ENFP? Or do you simply think you’ve managed to catch the ENFP? The ENFP is likely just to excited by this situation to not want to ahem… “try it out” as such they will stay with you, but not bound like you wish, and due to their hyper activity on all the ideas coming to them, you have some how, in some strange explainable way… found yourself in the Twilight Zone, you don’t know how you got there, all you know is that the ENFP said something and then got you to tag along and the next thing you remember is waking up here with no way back and no understanding on how it all happened… but he/she was so fun though!

INFJ: Has somehow managed to predict that they would be your next target, and as such is adequately prepared… you’ve seen Home Alone right? Well if the INFJ doesn’t feel bad for you… which they likely won’t at this point, that is exactly what’s going to happen to you, to get to them you must first get through their traps, and by the time you get through their traps, they’re already long gone… as if they were going to stick around and wait for you to nab them… also there’s that gas stove that’s on… and that lit candle… how fast do you think you can escape? And thanks to their feeling function, everyone will think the INTJ did it and not them.

ENFJ: Is very upset with you, your life choices, and everything you’re doing, and they aren’t afraid to let you know it. As such will advise you to pursue a better way of life, but first serve your time as penance for the awful crimes you have committed. This is not the life you should be in, and there is a better future out there for you, you’re not a bad person just made bad choices. Luckily for you the ENFJ will help you go the right path in life and make the right choices, that you can’t help but feel and follow all while apologizing profusely to the ENFJ for kidnapping him/her.

ISTP: Congratulations, you’ve just kidnapped the Macgyver of the MBTI types… somehow, I’m not sure how but you did it! You should pat yourself on the back… no really, because that is the only moment of success you’ll ever have. Also remember that partially put together INTP bomb? Well the ISTP decided to finish it… they’ve also broken free, and yes the entire building is going to blow up with you inside it. The ISTP will naturally be watching a fair distance outside with their sunglasses on and a smile on their face.

ESTP: Action! Adventure! Getting kidnapped by a bunch of guys and beating the living crap out you all! All in a days work for the ever active ESTP, who for the sake of said action, adventure, and general fun time, decided to let themselves get captured for just this purpose alone… because you know, they have some friends they would absolutely love to tell this story too as well as take pictures of all the action along the way, you didn’t want to, but the ESTP has forced your hand and now you must go out guns blazing against the ESTP who will let him/herself get shot once… and once only to show live “proof” of the situation the ESTP had been in.

ISTJ: So… uh… just fair warning but… are you sure this is a wise idea? I mean this is the Judge Dredd of the MBTI types after all… anything they do to you from here on… which will yes… result in death. I mean I’m not sure how you did it, but the ISTJ has got the experience and knowledge to back themselves up and get themselves out of this situation, and depending on how irritated or angry they are, you may have just found yourself with a live version of a Judge Dredd type character… well it’s your funeral, the best result you can have now would be to not resist arrest.

ESTJ: Ok so I get why you’d go after the weak ones… or the apparent weak ones, but why must you go after the ones with power? In either case you haven’t paying your henchmen nearly enough money have you? No of course you haven’t otherwise you likely wouldn’t have resorted to kidnapping the ESTJ… well in either case, the ESTJ has now found this out, and your Henchmen is now the ESTJs henchmen, as the ESTJ has and is capable of paying them more than you ever were… and with the ESTJs new found freedom, and henchmen, it’s now time for you to pay the price with a severe beating and jail time.

ISFP: They didn’t want to act you know, they just wanted to do their own thing you know… walk or run across the park, spend some time with the animals and smelling the flowers, drawing pretty pictures or simply following whatever their passion is… but you’ve gone done and screwed that up… as such you’ve just turned the ISFP into a vigilante who thanks to you has questioned themselves, reality, and all the corruption in it… some one has to do something about it, might as well as start with you. The next you wake up you will have found yourself tied and gagged and left in front of a police station full of evidence as the ISFP now goes on their adventure of being a new found vigilante.

ESFP: The only reason you’ve managed to get the ESFP is because they wanted to go along with it, enjoy new sensations, and much like the ESTP enjoy a sense of action and adventure. They are probably thoroughly enjoying this situation, and all the things it presents for them… they however, aren’t too thrilled with remaining a kidnapped person so they will likely break out like the insane contortionist type of person they are, and in their fighting will turn it into some kind of crazy rhythmic dance of a fight which of course they will win. Enjoy trying to break yourself out of that pretzel you’ve now been turned into without any help.

No offense but can we stop glorifying stealing from animal shelters like you guys do realize the adoption fees like $10 and they’d never stop anyone unless they had reason to believe that person wouldn’t provide an adequate and safe home for the animal? 

Plus like it’s framed as some weird animal rights things bc shelters put down animals but unless it’s a really shitty shelter they’re going to try and avoid putting down animals and the only reason they have to is because they don’t have money to feasibly care for the animal and they can’t find a family/volunteer to take it. 

Like if you really care about those animals lives maybe donate money to your local shelter? Volunteer and foster animals when necessary? Adopt and leave reviews of your experience with the shelter/animal so other people are encouraged to adopt? Instead of stealing from them and putting yourself and animals at risk in the process. Just throwing it out there idk
Breathing On the Other Side Of Land - bravinto; Art by chargetransfer
The Defenders Big Bang
By Organization for Transformative Works

Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Daredevil (Comics)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Kirsten McDuffie/Matt Murdock, Matt Murdock/Franklin “Foggy” Nelson, Kirsten McDuffie/Franklin “Foggy” Nelson, Kirsten McDuffie/Matt Murdock/Franklin “Foggy” Nelson
Characters: Franklin “Foggy” Nelson, Matt Murdock, Kirsten McDuffie, Minor Original Characters - Character
Additional Tags: Slice of Life, Slow Burn, Depression, Weight Gain, Body Image, Fatphobia addressed but nothing bad, Polyamory, eventually, sex mentioned but not explicit
Summary: All in all, it’s a nice home, adequate and cozy, suited for all of their needs. And yet, Foggy feels a strange sadness eating at him, as he settles in his new bed for the first time. A new place, a new start, shouldn’t it be bringing him joy and excitement instead of melancholy and dejection? After a long and stormy night at sea, struggling against the waves and the hurricane, he’s washed ashore, onto a safe patch of firm land; but in the cold morning light all he can see is a desolate rocky island and a wreck of his old life. Foggy knows he really shouldn’t feel this way, with his health improving and his friends at arm’s reach, but still somehow the refreshing sleep and hopes for a new bright day elude him, and all he gets is tired maritime metaphors and ennui.

After the events of Waid’s run in the comics, Foggy, Matt and Kirsten move in together and settle in San Francisco, building a home and a family; meanwhile Foggy decides to gain back the weight he’s lost in the course of his illness to find himself again.

Baby Mystery Snails for Sale

Hello fellow fishblr friends!!

I’ll do my best to keep this short and sweet, for your sake. ;) Long story short, I’ve found myself with quite an excess of baby mystery snails these days!

Right now, they’re edging around dime to penny sized, they’re maybe a month or so old?? I haven’t kept very good track, I’m sorry. :c

But! On the bright side! They all have great appetites, are extremely active and have healthy looking shells. Their coloring is a bit on the “different” side of things. I would try to explain it, but instead I’ll be posting pictures under the tag #snailsale so you can see their cuteness for yourselves. :)

Because I’m very adamant on making sure they arrive alive and well, I’ll be doing one day/overnight shipping. I do expect that these babies will be going into adequate homes (heated, filtered and cycled tanks).


4 or under
If you purchase 4 or less, all I ask is that you cover shipping costs. The snails themselves will be free. :)

If you buy 5 or more, then it’ll be $1 per snail AFTER the first four + shipping.

I don’t have a real count on these guys, so just check for updates under the #snailsale tag!!!

Current // 2 // 3 // ?

“Why are we here?” Lenalee demanded, arms wrapped around her as she stood close to Lavi. Kanda paced madly around the living room, gaze determinedly avoiding the windows that opened onto a false sky.

“Why?” Allen repeated, tasting the word before smiling. “Because you wanted to be.”

“This isn’t what I wanted!” Lenalee cried and Lavi looked away, ashamed by their own weakness.

Allen laughed kindly. “Haven’t you ever been warned to be careful of genies? They never give quite what you wished for.”

Kanda thought of Alma’s deranged smile and searching hands. “Is that what you are?” He asked.

Allen tilted his head, thoughtful. “Perhaps. You could call us any number of things and be right. Angels and their god, demons and the devil, genies or fairies or any number of mythological creature. Personally, however, we go by the Noah who serve the Millennium Earl.”

Lavi carefully watched Allen. “Millennium Earl?” The name they’d chosen for themselves was a whole books worth of information, but the title of the man they served seemed much more relevant. It stunk of gold.

Allen crossed the threshold of the entryway into the living room, taking a seat at an armchair. He gestured elegantly for them to sit, and after a moment’s hesitation Lavi and Lenalee did. Kanda scowled and moved to stand at the arm of their sofa.

“Yes, the Millennium Earl. He’s our lord and master.” Allen kept a steady eye on Kanda, who glared back.

“…why millennium?” Lenalee asked softly.

Allen grinned, throwing his scar into distortion. “Because he is the Lord of Time. He conquered it and reigns above it. Time does not touch him, but he can it. But, it is a lonely position, and so us Noah were willingly blessed to join him.”

“Sounds like a curse,” Kanda spat.

Instead of anger, Allen was amused, focusing back on him. “A curse? Maybe to some. But we all come into it willingly, of that the Earl makes sure.”

“Wait,” Lavi said, holding his hand up. “So you’re saying this Earl and his merry band of misfits are all immortal?”

Allen frowned. “Misfits? Honestly Lavi,” Kanda didn’t miss the way Lavi shuddered at his name, and could not blame him. Even Allen’s voice was a temptation, a gift, a honey dripped promise. “You’re lucky I was the one who lured you here. Time hasn’t been kind to all of the Noah and some of them would have believed you to be their… toys.”

Both Lavi and Lenalee shivered and Kanda looked away, unnerved. True, Allen had treated them kindly after the initial fuck up. They lived in a huge home with adequate space and all their needs were met for. Kanda wondered what being a ‘toy’ to a Noah who could manipulate them as easily as Allen had would be like.

He heard Allen take a breath and felt his hesitation before he continued speaking. “If… if it’s any consolation, I would not have done this if I could have avoided it. The line between a curse and a blessing is thin indeed, but just as all of you have a weakness, so do I.”

Lavi’s eye was sharp as he swallowed those words, turning them over carefully. Allen had laid the truth bare for them to see - he was as much a prisoner as they were to their desires.

“Why are you telling us this?” Lenalee asked, and Kanda shifted to watch Allen.

The smile he gave this time was so despairing it ached in Kanda’s heart that he could recognize it, closing his eyes and seeing Alma instead, betrayed and wounded and suffering.

“Because my weakness is something not even time can touch.”


Next Nintendo Console & Handheld will share same Architecture

“Last year Nintendo reorganized its R&D divisions and integrated the handheld device and home console development teams into one division under Mr. Takeda.

Also, as technological advances took place at such a dramatic rate, and we were forced to choose the best technologies for video games under cost restrictions, each time we developed a new platform, we always ended up developing a system that was completely different from its predecessor. The only exception was when we went from Nintendo GameCube to Wii.

In this perspective, while we are only going to be able to start this with the next system, it will become important for us to accurately take advantage of what we have done with the Wii U architecture. It of course does not mean that we are going to use exactly the same architecture as Wii U, but we are going to create a system that can absorb the Wii U architecture adequately. When this happens, home consoles and handheld devices will no longer be completely different, and they will become like brothers in a family of systems.

Still, I am not sure if the form factor (the size and configuration of the hardware) will be integrated. In contrast, the number of form factors might increase. Currently, we can only provide two form factors because if we had three or four different architectures, we would face serious shortages of software on every platform. To cite a specific case, Apple is able to release smart devices with various form factors one after another because there is one way of programming adopted by all platforms. Apple has a common platform called iOS. Another example is Android. Though there are various models, Android does not face software shortages because there is one common way of programming on the Android platform that works with various models. The point is, Nintendo platforms should be like those two examples.” said Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata

i wonder when we’re gonna collectively stop pretending that we use makeup to empower us and be creative cuz listen, i LOVE getting glammed the hell up for whatever reason (especially special nights out) and i love being creative and experimenting and looking my best but i am also extremely insecure about my skin and about my face and if i didn’t feel the NEED to wear makeup ever single day i probably wouldnt.. but like.. i feel a lot of societal pressure to wear it every single day and it’s kinda sickening how the beauty industry has got us in two fists like… we’re gonna make you feel insecure so you’ll NEED this stuff to feel even adequate to leave your home but then we’re also going to make you think it’s an art form so that you falsely feel empowered and even MORE inclined to purchase things

like yes makeup is definitely an art and it’s wonderful but also …. it’s a crutch i can’t escape.. i’ve spent over a thousand dollars in 2016 alone at sephora like what the fuck does that say

anonymous asked:

Hey (future fish, hey hey hey)! Quick! Do you plan on having children in the future? How many? What would you name them?

Makoto: I would love to have kids someday. I don’t know how many exactly - maybe two or three. And I haven’t really thought ahead far enough for names, either, but when I come up with some, I’ll be sure to let you know.

Haru: You’ll be a great dad, Makoto.

Makoto: O-oh, thank you, Haru. But you’ll be even better.

Nagisa: While Haru-chan and Mako-chan are making googly-eyes at each other, what d’you think about future little ones, Rei-chan?

Rei: Well, provided I was financially stable enough to support children, I wouldn’t mind having a couple. I would have to read up on all the latest theories of good parenting, of course, and make sure my home was adequately prepared and baby-proofed, and research the most nutritionally beneficial foods for a growing infant, and -

Nagisa: Rei-chan, we’re not adopting a kid right this second! Don’t worry about all that stuff right now, we’ll figure it out later. Our five children’ll be taken good care of.

Rei: Yes, I suppose you’re right - wait, five?!

Haru: Makoto, can we name one of our kids Saba?

Makoto: Aha, how about we save that for a cat instead, Haru-chan.

New Batcave for Person of Interest

Because the beloved Library is no more, I’ve been thinking about what would be an adequate new home for Team Machine.  And you know what?  Abandoned Victorian subway station.  Seriously, it’s underground and away from Samaritan’s prying eyes; it’s probably very secure; it’s got enough space for everyone’s stuff (and for Shaw to set up a triage space, because seriously, why didn’t the Library have that?); and its mouldering, decayed glory would be 100% in keeping with the aesthetic of the show.

I want my subway station.

To sum up the last eight months:

1. MRSA infection that spread from shoulder to spine.
2. Paralyzed from just under the boobs down. Permanent. 
3. Lawsuit in the works for gross, gross negligence.
4. Stuck in bed because of lack of adequate wheelchair.
5. Home alone 11 hours a day b/c we can’t afford help and health insurance does not cover an aide. 
6. Incontinent. Diapers suck. 
7. Marriage crumbling under the pressure.
8. Medical bills bankrupting us.
9. Not eligible for SSI, Medicaid, etc. for reasons. 
10. No idea what to do.