(Starting 29/3/17, every other day for a period of two weeks, I’ll post a little something that explores the Phichit+Yuuri friendship before Victor-the-person comes into the picture. This is a platonic relationship appreciation project. This seeks, also, to be a Phichit character study.)
My cat has never liked to stay in my room. He likes to run around the house and go outside. Lately he just runs up to me when I get home and lays in bed with me almost all day. I don’t know what I would do without my Mr. Crowley right now. Animals really do have a way of making you feel like everything is not so awful.
What's your opinion on dog rescuers, like hope for paws and such? Does Australia have a big stray dog population?
Dog rescues, breed specific rescues and foster carers are a valuable recourse for improving adoption rates, especially with difficult individuals.
A potential adopter looking for a certain breed may not even think of going to a shelter, but they may come across the breed rescue in their search and go through there instead. This is particularly useful for breeds that have special needs, or are a bit higher maintenance than average as it provides an extra level of screening or guiding potential adopters to ensure the dog doesn’t end up in a shelter a second time.
However, it is very easy for a ‘rescue’ or a foster carer to cross the line into animal hoarding territory, especially if they develop a hero complex. That’s a topic for another day.
I am wary of any rescue that uses negative language when talking about shelters or vet clinics. It’s not a shelter’s fault if they are time poor, they run on volunteers and donations, and vet clinics are a small business, there’s a finite amount they can do for charity, just like any other.
Some rescues expect far too much privilege, just because they are a rescue. In my opinion those benefits are earned, not instantly awarded just because you gave yourself the name.
I also have to question the distribution of funds. Is it really better to spend $XXXX on one dog that’s difficult to rehome for some reason instead of spending it to help multiple other dogs? It’s a different ethical conundrum, and in a shelter scenario the answer it often no.
I am also wary of any organization that says “We need donations to fix this! Donate now!” instead of “We spend $XYZ to fix this animal. Your donations are appreciated.” because the first may leave the animal in a state of limbo for an unnecessary time.
Not every rescue I’ve encountered has been ethical, and not every one has made the right choice for the animals.
My best friend. I don’t know where I would be without Spunk. She makes me smile when I feel like there’s nothing left to smile for. I love her more then words can say and I hope she realizes she is forever my best friend and always has a place deep in my heart. She is my first dog and has shown me what friends really can do.
me, trying to defend my lunch: fruit flies, i realize you have some of the highest rates of homosexuality in the animal kingdom and i appreciate that, but if you’re not going to show any fucking solidarity than neither am i
Do any of my followers know of an artist who can draw somewhat realistic portraits of cats? Preferably in traditional media but digital works too.
My sister just found out that her beloved cat, Wyatt, has cancer and probably won’t last more than a month. She’s absolutely devastated and I wanted to commission something to commemorate Wyatt for her.
I trust that every animal here appreciates the sacrifice that Comrade Napoleon has made in taking this extra labour upon himself. Do not imagine, comrades, that leadership is a pleasure! On the contrary, it is a deep and heavy responsibility. No one believes more firmly than Comrade Napoleon that all animals are equal. He would be only too happy to let you make your decisions for yourselves. But sometimes you might make the wrong decisions, comrades, and then where should we be?
hi there! so I’ve finally gotten around to open up commissions, because I’m reeeaaaally in need of some money atm! so far I only have one style available, but I’m hoping to add more things like icons and stuff soon! I’d appreciate if you could commission me so so much, but even just reblogging and spreading the word helps! info is below the cut <3