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people throw around the expression “mind blown” a lot…but seriously. mind. blown.

BTS dog AU!!!

Kim Seokjin - Rough Collie (Mahogany Sable)
Rough collies are gentle, loyal, devoted, and protective. They are a perfect family dog, easy to train, sensitive and friendly with other pets and dogs. They are also very intelligent, active, and over all lovely dogs.  

Kim Namjoon - King Shepherd/ Border Collie Mix
Both breeds are extremely intelligent, the king shepherd being a hard working, loving and loyal dog, a good family guardian, and the border collie being a highly receptive and active dog, independent and strong minded, also the highest ranking in dog intelligence. 

Kim Taehyung - Australian Sheherd (Red Merle)
Aussie dogs are highly active, very intelligent, and loyal. They remain puppy-like even as adults, and are workers by nature so they need to be kept busy. They also need a lot of affection and crave for human companisonship. 
The breed is loving, adores playing, and is excellent with any kind of kids, even active ones. 

Jeon Jungkook - Siberian Husky (Black&White)
Huskies are known for being extroverted and friendly. They are gentle and intelligent dogs. The breed is athletic, and playful, and due to its former use as sled dogs, it’s extremely energetic active, and phsyically strong. It’s worth noting that they are also lousy guard dogs, as they tend to love everyone.

Park Jimin - Shiba Inu (Red)
The shiba inu is known for its spirited personality and cat-like agility. Very loyal and affectionate with their family, this dog tends to be a freethinker. An intelligent, playful and delightful breed, they get along with other dogs, cats and kids. It is an alert and also stubborn dog. 

Jung Hoseok - Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever/ Labrador Retriever Mix
Tollers tend to have a sense of humour, and an upbeat, outgoing attitude. When not working or playing, they will lie down and be quiet. It is a clever breed, although easily distracted. 
Labs are friendly and hard working dogs, with a remarkable intelligence. The breed is eager to please and needs to be kept active. 

Min Yoongi - Korean Jindo
The jindo is an extremely intellignet dog that demands respect, and once past this, their loyalty is irreplaceable. The breed is wary of strangers and extremely protective of their family. They tend to be stubborn and require patience, as they are independent and strong willed. 

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Today is Father’s Day, awww. We got my dad a new denim shirt he’s been wanting. :)

In honor of today, here’s some facts about him!

  • He immigrated with his family to the United States from Mexico when he was 4.
  • As a toddler, he took care of a pet pig and chickens.
  • When he was 6, he took in an extremely aggressive stray German Shepherd who respected nobody else but him. Dad named him Bandit. Bandit would curl up with him and listen to commands, but would bark and not listen to anybody else. One day, while my dad was out, some neighbor kids were messing with Bandit and one of them got bit, so the pound had to take the dog away. My dad was so sad, but apparently somebody got back to him that a scout from a nearby military base happened to be at the pound the day Bandit was brought in and thought he’d make a good military dog. So the military base adopted Bandit, gave him good training, and he had a long working life. Nowadays, my dad jokes that Bandit got drafted.
  • First to graduate high school from his family.
  • He’s an Army Veteran. He never saw combat, but was sent off to a U.S. base in Germany during the Cold War. His job was mostly to patrol the West Germany/Soviet border and run military exercises.
  • Nowadays, he had a job position with an oil company that nobody else who works for the company in the U.S. holds anymore.
  • HUGE history enthusiast. He still tells me, if he hadn’t been drafted he would have become a history teacher probably. His favorite period to study is WWII.
  • He LOVES iced tea. There is always a pitcher of tea somewhere in my house at any given time.
  • Likes to make furniture out of wood as a hobby.
  • Dad Joke EXPERT
  • Loves military marching bands and uniforms from all over the world.
  • Watches war movies, superhero movies, Star Wars, and Monty Python.
  • Knows all the nearest flea markets.
  • Still loves dogs very much.
  • Dad is pure.
  • Happy Father’s Day, Dad.
Intermittent Dog Update

I was waiting for my friend outside a restaurant and two dogs came past. A long suffering weiner dog, and a VERY friendly baby German Shepherd with extremely large feet who was so eager for love and pats that she held up the whole walk to get more.

alright, time for me to add in my two cents about why amelia relapsed last night versus immediately after derek’s death, because i’ve seen that question going around a lot.

i think partially it’s a culmination of factors. the pain never really went away, no matter how hard she tried to make it dull. it was always there in some form, lingering beneath the surface. to say that all the tragedies she suffered between her last relapse on private practice & the one last night played no part would be foolish.

but i also think there’s a subtle difference between now & then. when derek died, she was largely alone, but a lot of that was her own doing. she shut herself off from everyone, pushed away the help they offered, & buried herself in work. but if she needed them, she had people. richard, her mom, addison, & steph, among others, offered her their support. owen’s return, his staying with her that night when she came close to using again easily could have been the determining factor in her decision to maintain sobriety that night. he proved to her that she was cared for, & he showed her strength in herself, & a promise that she had someone when she didn’t think she could do it on her own. last night, all of that was stripped away. owen, wrapped up in his own drama, pushed her away. he told her he didn’t want her help. he confided in someone else instead of her, & she not only felt helpless, she felt unwanted. && then meredith saying she wasn’t her sister, basically saying she was nothing to her now that derek was gone, cast her out again. her family, the ones who are supposed to love her even when they don’t like her, the ones who are supposed to be there for her through anything, was essentially stolen away in one calmly uttered statement. richard, maggie, alex – they’re meredith’s real family, not her. how could she ever hope that they would stand by her when the woman who had called her ‘sister’ turned her back? && now she was not just alone, she had no one left to whom she could turn. unwanted. that is the difference. before, she was grieving, she was isolating, she was hiding. alone, almost by choice. but now that she’s opened herself up, allowed people to see those dark parts of her, she’s been cast aside, discarded. so she turned to the only friend she still had; her addiction.

walking responsibly

yesterday on our hike we ran into a very large, extremely unpleasant australian shepherd that had run so far ahead of its owners that my aunt and I had to deal with several minutes of it racing around barking at our dogs (who were futilely trying to get it to back off) and jumping up on us before the owners arrived, and then it took them a further five minutes to convice the dog to follow them down the path instead of continuing to harrass us, because they had zero vocal control over it.

In my opinion, there’s no excuse for this kind of irrisponsible behavior. if you can’t control your dog off leash, and certainly if you can’t be bothered to keep an eye on it, then you should not be letting it off leash in the first place. and seriously? your dog was so far ahead of you that it took you minutes to catch up? what if I had an agressive dog and your dog came charging at us? what if there had been someone on horseback? with an out of control loose dog like that someone could be seriously hurt. 

this encounter succeeded in stressing out both my aunt and I and our dogs, and has put me off the australian shepherd breed as a whole. 

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Great video with shepherds creating LED-art based on the lamps attached to their flock.

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Hold everything, Monte and I have a new sport. Let’s get all the corgis together and do this.

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We have YouTube Friday in my Intro to Animal and Poultry Sciences class, and this was one of the videos they showed us.