just bad owners

In the 70’s they blamed the Dobermans. In the 80’s the German Shepherds. In the 90’s they blamed the Rottweilers. Now they blame Pit bulls. The animal is not to blame it’s the owner. There’s no such thing as a bad dog just a bad owner. Dogs don’t organize dog fights. Dogs don’t profit off dog fights. Dogs are the victims here. Seems like these days the victim is always blamed. Stop being ignorant. And stop the people who are organizing dog fights. Don’t blame the dog. Blame the person behind the dog.

Yes, pitbulls are oh so terrifying… just look at this monster dog. You can see the ill intent shining in his eyes. Ready to rip that slumbering baby to pieces.

Pfft get the fuck outta here. There are no bad dogs. Just some bad owners.

What a sweetie 😍

at the risk of sounding like some no-fun-having asshole, i wish people would take the idea of training their small dog more seriously! this morning i had a dog on a leash come at me barking and its owner let it keep on coming until it was jumping up on my knees pretty violently. and when i said, “excuse me, can you make her stop?” all he said was, “she’s really nice!” and made no attempt to move his dog away from me.

like im sure your dog is the reason the sun is shining but i dont know anyone who wants a random-ass dog haranguing them on the street. it’s not an earth-shattering problem but it IS annoying. the fact of a dog being small doesn’t make its bad behavior endearing

yesterday was the release date anniversary of Rune Factory: Frontier, which is probably my favorite farming (+dungeons) game! There’s not a lot of fanart for it, but I love it sooooo much ;c
The later Rune Factory games improved some of the game mechanics, but none have quite the same charm for me. The house models?? are also so cute??
anyway here are some sketches of my faves, in celebration.
boy do i wish you could’ve been gay in this game, i would date the heck out of the terrible store-owner.

Marauders + Story of Tonight

Raise a glass to freedom
Something they can never take away
No matter what they tell you
Raise a glass to the four of us
Tomorrow there’ll be more of us
Telling the story of tonight

jewish-fangirl-life  asked:

I saw your post about why you muzzle train your dogs, I have a reactive dog which we have considered starting to work on muzzle training and I want to say that your last lines were really nice, saying it's not failing and not about punishment is super encouraging. So thank you

This was the entire aim of that post so thank you :D

I thought for the longest time the muzzle meant that i’d failed. I was punishing my sweet dog because i had failed. This was reinforced by pet shops when i tried to buy his first muzzle at 8 months old when he’d already started dog-aggressive tendencies before any dog attacks. They’d look at my sweet little pup sitting nicely, behaving well and tell me i just needed to socialise him better or train him better. After all people say (mostly about bully breeds) that there are no bad dogs, just bad owners. It was constantly reinforced by the people around me that muzzles were for bad dogs and Pod wasn’t a bad dog at all! He was sweet and i felt he didn’t deserve this ‘punishment’. I had failed my dog. I hadn’t kept him safe from those attacking dogs, i hadn’t raised him right and i hadn’t trained him right.

I did eventually accept that this is Pod, this is hardwired into him and i couldn’t have prevented it. Tumblr really helped me accept that he was and still is a good dog. Yes, he can be aggressive with dogs and he has gotten worse as he matures. I can lessen the effect on him through training but i doubt i can remove that behaviour entirely. The muzzle helps keep him safe from himself. It is simply a tool that stops any potentially bad situations from occurring in much the same way that his harness/lead keeps him safe and stops any bad road traffic accident situations. I really want people to not have to go through that feeling of failure - or at least not for so long! There is nothing worse than looking into your dogs face and thinking you have failed them. But see, you did not fail. You did your best for your dog but sometimes things happen despite that. A muzzle is not a punishment, just because your dog has a particular problem it does not mean you failed and you definitely do not have a bad dog :)

Things veterinary technicians hate to hear

1. Wow, your job is so easy.
2. Did you become a vet tech because you couldn’t get into a real nursing school?
3. No muzzle! (While dog is trying to bite and acting extremely aggressive).
4. Getting asked for veterinary advice anywhere other than the veterinary clinic.
5. Any interruptions during discharge instructions… Unless they are expanding on what info we are currently going over.
6. Telling us a different “story” while taking history…then giving a completely different one to the doctor.
7. The groomer/breeder/internet said….
8. National pet dental month is coming.
9. Doctor Always Running Late is running an hour behind.
10. Having the veterinarian change their treatment plan three times…after you have set up everything and/or gotten drugs together.
11. Pug toenail trim.
12. Staff meeting next week… bring your own lunch.
13. A certain client has requested that you not be their technician.
14. “We can trim his nails. No problem. Let us be the bad guy.” Just after owner says just how much the animal loathes a nail trim.
15. Can I borrow your pen?
16. What is on your scrubs?
17. We are short staffed today…and over scheduled.
18. I think Doctor Always Sick is sick again. Get ready for the flu to run through the clinic…again.
19. All the drugs we usually prescribe are on backorder. We have alternatives…but no one will remember.
20. We can only use room one because room two and three are closed for kennel cough and ringworm. So check ins are being done in the lobby.

The Ball Python groups on Facebook are the worst

“Get small enclosures because they don’t need a lot of room and they’ll get scared. Cramming them in small enclosures are okay.
If you get big ones you’re a bad snake owner”
Okay. Ooorrrrr you could just give them a bigger enclosure and put lots of stuff in there for them to hide under…?

“Bioactive enclosures are unnecessary and dangerous. If you build one you’re being selfish and only doing what you want”
Alright then. It may not necessary, but it looks nice, and a lot of people prefer it. And please tell me how it is dangerous to the snakes health?

“If you give your snake things to climb you’re and animal abuser because they can’t climb and they’ll fall every time. Even falling 2 inches off the ground will likely kill them.”
So I guess I’m an animal abuser then because my snake likes to climb her branch and her vine. But guess what, she’s fine! It’s been said the Ball Pythons are semi arboreal and will climb if given the chance, but I guess that’s just a load of crap.

“The bare minimum is totally fine. Just put them in a tiny enclosure with paper as substrate, one hide, and a water bowl and nothing else. Also enrichment is unnecessary”
No no no no no

These people claim to be here for new owners, but they’re just feeding them crap and knocking down and insulting the people who do anything differently.

I guess I don’t belong in those groups because I plan on giving my snakes lots of room(filled with no empty spaces and lots of cover), eventually a cool bioactive enclosure, things to climb, and lots of enrichment. My snakes will never have the bare minimum, tiny crammed spaces, or nothing to enrich them.

I guess I’m just a bad snake owner.

It makes me sad when people see me with my dog and start telling me about heelers they used to own or know of that ended up becoming super aggressive or neurotic as they got older. If you’re interested in adopting a highly intelligent working dog, you need to make sure you can put the time in. Straight up. They are life partners, and I would be nothing without my girl Caroline.

anonymous asked:

what do you think about cities that ban pitbulls?

as someone who currently lives in a city where pitbulls are banned (although I believe they’re considering lifting the ban), I think it’s really unfair. I think that things like this collectively add to the mentality that “pitbulls are evil”, and that’s really bad.

I fundamentally believe that there aren’t any bad dogs, just bad owners, but pitbull bans make it hard for some people to realize that. a lot of people in my area really don’t care about the ban, though. it’s not really enforced, but you still can’t have a “registered” pitbull. it’s mostly older generations that care. I remember once bringing my pibble to the dog park and receiving the dirtiest look from this older woman, who proceeded to take her little dog and leave.

my dog was almost killed before my brother brought him home, solely because of the fact that he’s half pitbull. his family abandoned him and left him at a vet, who wasn’t allowed to publicly advertise him (since pitbulls are illegal). if someone wasn’t ready to take him home within a few days of being dropped off, they would have had to put him down. my pibble is one of the sweetest, well-behaved dogs I’ve ever met, and he was very close to being dead before reaching his first birthday. luckily, things turned out different and he’s currently cuddled up next to me in bed, receiving his morning belly rubs

I know I’ve said a lot yeah pitbull bans are really unfair and definitely do a lot of harm to the breed as a whole