Here’s a compilation of Khord Kitty (yes, that one) trying to unload a pet they don’t want to take care of. All the while gushing about how much they love their other pets. What particularly gets me is that Khord says that they’re just going to kill it because they don’t want to take the time and patience to care for it.

Ugggh this just pisses me off beyond belief. Irresponsible pet ownership 101 right here. If you’re not willing to put in time to socialize your animal and properly take care of it, then DON’T OWN THE FUCKING ANIMAL. And for the love of all that is good, DON’T say you’re gonna feed it to a snake, because chances are that means live and rats are already dangerous enough for reptiles to feed live, I don’t even wanna THINK about a rabbit.

- Snake Mod

Akbar Hunting Blackbuck

by La'l & Kesav Khord

India, Mughal, c. 1586 - 1589

Opaque watercolors and gold on paper

This painting by the Mughal court artists La’l and Kesav Khord depicts the Mughal emperor Akbar (r.1556–1605) hunting for black buck using his trained cheetahs. It is an illustration to the Akbarnama (Book of Akbar), commissioned by Akbar as the official chronicle of his reign.

The Akbarnama was written in Persian by Akbar’s court historian and biographer, Abu’l Fazl, between 1590 and 1596, and the V&A’s partial copy of the manuscript is thought to have been illustrated between about 1592 and 1595. This is thought to be the earliest illustrated version of the text, and drew upon the expertise of some of the best royal artists of the time. Many of these are listed by Abu’l Fazl in the third volume of the text, the A’in-i Akbari, and some of these names appear in the V&A illustrations, written in red ink beneath the pictures, showing that this was a royal copy made for Akbar himself. After his death, the manuscript remained in the library of his son Jahangir, from whom it was inherited by Shah Jahan.