If You See A Service Dog...

while it’s working:

  • talk to the person and not the dog. the dog could be trained for any variety of jobs, most of which that it needs to be paying attention constantly for. if it becomes distracted during a crucial time, it could quickly become unsafe for the person it is aiding.
  • don’t pet the dog. you probably shouldn’t even ask to pet the dog in the first place because it is working. if the person tells you you can, then it’s okay.
  • don’t make kissy noises or snap your fingers at the dog. dogs with less experience, and even ones with years of training, can still be easily distracted.
  • don’t offer treats or food to the dog. the dog is likely trained to ignore food or treats unless given to them by their person. this could break their training and teach them habits they have already unlearned.
  • if you have a dog, even if yours is really friendly, don’t let them approach the service dog.
  • don’t ask the person why they have the dog. people’s disabilities and other conditions are personal, none of your business, and you have no right to know. you also shouldn’t ask them to prove their dog is a service dog by having it do some task. every dog is trained differently, and for different tasks and you still have no right to know.
  • don’t interact with the dog or person, even if you think you’re helping. ask first. don’t pick up the leash or move their other items without permission.
  • don’t draw attention to the dog by shouting ‘look a dog!’ or pointing. the dogs are essentially medical equipment, like a wheelchair or oxygen tank, and aren’t a spectacle. 
  • don’t take pictures of the dog, especially without permission. its rude to take pictures of anyone without asking, and service dogs are medical equipment that you shouldn’t be photographing in the first place. it’s awkward for everyone

i personally don’t use a service dog, but my best friend cj does (he asked me to write this post for him), and we encounter all sorts of things every day. doing the above makes it easier for the dog to do its job. 


After bypass surgery at Bethesda Naval Hospital 36 hours ago I’m relieved to announce that Leo McGarry is in stable condition and headed for a full recovery. Though he will always be a very valuable part of this administration, he will not be returning to his post. I’m pleased and terribly proud to announce that, effective immediately the position of White House chief of staff will be filled by Claudia Jean Cregg.

i can relate to his expression in this picture on so many levels


The Empire Strikes Back / The West Wing parallel

this is what happens when you set your camera to an 8 second timer and then cj tells toby to shove it up his ass right before the shutter goes off. a picture of anne honest-to-god smiling. only for the west wing, y’all.


@italian-iceland tagged me! Thank you!! :)))

Name: Christina J. 

Nickname(s): CJ, Chrys, Winchester (too much SPN got me called like that)

Gender: non-binary

Star sign: Taurus

Height: 163 cm

Favorite color(s): black, blue, and purple

Time right now: 11:17am

Average hours of sleep: 6-8 hours idk

Lucky number: 8

Last thing I googled: pasta(aaaaaaa~)

Number of blankets you sleep with: 1

Favorite fictional character: PRECIOUS TSUNDERE ROLL APH England and SINNAMON ROLL Speed of Sound Sonic

Favorite book(s): Lockwood & Co. series! :D also any historical-themed books, and also books about sharks

Favorite bands (and singers): Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for My Valentine, Five Finger Death Punch, Linkin Park, Metallica, Slipknot, Matsushita Yuya, Sugiyama Noriaki (he is not really a singer but his singing voice is awesome), T.M.Revolution

Dream job: paleontologist (digging fossils and stuff, ESPECIALLY DINOSAURS idk I have this weird obsession about dinosaurs since I was like 7)

Do you have other blogs: an inactive one with the url “prehistoricassassin” because I decided to change my url

When did your blog reach its “peak” (when did you get more followers, have a popular post, etc.): around late 2015 I think

Who is (are) your most active follower(s): idk i don’t really notice???

What made you decide to have a Tumblr: idk for the first time it looks like a cool social media now it turns out to be sinning source :P

Do you get asks on a daily basis: no

Why did you choose your url: Chrys is my nickname, also it is a short version of chrysanthemum (a beautiful word and flower) and Kirkland is from Arthur Kirkland :D

I will tag: @chiisai-otaku @thebigbad-wolfy @cybers-fantasy @celestialcoffeecan @aph-eyebrows @thatgentlemanigirisu @sakuralisette but if you don’t feel like it, you don’t have to do it, also *Moriarty’s voice* no rush