“I brought Juniper home when she was only five weeks old. Moose was raised around all kinds of animals so when she ran up to him tail wagging and crying they were instantly friends.”
“Foxes put their butts on things they want to own or think is theirs. Moose gets sat on daily. I’ll often walk into the room and see Moose laying down with such a glum look on his face while Juniper is there just sitting in this head smiling.”
She also posted some advice on Instagram, in response to all the comments from people saying “I WANT ONE!”
“Foxes are not like owning a dog or cat. Foxes smell. Bad. Their urine and feces smell like skunk mixed with ammonia. There is no way to “de-scent” a fox. You cannot keep a fox indoors 24/7… Foxes are destructive, they will destroy things in your house… They also need taurine, or they can go blind, suffer from seizures, and even die.
If you get a fox, you need to find a vet willing to treat one. Most vets will not treat foxes.”
“If you are renting the property you live in/on, do NOT GET A FOX. Foxes cannot be boarded or sent to ‘doggy daycare.’ Kiss your vacations goodbye. ..
Foxes do not always ‘potty train.’ Some have success with a litter box, but others find that it is impossible. Even if you do train them, they will likely still mark or happy pee, which results in a skunky, musty odor. Foxes are easily stressed by new situations and people. They usually bond to one person and find exposure to new people and loud noises to be frightening…
Foxes do not always get along with dogs, and in fact, dogs are pretty likely to hate them. Some foxes get aggressive despite the best efforts of their owners.”
“Food aggression is a huge issue. I’ve seen excellent owners struggle and struggle with aggression that can lead to bites. Foxes bite. Especially as babies. Foxes go through a stage known as ‘the October crazies.’ During this period they become standoffish and occasionally very aggressive. Foxes can make excellent companions and it is nice to serve as an ambassador for such a misunderstood and beautiful creature. But they are not for everyone.”
I would like to start this preachy shit off by quoting a really profound line from Modern Family.
“WE ALL HAVE OUR STUFF”
People see things differently, and people handle things differently. We don’t react the same way to the same stimuli. What may be beautiful to you, may not be beautiful to me. What may be painful to me, may not be painful to you. What may seem petty to you, may mean a lot to me.
You cannot juxtapose my reaction against yours, and then claim that yours is better, or that mine does not matter. We all have our ways of dealing with things, and our methods of dealing should not be thought of as superficial or irrelevant.
“Philip Seymour Hoffman died of an overdose. He’s the dude in the Hunger Games right? He did drugs? No way! The dude must’ve been a selfish junkie who deserved it. Being a drug addict is a path you could’ve chosen not to go on. Why would anyone just decide to be addicted to drugs?! That’s pretty fucking stupid”
LISTEN TO YOURSELF. AND FUCK YOU.
People sometimes forget that how a man died should not be a testament of how he lived.
Now, I’ve never been addicted to drugs or anything, so I can’t really account for what goes on in the mind someone who is, but it is in my general knowledge that being addicted to drugs counts as “STUFF”.
You take one swig of beer, and you don’t like the taste. You don’t like hard liquor either. Fine. But alcoholics exist. Some people drink themselves out of a house and home because that’s how they cope with their “stuff”. You eat chocolates and ice cream when you’re sad, some people drink to fill a void. But just because you prefer to eat chocolate, and can resist the taste of alcohol, doesn’t make you a better person, and it doesn’t make you less of a bitch either.
I’m sure we all can admit to having at least one addiction. Just look at the tv shows you like, the actors, the films, the sports teams, the musicians, the internet, hello tumblr. Do you consider yourself petty for being addicted to these things? What if you died in a stampede of fangirls chasing after your favorite actor? What if you died of starvation because you never left your room when you decided to marathon ten seasons of your favorite show while actively blogging about it? Are you stupid for liking these things in this way?
Are you inferior for choosing the life you live now? No.
Losing a battle to an addiction does not cancel out the fact that Philip Seymour Hoffman was a talented actor and that he had inspired a lot of people.
Just because you think you’re “smart enough” never to try drugs, doesn’t make you the better man.
We’re all equals here.
A tragedy to you may not be a tragedy to me but that doesn’t mean I have the right to size it up to my standards.
Your feelings are not irrelevant. You are allowed to have your stuff.
Death is tragic no matter the who’s, what’s, when’s, where’s, why’s and how’s.
People have a right to their grief.
Jared Padalecki was insensitive and tactless. Yes, he has a right to his own opinion, yes it’s just twitter, yes it is his twitter, and yes, it’s not like he killed the guy BUT
He has 1.2M active twitter followers. He is a public figure. He has the social responsibility to be careful of what he says to his audience, especially at a time like this. Because people react to things differently.
In this light, we should also bear in mind that Jared’s twitter is only one small portion of who Jared is.
His careless tweets should not be the only grounds on which we judge him by.