violent dog

some life tips from me today:

first, do not, I repeat do not, attempt to catch a flat iron after you drop it. you will burn all of your fingers.

second, do not leave the ice pack you held onto on the way to class in your car, it will melt and leave a puddle in your seats.

and last but not least, do not think that the world will be nice to you because you’ve had a rough morning; the family you work for may call you and say that their dog is violently sick and they need YOU to take him to the vet.

have a good day y'all :-)

Pricolici aesthetic

Romanian folklore creatures series - III

Pricolici, similar to strigoi (troubled spirits of the dead rising from the grave), are undead souls that have risen from the grave to harm living people. While a strigoi possesses anthropomorphic qualities similar to the ones it had before death, a pricolici always resembles a wolf or a dog. Malicious, violent men are often said to become pricolici after death, in order to continue harming other humans. Sometimes “sin children” (from incest) become pricolici after they die.

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This is Jake, my 12 year old Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Despite the stigma these types of dogs get (Staffs and Pitbulls, along with many others being violent dogs), he’s the biggest baby I know, spends most of his time sleeping, or laying in front of something warm. I’ve had him since I was 6 years old and he’s my world 🌍even though he’s almost 13, he is still very much like a puppy!

A few of my favorite things

•peachy sunsets
•frothy coffee
•tiny plants growing in cracks of pavement
•napping with friends
•stumbling willowy fawns
•floral tea
•paint stained hands
•freckles
•late nights walking near a violent ocean
•soft dogs
•rereading a favorite book
•succulents
•walking a busy street alone
•polaroids
•long hot baths
•sleeping in
•cooking for friends
•rosewater
•laying down in a freshly washed and made bed
•eating raspberries off of fingertips
•the air after it rains
•comfortable silence
•when you make apple cider and the smell fills the house
•farmer’s market
•going in the forest at 2 am
•using a face mask
•late night trips to the store
•plushies
•fairy lights
•feeling drunk on laughter
•fresh baked bread
•chipping nail polish off of the nails
•lazy kisses
•picking clementines
•watercolors
•lighting candles
•that swelling feeling in your chest when you feel loved
•washi tape
•collaging magazine pictures
•clear blue lakes
•the dreamy summer heat
•holding hands
•melting cotton candy on your tongue
•roadtrips
•listening to the perfect song with good headphones in
•art museums
•dancing in the kitchen
•spiked lemonade
•campfires
•peach cobbler
•stargazing
•old arcades
•beach days
•bundling and drying herbs
•tiny libraries
•moss
•antique shops
•dark chocolate
•tadpoles
•sneaking off during a party to talk and kiss
•listening to friends sing and play music
•lazy breakfast
•animal crossing
•creeks
•seeing a whale breach
•boba pearls
•dueting on the piano
•online shopping
•writing on stationary
•mountain wildflowers
•taffy shops
•honey
•walking along the pier
•gel pens
•cinematography
•local farms
•sweet juicy nectarines
•the aquarium
•san francisco houses
•tandem bikes
•quiet bus rides
•kombucha
•curly hair
•sitting on the front porch in the evening
•pasta
•cute girls
•poolhopping
•picnics
•baby’s breath
•exploring
•being photographed
•thrift shopping
•making omelets
•full moons
•high waisted jeans
•ferns
•hummingbirds
•waffles
•wearing nice lingerie
•canyons and cliffs
•cramming a bunch of relatives in one house
•warm rainstorms
•getting homework finished early
•favorite belt my friend bought in austria
•greek mythology
•petting horse’s foreheads
•riding my bike through town

  • [At a scene with a mountain of dead bodies in front of him]:
  • Chuuya: You know...I blame Akutagawa for all this. And Dazai too, I blame him.
  • Dazai: What did I do!?
  • Chuuya: I'm sure you did something.
Naruto RP Mission Starters

Rank D. Finding someone’s lost/run-away pet.

Rank D. Carrying and distributing water/food/supplies around workers/farmers and giving first-aid help if needed.

Rank D. Taking a violent dog for a walk.

Rank D. Taking care of a garden.

Rank D. Taking care for on old person.

Rank D. Baby-sitting/kids watching.

Rank D. Helping duties at a temple.

Rank D. Gathering herbs.

Rank D. Gathering food/water supply.

Rank D. Delivering mail inside the village or nearby places (within the land).

C rank. Delivering mail in a long distance or to another country.

C rank. Escorting a single person from x to y. Protection from bandits.

C rank. Catching a wild animal that’s destroying supplies/scaring people/attacking people/attacking livestock/a run-away ninja animal.

C rank. Guard duty in the village for a day.

C rank. Guard duty at the gates of the village.

C rank. Be a squad leader for a day to a 3-man academy students team.

C rank. Carrying out a drill.

C rank. Being a teacher at the academy for a day.

B rank. Espionage.

B rank. Investigation.

B rank. Tracking someone down.

B rank. Taking out a single person/ninja.

B rank. Guarding/transporting a group of people.

B rank. The village is under attack. Secure villagers to safety.

B rank. Head of security for a big event.

B rank. Delivering an important message where something more valuable is at stake.

B rank. Catching bandits or minor shinobi/hunting down lesser missing-nin.

B rank. Transporting a dangerous criminal to a prison.

B rank. Guarding a scroll with secret/forbidden techniques.

A rank. Leading a platoon to assault an enemy force.

A rank. Engaging enemy forces/ambushing enemy forces.

A rank. Infiltrating an enemy village in order to gather information for the long-run or shortly in order to get hands on something valuable.

A rank. Stealing a horbidden technique/weapon/treasure.

A rank. Eliminating an important/authoritative/famous/VIP figure.

A rank. Guarding an important/authoritative/famous/VIP figure.

A rank. Hunting down a notorious missing-nin.

A rank. Gather information on a dangerous subject that should remain in secracy.

S rank. Wiping out a whole organisation/mass murder.

S rank. Destroying a village.

S rank. Taking out an S-class criminal.

S rank. Disposing of an authoritative shinobi (examples: kage, village hero, someone of great value to a village)

S rank. Bounty-hunting.

S rank. Designing a forbidden technique in secrecy for a village to use against other villages.

S rank. Hunting down bijuu.

  • Akutagawa: *coughs*
  • Higuchi: Are you okay, Akutagawa-sempai?
  • Higuchi: Do you need some water? Here's some water.
  • Higuchi: Does your throat hurt?
  • Higuchi: Do you need some medicine, Akutagawa-sempai? I've got some.
  • Higuchi: Do you need soup? I've made you some soup.
  • Higuchi: Do you need tea? Here's some tea, drink it while it's warm.
  • Higuchi: Why don't you go and rest?
  • Higuchi: Here's a blanket to warm you up.
  • Akutagawa: ...Higuchi, I'm okay...
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Why Are We Still Hurting Dogs?
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This is very unlike me, but I need to vent.

I was browsing Instagram and came across a picture of an adorable, fat-faced pit bull (not pictured). “Oh! How cute. But what’s all of that…”

I enlarged the photo to see a dog wearing a flat collar, a shock collar, and a prong collar (leash clipped to the prong). I notice who posted the picture… a local well-known dog trainer who is extremely outspoken regarding his use of and promotion of punishment-based training methods.

The dog was available for adoption. He was labeled as trained, dog and kid friendly, and food motivated.

So I’m over here, desperately struggling to understand… WHY are these devices necessary?!

Did the dog jump on or bite at people? That can be corrected without pain.

Did the dog steal food from the garbage or off the counters? That can be corrected without pain.

Did the dog react violently towards dogs, skateboarders, or any other stimuli while on leash? That can be corrected without pain.

Did the dog growl or bite when removed from the couch? That can be corrected without pain.

Seriously. All of it. And way, way more. If we can train a hyena to present itself for a voluntary blood draw, a whale to pee in a cup, or an African wild dog to “smile” for tooth brushing without painful training methods, there is simply no comprehensible reason that these methods will not work for your pet. Force-free / humane / positive / progressive (whatever you care to call them) training methods DO work, and proof is plainly available for those who care to see it.

It’s at about this point that I frequently hear, ‘well, if you don’t like punishment-based methods, don’t use them. They’ve always worked for my dog’.


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It’s really not that simple. For starters, I often need to fix dogs that are emotionally crippled by punishment-based trainers. Additionally, this attitude perpetuates the belief that when it comes to dog training, “there’s no one right way”. Or that “different methods work for different people”. To an extent, that’s absolutely true. But when you motivate a dog with an electric shock and I motivate a dog with a piece of dehydrated liver, my way of training isn’t different. It’s better.

When your idea of behavior modification is setting a dog up to fail and then holding it on it’s side until it can hardly breathe, but mine is setting a dog up for success and rewarding it for appropriate behavior, my way of training isn’t different. It’s better.

When your training practices rely on thoughts, theories and beliefs which have been debunked by decades worth of behavioral and ethological research, but my mine are the result of over a decade’s worth of strategic research based upon the most up-to-date scientific data available, my way isn’t different. It’s better.

And to those who believe that humane methods are fine for 'soft’ dogs and puppies, but that these tools are necessary for “extreme” cases (animal killers, “red zone dogs”, whatever)… join the club. That’s what I thought, too. Now I understand how preposterously backwards that line of thinking is. If you have to tell a dog “hey, don’t attack that thing – or else!”, you are essentially walking a loaded weapon around and hoping that the safety is on. Prong and shock collars do not correct aggression in any way… they suppress it. This is why so many punishment-based trainers view themselves as being the last option for dogs. If punishment doesn’t work, it is made more extreme until the dog: a) submits to a state of learned helplessness and gives up, or b) refuses to stop fighting for its life (or, in other words, stops 'acting aggressively’). It is at this point that many trainers will deem a dog beyond help and suggest euthanasia.

Yes, humane training methods work for aggressive dogs. If you don’t believe me, at least listen to Jim Crosby. Jim is the only expert in the world who routinely consults with dogs who have killed human beings. He does his consultations in neck-to-ankle Kevlar. He is a leading authority on extremely aggressive dogs, and he is also a staunch supporter of force-free training.

“Unwarranted aggression is an undesirable behavior pattern that needs to be redirected. Redirection can definitely be accomplished by using praise and cookies. I do it every day. Interrupt the unwanted behavior-before it becomes an avalanche-and redirect the behavior to an incompatible behavior. Reinforce (with praise, cookies, etc). Rinse and repeat.”

He isn’t the only one who does it, folks. The American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants, the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, and many more organizations are filled with thousands of people – applied animal behaviorists, veterinary behaviorists, certified professional dog trainers and beyond – who treat aggressive dogs without the use of shock or prong collars (or anything else designed to cause pain or fear). If they can successfully change the behavior of pet dogs without utilizing methods that are painful or frightening, why can’t anyone else?

The fact is: anyone can. I do not know why some people cling to certain concepts with unrelenting persistence. I suspect that it has a lot to do with ego, and a refusal to admit that there may be a better way than what they already know. But seriously… enough is enough. We know better. Start doing better.


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We bring these animals into our homes with full knowledge of their innate drives, desires and follies. We acquire dogs knowing that they may bark at other dogs, or dig in the yard, or discover treasure in the garbage. Yet some people still treat these behaviors and others like them as criminal offenses which need to be punished severely.

Stop. Train your dogs. Meaning, take time out of your day to actually show them what you want from them. Drop the ridiculous expectations. Dogs aren’t psychic, and do not deserve to be hurt because they don’t understand our rules.

To the trainer of the adorable, porky black pit bull who is apparently so out of control as to require three collars (two of which are designed to inflict pain): Send him over to me. That garbage is straight-up unnecessary, and I’ll show you myself if you’re struggling to believe it.

Stop looking for excuses to hurt dogs.

There is no justification.

We have a very simple life philosophy: if we feel like it, we do it. And then we usually have to call the fire brigade or the ambulance.
—  Unofficial motto of The Armed Detective Agency

so hear me out and sorry if this is obvious oops but despite the kiznaivers representing “new” seven deadly sins, they also fit into the original seven sins pretty well:

sloth - katsuhira (he’s passive about everything, lethargic, unmotivated)

envy - chidori (envious of the forming bond between noriko and katsuhira?)

pride - honoka (high and mighty)

wrath - tenga (literally called “mad dog,” violent tendencies)

gluttony - yuta (just look at what he looked like when he was little!)

lust - hisomu (do i…need to elaborate…)

greed - nico (wealthy, maybe greedy for attention in the way she acts?) 

Gotham's Alfred was never intended to be a good parental role model, that is not his true purpose

If there is anything that I’m convinced of at this point in the show is that Thomas Wayne did not name Alfred as Bruce’s legal guardian for his parenting skills but for the simple reality of Alfred to be Bruce’s shield and/or attack dog

Let’s think about this. Thomas Wayne lived a secret life where he was investigating the truth in Gotham, he was living a life that he very well knew was dangerous and could get him killed. He had anticipated the reality that he and his wife could die and leave Bruce an orphan, he pretty much implies all that in his letter to Bruce. In the face of all this, it makes so much sense why the richest and most powerful man in Gotham left his son in the care of a lethal, damaged, and violent war dog.

He knows Alfred’s past and background, he knows Alfred would have no qualms in striking down anyone that is a threat to Bruce, he knows Alfred is willing to cross lines and boundaries to do what is necessary, he knows Alfred has a very black and white view of loyalty that would forever ensure his allegiance is always to Bruce first and foremost, and if Bruce chose to pursue a life of the truth that he had hoped Bruce wouldn’t, then there is nothing better than to have Alfred at Bruce’s side. A loyal attack dog at the ready. He knew this secret life may one day kill him but he wasn’t going to let it kill his son - by placing Bruce in Alfred’s care, he has ensured the physical survival of his son.

Alfred was never meant to be a parent, he was always meant to be a shield and a weapon - Thomas Wayne deployed Alfred strategically into position to make sure what happened to himself would never happen to his son. He knew Gotham is a dark and dangerous place, and only an equally dark and dangerous force can protect Bruce.