a post where I explain with images how foxes are the best thing ever, and how if you disagree you are obviously wrong
I’m sure many people already know about my foster pups, Diamond and Shentea, who were submitted to a shelter by a ‘wolfdog’ breeder. Because he surrendered them with ‘wolfdog’ marked down as the breed, the shelters was put in an awkward situation - they cannot legally adopt out wolfdogs, and they didn’t want the pups to live the rest of their lives out in a shelter kennel. Euthanasia was imminent. But instead, they contacted Songdog Rescue, who contacted me, and I’ve been fostering them ever since.
The kicker here is that Diamond and Shentea have NO wolf in them whatsoever. To believe such is utterly laughable, as these two weigh about 45 pounds and are nothing short of fluffy balls of cuddles and kisses. But because some careless person decided to call them ‘wolfdogs’ they were nearly euthanized. I cried on the long drive home after picking them up, simply thinking about how close they’d been to meeting their untimely ends, all because someone dropped an uneccary wolfdog-bomb on them.
Good god, this happens all the time at my shelter. I live in a state where it is illegal to own a wolfdog, yet “wolfdogs” get surrendered several times per year. Luckly we have a rapport with the local wolf (dog) rescue and can send them a quick photo. Of the dozens of supposed wolfdogs brought to our shelter a total of 2 have actually been wolfdogs. So those few can be taken to the rescue (or in one case euthanized due to severe behavior problems- that is, safety of staff was compromised.)
EVERY TIME SOMEONE BRINGS UP THE LIBRARY OF ALEXANDRIA I GET SO ANGRY.
Because it got burned. All of that knowledge, lost forever.
The library was destroyed over 1000’s of years ago. The library consisted of thousands of scrolls and books about mathematics, engineering, physiology, geography, blueprints, medicine, plays, & important scriptures. Thinkers from all over the Mediterranean used to come to Alexandria to study.Most of the major work of civilization up until that point was lost. If the library still survived till this day, society may have been more advanced and we would sure know more about the ancient world.
***INSANELY PAINFUL SHRIEKING***
The finest view in Scotland?
Looking west from the summit of A’ Mhaighdean
Please don’t delete the link to the photographers/artists, thanks!
In two days Scotland gets to vote on independence from the United Kingdom. It’s sort of a big deal.
I’m not Scottish, nor have I even visited, but it’s just such a cool thing to watch. It’s not every day that citizens get to vote on the establishment of a new (old) country.
You know what I enjoy? People who educate themselves.
I am not stealth, however, I also pretty much never tell people I’m trans. However, if they’re friends with me on facebook and they dig only slightly deep, they will see photos and notes and blog links and even my gender as listed: “transgender and ftm”.
Well, recently a new coworker and friend of mine mentioned that he didn’t know what ftm even was and when he saw it on my facebook he googled it and was enlightened. He said he’d never met a transgender person before. I told him it was possible he may have, but I thanked him for his tact and his self-education.
Perhaps he would never have said anything had he not been drunk, but I really do like people that don’t find it too terribly awkward to talk to me about it (given an appropriate time and place). I also like people that don’t make a big deal about it either positively or negatively. It was perhaps a five minute conversation and it didn’t change the way we interact.
There is hope for humanity.
Just bought tickets to Washington. Time to tick off some more national parks.
the sims 4 announcements are so bleak and depressing out of context
They’re bleak and depressing IN context.
Wild Sky Wilderness, WA
Source: vinnard (reddit)
Scottish Highlands (Winterwatch - BBC)