never not reblog this ever
The one time Fox News does something okay.
Andy, you are a God.
This has to be on my blog a good 15 times. I regret nothing.
What a sassy republican.
I have a new “dream dog”! Why try to choose between a Doberman and a Corgi when I can have both?
Oh god… why?!
Lookit dat squishy face.
So if you haven’t heard, this is Skoll, the dog I’m supposed to be rescuing on the 15th. His foster mama and I had made plans to meet up in Buffalo, NY and I’d get him back to my home in Pennsylvania. He’s in Ontario currently. I don’t drive, but my roommate was going to drive me there and back.
Well roommate has cancelled said plans. Which means I’m stuck. This isn’t a post begging for money or anything, actually, if anyone is interested, I’ll be paying you. Right now between his foster mom and I, we’ve managed to be able to get someone to drive from the PA/NY border down to where I live. All I need is someone in New York with a car who is able to go to Buffalo and deliver him to the Pennsylvania border. All YOU need is a car, a driver’s license, and willingness to have a dog in your car. No dogs in the back of pickup trucks please!
I’m willing and able and offering to pay your gas and (reasonable) food costs! Just don’t stop at like a 5-star restaurant or something. Even if you’re unable to help, please reblog! Someone else might. Again, I’m not asking for any money, and YOU will have your expenses paid! I just want to get this boy home. If you’re able to help, reblog or send me an ask or an email.
One of my favorite pictures that I’ve ever taken.
My boy and my best friend <3
He has jammies for the cold months and his own comfy chair for basking in the sun and staring out of windows.
I have a club at my high school. It focuses on educating people about animal issues such as puppy mills, dog fighting, the importance of ADOPTION, etc.. My club sponsor isn’t the brightest person. She wasn’t that well educated about any issue related to animals. I have been running this club for…
That is annoying!
Why not find a middle ground. Instead of a pet store or a breeder from the newspaper (which is never a good sign) why not help her search for a dog from a reputable breeder? Not a BYB or greeder but a person who lives and breaths for the breed that she’s breeding and who fully health tests and titles their dogs so that when they breed they’re doing it to improve the breed.
I am sitting here, hot anger boiling in my stomach. I feel like if I open my mouth to express my disgust it might all come rushing out. Sweden, along with many other European countries, outlawed ear cropping and docking in 1987, along with any other “surgical operations for the purposes modifying the appearance”. Australia, New Zealand and many other years followed suit in subsequent years. Why? Because mutilating your dog for cosmetic reasons is cruelty and in my eyes, you are a criminal.
But scrolling through the doberman tag on tumblr, I am disgusted by how many pictures of not just dobermans with cropped ears and docked tails, but puppies with bandaged ears and tails. I know little of the cultural context behind this cruelty, but I hate people who hide behind tradition when defending inhumane practices. Ear cropping and tail docking is illegal in the majority of civilised countries on this planet, or to put it less rudely, any country that has proper animal protection laws in place.
The fact that it is still legal in America sickens me. What is WRONG with you people?
If you’re going to call me a criminal and the people in my country uncivilized than perhaps you should learn about what you’re speaking out against - for example, learn about the cultural things (such as the posting process) that you admit to not knowing.
OP, I hope you’ve paid attention to the responses you’ve gotten because there are some very well written ones, especially bendragon-cumbersmaug’s response. At this point they’re better than what I could have written considering the state of annoyance I find myself in. I love my dog and I take better care of him than most patents take of their children.
I’m not trying to sway you in the other direction and turn you pro cropping/docking but if you’re going to preach against something than you really should learn about it first.