animalwelfarists:

All photos, courtesy Greg Reid

The catio: Safely giving your cat the outdoors

As feline lovers know, many cats enjoy the outdoors. While some people allow their charges to go out, the great outdoors can be quite dangerous for cats, especially if unsupervised. Catios — enclosed patios, decks, balconies, or other outdoor space — are the answer! Catios give cats access to the outdoors in a safe way.

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mbulsht:

shaun-howell:

versusme101:

badgerloser:

Love and tolerate

Accurate.

EXTREMELY accurate!

somehow… still relevant.


^this… Ten-times-over.

mbulsht:

shaun-howell:

versusme101:

badgerloser:

Love and tolerate

Accurate.

EXTREMELY accurate!

somehow… still relevant.

^this… Ten-times-over.

toradh:

Ego Sum Pater Tuus by Toradh

Progress shots of my first oil painting: “Fütter mein Ego” It will be for sale at this years Eurofurence art show.

I made a couple of mistakes in the process of painting, assuming oil paint would at least behave similarly to water-based paint, but I couldn’t have been more wrong.

As I had limited time to accomplish this in time for the art show +drying time, I couldn’t fall back to letting my ground layers dry before making some of the adjustments which has made this endeavor harder than it should have been.

But in the end I tried something new and am very pleased with the outcome!

nineprotons:

jenba:

aminovas:

annywayssimblr:

irishcowgirlsims:

irishcowgirlsims:

Well, I was going to try and get some work done on Catahoula Bay today, but as my husband and I were coming home from the store this morning, we found this little one in a storm drain, so I’ve been playing mother-cat all day. Updates tomorrow, maybe. Until then, I’ve got some mothering to do.

As it turns out, the cat rescue we were going to take her to this morning is full, which is a bummer. As much as I want to, we can’t keep her because our adult cat hates her and we’re scared she might attack her. So this is a long shot, but here goes:

If anyone lives near Sylva, NC (USA, natch) and wants a free, adorable, snuggly kitten, please message me ASAP. She’s a stray, so she needs shots and probably some vet care, but she’s an absolute sweetheart, and I want to find her a good home that will love and care for her. 

If I can’t find a home for her today, I have to take her to the animal shelter monday, which sucks, but we can’t take on another animal right now. Thanks for listening: hopefully we can get this sweet girl and good home.

Let’s find a loving forever home for this cutie pie! 

aww!  All these cats in need of homes…  Surely someone will take in this adorable kitten.

Oh man, if I still lived in NC, I’d take her in a heartbeat! I hope you can find someone who is willing to take her. 

Aaaa Sylva man I miss that area of NC SO MUCH. I still have fond memories of WCU. Alas, I’m in Ontario now, but hey, boosting if anyone is in that general region. Just 3 hours from Charlotte! 2 from Knoxville! (Bistro needs a friend, doesn’t he, the-baddest-egg? XD)

You may think it’s unfair that we have to counteract and adjust ourselves for the ill behavior of other men. You know what? You’re right. It is unfair. Is that the fault of women? Or is it the fault of the men who act abysmally and make the rest of us look bad? If issues of fairness bother you, get mad at the men who make you and your actions appear questionable.

Because when it comes to assessing a man, whatever one man is capable of, a woman must presume you are capable of. Unfortunately, that means all men must be judged by our worst example. If you think that sort of stereotyping is bullshit, how do you treat a snake you come across in the wild?

…You treat it like a snake, right? Well, that’s not stereotyping, that’s acknowledging an animal for what it’s capable of doing and the harm it can inflict. Simple rules of the jungle, man. Since you are a man, women must treat you as such.

The completely reasonable and understandable fear of men is your responsibility. You didn’t create it. But you also didn’t build the freeways either. Some of the things you inherit from society are cool and some of them are rape culture.

A Gentlemen’s Guide To Rape Culture

This whole article should be required reading for every man, complete with actual tips on what men can do to combat rape culture. 

(via theashleyclements)

fydbac:

skoptsi:

SO I WAS EXTREMELY STUPID THIS MORNING. 
I accidentally deleted my main art blog (Skoptsy) losing all of my followers, some art, notes, drafts and a crapload of roleplay/writing. 

My old username was taken immediately, I cried all morning over it. OTL

So my new art tumblr will be this one, and this one only!

Any reblogs/boosts will help me immensely, thanks everyone!

Have loved skopts work for a long time now.

Of all the reblogs I’ve seen of this in my own feed, I would not be surprised if her network recovers by tomorrow, if not by the end of today.

Belonging by Robyn King (1/7)

shadowrunreturnsanthology:

July 24

An ork tried to grope me on the bus today.

I didn’t even notice him next to me until he tried to grab my head and force it down into his lap.

Lost in my own world again. Need to stop doing that. Especially now.

A couple of other guys pulled him off me when I screamed, but I could see they were looking at me too. Leering. Fantasizing. I wanted to kill them all.

We’ve only just crossed the border into Cal Free. Long way to go yet, and that ork’s still on the bus.

Why am I here? What am I even doing here?

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Roman historical re-enactment in Archäologischer Park Xanten (APX) close to my birthplace in Germany.

Roman cavallry on display, formations, military parade & a display of wooden chariots/carriages with wooden model horses, faithfully presented by my Mum ,)

Cornotum - the signal giver to change formations, a turtle formation (Testudo) and the banner wielder, wearing Rome’s pride: a wolf’s pelt. Most impressive to me are the four steeds including their riders, especially the one with the face mask. Added a picture of the festival’s program so you can see him from a different angle.

All set in Colonia Ulpia Traiana near Xanten, built roughly 100 AC under Traian.

growlybeast:

My hand slipped.

What Jac wears under his coat.

LOL just too gorgeous!

growlybeast:

My hand slipped.

What Jac wears under his coat.

LOL just too gorgeous!