arabellesicardi:

this dog brings me great joy and eternal peace 

arabellesicardi:

this dog brings me great joy and eternal peace 

It is Thursday

And its been one hell of a bad week for me. Sure, I’ve probably had worse, but this just seems to be one of the intolerable ones.

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I’m trying hard to live by Cat Principles.

1- I am glorious above all things
2- Eat when hungry, sleep when sleepy, play when bored
3- Affection is given and received on my terms and only mine
4- Show displeasure clearly.
5- NO
6- Demand the things you want. If they aren’t given, demand them again, but louder this time.
7- If you are touched when you don’t want to be, say so. If they continue to touch you, make them bleed.

slvhermit:

slvhermit:

slvhermit:

6woofs:

misterwooff:

Playful Arctic Foxes by isfleming on Flickr.

Uh, these are wolves…

Playful polar bears having fun.

Baby harp seals playin’ around.

Rare arctic three-toed sloths singing the song of their people…

slvhermit:

slvhermit:

slvhermit:

6woofs:

misterwooff:

Playful Arctic Foxes by isfleming on Flickr.

Uh, these are wolves…

Playful polar bears having fun.

Baby harp seals playin’ around.

Rare arctic three-toed sloths singing the song of their people…

littlemure:

So much for sleeping, this is intense!

littlemure:

So much for sleeping, this is intense!

themidnightclub:

Seriously.

themidnightclub:

Seriously.

please sign and signal boost this petition

sporecarrier:

tw child abuse

Heart2Heart Montessori Academy outside of Fort Worth has been responsible for the care of children 18 months to five years old. The Montessori Method cultivates education for these children with focused attention of teachers within small classrooms, inviting children to engage in learning activities of their choice. It is supposed to provide a calm atmosphere where the children can develop their own self-disciplined approach to learning. This method is also supposed to encourage children to enjoy learning and expand their horizons.

Unfortunately parents of children at Heart2Heart realized just the opposite was allegedly taking place at the facility they had trusted. The following account is based on the accusations in a lawsuit that has been filed. One of the teachers there, out of concern for the students, took photos of what she witnessed taking place. Co-owner Pamela Decker had been duct taping some children to their sleep mats during nap time, one strip across their legs and another strip across their shoulders. When confronted with this incident by the teacher, Decker admitted she knew this action was illegal but felt it was necessary to restrain the children. Even after admitting she knew this action was illegal, Ms. Decker used this form of discipline again.

In addition to forcibly restraining children during nap time, children were denied fluids during the day, in a supposed effort to cut down on diaper changes. Sometimes children were allowed only two drinks of water during the day, causing the children to guzzle fluids the moment they left the center. It is also believed that children were smacked on the head during diaper changes and at least one child was left without a diaper because he soiled himself.

Upon being confronted by parents, Decker shrugged off the incident as not happening and slammed the teacher that had told the parents as being hormonal. Only when she was confronted with the pictures did Decker start taking the accusation seriously. She admitted to the duct taping but insisted the children were not hurt during the process.

For some reason, this daycare remains open, although the operations are currently under another administrator. The center is under a six-month probation period under this new manager. Child Protective Services is investigating the incident with regard to the center, but they also need to look at Pamela Decker individually and prosecute accordingly.

hey so obviously you can see how wrong this is and i would type more shit but it basically speaks for itself and you can sign the petition here

As someone who works closely with child daycares this is highly disturbing and upsetting. I just learned of a center near by that was closed due to child abuse in the form of force feeding. How this Montessori remains open and only under probation is a mystery and once again, very upsetting.

londongypsy:

anindoorkitty:

karin-woywod:

Hands Detail of 2014 09 09 - Toronto - TIFF ’ The Imitation Game ’ Portraits by Jeff Vespa

this is…good

very…good!

whimsical-tail-flukes:

Procaps, it’s okay to change your mind. 

I was a SeaWorld supporter for a long time. Then I looked honestly at myself and realized I was visiting those parks for my own enjoyment more than anything else. I was being selfish. Yeah, it sucks to admit it. 

You truly think you love those animals. You love being able to go the park and watch animals that you can identify by name. You feel like you know them.

But what you actually love is being close to them. Which is not the same thing. To truly and unselfishly love those animals, you need to put their needs above your desires.

Anticaps say all the time: “You get to go home at the end of the day, but they don’t.” Have you ever thought about what that actually means? Yes, most of those animals were born in captivity, and captivity is the only “home” they’ve ever known. But as you leave the park, off to have dinner with your friends, or go literally anywhere else, those animals are still circling the same barren tanks over and over again (or logging at the surface). This makes up the vast majority of their life - outside of shows and the occasional toy tossed in their pool. Is that fair to them?

Do you want to support a company that supports the Taiji slaughters under the table?

Do you really want to support a company that inseminates female animals whenever they see fit, even if the animals are not physically and mentally ready for a pregnancy? 

Do you want to support a company that doctors facts about wild animals to make captivity seem acceptable? A company that has a whole list of buzzwords in the education manual because they know the reality of what they’re actually doing and want to hide that reality from the public?

Do you want to support a company that flat-out refuses to own up to the awful things they’ve done in the past? A company that acts as though the hatred being spewed against it is completely unjustified?

Do you want to support a company that has proven over the last several months that, without a doubt, they care more about their public image than about the animals in their “care”? (Would these new tank plans exist if Blackfish had never come out? Absolutely not).

If you truly love animals, you should do the unselfish thing and stop visiting these parks. 

spookyspatula:

This is the most Apple thing I’ve ever seen

spookyspatula:

This is the most Apple thing I’ve ever seen

growingupcorgi:

howmanyspoons:

likeafieldmouse:

Martin Usborne - The Silence of Dogs in Cars (2011)

i want to take them home and love them ;o;

Hello friends!

Just a reminder that it is not ok to approach dogs in cars unless you think they are in trouble (AKA heat stroke or freezing or otherwise). Dogs can become very protective of the vehicle. Approaching the car to look in may reactions like photos 1 and 9. Also someone who leaves her dogs in the car sometimes, I would appreciate it if you did not approach!

On the flip side, don’t leave your dog in the car if it is going to be hot and sunny or very very cold.

Beautiful images. But I’m of the mindset that it’s not ok to leave any dog in any unattended car on any type of day for any time unless it’s unavoidable (such as traveling long distance and you stop to run inside to use the restroom at a gas station.) otherwise, the dog can stay at home.

klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

klefable:

shockingly, kids are sick and tired of paying hundreds of dollars for overpriced stacks of paper!!!!!! who wouldve thought!!!!!!

sarahseeandersen:

You could say I’m an optimist.

sarahseeandersen:

You could say I’m an optimist.