Beyoncé Présidente !
Près du canal. Merci Danaé
hornytim is outta control good lord
can someone explain to me why dudes think speaking to a woman in this way is acceptable in any context?
Chibi pigshit MsPaint ‘comics’ can fuck off back to whichever twee shitty deviantart hole they came from
Just wanted a bit of a whinge.
1. I had some review with my care asst and care manager and the manager said “Don’t get me wrong you’ve made loads of progress but it is just going so slow”. A bit of background: we’ve been working on going for short walks, going into shops and cafes etc. but it just isn’t getting any easier, in fact some of it is getting worse, but I’m still doing it, even though it is a guaranteed shitty panicky feeling for 2 hours. What makes it worse it they were all like “Oooh no don’t worry it’ll all be at *your* pace, you can go as slow as you want” bullshit at the start, and I was actually feeling quite good about what I’d done.
2. I’m horrifically lonely and have been on such a shite low for weeks, it feels horrible to have the only people you talk to face to face paid to do so. It isn’t really anyone’s fault but my own, I find it impossible to text or call anyone, and the only person who really does visit me frequently has cancelled so many times (I get it dissertation stuff, I know, whinge whinge), there’s a whole clusterfuck of anxiety involved too, but this isn’t waaaa I’ve no one to go out with Friday I’m so unpopular, it is I haven’t seen anyone but medical professionals since January
3. This time of year I always think about my life and what I’ve done (my birthday is next month, I just think about how my life has been different on each birthday, who I was seeing, who my friends were, what I was doing etc.) and I can’t think of anything I’ve actually done this year, my agoraphobia stuff is exactly the same (and can I just say not being able to go out, seeing your old friends achieve or do things you’d love to do, I even missed a family funeral a few months ago, everything about that is so unbelievably shit Morrissey could write a song about it), my general mental health has improved but not much, I thought last year that by now maybe I’d be thinking about studying again, nope.
What you need today, is Jacob Rees-Mogg in the North East, being told David Cameron’s a prick.
The Tragedy of Existence: A Pantomime
I noticed this post had lots of reblogs with comments like “people who abandon their pets suck!” etc. etc.
So here are some helpful resources instead of negativity! c: If you’re thinking about giving up your dog because he’s “too big”, take a second and see if you really mean any of these.
1. “He’s too big” really means “He physically knocks me down in the house/pulls me down on leash.”
Your dog needs training! There are several ways to train your dog to have good manners, but most dogs will respond well to positive reinforcement training. You can get a clicker for $0.99 at Walmart, Target, and Petco. Here are a few Youtube videos about preventing jumping and leash manners.
If you don’t feel confident enough to train your dog by using instructional videos or books, do a Google search for “dog training club [your town or zip code]” Training clubs are made up of people who enjoy training and titling their dogs, and who choose to offer classes for a small fee (usually about $10/class for group classes, more for private lessons). Training clubs offer classes on weeknights and weekends, usually in 6 or 8 week sessions.
If all else fails, sign up for positive reinforcement classes at your local Petco or PetSmart. Big box pet store obedience classes are better than no obedience classes at all.
2. “He’s too big” really means “This dog has too much energy! I can’t keep up!”
You have lots of options! First, exercise. The fastest, easiest way to drain your dog of energy is to provide him with both physical and mental exercise!
Fetch is great physical exercise, but dogs aren’t born knowing how to play fetch. You’ll have to teach them! Here’s an instructional video.
Taking your dog for a long walk, or multiple short walks, is another good source of physical exercise. You can even have your dog wear a backpack with a little weight on your walks (make them carry their own treats or water). This will tire them out more and give them a “job” to do. Be sure to have someone knowledgeable show you the proper fit and how to equally distribute weight if you choose to get your dog a backpack. It’s also a good idea to talk to your vet first, too. Here’s an example of a backpack on Amazon:
Mental exercise is just as important as physical exercise. Do several short training session a day to help drain your dog’s excess energy. Here’s a book with 101 tricks to teach your dog. I don’t own it, but have flipped through it in Petco a few times, and it looks pretty great to me.
Your dog will also love toys made specifically for mental stimulation. Most involve your dog figuring out how to get a treat out of the toy. Two we like:
If you feel that you don’t have time to give your dog all the exercise he needs, consider doggie daycare a couple days a week. This is exactly what it sounds like. Your dog will go to a facility built especially for dogs, where he’ll have supervised free play with other dogs, nap time, one on one time with a human, lunch (if you feed lunch) and snack time. Your dog will come home exhausted. Be sure to find a doggie daycare that temperament tests all dogs before letting them sign up.
If doggie daycare isn’t right for you, try hiring a dog walker. There are professional dog walkers, but a dog-savvy family member or friend will do just fine, too. Be sure to properly introduce them to your dog before giving them a key. Some dogs may not like a stranger coming into their home uninvited.
Spay/neuter your dog. Sometimes, spaying and neutering can help take the edge off your dog’s exuberance if he’s too much to handle. If your finances are holding you back from spaying/neutering, several vets and rescue groups provide low cost or free spay/neuter clinics. Search with your zip code at the ASPCA website to find a spay/neuter clinic nearest you:
3. “He’s too big!” really means “This dog eats too much.” or “Toys are too expensive.” or “Vet bills are outrageous!”
If your dog is eating you out of house and home, reevaluate the kind of food you’re feeding him. Generally, dogs will need to eat more of a crappy food and less of a good quality food to feel satisfied. (Their poops will also be smaller/easier to clean up on a good quality food. Bonus!) When choosing a food for your dog, look at the ingredient list on the back of the bag and pick one with meat as the first ingredient. Here is a website that lists the ingredients in most dog foods, and gives them a rating based on how healthy they are for your pet.
A food with a good solid source of protein and few fillers will make your dog healthier in the long run, and cut down on vet bills. Ask your vet to recommend a food better than the food you’re currently feeding, if you need guidance. (Be aware that some vets have an agenda and will aggressively push Hill’s Science Diet and that’s it. Find an honest vet you trust or contact a canine nutritionist.)
If you feel that you’re spending too much on dog toys, here’s a post with 33 dog toys you can make yourself, from stuff you probably have at your house already.
Some of these are no-nos at our house, like the rope toys, because our dog will eat rope. Supervise your dog and make sure he doesn’t eat parts of any toys. Ingesting things like plastic, string, and rubber can lead to vet visits.
If vet bills are depleting your bank account, you have a few options. First, ask your vet if they accept payment plans. Some will, some won’t, but it never hurts to ask! If your vet’s prices are too high, call around and price compare the services you use most often. Some vets charge less for annual vaccinations than others. Do your homework!
If you’re worried about future vet bills, pet insurance may be right for you. We don’t currently have pet insurance, but a simple Google search will bring up several options you can research to find a plan right for you and your pet.
4. “He’s too big” really means “I don’t want to put any more work into this dog. I’m done.”
This is okay. I won’t judge you, because I don’t know your situation. c: If your dog’s time with your family is done, consider these options before taking him to the pound or animal shelter.
First, contact your breeder. If you got your puppy from a reputable breeder, they may take your dog back. Most reputable breeders will take back one of their pups at any time, at any stage of their life, no-questions-asked. Our breeder’s exact words were “He’ll always have a home here.” Your breeder will solve any behavior problems your dog may have and find him a new home with someone they trust, or they may choose to keep him as their own. Our breeder keeps kennel space free “just in case”.
If your breeder won’t take your dog back, or if you got your dog from a backyard breeder, contact breed-specific rescue groups. Do your research and get some references before dropping your dog off to someone you don’t know. Here are two rescue groups that I think are pretty great, the first one in my area and the second one I follow for fun on Facebook.
If you can’t get your dog in with a breed-specific rescue group, or if you can’t find one you trust, try your local all-breed rescue group. If your community has a pound or shelter, I guarantee they have a rescue group. These groups regularly pull adoptable dogs from the animal shelter, take owner-surrenders, and pick up strays they see wandering. They place them in their network of foster homes and look for “furever homes” for the animals in their care. If they don’t have space for your dog, they’ll be happy to help you network your dog and help find him a home while he continues to live with you. You’ll be invited to attend adoption days where people can meet your dog, post your dog on their Facebook page, and get on a wait list for a foster home to open up.
If all else fails, and you choose to surrender your dog at the animal shelter, be sure to find a NO-KILL shelter. Your dog stands a good chance of finding another home there.
Please do not list your dog as “free to a good home” in the newspaper, on Craigslist, or on Facebook. He may end up being taken for a bait dog in a dog fighting ring, sold for animal testing, or just taken home and abused.
Good notes and resources!
The advice is great, I often don’t feel ‘good enough’ to look after my cat, but I really don’t like the people judging people who have to give up their pets, I really doubt situations like this comic happen all that often. My cat was a rescue who, when their owners moved house, the dynamic between her and their dog changed so that the dog began attacking her, not only that but the couple had been wanting to have a baby but Schu has always been an anxious cat, which manifests in being hostile, scratching and biting with people she doesn’t know, her old owners were responsible and found someone who had a quiet home and would love the ever living shit out of her. My parents’ cats came to them after their elderly owner died. Many landlords are
complete arseholes won’t allow pets in their properties, and many owners have to choose between being homeless or giving up their pets. In short, it isn’t just because ‘the cute wore off’ or that they are irresponsible.
i realize that “beautiful” is subjective, but you can listen to a sample of the song at 1:00 into the video and i had the same visceral reaction to hearing it as when i hear nails on a chalkboard. also,
A group of girls are in a convertible driving to the beach all singing in the car and vibing to the music. With them driving to the beach its intercutting with time-lapse shots of the city and cars on the freeway. One of the girls in the back seat texts her boyfriend. A groups of guys are at a park playing basketball. One of the guys sees his phone has a new message and goes over. The text says grab the guys and meet us at the beach. He tells the guys they are going to meet up with the guys. The camera pans to the sky and then pans back down and the guys are all at the beach waiting for the girls to show up. The girls arrive and each girl goes with their man. They are all laughing and dancing while they had to the sand and the water. However the sun is going down and everyone else is leaving the beach. This is getting intercut with break dancers and shufflers dancing to the beat of the song at different locations around the beach and the pier and different places around downtown Huntington beach. With more time-lapse of the city at night now. Cutting back to the group of girls and guys it is now nighttime at the beach and they are dancing around with sparklers and glowsticks and having their own little celebration on the beach. Then one of the couples walks off together and they hold hands on the pier together. The moonlight is behind them and while the song is ending they embrace for a kiss. The End.
"vibing to the music"