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HALLOWEENING INTENSIFIES

HALLOWEENING INTENSIFIES

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hairless-hugo:

@Bronandraj is extremely close to saving the kittens I posted about yesterday. Please donate to the Gofundme account if you can. The kittens need to see a vet ASAP. If you can’t or don’t want to donate please join the letter writing campaign against the pet shop. Please read! Repost from @bronandraj on Instagram —- Everyone has been asking for updates and unfortunately I have to be extremely careful with what I post now because the pet store is watching. They are completely aware of what we are doing. However, there is good news & bad news. I am fighting really hard. And I need everyone to trust that until we make solid progress, I won’t be able to release major updates. What I can say is, this store’s lease is up for renewal in 2016. The place cannot get shut down earlier than that. The Irvine Coympany shut down their Irvine location in 2012 because of so many complaints. We have a GREAT chance of getting to the Irvine Company. I NEED AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE to send an email complaining about the conditions the sphynxs are in, the early age, etc. Explain common breed knowledge and how it does not comply with the circumstances these three babies are in. Also they have diarrhea, so please make note of that in the email. CLAIM FACTS, DO NOT BASH/ATTACK. You may explain their Yelp reviews and background history but do not sound irrational. WE NEED TO PULL TOGETHER TO DO THIS. Also PLEASE continue to donate to the link in my BIO….WE ARE SO CLOSE.  THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

hairless-hugo:

@Bronandraj is extremely close to saving the kittens I posted about yesterday. Please donate to the Gofundme account if you can. The kittens need to see a vet ASAP. If you can’t or don’t want to donate please join the letter writing campaign against the pet shop. Please read! Repost from @bronandraj on Instagram —- Everyone has been asking for updates and unfortunately I have to be extremely careful with what I post now because the pet store is watching. They are completely aware of what we are doing. However, there is good news & bad news. I am fighting really hard. And I need everyone to trust that until we make solid progress, I won’t be able to release major updates. What I can say is, this store’s lease is up for renewal in 2016. The place cannot get shut down earlier than that. The Irvine Coympany shut down their Irvine location in 2012 because of so many complaints. We have a GREAT chance of getting to the Irvine Company. I NEED AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE to send an email complaining about the conditions the sphynxs are in, the early age, etc. Explain common breed knowledge and how it does not comply with the circumstances these three babies are in. Also they have diarrhea, so please make note of that in the email. CLAIM FACTS, DO NOT BASH/ATTACK. You may explain their Yelp reviews and background history but do not sound irrational. WE NEED TO PULL TOGETHER TO DO THIS. Also PLEASE continue to donate to the link in my BIO….WE ARE SO CLOSE.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT.

Here, have some UNBLURRY photos of my new foster, Diana. The bottom one came out particularly nice, I think. (for my lousy photography skills anyway.)

She’s already doing much better; less touchy, more relaxed, and permanently eager for pettings. I took the furminator to her and got out all her dead coat and a lot of her dandruff. She still needs a bath buuuut I’m not gonna chance it. I did give her a good wipedown with a damp washcloth though.

Eight more days in bathroom gulag (to make sure she isn’t stealth-sick from PACC) and then hopefully I can see about finding her a purr-manent home.

From the front it almost looks like she has a particularly stylish white mustache. And she has the TINIEST feet. She’s not a big cat, and a little underweight to boot, but her feet are so teeny even for her size.

Behold the rare and exotic Northwestern Elkat, the natural predator of the jackalope, in its natural habitat.
The Northwestern elkat is distinguished from its southern cousins by its thicker coat and stockier build.

Behold the rare and exotic Northwestern Elkat, the natural predator of the jackalope, in its natural habitat.

The Northwestern elkat is distinguished from its southern cousins by its thicker coat and stockier build.

(Source: tastefullyoffensive, via ayemdee)

Worgen in WoD are still totally whitewashed. Top picture is a friend’s worgen, how he looks in Mists. Below is what she’s going to get in WoD. That’s…not even a slight difference. That’s ‘here, have any color you want so long as it’s whitebread.’

So I think I know what the problem with the Whitewashed Worgen is. And if I’m right, Blizzard will probably never fix it. :P

A lot of people have been grousing that instead of being exactly like they were, female tauren patterns are now ‘copy pasted’ from the males. The old models had specifically rendered skins, so they were unique to the model. Now, it appears that both genders of Tauren are accessing shared skin color files, ensuring consistency between genders. Same colors, same spot patterns, just tweaked over the model to fit. 

Now, since Worgen are the only race with a gross dichotomy of skin colors (in fact, I think they’re the only race that’s different at all), the girls have about 10 or 12 skin color options, while the males have been stuck with a paltry 5. If they’re sharing the same list, then the girls get the whole range of options (as they currently do) but the males are only drawing from the first five entries in the list, meaning they’re all still well within the ‘pale’ range. Unless Blizzard gets off their butt and evens up the skin options, the way the skin resourcing code apparently works means that worgen are just perma-shafted. Which really bloody well sucks. I don’t know why the males get so screwed when it comes to options anyway; I complained about it bitterly in Cata (to no avail, obvs) but now it’s coming back to make matters worse than they were.

People are whining about how their female tauren’s nose isn’t quite how they want it, or their empty-eyed forsaken now has yellow ones. But I ask you, is it fair for them to go ‘SURPRISE YOUR CHARACTER IS A TOTALLY DIFFERENT COLOR!!! AND YOU CAN’T CHANGE IT! WHITE BREAD FOR ALL!!!’

Imagine if people logged into their trolls and found out they were now restricted to five shades of light green? They’d be pretty mad. I know I am.

Here’s the forum thread if you want to chime in; text is basically the same.

age-of-awakening:

thecogsofmycranium:

A’shop

So damn magical!! And sacred

Gorgeous.

Though I always wonder if asshat taggers will tag over something like this, or if there’s some kind of respect that will preserve it… thought at least there’s the small comfort that 99% of the image is too high to ruin…

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tastefullyoffensive:

The Wisconsin Humane Society is really good at naming kittens. [via]

I would never change the name of any kitten I got from here. Nope. Never.

tastefullyoffensive:

The Wisconsin Humane Society is really good at naming kittens. [via]

I would never change the name of any kitten I got from here. Nope. Never.

(via lobstmourne)

hairless-hugo:

Hello friends! Sorry for the very long post!!! We wanted to pass along some information from our Instagram friend Bronandraj’s. She found some kittens in terrible condition at a pet shop in and se is working to save them.
If you are interested in more information please contact Bronandraj on Instagram. She has also contacting the ASPCA and local new stations. She is going after the pet shop owner and the breeder. If you are able to donate to their rescue their Gofundme account is HERE The pet shop told Bronandraj that they chose to have the kittens for sale because sphynx are very trendy right now. Ask any sphynx owner about their cats and we will tell you that we plan of having sphynx for the rest if our lives. This is not a trend for us. There has been some heated debate happen on Instagram, we are all very passionate about protecting this relatively young breed. We are proud we don’t own inbred cats. When films like 101 Dalmations come out, and cause a breed to be trendy, it has been terrible for breeds in the past because supply can not keep up with demand so people inbred to make quick money. This produces very sick animals. We should be learning from past mistakes. Sphynx deserve better.
From Bronandraj: I can’t explain how heartbreaking it is to spend hours with these babies. They have diarrhea, they have eye crusties/boogies, they have poop crusted on their butts, they are surrounded by extremely loud and frightening animals, and lastly, they are in a cage that actually pumps air into the cage (almost like a less harsh air conditioner) which is making their ears freeze and their little bodies tremble. It is so unbelievably sad. Three eight-week old sphynx kittens have been sold by a breeder to a pet store in Newport Beach located in Orange County, California. The owner and staff are uneducated on how to properly care for their fragile breed. They are not even supposed to be taken from their mothers before 12 weeks! Currently, we have made some progress and educated the staff members on how to clean, bathe, and provide attention to them in the mean time. However, it is not enough. The store already has a terrible reputation for the animals that they sell and how frequently they die after purchase. We are in works with Animal Control but even if the owner decides to forfeit they will go back to the breeder who sold them in the first place. Although we do not want the owner and the breeder to profit off of these innocent babies, their lives are at stake. They are currently priced at 2x the average cost of a sphynx. They are each $2,500. The goal is to raise the ridiculous amount they ask to get these little babies out of their small glass cage as soon as possible. If you can contribute to this cause in any way or simply spread the word further, it will help tremendously. Please spread the word. If people donate at least $15 dollars we would only need 500 people to donate. With all of the attention this cruelty is getting, that would not be hard to achieve. Please don’t assume someone else will contribute your portion. If everyone thinks someone else will do it, it will be impossible to get there and they will reach the age of 4 months (if they survive in the environment they are currently in) and get sent right back to the breeder.

Signal boost, esp. for those in CA.
Though I can’t help thinking giving the people the ridiculous price they’re asking will do the exact opposite of solving the problem. Someone needs to take the animals away and fine both parties heavily.

hairless-hugo:

Hello friends! Sorry for the very long post!!! We wanted to pass along some information from our Instagram friend Bronandraj’s. She found some kittens in terrible condition at a pet shop in and se is working to save them.

If you are interested in more information please contact Bronandraj on Instagram. She has also contacting the ASPCA and local new stations. She is going after the pet shop owner and the breeder. If you are able to donate to their rescue their Gofundme account is HERE The pet shop told Bronandraj that they chose to have the kittens for sale because sphynx are very trendy right now. Ask any sphynx owner about their cats and we will tell you that we plan of having sphynx for the rest if our lives. This is not a trend for us. There has been some heated debate happen on Instagram, we are all very passionate about protecting this relatively young breed. We are proud we don’t own inbred cats. When films like 101 Dalmations come out, and cause a breed to be trendy, it has been terrible for breeds in the past because supply can not keep up with demand so people inbred to make quick money. This produces very sick animals. We should be learning from past mistakes. Sphynx deserve better.

From Bronandraj: I can’t explain how heartbreaking it is to spend hours with these babies. They have diarrhea, they have eye crusties/boogies, they have poop crusted on their butts, they are surrounded by extremely loud and frightening animals, and lastly, they are in a cage that actually pumps air into the cage (almost like a less harsh air conditioner) which is making their ears freeze and their little bodies tremble. It is so unbelievably sad. Three eight-week old sphynx kittens have been sold by a breeder to a pet store in Newport Beach located in Orange County, California. The owner and staff are uneducated on how to properly care for their fragile breed. They are not even supposed to be taken from their mothers before 12 weeks! Currently, we have made some progress and educated the staff members on how to clean, bathe, and provide attention to them in the mean time. However, it is not enough. The store already has a terrible reputation for the animals that they sell and how frequently they die after purchase. We are in works with Animal Control but even if the owner decides to forfeit they will go back to the breeder who sold them in the first place. Although we do not want the owner and the breeder to profit off of these innocent babies, their lives are at stake. They are currently priced at 2x the average cost of a sphynx. They are each $2,500. The goal is to raise the ridiculous amount they ask to get these little babies out of their small glass cage as soon as possible. If you can contribute to this cause in any way or simply spread the word further, it will help tremendously. Please spread the word. If people donate at least $15 dollars we would only need 500 people to donate. With all of the attention this cruelty is getting, that would not be hard to achieve. Please don’t assume someone else will contribute your portion. If everyone thinks someone else will do it, it will be impossible to get there and they will reach the age of 4 months (if they survive in the environment they are currently in) and get sent right back to the breeder.

Signal boost, esp. for those in CA.

Though I can’t help thinking giving the people the ridiculous price they’re asking will do the exact opposite of solving the problem. Someone needs to take the animals away and fine both parties heavily.

evanpalmercomics:

My mom loves chickens and Dia De Los Muertos and I love my mom, so I made this painting for her.

this is fabulous and why didn’t I think of it
I own a Mexican pottery statue of a two-headed rooster and it is one of my most precious possessions.

evanpalmercomics:

My mom loves chickens and Dia De Los Muertos and I love my mom, so I made this painting for her.

this is fabulous and why didn’t I think of it

I own a Mexican pottery statue of a two-headed rooster and it is one of my most precious possessions.

(via shithowdy)