HE’S DOING A WATER PULSE OMG HE’S A POKEMON
ONE WATERMELON FRESH FROM THE MANURE FIELD YOUR SPOOKYNESS
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!
I’ve been volunteering at the local shelter in my city for almost 8 years now and it’s true, people usually always want the kittens. But I absolutely adore the adult cats and tend to spend more time with them because they are just so sweet and don’t really get as much attention as the kittens do.
Calling your opponents Weiss with “I’m a victim!” and calling your own ‘side’ Blake with “Maybe we were tired of being pushed around!” is kind of ignoring the point of that argument in canon, by the by.
Weiss was hateful to the Faunus because they had actively been killing her family and stealing their trains and stuff. Regardless of the actions of her family, her perspective is one where she has to worry about White Fang killing her and everyone she loves.
Blake was defending the White Fang because she was a part of what the White Fang once was, a movement for positive change. But in case we all forgot, the White Fang turned violent after being led by a different leader. Blake left because of the radical actions her side was doing, regardless of whether they were in the right or not. So to put it into perspective…
If you’re going to call your ‘side’ the victims being pushed around, understand that there’s a line crossed when it turns aggressive. Exactly like how it did with the cosplayer situation.
There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?”
On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human.
Therapy animals save lives.
These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury.
Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!
I was reading an article of a service dog helping a person with schizophrenia. she stated that when she was seeing or hearing things and notices the dog is not reacting in any way, then she is able to ground herself, realizing what she was experiencing was not real and could work through it easier and is more able to ignore the delusions. And she pointed out she feels more comfortable with a service dog as well because well, dogs don’t judge and get angry for things like this
I teared up about this whole post to be honest.
i’ll never not reblog this post. it is so important.
I cried a little about this
Always reblog Service Dogs
Whitewashing apologists: [Weiss Voice] I’m a victim!
PoC RWBY Fans: [Blake Voice] MAYBE WE’RE JUST TIRED OF BEING PUSHED AROUND!
Casual Fans: [Torchwick Voice] These kids just keep getting weirder…
Finally got to draw my 4 favorite dorks