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!
Let me tell to you a thing.
This is Lenore. I first saw her in a little cage at the Petco I frequent (I used to take my parents’ dog in for puppy play time), and she looked like the grouchiest, old, crotchety cat in the world, and I fell instantly in love. She was cranky, she was anti-social, hanging out at the back of her cage. Her fur was matted because she wouldn’t let the groomers near her.
She was perfect.
But I didn’t have a place for her. I wasn’t living in my own space yet, and where I was, I wasn’t allowed cats. So I pressed my face to the bars of her cage and I promised that if no one had adopted her by the time I’d bought a house, I would come back for her.
I visited her every week for over six months while I looked for a house. At one point, they had to just shave her entire rear-end because the mats or fur were so bad. They told me she clawed the heck outta the groomer that did it, screamed the entire time, and spent the next two days growling at anyone that came near the cage.
A couple of weeks later, I closed on my house. I went back and I got an employee, and I said: “That one. I need that cat.”
They got the paperwork and the lady who ran the rescue that was bringing the cats in told me that Lenore (at the time, Lila) was 8 years old, had been owned by an elderly lady who had died, and brought in to a different rescue, who’d had her for six months on top of the time I’d been seeing her at Petco.
This kitty had been living in a 3x3’ cube for over a YEAR because she was older and “less adoptable.”
I signed the paperwork, put her in a cat carrier, and drove her to my new home. I had pretty much nothing; a bed, an old couch, a couple of bookcases, and a tank of mice I called “Cat TV”. I let her out of the carrier and onto my bed, and I told her “I told you I would come back for you when I had a place. It’s not much, but it’s yours too now.”
Lenore spent the next three days straight purring non-stop. She followed me around the house purring. Sat next to me purring. Slept next to me purring. Leaning into every touch, purring, purring, always purring. She still purrs if you so much as think about petting her. She’s amazing, and I love her.
So, you know, if you’re thinking about adopting, and you see a beast that others consider “less adoptable,” think about Lenore.
IM CRYING I LOVE CATS FUUUUCK
This is beautiful ❤️
- ♂ = I am a boy who has a crush on you
- ♀ = I am a girl who has a crush on you
- () = I am a nonbinary/genderqueer person who has a crush on you
- æ = Post a picture of yourself
- $ = You’re awesome
- # = I love your blog
- @ = You’re beautiful
- <3 = I want to fuck you
- & = I wish we were close
- ~ = I wish we were friends in real life
- ? = I relate to a lot of the same things you go through
- ! = You inspire me
I did it. I found the ultimate tumblr bookstore.
KEEP THOSE JEANS ALIVE
Everybody knows the pain of shopping for a decent pair of jeans, and the even greater pain of losing a really good pair to a hole in the crotch. Sewing torn denim back together is not a thing that nature intended, because the world is a dark, cruel place.
But I wasn’t gonna stand for that! I’m playing God, I thought. I’m fixing these jeans, and the laws of nature can go fuck themselves. And then it worked. Here’s how to do it:
- Buy some Shoe Goo from your local CVS or something. It’s pretty cheap and you can glue basically anything with it. I glue the soles of my shoes back on with this stuff.
- Sacrifice some mistake jeans to make a patch, and glue that patch to the inside of your jeans. Glue it down real good. Do this in a well-ventilated area because Shoe Goo is toxic stuff until it dries.
- Let it cure for 24 hours, and then put your jeans back on and flip God the bird, because you have just performed a miracle. You have saved your favorite jeans from certain garbage-canning.
One tube of glue is enough to save a lot of jeans, plus some shoes on the side. The patch holds up pretty well in the washer/dryer, and is only a little stiffer than two layers of denim would be anyway. Boom.
i threw out a pair of jeans that had worn through right on the butt and to this day i’m still sad
so i just imagined roman mythology like a bunch of deviantart Original characters:
Rome: And here’s my OC, Mars.
Greece: …Isn’t that Ares?
Rome: No he’s completely original, see, his name is Mars.
Greece: You just mirrored Ares, changed the hair colour an-
Rome: MARS IS MY ORIGINAL CHARACTER DO NOT STEAL
before u say i am stoling this mythos let me explain u a thing
someone please draw this
What the fuck is that, “act my age”?
What do I care how old I am?
The Ocean is old as fuck.
It will still drown your ass with vigor.
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So how does it work? We have partnered with leading physicians and technicians in the cosmetic surgery industry to implant the E ink grid, called a canvas. The canvas can go anywhere on your body and be configured to the size and shape of the body party you’d like to ink. After a short healing period (usually 2-3 days), you can begin using the moodInq software included with your kit to change your canvas to display the tattoo you desire! Found on ThinkGeek.
YOU COULD HAVE A MAGIC TREE TATTOO THAT CHANGES WITH THE SEASONS
This is INSANELY cool. Until someone hacks the software and you end up with an ad for Viagra on your arm.
we are the future
I’ve been on this website for almost four years and I still don’t know what snk means
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I decided to bleep out the lines on “I’m a Boss Ass Bitch” so I can listen to it properly in church.
IM LAUGHING SO HARD RIGHT NOW
I had high expectations and I was not let down
Is that Morse code?
But seriously is there even a single actor in the MCU who doesn’t have the most
puppy dog eyes in the damn universe?
(well, except Clint)
Awww I dunno. I present to you this:
THERE IS A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN
- finding someone aesthetically pleasing
- being sexually attracted to someone
- being romantically attracted to someone