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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.

FUCKING IMPORTANT

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— 22 hours ago with 354680 notes
#pet adoption 

morelia-viridis:

GREEN TREE PYTHON RESOURCE MASTERPOST

Green tree pythons, while not the scary monsters some claim them to be, aren’t corn snakes or ball pythons and do have their own particular needs. These are animals where you need to do your homework ahead of time. I can’t emphasize enough that they—like any animal—should not be an impulse purchase. For those who want to own them, read and absorb as much information as you can. And then keep reading and learning, because as we learn more about these creatures, husbandry methods evolve and change.

I’ll link this post on my sidebar and try to update the info as needed.

* * * BOOKS * * *

  • The More Complete Chondro by Greg Maxwell

    The chondro bible.  While the info may not be as cutting edge as when it was first published, it’s still a solid foundation of information and should be read by anyone wanting to get into chondros.

    HardcovereBook, Kindle | eBook, Nook

  • Adventures in Green Python Country by Karl-Heinz Switak

    To my knowledge, this book is out of print. I have not read it, but have heard it’s a good read.

  • The Green Tree Python and Emerald Tree Boa: Care, Breeding and Natural History, Second Extended Edition by Ron Kivit and Stephen Wiseman

    I haven’t had a chance to read this one myself.

    Paperback

* * * ARTICLES * * *

 

* * * FORUMS * * *

  • Morelia Viridis Forum

    MVF is THE forum for chondro information. They now have a basic husbandry section, but the real treasure is the wealth of information in past threads. The search function is your friend. There is a ton of info there. Plenty of differing opinions and ways to do things, and it’s useful to read it all.

  • Morelia Pythons Forum

    I haven’t spent much time here myself, but it’s another resource for chondro info.

* * * RADIO * * *

  • Green Tree Python Keeper Radio (Blogtalk Radio | iTunes)

    They’ve had on important folks like Daniel Natusch (biologist who has studied chondros in the field), Trooper Walsh (chondro pioneer, former keeper at NZP). Greg Maxwell is also slated to be on an upcoming show.

  • Morelia Python Radio (Blogtalk Radio | iTunes)

    Shows covering all Morelia species, not just chondros. They’ve had guests such as Rico Walder, David Newman, Gary Schiavino, Kimbery Burge, Marcial Mendez, Greg Stephens, Buddy Buscemi, Terry Phillip, etc.

* * * SCIENTIFIC PAPERS * * *

  • GTPKeeper.com hosts a number of scientific papers relating to green tree pythons.

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#so cool  #animals  #snakes 
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zaprowsdowervsmanos:

Can everyone please reblog this in hopes of this shithead being caught. If his face goes viral there is a much better chance of him being arrested.

Why.

Because people are cruel.

Signal boost the fucking shit out of this, followers. I don’t care if you’re an RP blog or whatever, if someone sees this and has the indecency to ignore it,


Can we get this guy arrested? This is absolutely sick.

Don’t care what kind of blog you are - if you have any kind of pet, dog, cat, fish whatever you want this sick bastard caught and punished for such cruelty!!! Reblog this!!

I don’t normally reblog stuff like this, especially when people think you’re a horrible person for not reblogging about bad stuff that happens.
But I like animals. Animals are cool, and friendly, and cuddly.
Hurting them is wrooooong.

If I see this man….


This is bullshit! ¤~¤

Pass it around

I support Animal Rights.

this breaks my heart. i hope he’s caught.

This has been making the rounds on facebook for years. Like I remember seeing this in 2010.

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nuclearfusionotaku:

zaprowsdowervsmanos:

Can everyone please reblog this in hopes of this shithead being caught. If his face goes viral there is a much better chance of him being arrested.

Why.

Because people are cruel.

Signal boost the fucking shit out of this, followers. I don’t care if you’re an RP blog or whatever, if someone sees this and has the indecency to ignore it,

image

Can we get this guy arrested? This is absolutely sick.

Don’t care what kind of blog you are - if you have any kind of pet, dog, cat, fish whatever you want this sick bastard caught and punished for such cruelty!!! Reblog this!!

I don’t normally reblog stuff like this, especially when people think you’re a horrible person for not reblogging about bad stuff that happens.

But I like animals. Animals are cool, and friendly, and cuddly.

Hurting them is wrooooong.

If I see this man….

image

This is bullshit! ¤~¤

Pass it around

I support Animal Rights.

this breaks my heart. i hope he’s caught.

This has been making the rounds on facebook for years. Like I remember seeing this in 2010.

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so cool!

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2014 S/S
CREATIVE DIRECTOR : OH HA
PHOTOGRAPHER : GU NO LEE
MODELS : INSIK
HAIR&MAKE UP : EON JU PARK
ASSIST : BA GANG
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so cool!

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— 6 days ago with 1500 notes
#korean men  #asian men 

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It’s so hard to relate/talk to people who don’t love animals as much as I do

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— 1 week ago with 332 notes
#dogs are the best  #animals are awesome