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Dog training, psychology, hot men, guns, sex work and photography. Guardian and Seven are my two male border collies. My educational background is in psychology.

"Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night."
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workingwithjayne:

baddognono:

workingwithjayne:

baddognono:

*gasp* It’s a fearful dog with a shock collar and a prong collar with a flexi leash! The horror! such stressed. much anxious.wow
Do you hate me now? do you?

But why

I don’t know if you seen some of the drama from yesterday but I decided to give some people out there all their hated things all together. Because maybe that would finally shock them enough to where some common sense will appear in their brain and they’ll learn to be civil with each other. You know like the whole “Treat others the way you would want to be treated”? Not you, of course. You seem pretty chill from what I’ve seen.Honestly, I would’ve given her a bow too but then she would’ve looked really scared.

I don’t understand how posting this picture and taunting +R trainers remedies your concerns, though.  This appears to be the exact thing you’re upset about.
Personally, I see a stressed out dog in this picture.  Her lip is curled upwards, her ears are pushed back, and her eyes are wide. She also appears to be tensed, but I can’t tell that for sure from a photo. Of course this is just a snippet of the dog’s behavior captured in a photo—but I don’t see a happy dog. 
Maybe it would help if you explained your reasoning a little more.  What use do these tools provide to an anxious dog? How do any of these things help a dog feel LESS anxious?
On another point—why do you think this would help people think more calmly and clearly?    

I too see a stressed dog, but then again reading this from a photo makes it hard to pass judgment. I will say that I get why people use things like prong collars and shock collars, they feel desperate for a solution and are impatient with +r methods. So they turn to the quick and easy way- suppressing the undesired behaviour.

workingwithjayne:

baddognono:

workingwithjayne:

baddognono:

*gasp* It’s a fearful dog with a shock collar and a prong collar with a flexi leash! The horror! such stressed. much anxious.wow

Do you hate me now? do you?

But why

I don’t know if you seen some of the drama from yesterday but I decided to give some people out there all their hated things all together. Because maybe that would finally shock them enough to where some common sense will appear in their brain and they’ll learn to be civil with each other. You know like the whole “Treat others the way you would want to be treated”? Not you, of course. You seem pretty chill from what I’ve seen.

Honestly, I would’ve given her a bow too but then she would’ve looked really scared.

I don’t understand how posting this picture and taunting +R trainers remedies your concerns, though.  This appears to be the exact thing you’re upset about.

Personally, I see a stressed out dog in this picture.  Her lip is curled upwards, her ears are pushed back, and her eyes are wide. She also appears to be tensed, but I can’t tell that for sure from a photo. Of course this is just a snippet of the dog’s behavior captured in a photo—but I don’t see a happy dog. 

Maybe it would help if you explained your reasoning a little more.  What use do these tools provide to an anxious dog? How do any of these things help a dog feel LESS anxious?

On another point—why do you think this would help people think more calmly and clearly?   

I too see a stressed dog, but then again reading this from a photo makes it hard to pass judgment. I will say that I get why people use things like prong collars and shock collars, they feel desperate for a solution and are impatient with +r methods. So they turn to the quick and easy way- suppressing the undesired behaviour.

— 1 hour ago with 10 notes
#positive dog training  #realdogtraining 

belas-imagens:

nubbsgalorephotos by gerry ellis from the david sheldrick wildlife trust, a nursery and orphanage for elephants in kenya’s tsavo east national park. here, fifty five keepers are charged with being around the clock parents to an elephant. the elephants, however, are the ones who chose their caretakers; it is the keepers who must ingratiate themselves to the elephants and earn their trust.

when elephants first arrive at the orphanage they are often traumatized from having witnessed the slaughter of their mothers and family by poachers. grieving can last several months, and they often lose the will to live. but as dame daphne sheldrick, founder of the orphanage, explains, a caretaker is charged with “persuading an elephant to live when it wants to die.”

approximately 35,000 elephants are killed by humans every year. with an estimated 350,000 elephants left in the whole continent of africa, they will be gone in the wild within ten years.

cbc’s the nature of things did a program on the elephants and their caretakers. you can foster an elephant with the david sheldrick wildlife trust online here. for more on the emotional lives of elephants, as well as the david sheldrick wildlife trust and other human efforts to save them, check out these posts

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— 5 days ago with 26256 notes
#animals 
insertcleverpunhere:

bigfatlies:

organic-healthy:

Raw vegan yumminess Romaine lettuce, tomato, onion, artichoke heart, peppers, fresh pico de gallo salsa topped with salt pepper and lemon 🍋

Now that’s a salad!

I want that in my mouth….

It should party in my stomach

insertcleverpunhere:

bigfatlies:

organic-healthy:

Raw vegan yumminess
Romaine lettuce, tomato, onion, artichoke heart, peppers, fresh pico de gallo salsa topped with salt pepper and lemon 🍋

Now that’s a salad!

I want that in my mouth….

It should party in my stomach

— 6 days ago with 16 notes
#food  #yummy 

dirtybetanerd:

kedreeva:

8bitrevolver:

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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— 1 week ago with 362583 notes
#pet adoption