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chemicalbydefault:

Okay, I’m trying this thing where I ask for explanations to some social oddity I don’t seem to grasp, instead of just diving into an argument.

So, why is posting an MRP with the comment “huh…” a malicious thing?

Message or direct reblog is fine.

I personally feel it is inappropriate to post an MRP unless the person it belongs to has given the okay to post it or it is your own.

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Racing Name: Whiskey Booker
Offspring of: BD’s Grayson x Flying Havana
Sex: Male
Birth Date: 08/23/2012 
Weight: 90 lbs
Color: Brindle
Location: GO Kennel
Cat Tolerant: To Be Tested
Status: Available - See more at: www.greyhoundsonly.com

Booker is a strikingly handsome boy.  He is mellow and easy-going, but was a bit sensitive to loud noises.  Although he is a big boy, he is very gentle and should be able to adapt to just about any family situation.

Personal commentary:  This boy is 90 pounds, he’s freaking huge.  As you can see he’s lean and muscular, not a bit of his weight is fat.  I would guess he’s probably at or close to a Great Dane’s height.  If I could adopt right now I would so try to snatch him up.  He’s a beauty.

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RIP Jimi Jamison :(

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Anonymous said: Since you're against dog breeds going against, what would you do with the pug? How would you go about fixing the breed?

feliscanis:

I’ve posted about pugs in the past, including my own lil dude, and photos of what I would like pugs to move towards. I fully support the retromop movement towards better standards, and while I am generally against heavy government regulation on dogs and specifically breeding, I do support anti-torture-breeding laws such as the qualzucht laws present in some places, because the physiology proves it is necessary if these animals are to live comfortable, normal lives. On this, we have a scientifically proven issue to respond to, not speculation, and that is great for a start.

Pugs need an overhaul on their standard itself and the retro breeders are putting out mission statements to that effect. They want longer muzzles that are more similar to a boxer than today’s faceless pugs. Longer necks, eyes that are set further into the head instead of protruding out in various directions, a lack of intense over-the-nose roll, and longer legs. The ultimate goal is a dog without inherited genetic disorders due to standard and significantly lower disorders overall (this encompasses brachycephaly and eye disorders and things like hemivertebre, patellar luxation, hip dysplasia). You can find a little more info at qualzucht-hund.de (translate to English). Pugs also need a lower coefficient of inbreeding, so breeders need to address this as well to keep these retro pugs in check on that front. If that means outcrossing, breeders and fanciers need to jump that hurdle and stop throwing around the blood purity spiel.

They have such awesome personalities, it’s easy to understand why, all health aside, people want to own them. But that’s just not en excuse and it’s not enough to save all of these poor individuals suffering from horrible deformities that we’ve decided are cute. For now, people are going to continue to buy pugs; others are going to continue to buy pug mixes in hopes of getting a pug-sona with better health. Neither of these addresses the problems, so we just have to educate people. They want cold hard facts, and luckily, we have that to give to them. If it doesn’t sway a pug fancier (and it often doesn’t), what can you do? Just keep on keeping on. This goes for pugs„ pekingese, English bulldogs, French bulldogs, Scottish folds, cavalier king charles spaniels, munchkin cats, and on and on into pretty much any animal we keep in captivity and develop a supply/demand for based on looks and certain cute features. People are drawn so often to specific things that are odd or look cool or cute, and all too often those characteristics are horribly unhealthy; we have got to keep our selective breeding powers in check because we’re causing a great deal of completely unnecessary suffering to feed our own egos.

It would be nice if brachycephaly-obsession would go away completely, but it won’t. We can at least deal with these extremes, though.

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deducecanoe:

persephone-reigns:

jackpowerx:

nudityandnerdery:

Let’s take a moment to talk about this. I mean, because first off, “Tell cars not to hit kids.” Well, yeah, we do that all the fucking time, idiot. Ever seen signs like these?



We have classes and signs and laws about it, and people are constantly reminded. So your argument only works if we put up signs everywhere reminding assholes not to rape. But you’d rather talk about how rape victims have it coming to them.
But the dumbest part of this crap? Roads exist for cars to drive on. Children need to be careful to cross the street because they’re entering into an environment that exists specifically for something that is dangerous to them. The only way this shit is a valid comparison is if you think that bars, parties, and the world in general exists specifically for men to have sex with women. And I gotta break it to the guys who support this stupidity- your dicks are not that important. So knock off this bullshit and stop excusing rapists.

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In addition, people don’t hit children on purpose. Tragic accidents happen, a driver looks away for a second, a child darts out into the road after a ball. Rape is not an accident. You choose to disregard someone’s “no”, you choose to coerce, or you choose to have sex with someone unable to consent (or rape in any other way). Accidents happen, but rape isn’t one of them.

Also, legally, pedestrians have the right away. Whether or not they are in crosswalks. 

Drivers, bikers, and pedestrians should be taught caution and safety measures.  This (the original photo) is one of the more ridiculous things I’ve seen on tumblr.  I kind of hope it is just trolling and not actually serious.  

deducecanoe:

persephone-reigns:

jackpowerx:

nudityandnerdery:

Let’s take a moment to talk about this. I mean, because first off, “Tell cars not to hit kids.” Well, yeah, we do that all the fucking time, idiot. Ever seen signs like these?

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We have classes and signs and laws about it, and people are constantly reminded. So your argument only works if we put up signs everywhere reminding assholes not to rape. But you’d rather talk about how rape victims have it coming to them.

But the dumbest part of this crap? Roads exist for cars to drive on. Children need to be careful to cross the street because they’re entering into an environment that exists specifically for something that is dangerous to them. The only way this shit is a valid comparison is if you think that bars, parties, and the world in general exists specifically for men to have sex with women. And I gotta break it to the guys who support this stupidity- your dicks are not that important. So knock off this bullshit and stop excusing rapists.

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In addition, people don’t hit children on purpose. Tragic accidents happen, a driver looks away for a second, a child darts out into the road after a ball. Rape is not an accident. You choose to disregard someone’s “no”, you choose to coerce, or you choose to have sex with someone unable to consent (or rape in any other way). Accidents happen, but rape isn’t one of them.

Also, legally, pedestrians have the right away. Whether or not they are in crosswalks. 

Drivers, bikers, and pedestrians should be taught caution and safety measures.  This (the original photo) is one of the more ridiculous things I’ve seen on tumblr.  I kind of hope it is just trolling and not actually serious.  

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feliscanis:

thegreenwolf:

Only if you have enough money to make the kinds of choices you want to make regarding organics and the like. And only if you don’t live in a food desert. And only if you don’t have dietary restrictions that severely limit your options. I’m not saying that people even in those circumstances can never make better food choices ever, but someone whose only nearby food source is a convenience store and lives on minimum wage isn’t going to get to buy free-range chicken on a regular basis.Food is an environmental issue, but it’s also a social issue, too. Several social issues, in fact.

THANK YOU. This “blame goes to the consumer” shit really irks me. 

Reblogging for thegreenwolf’s excellent comment.

feliscanis:

thegreenwolf:

Only if you have enough money to make the kinds of choices you want to make regarding organics and the like. And only if you don’t live in a food desert. And only if you don’t have dietary restrictions that severely limit your options. I’m not saying that people even in those circumstances can never make better food choices ever, but someone whose only nearby food source is a convenience store and lives on minimum wage isn’t going to get to buy free-range chicken on a regular basis.Food is an environmental issue, but it’s also a social issue, too. Several social issues, in fact.

THANK YOU. This “blame goes to the consumer” shit really irks me. 

Reblogging for thegreenwolf’s excellent comment.

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lokithegreyhound:

ollietherottweiler:

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kyleighandbali:

What is your dog’s weirdest habit? Ky’s is playing with doors.

Breaking into the guest bedroom, opening the blinds and spying at the neighbors. They call him the Peeping Mont.

Ollie picks up footballs and likes to toss them at my little sisters heads

Loki likes to take everything he find he he keeps it on one of his bed. If you lost something, go check on Loki’s beds, you might find it there xD

Rudy sticks his head through the shower curtain and into the shower and tries to lick water droplets off my legs.  His head and neck get soaked.  Raven sometimes walks backwards across slippery floors because she’s afraid of slipping if she walks forward.

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starcunning:

I mean, I have like two people on block. One is persona non grata around here anyway. The other I prefer to have no contact with but a lot of my mutuals reblog content from them … which is how I always find out when they’re posting my commissioned art without…

I haven’t blocked anyone yet, but I don’t follow back everyone who follows me.  There are actually people I like who I haven’t followed mainly because they reblog a lot of stuff I see from others already and I try to keep my dash from getting so full that I can’t keep up, though I’m sure I miss plenty anyway.  There are MG people and then my dog blogs!

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More hounds!

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He is sleeping here.  Yes he sometimes sleeps with his eyes open, especially if his head is propped up like that.  I can tell when he’s actually awake because his mouth is fully closed then.  If he’s asleep it hangs open a bit.  He’s a dork sometimes.

He is sleeping here.  Yes he sometimes sleeps with his eyes open, especially if his head is propped up like that.  I can tell when he’s actually awake because his mouth is fully closed then.  If he’s asleep it hangs open a bit.  He’s a dork sometimes.