thepredatorblog:

bullshit-bullsharks:

I just ordered this. And I am very happy about it. Hopefully it reaches the target to be printed though *sigh* … If you want one, here’s the link! http://teespring.com/liii2

Everyone go buy one

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zooophagous:

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sammiwolfe:

pitbulled:

impactings:

Hey tumblr! Did you know that if you suffer from depression / anxiety or any other mental illness, you can register your dog as an emotional support animal, making it illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent…

If you don’t need your dog with you, leave your fucking dog at home Jesus fucking Christ so much heartache can be saved if you just leave your dog at home.

Or don’t take it out unless it’s trained and wellbehaved. And don’t claim it’s a service animal if it is not!

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nubbsgalore:

photos by lava light galaries’ cj kale and nick selway (previously featured) in alaska

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miscellaneousthoughts012:

sammiwolfe:

pitbulled:

impactings:

Hey tumblr! Did you know that if you suffer from depression / anxiety or any other mental illness, you can register your dog as an emotional support animal, making it illegal for a landlord to refuse to rent to you? That’s right. No breed restrictions, no weight restrictions, no matter what, they are not allowed to refuse.

This includes cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, etc.!! Go here to register your pet as an ESA :~) 

I would like to announce: DO NOT DO THIS

DOING THIS ADDS TO THE PROBLEM OF FAKE “SERVICE DOGS” THAT MAKE IT HARDER FOR PEOPLE WHO NEED A REAL, PROFESSIONALLY-TRAINED SERVICE ANIMAL TO BE ABLE TO OWN ONE AND TAKE IT WITH THEM.

WHEN YOUR “EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ANIMAL” CAUSES PROBLEMS IT MAKES THE LANDLORD SKEPTICAL OF THE NEXT RENTER WHO SHOWS UP WITH AN ACTUAL SERVICE ANIMAL.

YES DEPRESSION IS A SERIOUS ILLNESS AND THERE ARE SERVICE ANIMALS FOR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT. BUT REGISTERING YOUR PET AS A SERVICE ANIMAL OF ANY KIND ONLY ADDS TO THE GROWING PROBLEM OF ANIMALS WITH FALSIFIED RECORDS

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ADD THAT NSARCO DOT COM IS A SCAM AND ANY WEBSITE SELLING THESE “CERTIFICATIONS” TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC IS A SCAM. YOU CANNOT BUY  A REAL CERTIFICATION FOR YOUR PET.

Ok, this is fucking HUGE. Fake support animals, untrained ESAs? Yeah, they’re a HUGE danger to the REAL service dog teams. Y’know, the people who LEGITIMATELY NEED a service dog, for visible or invisible disabilities. You are cheapening and destroying the idea of a service dog when you take your leash pulling, non-potty trained, dog aggressive bully mutt into a store with you with your fake registrations and faux service vests. When you let others in the store pet your dog, they start to think that they can pet any “service dog” because they don’t know the difference between you with your pet that you just wanted to take anywhere, and the dog that is actually doing a job. This can cause undue stress on the handler who might have PTSD, severe anxiety, etc, or ANY handler with ANY issue. These dogs are WORKING dogs, not pets whose owner wanted to take their dog in a shop.

You cause problems like THIS:

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Do. not. just go out and register your cutesy little poorly trained pet dog as an ESA just so you can take it where you want. It’s dangerous and hurtful, and can lean to places and businesses working to keep REAL service animals out of their establishments. 

TRUE service dogs have gone through years and years of training to help their humans. Do NOT cheapen the effort and work that goes into the animals for the work they do for their humans just because you want fluffy to come in and have lunch with you. Don’t. 

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I've been trying for years to get my parents to give me a dog but they always say no. Do you have any ideas how I can convince them to give me a dog??

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thecutestofthecute:

Show them these pictures.

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How to care for your vulture culture friend:

rhokasbones:

Do not ever accuse the person of not respecting animals. Ever. Don’t.

Not everyone’s idea of respect is the same. For some, it’s burial or cremation. For some, it’s keeping remains. Taxidermy, bones, pelts. I am personally not a fan of rogue taxidermy, but if your idea of respect is taking your little mouse and dressing him in a suit and top hat, please, be my guest.
Not everyone’s beliefs and ideas are the same.

bendragon-cumbersmaug:

hearts-of-fire:

What. I have never seen this color on a Doberman. bendragon-cumbersmaug please explain

Albino.

Unfortunately, some people breed doberman lines that carry what’s called Oculocutaneous Albinism, which is similar to OCA4 (one of the types of albinism that affect humans). These dobermans suffer from the same health problems, including coat, skin, digestive, and ocular issues. They also sunburn incredibly easily, and are extremely photosensitive. As you can see, this poor girl is sitting in the shade and still squinting her eyes tight against the light. It also severely ups their chances for several types of cancer, including skin cancer.

All albino doberman trace back to a single “white” (albino, cough) female named Sheba. Sheba was from lines that were already not being used by good breeders due to poor conformation and unstable temperament concerns. Due to the intense inbreeding on an already physically and mentally unhealthy pedigree, many albino doberman and doberman from those lines die very young from cancers and other maladies. Not to say that dobes are a particularly healthy breed in the first place, but why add to that when it’s only going to make things worse? Sadly, I know far too many albinos which died at 2… 3… 4… from aggressive forms of cancer. Even if the average lifespan of the breed is only 8-10 years, that’s still less than half!

All albino doberman and normal colored doberman from lines that carry albinism are designated with a “Z” in their registration numbers if they are registered through AKC. The “Z” is a warning to good breeders- do NOT breed to this dog. Sadly, there are people out there who see the “Z” as a “$” and will purposely breed “Z-factored” dogs together and sell the resulting albino puppies as “rare”, “white”, “cream”, “blonde”, or “leucistic”. They claim that all doberman breeders get “whites” sometimes and the good breeders just supposedly kill the “whites”. “White is right” is a frequent quote used by albino supporters, and they reject the recent studies proving that yes, these dogs are indeed albino and should not be bred.

To add to that, those who support albino doberman also refuse to health test or title their dogs- and with a breed that has a 50% chance of dropping dead from a heart problem called DCM, why wouldn’t you be fervently checking the heart to make sure it’s okay? With a breed so stigmatized by the general public re:aggression, why wouldn’t you shoot for some obedience/working titles at least to prove that your dogs are stable enough to be happy companions? If you are so god damned concerned with proving to everyone that albino doberman are “just as good, if not better” than non-albinos, why don’t you put your money where your mouth is? The reason is because genetics, science, and experience with temperaments tells them that they’re wrong, and they refuse to accept that.

http://www.vetgen.com/BreedSpecific-Canine.aspx?id=Doberman%20Pinscher

http://www.science20.com/news_articles/albino_genetic_mutation_in_doberman_pinschers_identified_and_what_it_means_for_humans-136131

http://dpca.org/albino/albino_about.htm

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crispysnakes:

Gosling - 2013 medium expression Super Stripe (boa constrictor imperator - BCI)

My super stripe bebes are ready for a food upgrade.  These kids were big babies and man they’re growing fast!  They’re catching up to some of my 2012’s like nobody’s business.  

Beautiful boa!

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astronomy-to-zoology:

Snowflake Moray (Echidna nebulosa)

Also known as the clouded moray, the snowflake moray is surprisingly a species of moray eel (Muraenidae) which is widespread throughout the Indo-Pacific region, from the eastern coast of Africa thorough Micronesia including the Red Sea and Hawaii. It also occurs in the eastern Central Pacific, from southern Baja California, Mexico, and from Costa Rica to northern Colombia. Like most morays, snowflake morays are carnivorous and will feed on a variety of fish and crustaceans. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Actinopterygii-Anguillformes-Muraenidae-Echidna-E. nebulosa

Images: Silke Baron and Josh More

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thepredatorblog:

Caiman with a lungfish (by Richard Denyer)

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One critter i cannot deal with are daddy longlegs

bigbootsandscaryeyes:

Flying spiders.

No.

Agreed.

Worst thing about autumn ever

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blakeparkerphoto:

Cornish Beach Caves.

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10bullets:

A worldgorger dragon… (by Alejandro Arteaga)

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