Apr. 4, 2014
this is chewy, my favorite dog in our company. she was rescued from a very extreme abuse situation, and is very shy and can take a while to connect with people. she was my very first dog sitting assignment and we bonded so hard, and now i get to take her on adventures every day! she lets me kiss her face and her tail knocks things over when she sees me and i’m obsessed with her.
Mar. 28, 2014
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!
Cats adapt to physical and neurological disabilities, just like people do! Just because a cat is missing a limb or may walk funny, doesn’t mean they aren’t just as capable to give you the love and affection you want from a pet. I’ve even seen blind cats who, while needing some extra accommodations while adjusting to a new home and lifestyle, have gone on to live happy, healthy, fun lives with owners and sibling pets who absolutely adore them. :-)
There was a cat that I would have adopted should I not be moving so soon who was partially blind, I asked if there was anything special I needed to do to care for her and they said just have a jingling anklet when I was home so she could find me easier and have different texture rugs in front of things like doors and her litter. It’s really not hard to care for a special needs kitty!
This comic makes me so happy. When my family went to adopt a cat everyone wanted a kitten but I told my parents I wanted an adult cat because no body ever wants them so as soon as I walked up I see the sweetest looking baby I’ve ever seen and she was the only one who played with the toy I had so I wanted her. She was three years old and as sweet as can be, a little stupid but very sweet and she’s still my best friend today and it’s been 7 years!
Mar. 24, 2014
REMINDER GUYS - IF YOU’RE IN THE US AND DOING IT TOUGH ON PUBLIC ASSISTANCE, THERE IS NOW A FACILITY TO ASSIST YOU WITH OBTAINING FOOD FOR YOUR PETS.
If you’re not doing it tough, and can spare some pennies, please donate - this effort is entirely run on donations (they are a registered Not For Profit, and have full disclosure and paperwork on their website.)
No one should ever have to surrender a beloved pet just because life is screwing them financially.
Mar. 14, 2014
Adorable Pitbull Mix Stella
Adorable newly adopted Pitbull mix Stella. One happy and loved dog!!
Mar. 11, 2014
Not sure if mad or impressed
My husband woke up in the middle of the night and heard water trickling. He got out of bed to find Isis scampering out of the shower.
I would give Mags a million dollars if she peed in the shower instead of right in front of the bed for me to step in.
Feb. 23, 2014
You did it right, dog
even dogs are cat people
Feb. 23, 2014
Dog eating in slow motion.
this is really important
Don’t ask why. Just watch.
Feb. 21, 2014
super pom off to save the world
(Source: mitsukaihime, via veganvoodoo)
Feb. 14, 2014
dogs deserve to live forever