baronvonhammersmash:

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

THIS POST MAKES ME SO SAD, I JUST WANT TO HUG ALL THE KITTIES ;-;

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Timestamp: 1406776039

baronvonhammersmash:

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

THIS POST MAKES ME SO SAD, I JUST WANT TO HUG ALL THE KITTIES ;-;

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mrsjonie:

5 Moves to Target Triceps For Tank-Top Season. It might not feel like it, but tank-top season is not that far away! Each of these effective triceps-toning exercises will help combat that notorious back-of-the arm jiggle.

  • Tricep Dip: Whether you’re outside, at the gym, or at home, triceps dips get your arms pumping. Be sure to avoid these common mistakes to make the most of this move and keep your body safe.
  • Tricep Push: Drop to your knees, and start showing your triceps some love with this low-weight move. Use two- or three-pound dumbbells for this one.
  • Skull Crushers: The name might sound a little scary, but there’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to this effective triceps-toning move. 
  • Side-Arm Push-Ups: An alternative for your standard push-up routine is the side-arm push-up. It tones your triceps, your deltoids, and the outside of your chest.

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Timestamp: 1406772831

mrsjonie:

5 Moves to Target Triceps For Tank-Top Season. It might not feel like it, but tank-top season is not that far away! Each of these effective triceps-toning exercises will help combat that notorious back-of-the arm jiggle.

  • Tricep Dip: Whether you’re outside, at the gym, or at home, triceps dips get your arms pumping. Be sure to avoid these common mistakes to make the most of this move and keep your body safe.
  • Tricep Push: Drop to your knees, and start showing your triceps some love with this low-weight move. Use two- or three-pound dumbbells for this one.
  • Skull Crushers: The name might sound a little scary, but there’s nothing to be afraid of when it comes to this effective triceps-toning move. 
  • Side-Arm Push-Ups: An alternative for your standard push-up routine is the side-arm push-up. It tones your triceps, your deltoids, and the outside of your chest.

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fit-personality:

  1. "Ugh fruit has so much sugar omg it will totes make me fat." NO. Fruit is very high in water and has little to no fat (with the rare exception of things like avocado… which is God’s gift to man so we should eat that anyway). The sugar it contains is natural sugars which are good for you.
  2. Speaking of sugar, it has way less than things with added sugar. 1 whole cup of strawberries has about 7 grams, while 1 can of soda has about 30 grams on average. I’ll take my strawberries with some lemon squeezed on that because there simply isn’t enough fruit for me in just the strawberries.
  3. Have you ever tasted pineapple? Yeah. That shit is delicious.
  4. Fruit smoothie? You mean the healthy delicious treat that is the perfect amount of smooth and cold and is just the icing on the cake of a hot summer day? Yes. Please direct me to the nearest Jamba Juice.
  5. Oh, so many pretty colors. I think even dogs can see that beautiful piercing pink of dragon fruit.
  6. Antioxidants. All the antioxidants.
  7. Weird is good. There are weird fruits. See this list for proof.  
  8. There is lots of dietary fiber in fruit. Who doesn’t like pooping regularly AMIRIGHT?
  9. There is no cholesterol, extremely low sodium, and low calories.
  10. It all just tastes fucking delicious and if we are so paranoid that something as healthy as fruit is making us fat I am probably just going to leave society and live in the wilderness amongst the fruits. I will live with the fruit and I will eat it and be happy because it’s good and lets all just have a great day and eat some rambutans god bless.

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Timestamp: 1406766436

fit-personality:

  1. "Ugh fruit has so much sugar omg it will totes make me fat." NO. Fruit is very high in water and has little to no fat (with the rare exception of things like avocado… which is God’s gift to man so we should eat that anyway). The sugar it contains is natural sugars which are good for you.
  2. Speaking of sugar, it has way less than things with added sugar. 1 whole cup of strawberries has about 7 grams, while 1 can of soda has about 30 grams on average. I’ll take my strawberries with some lemon squeezed on that because there simply isn’t enough fruit for me in just the strawberries.
  3. Have you ever tasted pineapple? Yeah. That shit is delicious.
  4. Fruit smoothie? You mean the healthy delicious treat that is the perfect amount of smooth and cold and is just the icing on the cake of a hot summer day? Yes. Please direct me to the nearest Jamba Juice.
  5. Oh, so many pretty colors. I think even dogs can see that beautiful piercing pink of dragon fruit.
  6. Antioxidants. All the antioxidants.
  7. Weird is good. There are weird fruits. See this list for proof.  
  8. There is lots of dietary fiber in fruit. Who doesn’t like pooping regularly AMIRIGHT?
  9. There is no cholesterol, extremely low sodium, and low calories.
  10. It all just tastes fucking delicious and if we are so paranoid that something as healthy as fruit is making us fat I am probably just going to leave society and live in the wilderness amongst the fruits. I will live with the fruit and I will eat it and be happy because it’s good and lets all just have a great day and eat some rambutans god bless.

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cactehi:

flirtly:

terrysdiary:

MOST OF THE STUFF PEOPLE WORRY ABOUT NEVER HAPPENS

just a reminder

very important^^

(Source: terrysdiary, via sarah-gets-healthy)

Timestamp: 1406763229

cactehi:

flirtly:

terrysdiary:

MOST OF THE STUFF PEOPLE WORRY ABOUT NEVER HAPPENS

just a reminder

very important^^

(Source: terrysdiary, via sarah-gets-healthy)

now-theres-a-spoiler-for-you:

phiftycent:

princem4rtian:

poyzn:

This is like installing Windows on a Mac.

I am physically required to reblog this or my heart will stop beating.

oh my god

I want a cat dog

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Timestamp: 1406760053

now-theres-a-spoiler-for-you:

phiftycent:

princem4rtian:

poyzn:

This is like installing Windows on a Mac.

I am physically required to reblog this or my heart will stop beating.

oh my god

I want a cat dog

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goodeggsnyc:

Happy Pride Weekend from the farmer’s market!

Image via Good Eggs SF Instagram

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Timestamp: 1406750571

goodeggsnyc:

Happy Pride Weekend from the farmer’s market!

Image via Good Eggs SF Instagram

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sherlock-awa-holmes:

Just to clarify 

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builttobulk:

Relationship goals.

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imgonnamakeachange:

I hit 48,000 followers! Time for a promo! This is an Unlimited Promo to 48k!

  • Must be following me
  • Must be following my Instagram at natashaxjade if you have Insta. 
  • Reblogs only. 
  • Fitness/health blogs only. 
  • First 40 promoted in lists. 
  • Will choose 5 blogs to solo screenshot promote. 
  • You will gain 100+ followers!
  • Must reach 100 notes. 
  • This ends tomorrow afternoon!

go go go!

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Timestamp: 1406732014

imgonnamakeachange:

I hit 48,000 followers! Time for a promo! This is an Unlimited Promo to 48k!

  • Must be following me
  • Must be following my Instagram at natashaxjade if you have Insta. 
  • Reblogs only. 
  • Fitness/health blogs only. 
  • First 40 promoted in lists. 
  • Will choose 5 blogs to solo screenshot promote. 
  • You will gain 100+ followers!
  • Must reach 100 notes. 
  • This ends tomorrow afternoon!

go go go!

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