the thing to realize here is that conservatives find the idea of paying workers a livable wage so absurd that they make hyperbolic comparisons like this
because fifteen dollars and hour and a hundred thousand dollars an hour both mean the same thing to them; more than you deserve
^That commentary is very important.
She looks so relaxed and beautiful I just had to post these photos. A member of the sinner team of course.
Young writers should read books past bedtime and write things down in notebooks when they are supposed to be doing something else.
Lemony Snicket (via educationalliberty)
Angie high up on Fisherman’s Way, Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
credit: Justin Lawson
Source: Birdline Parrot Rescue
This bird was rehomed from a pet shop, he’s plucked himself since he was a baby, even with a loving home he still does it, no matter how much time and effort a bird owner puts in to making their bird happy (and many owners don’t put the time and effort in) many still pluck. Captivity will never come close to the life they should be having in their native country, and being with others of their own kind, finding a mate, nesting, foraging, flight, freedom. Just because many birds have never known freedom/life in the wild, doesn’t mean it’s not innate and instinctively there within them, same as we can yearn for things we’ve never known, if we’d lived in a small room or a bathroom our entire lives with limited company of our own kind and unable to have a mate and raise a family, unable to go out, unable to choose what we eat, unable to choose any aspect of our lives we would yearn for these things and we would be depressed. It may be all they’ve ever known, but that doesn’t mean it’s okay.
If you think it’s ok to keep a pet bird in a cage or in our houses please think about it again, it is so outdated, please don’t support the pet bird trade. Instead support a charity like Birdline, who care for unwanted/homeless parrots. But be aware how much time and effort it takes to care for them, it’s not something to take on lightly at all.
There are thousands of birds in sanctuaries already needing homes because they were too much for the owner to cope with, or the owner died, or no longer wanted the bird, or moved home, etc etc. And breeders continue to breed still adding to the problem. If you really do have the time, resources, patience etc to give some birds a loving home, PLEASE DO ADOPT. I cannot stress this enough.
Many birds are neglected or abused because the owner loses their patience when the bird screams (parrots scream when bored, wanting attention or stressed), many birds will pluck out of boredom or stress.
I’ve been told about parrots kept in cupboards in the dark for example as that’s the only way to keep them quiet :(
So today was absolutely crazy. I woke up around 2 got up made pb on toast. The family was outside doing stuff. My older brother came over and came inside asked what I was up to said “just making toast” I asked him in return as he took a lint roller to his coat. I didn’t here him the first time and asked him what quite casually only to say WHAT again quite suddenly in surprise. He said that he was getting ready to go out and propose to is girlfriend. Just wow we talked for an hour over toast and watching how it’s made on tv. I could only imagine how nervous he was as I was quite like wow holy shit what the fuck! I ended up getting an invite to dinner 30 minutes before we had to leave so into the shower at lightning speed, dressed in the cleanest nicest things I have and gone out to Van, we had dinner at some Japanese steakhouse… yep didn’t care for that much but I was able to find something edible. It was quite an event everyone knew but his girlfriend, she was out all day and had no idea about the dinner. He had her nephews and nieces dressed in shirts that spelled out “will you marry me?” and we all waited eyes towards the stairs for her to come up. Just wow after all of it she came in and was absolutely surprised, he got down on one knee and proposed. Just wow. So I watched my brother get engaged today. One event I am extremely grateful to have been apart of. I could write a lot more about how my brother is the closest person I’ve looked up to all my life and how he’s struggled with this and that yet managed to get an amazing life but that would probably get really personal, but wow I just can’t get over that. Thought I’d share my day with everyone so have a great night people.
why he lick me
THIS IS SUPER COOL THOUGH IF YOU UNDERSTAND HORSES. LIKE THAT NIPPING IS A GROOMING BEHAVIOR HORSE’S DO TO BOND AND TO MAINTAIN AND IMPROVE SOCIAL BONDS. SO THAT HORSE IS BASICALLY TREATING THE CAT AS PART OF THE HERD AND SUSTAINING THE FRIENDLY BOND.
IT IS SAYING, “this tiny horse is very tiny but we are friends. Look at my tiny friend.”