thesetimesare-hard:

Attempting to save this little guys life!! He fell from the nest after being attacked by a larger animal. Still breathing but has some severe damage to his left eye. Trying our best to get him healed, healthy, and back on his feet. If anyone knows ANYTHING about squirrels, please let me know! #squirrel #squirrelsofinstagram

Just take him to a wildlife rescue that specializes in small mammals, like rabbits and squirrels. They have the most experience and this little guy will have the best chance with them.
Hanging in the boat with the fam!
LOL so my mom posted this on Facebook and those neighbors just came over and bitched about it. Treat your animals right and we wouldn’t say anything! I’m SO glad they’re moving. GTFO of here.
I have the best friends…truly.

I can’t wait for:

1) Tuesday…to party with everyone for Andrew’s 21st!

2) September…because I get to see Kyle again and go to Cedar Point!

3) October….to get a place with my best friend!

😁😁😁

Life is just getting better and better. ❤️

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vive-veg:


By definition: Veganism /ˈviːɡənɪzəm/ is the practice of abstaining from the use of animal products, particularly in diet, as well as following an associated philosophy that rejects the commodity status of sentient animals. A follower of veganism is known as a vegan.

To understand what it means to be vegan, it is vital to reflect on the historical roots and origin of the word. Many people think of the term vegan and its associated lifestyle as something new, faddish, insurgent or radical. In many ways, just the opposite is true. The word vegan was coined in England by Donald Watson in 1944. He, along with several other members of the Vegetarian Society in Leicester, England, wanted to form an alliance of nondairy vegetarians as a subgroup of the Society. When their proposal was rejected, they ventured to start their own organization. They prospected what to call themselves, and, after evaluating a range of ingenious possibilities, agreed that “vegan” (decisively pronounced VEE-gn, with a long “e” and hard “g”) was best. It was derived from the word “vegetarian” by taking the first three letters (veg) and the last two letters (an) because, as Donald Watson explained, “veganism starts with vegetarianism and carries it through to its logical conclusion.”
In late 1944, The Vegan Society was established, followed shortly thereafter by the creation of a manifesto describing their unified mission and perspective. Although the group advocated a totally plant-based diet excluding flesh, fish, fowl, eggs, honey, and animals’ milk, butter and cheese, they also encouraged the manufacture and use of alternatives to animal commodities, including clothing, shoes and other apparel. In addition, the group acknowledged that the elimination of exploitation of any kind was necessary in order to bring about a more reasonable and humane society and emancipate both humans and animals.
In 1960, the American Vegan Society was born in the United States, founded by Jay Dinshah. It wholly embraced, and continues to embrace, the principles of its British predecessor, advocating a strictly plant-based diet and lifestyle free of animal products. In addition, the American Vegan Society promotes the philosophy of Ahimsa, a Sanskrit word interpreted as “dynamic harmlessness,” along with advocating service to humanity, nature and creation. In other words, in order to practice veganism, it is not sufficient to simply avoid specific foods and products; it is necessary to actively participate in beneficial selfless action as well.
When we understand the origin of the term and the guiding principles established by the founders of the vegan movement, we see that, although inspired by vegetarianism, vegan living encompasses far more than one’s diet. In fact, to be a full member of the American Vegan Society, one must not only be vegan in diet but must also exclude animal products from one’s clothing, cosmetics, toiletries, household goods and everyday commodities. Contrary to popular belief, people who eliminate all animal-based foods from their diet but who continue to wear non-vegan clothing or use non-vegan products are not vegan — they are total vegetarians.
Omitting animal products from one’s life is a passive action; it does not necessitate asserting oneself, it merely involves avoidance. In order to actually implement and realize Ahimsa, we must engage the “dynamic” part of “dynamic harmlessness.” Therefore, to fully apply the vegan ethic, not only are vegans compelled to do the least harm, they are obliged to do the most good.
When people choose veganism, they make an ethical commitment to bettering themselves and the world around them. This is a pledge not to be taken lightly as it requires us to seriously examine all facets of ours lives. Certainly, animal-free food, clothing and cosmetic choices are a paramount part of becoming vegan. However, when we delve more deeply into its essence, we see that a vegan outlook extends far beyond the material and tangible. Vegan perspectives permeate our relationships, spiritual beliefs, occupation and pastimes. Hence, there are few areas of life that the vegan ethic doesn’t touch or influence to one degree or other.
Becoming vegan is a process; rarely does someone convert to total veganism overnight. More typically, people transition to a vegan lifestyle, generally altering their diet first and then gradually replacing their clothing, cosmetics and incongruous habits with more serene, compassionate options. Some vegans eventually change jobs in order to align their vocation with their beliefs. Others become activists on behalf of animals, social justice, peace and/or the environment, do volunteer work, adopt children, take in homeless animals, reduce their material consumption, or any number of other positive, beneficent acts.
In truth, there is no end to the vegan journey. We are perpetually challenged to do more, to strive higher, to see and understand more clearly, to be more loving and humble. This is the gift of veganism. It is a guide for compassionate living. It is the path of honoring our roots, our planet, all Life, and ourselves.
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mostlycatsmostly:

fuckyeahfelines:

This is my friend’s 5-month-old kitten, Remus. He’s been sick for about two months now, and every time he seems to have improved, he backslides and they have to visit the vet again. She’s paying off student loans, working at an animal shelter, and his vet bills have passed what she can afford to pay. She’s asking for donations and posting updates on his health here: http://www.gofundme.com/cqn2ek Anything you can contribute would help, even just a reblog. Please signal boost!
Thank you so much!
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BOOST for Remus.

They’ve only raised half their goal! Come on, guys!!
My cousin’s son is over.

He’s 6.

I’ve never particularly taken a liking to him, but today he said cats are his most favorite thing in the world.

Plus 1 point!

Then he says…”Do you have a boyfriend?” And I said no, so he goes, “Well, you should get one so you can get married.”

Minus 1 point!

Edit: And it continues. I said I had to go to work in an hour, and he goes, “You should get a boyfriend and get married before you get a job!”

He’s in the negatives now. I feel like they’re brainwashing this kid.

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theinnkeeperlibrarian:

leepacey:

a restaurant in my hometown got a review that said the servers should “show some skin” so the owner added a potato skin special to the menu and all the proceeds from the special go to the west virginia foundation for rape information services (x)

That’s exactly the appropriate response.

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betalars:

friend-zoning guys is horrible. it is disgusting. funzone them instead. send them to a small childs park so they can cry with the other babies when they dont get what they want.

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geekygothgirl:

The original is good, the comment is STUNNING. Love it!