holy 10,500+ notes on my tattoos
‘Hope’ is in my Mom’s handwriting and ‘strength’ is in my Dad’s handwriting. My attempt at sealing off the past/righting the wrist damage done by my teenage self with some positive modifications.
Done by Josh at Baltimore Tattoo Museum
Photo by Francisco Marin
Oh I love this so much. My Snuffy was returned multiple times to the adoption center before he found his forever home with me and my Zooeycat was adopted as an adult kitty as well. So important to adopt furry friends that are full grown.
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!
Feels. My heart. Ow.
This is so, SO lovely. Thank you very much for being so nice.
Messages like this mean the world to me, and I can’t even begin to describe how nice it is to be able to share constructively and openly and to have such positive interactions and feedback with the people that follow me.
What I’ve learned through this lovely little website is that there’s a LOT of power in knowing that you are not alone in situations in which you feel the most alone. I’m glad to do my part in lending some virtual company to people when they need it. It’s a real privilege.
Yes! Of course. Are there people that don’t snack? I hope not.
I know there are a lot of theories as far as, no snacking and only eating meals or eating a lot of little meals throughout the day, goes, but mostly I just eat when I’m hungry. Sometimes that ends up with just meals and no snacks and sometimes my life is snack city. I’m pretty open to whatever my body is telling me it wants as long as my brain is making solid choices.
Some of my favorite snacks are light string cheese, scooby doo fruit snacks, 100 cal. pack almonds, pickles, fruit (bananas and apples and berries are my fav,) veggies in all forms, and any sort of pre-packaged single portion treats that I can find. I have an entire drawer of snacks in my kitchen that are all ‘safe’ and pre-portioned and I love it so much.
I think it’s important when you’re craving things to try to identify the kind of taste you’re craving. Like if you want chips it’s really that you want something salty, so try to find a salty thing that isn’t chips (pickles. seriously pickles always,) or if you want something sweet grab some fruit, and you’ll be satiated and fulfilling that craving while staying healthy.