Mmm love being too anxious to sleep, especially when I have to wake up early.
Mmm love being too anxious to sleep, especially when I have to wake up early.
Had a bad dream about Toddy, and then when I woke up he came and gave me such a long cuddle. Best boy.
I just had some…thoughts… about sticking animal heads on human shoulders. Bear with me.
I think the reason some anthros look really strange (I’m looking at you, Skyrim) is because animal skulls don’t attach to their spines the same way ours do. Our spines and skulls are very vertical, but many animals’ are closer to horizontal.
Some people solve this by giving the animal skulls a human skull shape on the back. But, to me it makes them look somehow bald(??) and just kinda weird in general. If, instead, you change their necks to curve so that the spine still connects where their four legged counterparts’ do, they no longer look yucky! (And also don’t need a hair-do!)
This seems especially applicable for animals like big cats, cows, and lizards — animals whose spines attach very horizontally to their heads.
Anyway, enjoy some more art I did while having these very specific thoughts.
I don’t know if you realize this but if you attempt to make a realistic anthropomorphic animal it will look uncanny because they don’t exist and are unnatural.
Today I picked Toddy up and held him against my shoulder, and he made a little hum/sigh noise. I made it back, and he did it again. Best boy.
you’re hearing it more and more
Spotify Premium ad: “Imagine playing music without interruptions!
Infinite skipping! Replay the song you want! And even do it offline? No ads! Whatever songs you want! For a small monthly payme-”
Me: *nods, turns off Spotify and turns on my MP3 player and does all the things they offer, but for free and with songs they don’t even have*
lol I am in such a stressed-out blind rage today from insurance bullshit that I wrote up a glossary of health insurance terms (things like deductibles, premiums, and copays) because all the free guides online are unnecessarily complicated and the only way you can squeeze a dime out of these bullshit companies is to understand their overly-complicated policies. give em hell
This is a GREAT guide folks - it’s simple, straightforward, and deals well with the overly complicated alphabet soup of medical insurance. Knowing this stuff can prove REALLY helpful, and the examples used are a great resource.
An ant crosses your carpet. A spider weaves a pattern older than mammals beneath your stairs. Just nod, breathe, and think, “Good. It’s all still here. The forest, the mountains, the desert. At home in my home.” The sterile white box is the stranger. Not the ant. Not the spider.
when i was in elementary school, i thought that the reason we were supposed to capitalize the first letter of people’s names was as a sign of respect, so i always refused to capitalize the name of my fourth grade teacher or george bush, because i did not respect them
You know you’re an adult when you’re excited about finding a new brand of cat food your cat likes
society fucked up by letting dvds go out of style because streaming is not ownership, titles leave streaming services to end up on another (or leave streaming entirely) all the time and stuff gets edited out a lot too. physical media is so important i wish buying dvds and physically owning something could be “trendy” again because corporations have ruined streaming forever with their greed
Purchasing physical media is actually a really big deal as more radical content becomes harder to find and purposefully hidden from people.
Just having a normal one. Stuck in traffic with a pigeon in my car.
I was on my way to return a library book when I noticed a nice old man using a painter’s tray to gently nudge a discombobulated bird out of the road, so I pulled over and offered to pick it up and take it to a wildlife rehabber.
Rehabber is closed for the day, though. So now there’s a really messed up pigeon on my porch.
Hi, I dont mean to bother you but if you have any questions about pigeon care or need any help, @theramseyloft is probably one of the best experts you can talk to. They list their phone number on their blog too if you need urgent advice. They may or may not be able to even diagnose what is wrong with the bird.
Good luck and thanks for caring about pigeons!!
Thank you! I’ve contacted them and they have been really helpful. They are, however, in Georgia, which is several hours away from me.
Can we use the power of social media to coordinate a pigeon handoff across the south Atlantic? Send me a message with your discord tag if you’re located somewhere between Maryland and Georgia and you’re interested in taking a pigeon on a road trip.
You’ve probably already found this out but most wildlife rehabbers won’t take pigeons (at least where I am) because they’re not actually wild animals. I eventually just had to take the one we found to a vet. And then I had a pet pigeon for a while. So. Be prepared.
Oh, I’m aware! I used to volunteer at a wildlife rehabilitation center. My local rehabbers DO take pigeons, but only to rehabilitate for release, and I have my doubts that this pidge will be a good candidate for release. I think they might have vision and flight problems, and as a potentially disabled feral domesticated animal, they would be be better off in a home.
This bird wants to live, though! They’ve been eating and drinking on their own, and looking less wobbly in general. The head tilt is improved, which I don’t usually see happen so quickly, at least not without a lot of anti-inflammatories. As a city pigeon, this bird is also already pretty acclimated to the presence of humans. So I feel optimistic.
We have some people interested in driving them to The Ramsey Loft, but there’s still a need for a Virginia and/or North Carolina driver! Please message me if you’re able to join the pigeon caravan this weekend (today is 4/28/21).
Tumblr, your love for pigeons knows no bounds. I think we have enough drivers to get this gentle creature to the experts! Thank you for all the support, I will keep you updated about the journey. Fingers crossed for Friday!
Today’s the day! The pigeon is leaving Maryland!
Stay tuned for the great pigeon relay!
Pigeon has been handed off in Richmond! I saw them preen and try to eat at certain points when I was stopped while driving. Goodbye and godspeed, pigeon!
Pigeon Aquired! In front of this wild little oddity shop no less. Now @spookymodernjazz and I are headed back to NC to pass this little bird of to the next person. Wish us luck!
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Wow, can’t believe it. My projects havent finished themselves. It doesn’t look as if any progress has happened at all since I’ve been ignoring them. Bullshit?
I have cat-wrasslin’ gloves. Somehow whenever Todd rabbit-kicks them, this super soft white fur comes out. There are no holes, it just manifests from thin air with every kick.
Toddy follows me to the bathroom. Sometimes he meows until I crack the door and let him in. Other times he just sits outside until I’m done and acts excited when I come out. Weirdo.
I actually find Toddy howling at the top of the stairs or the windows super endearing. He’s just a little guy who lives in my house and loves me so much that he needs to Yell when I’m home but not with him. Then when I go upstairs, he’s so excited he sprints from one end of the house to the other, until he calms down enough to give me cuddles.
Me at the start of last year: “Todd hardly ever meows. Even when he’s shut in somewhere, he just quietly accepts his fate and waits for a human to let him out. I’m going to encourage and positively reinforce him meowing so he will at least try making noise if he gets shut in somewhere or needs my attention.”
Me now: (Todd howls at the top of the stairs if I don’t come see him soon enough when I get home. Todd cries at the windows if he sees me in the garden. Todd wanders into my room meowing for no reason.) I’ve created a monster and I have nobody to blame but myself.