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Aug 26 2014 18:33

makeyourownfuckingluck said: What are the right reasons for wanting to own a wolf dog??

tempurafriedhappiness:

makeyourownfuckingluck:

tempurafriedhappiness:

I would like to know this also. Perhaps some of my wolfdog-savvy followers can chime in?

The wrong reasons are obvious. Status. Appearance. Attention-seeking. Bragging rights. And so on. But what exactly are…the right reasons? We’re talking private ownership of wolfdogs. 

I don’t have experience with wolfdogs specifically, but my observations are these: when it comes to rare or difficult dog breeds, it seems like whenever someone takes an interest, the knee-jerk reaction among owners and enthusiasts is to assume the worst about the person. “Oh NO, another uneducated person has noticed my breed.” “They only think they want one - they don’t know how they really are.” “I’ll bet he only wants one for the status.” “People don’t understand they have to do their research.

"If you want a wolfdog, you probably want one for the wrong reasons.”

I get it. I really, really do. I understand the desire to protect the breed you’re passionate about and try to prevent them from ending up in bad situations. Because really, most people have no business owning a wolfdog. Or a Malinois, or a working GSD, or whatever - insert “your” breed here. We are quick to shut down interested parties because we assume they are the general public, and the general public should stay away from our breeds. They just don’t know.

But what about those who do? What about the people who are doing their research, who aren’t turned off by the difficulties of the breed, who would be totally committed to responsible wolfdog ownership if given a chance? What qualifies as ~the right reason~ for one of these people to get a wolfdog? 

I would be one to just be like what the fuck is the point of having a wolfdog it lives in an enclosure and is not totally domesticated and you can’t take it anywhere or trust anyone with it. Then betteroffrad took me to meet some and they were sweet and special, so that makes me get the appeal. I still don’t see any ethical reasons for breeding them or wanting them. I guess TV work or ambassador work but how much call is there for that kind of thing really?

I am getting the impression that, like any exotic pet, they’re basically a novelty? Like maybe there aren’t any real “reasons” to own them outside of rescue, educational or film purposes, other than the fact that you love them? That’s fine, really, as long as they’re responsibly cared for, right? Just basically wondering if I’m missing something because people tend to really talk down to others about them so. I’m not sure I understand.

What are the right reasons for wanting anything?

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+ 10:02

gallifreyanconsultingdetective:

dianeraeb:

siriuus:

do action movies know they can have more than one female character

Someone should make an action movie with all girls except for one guy and have no explanation or mention of it in the movie and then pay all of the actors to act surprised like they’d never noticed when they get the inevitable storm of questions. 

This one male must have a shower scene, be saved by the protagonist at least once, and fall in love with a lead female.

And the few lines he has must be about his relationships with females.

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+ 9:42

Anonymous said: how to get to become famous artost?

processes:

artost is a hybrid form of cabbage. first I suggest reincarnation to become new life form, repeat until cabbage. second, to become a famous produce you will probably have to be larger than normal or an unexpected color, being able to accomplish both is highly desirable. the fame you have will not be celebrity-style fame, more like roadstop-attraction fame. so third, be prepared for disappointment.

tl;dr - learn to spell and/or stop being a troll and/or be the world’s biggest troll (therefore emulating Damien Hirst)

And here I thought the world’s biggest troll was either Rush Limbaugh or (artost) Jeff Koons!

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Aug 25 2014 10:01

New Wrist

I had a dream yesterday in which my right wrist was replaced with a gleaming titanium ball joint with a hole drilled through the center, and the nerves and blood supply for my hand were routed through the hole. What this meant was that I could hold my forearm still and rotate my hand 360 degrees along the axis of the forearm. So, sorta like an action figure. 

In the dream I was at a party, and someone asked me about my weird looking wrist, and so I rotated my hand in a complete circle to show them what it could do. A few people thought that having that new range of hand motion was cool, but the rest were like “Ewww”, and some people watching got violently ill. So I pulled the cuff back down over my wrist and thought, “Hmm, I guess I’m never doing that little demo again.”

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Aug 24 2014 18:56
my-wanton-self:

I’d been aiming for 1th,  but this was better than nothing. I guess.

I had a 3st, but there was beer in the fridge, so I’m better now.

my-wanton-self:

I’d been aiming for 1th,  but this was better than nothing. I guess.

I had a 3st, but there was beer in the fridge, so I’m better now.

(Source: the-absolute-funniest-posts)

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+ 11:05
Deja, sunning herself yesterday afternoon. At the time my weather station was registering a temperature of  98F/37C with a heat index of 108F/42C. Fortunately she came to her senses and came back into the A/C about five minutes after this photo. But she does like it hot - A real Texas dog.

Deja, sunning herself yesterday afternoon. At the time my weather station was registering a temperature of  98F/37C with a heat index of 108F/42C. Fortunately she came to her senses and came back into the A/C about five minutes after this photo. But she does like it hot - A real Texas dog.

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Aug 23 2014 14:24
feellng:

Blade Runner

The way the lighting was done here, he looks like he turns into a statue just before he releases the dove.

feellng:

Blade Runner

The way the lighting was done here, he looks like he turns into a statue just before he releases the dove.

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Aug 22 2014 23:49
silversora:

"Dave.."
"Fuck off Shaun I am taking a picture."
"DAVE."

HI IM LAVA UR TRIPOD IS SUPER TASTY. AND BOOTS! ME LIKE BOOTS!

silversora:

"Dave.."

"Fuck off Shaun I am taking a picture."

"DAVE."

HI IM LAVA UR TRIPOD IS SUPER TASTY. AND BOOTS! ME LIKE BOOTS!

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+ 9:50
tempurafriedhappiness:

Merles can be red
Merles can be blue
No one likes merles
No one

Trollolol.

tempurafriedhappiness:

Merles can be red

Merles can be blue

No one likes merles

No one

Trollolol.

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+ 9:42
kite117:

And I would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you meddling kids and your talking dog

When life becomes a live-action cartoon.

kite117:

And I would have gotten away with it too if it weren’t for you meddling kids and your talking dog

When life becomes a live-action cartoon.

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