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8bitrevolver:

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!

Let me tell to you a thing.

This is Lenore. I first saw her in a little cage at the Petco I frequent (I used to take my parents’ dog in for puppy play time), and she looked like the grouchiest, old, crotchety cat in the world, and I fell instantly in love. She was cranky, she was anti-social, hanging out at the back of her cage. Her fur was matted because she wouldn’t let the groomers near her.

She was perfect.

But I didn’t have a place for her. I wasn’t living in my own space yet, and where I was, I wasn’t allowed cats. So I pressed my face to the bars of her cage and I promised that if no one had adopted her by the time I’d bought a house, I would come back for her.

I visited her every week for over six months while I looked for a house. At one point, they had to just shave her entire rear-end because the mats or fur were so bad. They told me she clawed the heck outta the groomer that did it, screamed the entire time, and spent the next two days growling at anyone that came near the cage.

A couple of weeks later, I closed on my house. I went back and I got an employee, and I said: “That one. I need that cat.”

They got the paperwork and the lady who ran the rescue that was bringing the cats in told me that Lenore (at the time, Lila) was 8 years old, had been owned by an elderly lady who had died, and brought in to a different rescue, who’d had her for six months on top of the time I’d been seeing her at Petco.

This kitty had been living in a 3x3’ cube for over a YEAR because she was older and “less adoptable.”

I signed the paperwork, put her in a cat carrier, and drove her to my new home. I had pretty much nothing; a bed, an old couch, a couple of bookcases, and a tank of mice I called “Cat TV”. I let her out of the carrier and onto my bed, and I told her “I told you I would come back for you when I had a place. It’s not much, but it’s yours too now.”

Lenore spent the next three days straight purring non-stop. She followed me around the house purring. Sat next to me purring. Slept next to me purring. Leaning into every touch, purring, purring, always purring. She still purrs if you so much as think about petting her. She’s amazing, and I love her.

So, you know, if you’re thinking about adopting, and you see a beast that others consider “less adoptable,” think about Lenore.

This touched me. :)

the-unpopular-opinions
the-unpopular-opinions:

What the fuck is it with this website’s dumbass obsession with the early hours of the morning? How much more pretentious can y’all get? Every other post is “kiss me at 2am”, “talk to me at 3am”, “my 4am personality”. Sorry to break it to you, but lack of sleep is really fucking unhealthy and looking like you’re half dead with dark circles and gritty eyes is not attractive in the slightest. You wonder why you feel so sad and lonely all the time? You want to know why your grades are slipping? It’s because you’re fucking drowsy and literally running on empty. Your life ain’t an episode of Skins. If you don’t have a certified and diagnosed sleeping disorder or a genuine reason to be up that late (childcare; a job), I don’t want to hear about how “beautifully tired” you are. Close your laptop, get some fucking sleep and stop romanticizing what’s actually really bad for you and equally mentally damaging. JFC.

This guy gets it.^

the-unpopular-opinions:

What the fuck is it with this website’s dumbass obsession with the early hours of the morning? How much more pretentious can y’all get? Every other post is “kiss me at 2am”, “talk to me at 3am”, “my 4am personality”. Sorry to break it to you, but lack of sleep is really fucking unhealthy and looking like you’re half dead with dark circles and gritty eyes is not attractive in the slightest. You wonder why you feel so sad and lonely all the time? You want to know why your grades are slipping? It’s because you’re fucking drowsy and literally running on empty. Your life ain’t an episode of Skins. If you don’t have a certified and diagnosed sleeping disorder or a genuine reason to be up that late (childcare; a job), I don’t want to hear about how “beautifully tired” you are. Close your laptop, get some fucking sleep and stop romanticizing what’s actually really bad for you and equally mentally damaging. JFC.

This guy gets it.^

the-unpopular-opinions
the-unpopular-opinions:

how do you expect me to learn how do you identify and what gender you are if you dont even know it yourself? Dont expect me to learn every pronoun at once and dont get mad if someone asks you if you’re a boy or a girl because honesly ive never seen a non binary person irl and probably neither did the other half of the world. 
Plus, all the non binary people and the transexuals ive seen on tumblr said at least once “fucking cis people” or “die cis scum”. 
I have to ask, if you think that people who are comfortable with the gender they were born with should die, how damaged are you?

the-unpopular-opinions:

how do you expect me to learn how do you identify and what gender you are if you dont even know it yourself? Dont expect me to learn every pronoun at once and dont get mad if someone asks you if you’re a boy or a girl because honesly ive never seen a non binary person irl and probably neither did the other half of the world. 

Plus, all the non binary people and the transexuals ive seen on tumblr said at least once “fucking cis people” or “die cis scum”. 

I have to ask, if you think that people who are comfortable with the gender they were born with should die, how damaged are you?

opera-ghostie
opera-ghostie:

the-unpopular-opinions:

i hate how many of the “social justice” people on this website either downplay or outright ignore the oppression that jewish people face. this site is so concerned with injustices against queer people, disabled people, people of color, etc., and that’s fantastic and i’m so glad people are fighting for equality, but you would not believe how many times i have seen these same people turn around and attack jews and/or israel. every time there’s a post about the holocaust, you can bet there’s going to be a comment about how “well, THIS group actually had it worse than the jews!” why does anyone feel the need to say this? why are people so stubborn about the fact that white european people were victims of a mass genocide? jews were slaughtered by the millions and an entire culture was nearly destroyed, and you have the nerve to insist that it’s not “as bad” as what another minority group faces?
people also attack israel all the time because of the conflict with palestine. according to these people, it’s a racial issue, one that can be simplified as ”israel is bad because israelis are privileged white people, and palestinians are being oppressed because they’re brown.” but that falls apart once you realize one thing: ISRAELIS AREN’T WHITE! israel is a middle eastern country, and the israelites are themselves mizrahi, descended from arabic tribes! BOTH sides of the conflict are “brown”! stop making israel out to be some kind of white devil when believe it or not, there are jews of color. and there are queer jews. there are disabled jews, trans* jews, arabic jews, african jews, asian jews, jews in poverty, jews in war-torn countries fighting for women’s rights… why are you silencing and erasing all these people by assuming that all jews are white europeans?
and don’t you DARE tell me that jews aren’t victims of oppression. i’ve had to sit in pained silence while everyone in my class—including the teacher—made jokes about “weird” hasidic customs. i have had people tell me they felt sorry for me because i was “confused” and following the “wrong” faith. i have childhood memories of my mother pulling over on the highway and making me hide my magen david necklace because the town we were about to drive through was hostile to jews. my cousin had to transfer to a different school because other students were banging on the door of his dorm in the middle of the night, demanding to see his horns and tail. and that’s just in america! jews in other countries, jews of all colors and identities, are killed every day for simply being jewish. and you have the NERVE to tell me they don’t suffer as much as other minorities?
it makes me physically ill the way the mistreatment of jewish people is ignored on this site. tumblr prides itself on being so gung-ho about all different causes and advocating for so many minority groups, but they literally demonize the jewish people. it isn’t right.

*applauds*

*applauds loudly* God bless this post and all who repost it!

opera-ghostie:

the-unpopular-opinions:

i hate how many of the “social justice” people on this website either downplay or outright ignore the oppression that jewish people face. this site is so concerned with injustices against queer people, disabled people, people of color, etc., and that’s fantastic and i’m so glad people are fighting for equality, but you would not believe how many times i have seen these same people turn around and attack jews and/or israel. every time there’s a post about the holocaust, you can bet there’s going to be a comment about how “well, THIS group actually had it worse than the jews!” why does anyone feel the need to say this? why are people so stubborn about the fact that white european people were victims of a mass genocide? jews were slaughtered by the millions and an entire culture was nearly destroyed, and you have the nerve to insist that it’s not “as bad” as what another minority group faces?

people also attack israel all the time because of the conflict with palestine. according to these people, it’s a racial issue, one that can be simplified as ”israel is bad because israelis are privileged white people, and palestinians are being oppressed because they’re brown.” but that falls apart once you realize one thing: ISRAELIS AREN’T WHITE! israel is a middle eastern country, and the israelites are themselves mizrahi, descended from arabic tribes! BOTH sides of the conflict are “brown”! stop making israel out to be some kind of white devil when believe it or not, there are jews of color. and there are queer jews. there are disabled jews, trans* jews, arabic jews, african jews, asian jews, jews in poverty, jews in war-torn countries fighting for women’s rights… why are you silencing and erasing all these people by assuming that all jews are white europeans?

and don’t you DARE tell me that jews aren’t victims of oppression. i’ve had to sit in pained silence while everyone in my class—including the teacher—made jokes about “weird” hasidic customs. i have had people tell me they felt sorry for me because i was “confused” and following the “wrong” faith. i have childhood memories of my mother pulling over on the highway and making me hide my magen david necklace because the town we were about to drive through was hostile to jews. my cousin had to transfer to a different school because other students were banging on the door of his dorm in the middle of the night, demanding to see his horns and tail. and that’s just in america! jews in other countries, jews of all colors and identities, are killed every day for simply being jewish. and you have the NERVE to tell me they don’t suffer as much as other minorities?

it makes me physically ill the way the mistreatment of jewish people is ignored on this site. tumblr prides itself on being so gung-ho about all different causes and advocating for so many minority groups, but they literally demonize the jewish people. it isn’t right.

*applauds*

*applauds loudly* God bless this post and all who repost it!