So today, we found ourselves taking care of this poor little stray cat a family friend found in a local neighborhood. She was tortoiseshell and white, rather petite and extremely thin.
She was also missing a middle toe on her left rear foot, and the wound seemed to have healed pretty badly. Our friend is a nurse, and she said she’d seen pus. I didn’t examine it so closely, but it was at least wet. Not good.
We fed her, and she gulped 2/3 of a can of cat food in one sitting. Keeping her wasn’t an option because we already have 3 cats, and our friend has allergic kids. Even my grandma, who lives nearby and has experience with sick cats, has no vacancies. So, we took “Lefty” to a local humane society, and while they accepted her, they also told us it was likely she’d have to be euthanized. We went ahead and left her there - for how emaciated she was and how bad her foot was, it was probably going to be a much better end than starving in someone’s backyard or getting pestered by other animals. I’ll hold out a little hope anyway, even though I’ll never hear how it ends for her.
I ended up feeling sadder about the cat than I expected, after we left. I guess I really am a big ol’ softy. :d
smellestine replied to your post: and lemme guess, he is deadpan and shows no remorse? Punch him and tell him to pay you back.
Actually, he gets really defensive and denies it to the hilt… until you convince him that you are not going to believe his BS because there is literally no other way [x item] could have disappeared. And then he at least acts like he feels really ashamed about it.
I shouldn’t get too upset, as he has problems in general with impulse control (among other things), especially when he’s bored. At the same time, it’s very wearying and I’m never going to stop calling him out when he does it. Just in hopes that he’ll learn how to get it together before he has to go out into the Real World.
And yeah, I will demand some kind of compensation. They were only ice cream sammiches, but still. :T
I cannot keep any sweet thing in this house without my brother getting into it, unless I keep it under lock and key. Ice cream sandwiches cannot be locked in my box, and since they are missing, that means he had the last 5 today. The box had 12 to begin with.
Sometimes I think the world/internet would be a better place if, when people encountered an opinion they didn’t like, they gave themselves a good few seconds to dislike the heck out of it… and then just moved on without flying into a verbal, public rage.
Everyone has different opinions about things. None of us are necessarily wrong. Too many of us spend a ton of energy bashing people who are Obviously Ruining The World and I think that energy would be better spent trying to find something to agree on. Life’s short, after all.
maelgwyn replied to your photo: Lizard with boobs, lizard with boobs, [...] LIZARD WITH BOOBS
Well… strictly speaking, Argonians aren’t “lizards,” merely “lizard-like.” Fantasy races, blah blah blah, but at the same time I don’t disagree with you. I hate when people put human-style mammaries on non-humans without a good reason. When I draw bipedal animals, even if they’re mammals, I don’t do it ‘cos it’s weird to me. So if it were me designing, heck yeah Argonian ladies would be flat-chested. That said, at least it doesn’t look nearly as strange as it did in the last TES game. X)
Uninvited tidbit: Argonians have a really bizarre relationship with gender in the universe lore to begin with. They have both a male and female “phase” in their lifetime, though I don’t know exactly how it works. I’m not sure anyone does but the Argonians themselves. X)