don't let them tame you

It’s a good thing nobody pays attention to the escapades of their resident aquarist. If they did, they’d know im setting up my spare 10g in case i find anything cool at the good LFS today. They would not be happy.

"College as explained to me in high school" vs. "College as experienced firsthand"
In high school they told us: There will be no grades in a class except the midterm and the final, so you have to study hard because failing one test means you fail the class.
Once I was in college a professor said: Hey, you guys are working really hard on your third paper, so I'm just going to cancel the final and give everyone a hundred on it.
In high school they told us: In college, class always begins exactly at the scheduled start time. If your class is at 9 AM and you get there at 9:01, the doors will be locked and you'll be out of luck, especially if it's the day of the midterm or final, because then you get a zero.
Once I was in college a professor said: Does anyone mind if I start class at 3:35 instead of 3:30? These elevators are really slow and I want to have time for a cigarette before I teach for 90 minutes.
In high school they told us: Every class you miss drops you a full letter grade in college courses.
Once I was in college almost every professor said: You can miss three classes without a penalty, and a few more if you have a Doctor's note. Sorry to be a hardass, but you automatically fail if you miss more than ten days of class.
In high school they told us: If you do have papers, your professors just lecture and put the assignments on the syllabus. You're completely responsible for remembering the deadlines, they won't remind you. All your professors will do is lecture and the rest is up to you.
Once I was in college a professor said: Okay, so your next paper is in two weeks! I'll keep reminding you in the interim, but I just want to make sure you have enough time to do it! Let's run through the structure I want to see real quick, and if you have any questions, feel free to email me or come to my office hours!
In high school they told us: You have to use MLA formatting and if you make any mistakes in your citations, it'll be considered plagiarism. You'll be expelled and probably sued.
Once I was in college almost every professor said: Please do not use MLA, it is awful, we use either APA or Chicago here because we are not 14 years old.
kaisertheshepherd:

pawsandpages:

Kaiser is 500% done with me today. c: 

I’m making a tutu for our newborn photos tomorrow and needed a model.

Ugh posted this on the personal blog. Two blogs is hard.

kaisertheshepherd:

pawsandpages:

Kaiser is 500% done with me today. c:

I’m making a tutu for our newborn photos tomorrow and needed a model.

Ugh posted this on the personal blog. Two blogs is hard.

kaisertheshepherd:

Cheesy “please play fetch with me!” smile.

kaisertheshepherd:

Cheesy “please play fetch with me!” smile.

machetecorgez:

ticks are so, so bad this season. it seems they’re getting worse every year! and while we’ve been lucky that we’ve never found one latched onto machete (a couple have dropped onto his coat and immediately been spotted and swatted away, though!) it is a concern. and we’re always taking precautions.
TICK PROOFING YOUR YARD:
keep grass low
prune low lying bushes
create a 3 foot barrier of wood chips, mulch, or stone where your lawn meets the woods (if applicable)
decrease leaf litter in yard and surrounding areas
limit areas where rodents can live. move woodpiles away from the home and areas visited often by people and pets.
in the summer months put out “tick tubes”: cardboard tubes containing permethrin-soaked cotton balls.  mice will use it as nesting material, and the permethrin will decrease the number of ticks on the mice.
PERSONAL PROTECTION:
when in a tick-infested environment, tuck pant legs into socks; this prevents ticks from attaching to your legs.
wear light-colored clothing.
treat clothing with insecticide (or spray with cedar oil spray).
place clothing in hot dryer for 30 minutes to kill ticks.
PET PROTECTION:
monthly treatment products (available from your veterinarian) can be applied to help create a skin barrier to prevent tick bites.
lyme disease vaccines — a two-shot series, each one month apart — gives yearly protection against the disease (available from your veterinarian).
cedar oil spray (safe for dogs and humans) can be safely applied to the coat to help naturally repel ticks and fleas.
more information about lyme disease can be found at: http://www.tickencounter.org
tick management handbook: http://www.ct.gov/caes/lib/caes/documents/special_features/tickhandbook.pdf

machetecorgez:

ticks are so, so bad this season. it seems they’re getting worse every year! and while we’ve been lucky that we’ve never found one latched onto machete (a couple have dropped onto his coat and immediately been spotted and swatted away, though!) it is a concern. and we’re always taking precautions.

TICK PROOFING YOUR YARD:

  • keep grass low
  • prune low lying bushes
  • create a 3 foot barrier of wood chips, mulch, or stone where your lawn meets the woods (if applicable)
  • decrease leaf litter in yard and surrounding areas
  • limit areas where rodents can live. move woodpiles away from the home and areas visited often by people and pets.
  • in the summer months put out “tick tubes”: cardboard tubes containing permethrin-soaked cotton balls.  mice will use it as nesting material, and the permethrin will decrease the number of ticks on the mice.

PERSONAL PROTECTION:

  • when in a tick-infested environment, tuck pant legs into socks; this prevents ticks from attaching to your legs.
  • wear light-colored clothing.
  • treat clothing with insecticide (or spray with cedar oil spray).
  • place clothing in hot dryer for 30 minutes to kill ticks.

PET PROTECTION:

  • monthly treatment products (available from your veterinarian) can be applied to help create a skin barrier to prevent tick bites.
  • lyme disease vaccines — a two-shot series, each one month apart — gives yearly protection against the disease (available from your veterinarian).
  • cedar oil spray (safe for dogs and humans) can be safely applied to the coat to help naturally repel ticks and fleas.

kaisertheshepherd:

Bedtime armadillo snuggles! c: The husband’s working overtime and Kaiser finally gave up waiting for him.

kaisertheshepherd:

Bedtime armadillo snuggles! c: The husband’s working overtime and Kaiser finally gave up waiting for him.

kaisertheshepherd:

German shedder!!! I did not brush my dog; I gave my dog scratchies.

kaisertheshepherd:

German shedder!!! I did not brush my dog; I gave my dog scratchies.

kaisertheshepherd:

Just look at this dignified, majestic creature. c:

kaisertheshepherd:

Just look at this dignified, majestic creature. c:

kaisertheshepherd:

Barky shepherd hackles! There’s a stranger walking down our side of the street.

kaisertheshepherd:

Barky shepherd hackles! There’s a stranger walking down our side of the street.

kaisertheshepherd:

Everybody’s laying on me tonight but I can’t say I mind. c:

kaisertheshepherd:

Everybody’s laying on me tonight but I can’t say I mind. c:

alldogownersshouldknow:

Symptoms of bloat include:

  • hard, swollen abdomen that may make a hollow sound if tapped
  • retching that produces no vomit OR produces foamy, white vomit
  • drooling/salivating excessively
  • whining
  • pacing/restlessness
  • lethargy
  • stiff-legged walk

If your dog shows signs of having bloat, call your vet IMMEDIATELY. Every second counts. Bloat is extremely painful and without quick veterinary intervention your dog will probably not survive.

Check out this video of an akita in the middle to late stages of bloat.

Check out this article on what bloat is, the varieties of bloat, its symptoms, and the typical treatment plans.

The best predictor of a dog’s chances of getting bloat are its relatives. If your dogs family has had bloat, your dog is at an increased risk. Other risk factors include:

  • deep, narrow chested dogs
  • feeding to soon before or after exercising
  • raised feeding bowls
  • gulping food/eating too quickly
  • eating one or two large meals per day
  • overeating
  • overdrinking
  • dry food diet
b-a-d-bad:

badmondee:


They have officially worn this man out.

Damn

omg

b-a-d-bad:

badmondee:

They have officially worn this man out.

Damn

omg

honoronher:

THIS IS MY FAVORITE VINE OF ALL TIME