gio was sleeping but then he growled and got up and ran over to look out the living room window o__o

redbikeprince:

i have never read anything more blatantly written by a man before

redbikeprince:

i have never read anything more blatantly written by a man before

breed being more important than color in adoptable dogs definitely sounds right, but i used to work at an animal shelter and there’s definitely strong color bias in adoptable cats

the black cats hardly ever got adopted

foxinu:

southernsnowdogs:

thecatdogblog:

Photographer Fred Levy recently launched the Black Dogs Project, a photo series that photographs black dogs against a dark background. The initiative tells the story of the difficulties these dogs face when waiting to be adopted.

Black dogs are often treated differently than other dogs — and are often overlooked by people who come to shelters with the intention to adopt. The phenomenon is commonly referred to as “Black Dog Syndrome” or “Black Dog Bias,” a stereotype against dark-colored animals possibly ingrained in people through depictions in movies and books, according to experts.

Black dogs also have a tendency to not photograph as well as other dogs, which along with other stereotypes, Levy has managed to combat skillfully.

I think most of the issue is that black is such a dominant gene and they’re freaking everywhere in shelters.

I think it’s interesting because black Labradors are the most popular dog in the US.

here’s an interesting look at the Black Dog Syndrome.

https://www.patriciamcconnell.com/theotherendoftheleash/the-black-dog-syndrome-fact-or-fiction

I just read an interesting blog on the ASPCA site about the issue, written by Dr. Emily Weiss. In it she recounts the result of a study done by PhD psychologist Lucinda Woodward et al, and published in Society and Animals in early 2012. In summary, they found that breed had a significant effect on participant’s perception of the dogs, but color did not. As a matter of fact, in a study looking at breed versus color effect, black labs were rated as significantly more friendly, less dominant and more submissive dogs of dogs of seven other breeds, with only the Golden retriever rated more highly. (The breeds were: Border collie, Boxer, German shepherd, Golden retriever, Black Lab, Pit bull, Standard Poodle and Rottweiler.)”

it’s something to think about! especially with how popular certain breeds are in shelters in the US.

pxlbyte:

Chain Chomp Earrings

Written by Bryan Martin

These Chain Chomp Earrings are a must have for any high-fashion gamer geek. I’ve been seeing them floating around on Tumblr without credit. So I thought I’d make a quick post that linked to the correct Etsy shop.

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My thoughts before anything: maybe if i wasn't ugly

thatfunnyblog:

 

well fuck you too

Welcome to San Francisco

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DO NOT EVER ARRANGE TO MEET SOMEONE IRL WHO IS FROM FLORIDA

rnaiden:

they could be a gator


"A Feast For The Eyes" Naomi Campbell by Steven Meisel for US Vogue December 1996

"A Feast For The Eyes" Naomi Campbell by Steven Meisel for US Vogue December 1996

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