I’ll start right away.
But nah, this is for real how I work out.
A young exhibitor arrives with her kitten on a lead at the National Cat Club show at Crystal Palace
London, December 2, 1931
Me. In a previous life. In London. With a Leash-Cat. (of course).
A Little Cat-Chat with Brazil’s Feline Jailbreak Accomplice
In Brazil, a cat was caught sneaking into a prison with saws, drills, and other materials taped to its body for what was most likely a jailbreak scheme. Since the jail has over 250 inmates, the cat’s their only known suspect. So check out my latest Top Story! Weekly sketch, all you crazy cat folk!
(I’m sure some of you are worried what will come of the poor innocent kitty- I know I have. Sources say he’s been detained—-at the local animal shelter. Phew!)
How to Help Animals In Need After Hurricane Sandy
A forgotten population during any natural disaster is often pets, but there are hundreds of dogs, cats, birds, ferrets, hamsters and other pets that are in need of relief following the devastating storm that hit the United States’ Eastern Seaboard last week.
There are still pets being rescued in abandoned or flooded homes, there are pets living in shelters or temporary housing with displaced families that are in need of basic necessities like food, and, tragically, there are now-orphaned pets in need of good homes.
You can donate to disaster relief efforts through the ASPCA or the Humane Society of the United States, two of America’s most respected animal charities. Both organizations are operating emergency animal shelters and search and rescue operations in New York and New Jersey. Of course, you can also help out the many humans in need by donating to the American Red Cross.
Now taking sweater orders for pups, kitties, and even birds.
NOW! FOR MY 300th POST!
Check out this video I edited for Alison Deyette in collaboration with Race for the Rescues. It’s all about animals and the importance of Spaying, Neutering, and Adopting. Move over, Sarah McLachlan. This PSA won’t have you reaching for the tissues.
ALWAYS ADOPT FROM RESCUES OR SHELTERS, YOU CRAZY ANIMAL LOVERS! AND MAKE SURE YOU SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS!
It’s like the cat realizes whose holding it in the second gif
ERHMAHGERD ANDERSERN CERPER
Oh god. I want to be both things in these gifs.
I don’t claim to be an influential person of the interwebs. I’m no Jenna Marbles or that little girl who voiced the kitten picture book, but alas, I have a blog, so I’m going to take this opportunity to address all of you.
There’s an important election going on this year, as you must know. Don’t deny it. You know it’s everywhere. It’s on TV, it’s all over your Facebook newsfeed, it’s the ad that plays before YouTube videos. Politics, I tell ya! Every year, they’re at it again. Four years ago was my first election, and a big one at that. I had just started school, along with thousands of other art students ready to embark on a decade long journey of being in excruciating debt. Despite the common ground I shared with these peers, I was surprised to find how many were not ecstatic about voting. “I’m so sick of politics. I’m not even gonna vote this year.”
Here’s the thing: Politics and Democracy are not the same thing. There’s a reason they hold these god-awful (gosh-awful if you’re a theist) elections every year and there’s a reason they’re especially more important/annoying ever four years. I love complaining as much as the next American, but I think we can all agree I give up my right to complain when I give up my right to vote.
You might think it doesn’t matter, or it doesn’t apply to you, but it very much does. If you’re employed and absolutely dread when tax time comes around, this election applies to you. If you have a bank account, this election applies to you. If you are unemployed but still have the capability to break a leg or have a heart attack, this election applies to you. If you like to smoke pot, this election applies to you. It’s not more important for women to vote, or for gays to vote, or for the youth, or elderly to vote. If you are a US citizen of legal age, it is important that you vote.
I won’t tell you who to vote for; that’s not my place. If you’re confused, try this quiz to see who you side with. You might surprise yourself. If you’re still confused because you didn’t know half the issues discussed in that quiz, you’re in luck, my friend, because if you’re reading this, it probably means you have access to the internet. Google the issues, watch a few news segments. This is the media age, people, you have no excuse. If you’re like me and you’re on Tumblr night and day, check out this Election Blog with testaments from both sides of the ring. September 25 is National Voter Registration Day. How fun! If you’re not registered, see if there’s an event near you (or just plain ol’ register right here). If you are registered, double and triple check to make sure!
I know this Election/Blame-Game/Horse Race/Cage Match/Dressage Competition is exhausting, but all you gotta do is check off a few boxes and you’re free to tune out those attack ads like they’re Macy’s Christmas Sale Commercials (which are inconveniently just around the corner). Good luck to you all, my fellow Americans. You may now return to your cat videos and Gangnam Style tutorials.