"And the thing to do, it seems to me…is to prepare yourself so that you can be a rainbow in somebody else’s cloud. Somebody who may not look like you…may not call God the same name you call God…if they call God at all. You see? And may not eat the same dishes prepared the way you do…may not dance your dances or speak your language. But be a blessing to somebody."
About a year ago, my roommates and I were alerted to a cat that had been hiding outside for nearly two weeks in the exact same spot. When I picked him up, he was literally nothing but flesh and bones (hence the name), so weak he couldn’t stand up on his own.
Fast forward one year, and we have a healthy, now ironically chubby little dude named Bones who is in need of a home. While our landlord is fairly tolerable of us having more animals than we are technically allowed, they have decided not to renew our apt lease, leaving us to be at the whim of them randomly raising our rent if they choose or to find a new place which will undoubtedly not be as tolerant, and we already had 4 other animals before we took him in. We’ve contacted all possible no-kill shelters, but our city has a chronic stray cat problem, so they are pretty much full all year round. Our only choices are to either find him a new forever home or to take him to the pound when we move out.
We also suspect he was abused badly and possibly dumped by his former own; while not violent or aggressive, he’s fairly shy and nervous around loud noises or quick movement. But once he’s gotten used to people, he loves to cuddle up on the bed or nuzzle you for petting. He’s one of the loudest purring cats I’ve honestly ever heard! So we really want to find him a quiet, loving home that will be less stressful than our small place with our own animals, who kinda freak him out with their playfulness.
If you are in the Columbus, Ohio area and want a FREE cat or know someone who does, PLEASE send me (queenqueso), or my roommates (stealyourshiny or reanimatrix) a message. We’re willing to work with people who are out of town or even out of state!
He IS fixed, has NO diseases or conditions, and has been a good cat while hanging out with us.
Turns out there is a price to pay for protecting your rainforests.
This is fucking important! Sign and reblog.
wow this is outrageous, why isn’t this going around? from the link:
Infinito Gold, a Canadian mining company, just slapped Costa Rica with a $1 billion lawsuit simply because the country decided its rainforests were more important than an open-pit gold mine.
Lauded as one of the countries with the most beautiful rainforests, it’s no wonder Costa Rica rejected Infinito’s mine. Costa Rica’s rainforest is home to many endangered species such the green macaw. Gold mining also uses toxic chemicals such as cyanide, which often leaks into and pollutes nearby lakes and rivers.
A subsidiary of Infinito Gold has announced that a massive lawsuit is “imminent”, so we need to act now. If thousands of us stand together, we can show Infinito that countries such as Costa Rica should have the right to protect their rainforests without being persecuted by corporations.