seriously tearing up at 2am over steve irwin
such an incredible person who really cherished animals, his death will always hurt my heart. always
gets bitten on the neck by a snake.
"Can you get a close-in on this?"
I will never not love this man with all my heart.
So gentle. Obviously I didn’t know him in person but the way he didn’t react in anger here seems to show a very kind spirit. I wish people wouldn’t joke about how he died. People wouldn’t joke about a firefighter who died in a fire. Steve was all about showing us that even dangerous animals deserve our admiration, respect, and even a sort of affection, and that was something worth doing, even if he seemed goofy and silly sometimes.
I wanted to BE this man as a kid. I did. The world was so scary and he was always so excited about it all, I wanted to be excited too. I hate jokes about his death and how people talk about him like he was crazy. He was alive. He loved every single day he was on this planet and if that’s something people think is worth ridicule, then that just makes me feel sorry for them.
I love Steve Irwin.
There was a split second there where his like, “wait, what? bro what are you doing?”
On more serious note, PTSD dogs for veterans are so fucking therapeutic. They’re like the one person you can spill your guts to and never worry about ever being judged or have that secret divulged. There are times when I definitely prefer the company of a dog over a human.
Therapy animals save lives.
These dogs are even still so much more amazing. They check rooms before their handler enters, so they can clear it to help the person feel safe. Like in the gif, they are there when panic attacks or nightmares occur, to be something for the person to help ground themselves on, or yes just to turn on the lights. Even more amazing, many people are able to reduce their medication when they have a PTSD service dog there to help them. These dogs are useful for not just veterans, but also victims of abuse, accident trauma, natural disasters, and others. Their training allows them to be useful in situations where medical assistance is needed, as well. Some PTSD dogs are trained to recognize repetitive behaviours in handlers, and signal the handler to break the repetition and stopping the behaviour and possibly injury.
Service dogs in general are just awesome. Remember to respect any that you see out in public. They are not there for you to walk up to and play with, even the puppies!
nobody will read this but just adding my personal experience and two cents!
i use to actually work at a place that trained service dogs and actually specialized and had a special grant for donating trained dogs to soldiers with PTSD. they also trained dogs for various other conditions from elderly people wheel chair bound, to parents with children with low functioning autism to people prone to common and extreme seizures.
there was one man in particular that came to the training center who’s PTSD was so severe that he would wake up in the middle of the night trying to strangle his wife.
he had a wonderful dog that was trained to wake him up if he got to violent in his sleep as well as get between him and anyone approaching him from behind (as this would often startle the man and cause him to go violent out of reflex).
he was a trained soldier and a potentially very dangerous man who snapped very easily due to extreme PSTD. his service dog potentially saved lives. service dogs are a great thing that are a necessity for a lot of people
however on that note, I would also like to add (and this is where a lot of people are probably gonna get mad at me), not everyone needs a service animal. A sad fact is a lot of service animals are not taken seriously. While working at the training center, I heard many stories about how people had to literally threaten to call the police on establishments for refusing them service unless they left the animal outside. this was not one or two stories. this was a frequent thing and part of the service dog training course was literally training the person on how to handle confrontation against their service dog and prove they have the legal right to be there.
with that said, i am seeing a surprising number of people lately who are trying to make their common pets into service animals. i’m very sorry but i am highly against this. many people are attempting to do this literally for the benefits of being able to take your pet wherever you please or avoid pet charges when renting. this is bad.
At Christmas I visited some family in a retirement community. While I was there, I was attacked by a service dog. I can almost guarantee you this dog was not a properly trained service dog and SHOULD NOT have had the service dog vest on. Whether it was obtained through one of these “register your pet” websites floating around (Which Cesar Millan himself speaks heavily against) or through falsely calling his dog a service animal (which is illegal), IT WAS AN AGGRESSIVE ANIMAL THAT WAS ALLOWED TO GO ANYWHERE THE OWNER WAS. IN A RETIREMENT COMMUNITY. I’m just glad I was the one who was attacked instead of a elderly person because I at least had the reflexes to pull back in time.
This is an extreme case. I also know people who have wanted to get their untrained chihuahuas registered as “service animals” simply under the reason “they help me feel less stressed.” Now Chihuahuas can be service animals and I’ve met a few wonderfully helpful ones myself, however, making your average pet a service animal is EXTREMELY irresponsible and makes the entire service animal community look bad.
It’s very unfortunate that service dogs are not taken seriously unless you are blind or blatantly physically disabled, however claiming your untrained cat or dog is a “service animal” does not help this case. Registering your dog as a service animal just so you can avoid the pet fee and then having it be destructive just makes the apartment managers bitter about allowing service animals in and will make them give REAL service dogs for people who REALLY need them a harder time.
i understand there are people out there who legitimately are benefited from needing a service animal, but that number is small. what most people need is a pet. lately i have been seeing a LOT of perfectly healthy people trying to make pets into service animals and it’s not good. yes, it’s unfortunate that you have to pay extra to keep your dog or cat in an apartment. yes, it’d be fun if you could take your pet to restaurants and movie theatres.
but PLEASE. unless this animal is legitimately helping you with something that impedes your every day life and stops you from functioning like a normal person, just get a pet. service dogs are a very important and serious necessity for some people. don’t help add to the problem of society not taking mental disability service dogs seriously. some people really need service animals and pretending your pet is one only makes it all the more difficult for these people to deal with their every day lives.
just something to keep in mind if anyone is considering getting a “service animal.” PLEASE think about it and consider if you really need a service animal or if you just need a pet.
R.I.P to all the friendships where we acted like lovers at some point, and now we barely talk.
needs to be put up in every school
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recs for trans women are so rare on tumblr!! spread this, people.
Don’t ever feel offended if I don’t answer your asks or anons or memes. I’m not ignoring you. I would never ignore anybody on purpose. Either tumblr ate them or I had every intention to and I just forgot.
So this is basically a reminder that I’m human and a terrible one at that so don’t hate me for my flaws because I have a lot of them.
do you ever wonder why we’re here?
It’s one of life’s great mysteries isn’t it? Why are we here? I mean, are we the product of some cosmic coincidence, or is there really a God watching everything? You know, with a plan for us and stuff. I don’t know, man, but it keeps me up at night.
What? I meant why are we here, on tumblr, endlessly reblogging. What was all that stuff about god?
*THROWS YOU AGAINST WALL*
IS SO FUNNY
look it’s fine if ur not religious omg it’s 100% ok but once u start telling people that their prayers are worthless, that God isn’t listening, that He is imaginary, that Jesus didn’t exist, that their religious texts are garbage, etc. then you’re a piece of shit shut up