You know I don’t usually do these types of things, but this is important to me! Kirk’s kicking cancer in the face and swimming 14km from NB to PEI this summer and raising money for sick kids. That’s pretty friggin’ cool.
You can donate anonymously, as much or as little as you like.
Thanks in advance, internet. Do some good!
4 for you Kirk! You swim and tell cancer that you are the winner. Signal boost because this is def a cause I’d love to see donations pour into.
choosing a halloween costume is serious business like
do i fandom
do i scary
do i disney princess
if you go as dean winchester you’ll be all three
Dude pick one to fit all three go for Dean or Castiel.
A friend of mine is going to Comic-con in PHX this weekend with this bad-ass Garrus costume. So freakin’ talented! She told me to tell Tumblr that if anyone wanted to see more pics and info on this, they should check in at Red Nebula Studios (http://www.rednebulastudios.com/) where she’ll post more after the Con…
HOLY FUCKING CALIBRATIONS.
whoa. WHoa. WHOa. WHOA. WHOA!!!
My brain just fucking exploded. This is perfect!
I SAW THIS ON DA, AND I’M STILL SWOONING. SO.GOOD.
O_O I thought it was a poster or something at first.
Oscar was adopted as a kitten from an animal shelter and grew up in the third-floor end-stage dementia unit at Steere House Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Providence, Rhode Island. The 41-bed unit treats people with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease and other illnesses, most of whom are in the end stage of life and are generally unaware of their surroundings. Oscar was one of six cats adopted by Steere House, which bills itself as a “pet friendly” facility.
After about six months, the staff noticed that Oscar, just like the doctors and nurses, would make his own rounds. Oscar would sniff and observe patients, then curl up to sleep with certain ones. The patients he would sleep with often died within several hours of his arrival. One of the first cases involved a patient who had a blood clot in her leg that was ice cold at the time. Oscar wrapped his body around her leg and stayed until the woman died.In another instance, the doctor had made a determination of impending death based on the patient’s condition, while Oscar simply walked away, causing the doctor to believe that Oscar’s streak (12 at the time) had ended. However, it would be later discovered that the doctor’s prognosis was simply 10 hours too early: Oscar later visited the patient, who died two hours later.
Oscar’s accuracy led the staff to institute a new and unusual protocol: once he is discovered sleeping with a patient, staff will call family members to notify them of the patient’s (expected) impending death.
Most of the time the patient’s family has no issue with Oscar being present at the time of death. On those occasions when he is removed from the room at the family’s request, he is known to pace back and forth in front of the door and meow in protest. When present, Oscar will stay by the patient until they die, then after death will quietly leave the room.
i find this very interesting as this behavior seems common in many cats that reside in mental and nursing homes. Often sharing the bed of the soon to be deceased. In the ancient world cats were revered by many cultures, most famously Ancient Egypt, as guardians of the underworld, keepers of the gate of death, and sometimes even harbingers of death itself. This makes me wonder whether this behavior was observed during ancient times as well and perhaps prompted this belief and many practices surrounding it.
It’s a high possibility that the practices regarding cats were a direct result of observation. It’s also been noted that cats seem to have an acutely tuned sense to illness and even then will sit by someone who is ill or critical. This might be seen as an act of calming and mourning if observed by someone unaware of cats senses and they way they act.
GUYS LOOK WHAT I FOUND VIA MY OTHER BLOGS DASH!!!!!
YOU CAN MAKE CUTE ICONS LIKE THIS!!!!!!!
Shots from the Rabbi’s Cat Film :)
I hiiiiiiiiiighly recommend this film
If you remember
I will personally hand a you a certificate of good childhood taste.
remember when mr. moseby got sick and esteban did the best impersonation of him ever
i miss this