thecheekylibertarian Happy #nationalpuppyday! We don't have pictures of Odin before he was 4 months old, so here's a picture of Samba as a baby! 4w

» LOG IN to write comment.

thecheekylibertarian This is the reality of failing to spay and neuter your pets. #adoptdontshop #spayandneuter #Repost @they_matter with @repostapp.
・・・
“I had a choice to be there today holding this beautiful being who did not have a choice to be there. This #Pitbull pup was killed by human choice because there were too many animals at the #shelter and not enough humans to #adopt him. He was a healthy, 30-40 pound pit who had his whole life ahead of him. #Breeders continue creating #puppies to sell for profit and people keep buying them when there are so many amazing beings alive already waiting for a loving home. I did this because I see no difference between beings – I, and that other, are one. And as long as I have a voice, I will use it to raise #awareness and reduce #suffering for all expressions of life. This #dog had no name so I named him after my son. #Jake, thank you for allowing me to hold you today. My hope is that at least one person makes a choice after seeing you and possibly reading this, to begin practicing #compassion every day. That person will hopefully teach another and so on. You did not die in vain. You are beautiful. And you are loved. Thank You…” — @alecnpedersen Alec Pedersen [image credit: Sarah Jane Hardt] from veganrabbit.com
#adoptashelterdog #adoptdontshop #raiseawareness #ourplanettheirstoo
2mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

thecheekylibertarian Odin, avoiding the water. 3mon
  •   kchyn That was so ridiculously funny!! 3mon
  •   baileyhayes2 Hahaha I love that he's cramming himself onto such a tiny rock 3mon
  •   hooliejay Lmfaoo 3mon
  •   thecheekylibertarian @baileyhayes2 I know! I laughed hysterically! Though getting him off of it to get back to land was a challenge haha 3mon
  •   coltrane02 Badass name. 3mon
  •   nomanniccinnamon Haha too cute! 3mon
  •   thecheekylibertarian @nomanniccinnamon I turned around and there he was, as much a princess as ever. It was less funny when I had to pull him off the rock (which almost plunged me and my camera into the creek with him)... He HATES water. 3mon
  •   nomanniccinnamon Lol, what a story! He's a very elegant princess. 3mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

thecheekylibertarian #Repost @susiesseniordogs with @repostapp:
Sally's story is sad. But it needs to be told and, more importantly, she needs you to listen. We have a serious animal overpopulation problem in the United States, and it is not solely an issue for the shelters, who bear the weight (and hate) of it. The problem is much greater than that. So how can you help? If in the least, spread the word on choosing adoption. That's what Sally would want.
@DenverDachshunds wrote, "Sally was only 4 years old when she finally felt freedom from her life as a puppy producer in a dirt pen. She had learned not to bark from feeling the shocks of a cattle box electric fence charger. She had been injured at some point when a piece of wire stabbed her puncturing her lung. She was never treated and the wire had become part of her body as the tissue tried to heal around it. She developed liver disease but her "owners" did not know it. Still she was bred.
When Sally came to us she was thin and pregnant. She was terrified of this new world but very brave. We did our best trying to help her and her unborn babies but fate would not have it. Her body could not handle the growing pups who were taking all the nutrition her body needed. She underwent an emergency C-Section to try to save the lives of the babies and hers.
Her babies did not survive being underdeveloped and just too young to be part of this world yet. For 4 months she thrived but her past injuries left the need for continued medications to help her liver function. Sally died when her body could no longer fight.
Last night we fought for the Sallys of this world here in our own back yard. The Centennial City Council held a meeting to determine if the sale of puppies and kittens should be allowed in pet stores. Many people spoke to the Council about what the Sallys in these breeding facilities have to go through to produce those puppies in the window. We might as well have been talking to the carpet on the floors.
The cruelty and neglect allowed to continue for the sake of a buck has to stop. You can help by talking to your neighbors, co-workers, friends and family. Rescue, Adopt, Foster. There are many alternatives to shopping
3mon
  •   nomanniccinnamon So terrible. People suck 3mon
  •   cinnamonie This is horrible. Poor sally. Thank you for fighting for them. 3mon
  •   katdunn1085 Aawww I'm crying I am the #1 dog lover I am so sad that she died 3mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

thecheekylibertarian Behavioral problems of pets are similar to those of children: they're treatable. You wouldn't orphan a child for throwing a tantrum, so why would you give a dog a death sentence for something that's completely treatable? Reach out to your community and get help on training or offer help to someone who may need it--a person's ignorance should not cause a dog to die. 3mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

thecheekylibertarian "Why do you have to take such an extreme position?" Because there is extreme suffering and extreme ignorance. #InjusticeAnywhereIsAThreatToLibertyEverywhere #pitbulls #fuckBSL #pitboss #whywefight #animalrights #adoptdontshop #dontbullymybreed 4mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

thecheekylibertarian The majestic and useless overseer of our Christmas yardwork. 4mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

thecheekylibertarian Watching Harry Potter while these lazy kids sleep. 4mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

thecheekylibertarian As a puppy, while the other dogs had aspirations, Samba always wanted to know what bark was made out of. 4mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

thecheekylibertarian So I realized I accidentally cropped their heads out of the video when I first posted it, so I'm reposting. Because their faces are really the best part. 5mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

thecheekylibertarian Repost from @humanesociety. Both my babies are foster failures and former shelter dogs and I absolutely cannot imagine life without them and all of the love and hilarity they bring. #adoptdontshop 5mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

thecheekylibertarian This is a little late, but I'm thankful for these two weirdos and @huntercash (couldn't find a picture with all 3). All of them never fail to make me smile every single day. <3 5mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

thecheekylibertarian Repost from @newyorkbullycrew. The idea that dogs like Odin, who loves and is delicate with babies, are "disposed of" and banned from entire municipalities for being "inherently dangerous" is absolutely disgusting. These dogs make up a large proportion of service dogs, often precisely because of their strength (for those who otherwise forfeit their independence and must rely on other people--not many Retrievers can support a grown man, but a Mastiff can) and these bans not only take the loved ones of people like me, but also people (including children) who rely on the dogs for their own safety, quality of life, and independence. These laws are the modern Jim Crow for dogs and discrimination based on appearance should make you ask yourself, "Is my dog next?" 5mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

thecheekylibertarian Regram from @hooliejay. Senior animals face a serious disadvantage when looking to be adopted, because they have to compete with puppies, but they have numerous advantages as a companion: shorter commitment (while it sounds morbid, puppies mean a commitment upwards of 15 years in many cases, as their whole life is ahead of them; senior dogs just want somewhere to lay their head for their remaining years), they come as they are (you can expect fewer surprised when it comes to changes of any kind, whether they be medical, size, or disposition-related), and they won't eat and shit anything they can lay their mouths and butts on (respectively)--do not underestimate how similar raising puppies is to caring for a human infant. 5mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

  •   anaerobnic Looks like they missed. 😛 6mon
  •   thecheekylibertarian @anaerobnic Half the time, Samba only puts her head on the giant bed (despite it clearly being big enough for not only her whole body, but Odin's too--and it's all hers, since he has his own). Dogs are strange. 6mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

thecheekylibertarian I need adult supervision at Costco. 8mon
  •   thecheekylibertarian @coltrane02 I haven't had them for a year but I used to eat them all the time when I would only have 10 minutes to cook and eat dinner. Pretty good and reasonably healthy for something you just pop in the microwave for a couple minutes 8mon
  •   kchyn Butter. Damn. 8mon
  •   nomanniccinnamon Ummm if your biggest sins are butter and flaxseed I think you're quite fine without adult supervision lol. When I've gone to Costco it's basically been a heart attack in a cart :) 7mon
  •   thecheekylibertarian @cinnamongsd I just started a commission-based job 3 months ago and I still have one semester of school left, so it's more about whether I can afford it, haha. 7mon
  •   nomanniccinnamon Ohhhhh my mistake!! I thought it was about bad food choices. Yes I can see why you need adult supervision now lol 7mon
  •   thecheekylibertarian @cinnamongsd It's okay. Today I just got salmon, raspberries, broccoli, and cashews. And some avocados at trader joe's but all planned and all very economical. 7mon
  •   sherybubble This picture is nice @youaner 7mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

thecheekylibertarian Odin has the cutest butt of all. 8mon

» LOG IN to write comment.

thecheekylibertarian Loungin' 8mon

» LOG IN to write comment.