a painting by Albert Bouts that I photographed in the Mimara museum in Zagreb today
I love the ornamentation and I think this is the saddest-looking Jesus I’ve ever seen

a painting by Albert Bouts that I photographed in the Mimara museum in Zagreb today

I love the ornamentation and I think this is the saddest-looking Jesus I’ve ever seen

prosinac:

all I have for you is tiny Ellen Page

ok so my talented younger sister recently got on the radar and hit 2000 followers so go congratulate (and +follow) her like right now

prosinac:

all I have for you is tiny Ellen Page

ok so my talented younger sister recently got on the radar and hit 2000 followers so go congratulate (and +follow) her like right now

museumdogs:

Wilhelm TrübnerGerman, 1851–1917Dogge mitt Würsten (Dog with Sausages); also known as Ave Caesar morturi te salutant (Hail, Caesar, we who are about to die salute you)1878Oil on cardboard46 x 38 cmAlte Nationalgalerie, Berlin
Museum Dogs is on hiatus for the long weekend. Until Tuesday, enjoy this amazing painting by the German realist painter Wilhelm Trübner. 
This dog is very dignified despite being draped with sausages. SAUSAGES!

museumdogs:

Wilhelm Trübner
German, 1851–1917
Dogge mitt Würsten (Dog with Sausages); also known as Ave Caesar morturi te salutant (Hail, Caesar, we who are about to die salute you)
1878
Oil on cardboard
46 x 38 cm
Alte Nationalgalerie, Berlin

Museum Dogs is on hiatus for the long weekend. Until Tuesday, enjoy this amazing painting by the German realist painter Wilhelm Trübner.

This dog is very dignified despite being draped with sausages. SAUSAGES!

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cats-weed-sleep:

scratchingpad:

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prosinac:

there we go

so proud

prosinac:

there we go

so proud

I have a sideblog now
Gonna post the stuff that was up to this point tagged ‘taxonomical’ there from now on. First I’ll re-post the stuff from this blog and when I start posting new stuff (tho god knows when that might be) I won’t re-blog it on here.
Can you tell that graphic design is not one of my strong points haha

I have a sideblog now

Gonna post the stuff that was up to this point tagged ‘taxonomical’ there from now on. First I’ll re-post the stuff from this blog and when I start posting new stuff (tho god knows when that might be) I won’t re-blog it on here.

Can you tell that graphic design is not one of my strong points haha

pookyhorse:

hellhag:

weaselwoman:

A pug so exhausted that he is trying to sleep standing up because he cannot breathe laying down.

This is a very common occurrence in pugs (and other brachy breeds) that is just horrifying. Pugs who do this will need a special wall bed to sleep standing up. 

Why intentionally doom an animal to a life time of suffering before it’s even born because it’s “cute” or “breed standard”?

Are pugs still adorable for your visual pleasure now?

Well those tags are rude. Pugs have the best personality of any dog I’ve ever had or have been around. I agree with the breeding..it’s really cruel…but damn don’t hate on those cute faces!

Well hellhag you are part of the problem..if people continue to think those smashed faces(which do a huge part in how they breath) are sooo cute then pugs will just continue to suffer. You people need to GET IT. These dogs suffer for their “cuteness.” Dogs are meant to have snouts. Are you willing to have dogs tortured in their deformed bodies for their cuteness? Damn how cruel. 

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merionminor:

A plushie I made to celebrate The Lion King’s 20th anniversary! (ノ´∇`)ノ
He’s for sale, pm me for details if you’re interested!● Simba stands 30 cm/11.8 in tall (including the tail)● he’s about 31 cm/12.2 in long (measured from the ear to the tail base)● all the features are hand-sewn on, no glue used!

merionminor:

A plushie I made to celebrate The Lion King’s 20th anniversary! (ノ´∇`)ノ

He’s for sale, pm me for details if you’re interested!

● Simba stands 30 cm/11.8 in tall (including the tail)
● he’s about 31 cm/12.2 in long (measured from the ear to the tail base)
● all the features are hand-sewn on, no glue used!

Anonymous said: Hi, not big cat related, but how do you feel about seals performing shows for the public? I've seen you say that it's cruel to make animals perform, but the AZA accredited zoo near me (national zoo) has seal/sea lion shows if I'm not mistaken (there's an amphitheater by their enclosure) thanks!

bigcatawareness:

I actually don’t know enough about these shows to know how detrimental they are.  I definitely don’t like the ones that are super circus-y that I’ve seen, and in some cases the performers just live behind the scenes in pretty poor enclosures.  In those cases this is definitely not okay, but I can see ways where less demanding behaviors could be considered enrichment.  Any of my followers know more about this topic?

Zagreb Zoo has a kind of a sea lion show thing, which is pretty great. Basically, the trainer asks the sea lions to perform simple tricks (respond to their names, get out of water, ‘shake hands’, get in the transport cage, give him a kiss…). They are rewarded with fish (this is their feeding routine). All the while the trainer talks about sea lions, their personalities, positive reinforcement training, behavior in nature, etc etc

100% enrichment with an added bonus of educating the public and making them more interested and thus sympathetic to these creatures

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