Dragon tattoo

I got a tattoo as my Christmas present from my hubby
12/9/ 2014

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Day 1 (above) Friday

Day 5 (below) Tuesday

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Day 8

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Day 10

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2/11/15
The touch up- ouch day 1

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The 2 above are after the touch up 

The 2 below were colored on Dec 11th 2015 by a different artist.

   

Oct. 2017

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Hey all, my 36 yr old, older brother unexpectedly died of heart failure last week on Sept. 27, 2014. I loved him but I didn’t appreciate him enough. I didn’t see him often lately and when I did, I teased him (as little sisters do) but I don’t know if I told him I loved him and how much he meant to me.
So take my advice: tell the people you love, that you love them. Be there for them.

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What I said at his memorial service
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David was my brother, no David is my brother. And as his sister, I don’t think I appreciated him enough, because I took him for granted. I thought, he was always going to be there, that he was always going to tease me, that I was always going to annoy him, that he would always be there as a presence for my children. Unfortunately, I was wrong. David has taught me, through his death, that when you love somebody you need to let them know, as often as you can, be it through the words I love you, be through little gestures like hugs, kisses, punches, pinches, uh I mean hugs and kisses. And I hope that this is a lesson that he is taught you. appreciate the people in your life even if you don’t always get along with them, even if you don’t always agree with them or their lifestyle choices, even if they are the most aggravating person in the world, which David was not I was. Appreciate your loved ones be they friends or family and never treat a stranger bad because you don’t know what they’re going through.
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Circumcision complications

Drs say complications are rare. NewsMedia says complications are rare. Families say complications are rare. Consent forms say complications are rare. Medical books and websites say complications are rare.
However, rare complications are pretty scary to the parents and children they affect.
Rare is not rare enough when it is your child.
Infant/child Circumcision is unnecessary surgery on a healthy child. The foreskin is not an issue, disease or defect.

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Circumcision gone wrong

đŸ’¥đŸ’¥đŸ’¥graphic! Warning!! Tragic! Warning! Graphic

http://www.ulwaluko.co.za/Photos.html

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http://www.ulwaluko.co.za/Photos.html

You cannot unsee these so tread carefully

“These selected photographs were taken in various health institutions in Pondoland during 2012 and 2013. They illustrate the magnitude of the problems faced by health care practitioners during the initiation seasons. After viewing some of the pictures you will understand what is meant by ‘male genital mutilation’.

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http://www.thewholenetwork.org/14/post/2012/08/the-dangers-of-plastibell-circumcisions-graphic.html

Wrecking ball song

Came across this on a Facebook page. Decided to share it with you.
While Miley Cyrus being nude on a wrecking ball licking a hammer is controversial to say the least, I’m pretty sure many of us will agree the song itself is actually pretty good.

Chris Thompson and Rochelle Diamante (duet of Wrecking Ball)

http://youtu.be/z_jOx_woSeo

The Gregory Brothers singing Wrecking Ball

http://youtu.be/X7JgVqbh8nE

The original Miley Cyrus video

http://youtu.be/My2FRPA3Gf8

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Albatross, garbage and the nesting grounds on Midway

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http://www.midwayjourney.com/
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http://www.neseabirds.com/Midway/laysan.htm

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http://www.upworthy.com/people-should-know-about-this-awful-thing-we-do-and-most-of-us-are-simply-unaware?c=ufb1
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The plastic plight of the albatross
http://pacificvoyagers.org/midway-atoll-the-plastic-plight-of-the-albatross

documentary follows internationally acclaimed artist Chris Jordan to investigate an environmental tragedy in this remote Pacific paradise: tens of thousands of albatrosses lie dead on the ground, bodies filled with plastic from the Pacific Garbage Patch – See more at: http://pacificvoyagers.org/midway-atoll-the-plastic-plight-of-the-albatross#sthash.piwDQtlm.dpuf

Of the 500,000 albatross chicks born here each year, about 200,000 die, mostly from dehydration or starvation. A two-year study funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency showed that chicks that died from those causes had twice as much plastic in their stomachs as those that died for other reasons. Albatross scour the ocean surface for sustenance, finding all manner of plastic debris, bottle caps, lighters, combs, and minuscule photodegradated (broken down by the sun) pieces of plastic that can be mistaken for food. Hence, the birds swallow the junk, that perforates their stomach or blocks their esophagus or gizzard, leading to inability to eat, often leading to death.

– See more at: http://pacificvoyagers.org/midway-atoll-the-plastic-plight-of-the-albatross#sthash.piwDQtlm.dpuf

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http://www.doomcarousel.com/comic/laysan-albatrosses-of-midway-atoll/

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http://www.midwayjourney.com/

Paid in full 30 years ago

http://gawker.com/this-three-minute-commercial-puts-full-length-hollywood-1309506149

The Thai telecommunications conglomerate True is getting rave reviews worldwide for its latest spot, “Giving,” which tells the story of a man unexpectedly rewarded for a lifetime of good deeds he performed without expecting anything in return.

TrueMove too says it “believes in the power of giving without expecting a return.”

http://youtu.be/7s22HX18wDY

Docking and circumcision

Why do we are have a fascination with cutting parts off of creatures?
This link: http://www.4rottweilers.com/rottweiler_natural_tail_truth.htm is against the tail docking of Rottweilers. (Awesome) in its arguments it actually makes a good case against circumcision or rather for leaving things as nature intended.
Excerpt:

We successfully finished one of the first tailed dogs in Canada – where they allow both docked and tailed dogs in the show ring (CanCh USRC NYS’04 SWRYS’03&’04 NCRSA’04 SWRSA’05 Redwood Krest’s Friday CS BH). Now there are MANY finished Canadian Champions! Both AKC and CKC judges have put up quality dogs, Friday received a 5 point major in Canada under a well known, highly regarded AKC judge. When I approached him after the show and told him “Thank you for finding my dog with the tail.” he simply replied “What’s not to find, he is a beautiful, correct Rottweiler and the tail doesn’t make a bit of difference.” Hmmm, Apparently the judges are still able to assess a dog’s structure with a natural tail.

…tail selection will suddenly move from no consideration at all to major consideration in the selection of breeding stock”

We have had many litters with natural tails and have found no need to change our breeding program to accommodate some imaginary problem with the tails or structure. Despite the fact that they were previously removed, the tails still knew what they were supposed to be if left intact. Ring tails and kinked tails do occur – in some bloodlines more than others – however they have no impact on the health of the dog, they are a simple cosmetic fault.

“…a long tail would probably become injured by beating it against the wall, the table, etc.”

A Rottweiler is no more prone to tail injuries than any other natural tailed dog. Would it be logical to argue that all dogs breeds should be docked to protect against tail injury? Tail sprains and injuries happen to all natural tail breeds but this has never been used as a reasonable argument to support docking of all dog breeds.

Docked or natural in the U.S. is purely personal preference. The presence of a tail has not, and will not change the structure of the breed, it is the breeders that change the structure of the breed. In the United States of America, ALL Rottweiler fanciers should striving for the same thing…

THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE!

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And a separate link:
http://www.wesburgs.com/Natural-World-Standard.htm
Excerpt:

Tail docking today is the amputation of a dog’s tail at varying lengths to suit the recommendations of a breed standard. Docking involves the amputation of the puppy’s tail either with scissors, a knife or with a rubber band (called banding). The cut goes through many highly sensitive nerves in the tissues including skin, cartilage, and bone. This procedure is usually performed without any anesthetic at between three to five days of age. The procedure can be performed by either a registered veterinary surgeon or by an experienced dog breeder. In many countries veterinarians are declining to perform this unnecessary procedure, meaning that breeders are now docking more dogs.

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Yes, there is strong evidence that this is the case. The puppy has a fully developed nervous system and a well-developed sense of pain. Puppies scream during the procedure and they whimper, whine and cry for 2-3 days following docking. During the recovery stage they do not eat well and tend to gain weight at a slower rate than undocked puppies. Many veterinarians condemn the practice and refuse to perform the procedure because it is totally unnecessary and can lead to serious complications. Some veterinarians continue perform tail amputation reluctantly in order to keep the procedure under professional supervision, please their clients and to minimize the risk to the pups.

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There is considerable scientific evidence that docking can lead to complications, including hemorrhage, infection and occasionally death of the puppy. In later life the stump of the tail may be painful due to the formation of neuroma (nerve tissue scar) in the stump. This also occurs following amputation of limbs in people and causes considerable discomfort. Dogs have evolved into their current shape over many thousands of years. If a tail were not useful to a dog, natural selection would have eliminated it long ago. Indeed, tails have many useful functions and are important for balance and body language among other things.

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***Graphic****Genital cutting. Bad for both sexes

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Taken from a friend’s intactivtist postings on Facebook.

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