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Anaconda, Crying, and Friends: r/AskReddit u/wtdoido.8h Parents, what was the moment when you felt the most proud of your child? Discussion hahahahthunk ⑤画2 (③。4h Went in for a conference with the kindergarten teacher and after we covered the academic stuff, teacher said, "I have to tell you something." She decided he needed a friend. She asked to sit next to him at his table. She has made the entire class adapt their recess games so that he can play. If a game involves touching, he doesn't like to be touched, so she figures out different rules for him so that he can play. She sticks up for him. If something bothers him, she makes sure it isn't an issue. The entire class follows her lead. I can never comment on another child but anyone can observe that he used to be in our classroom one hour a day and now he is here full time." [Teacher is CRYING at this point.] "If she does nothing else, ever, she has changed one Shit "You know she's the social leader." (oh, shit.) "You know she's the one all the kids want to be friends with. There is a boy in the class.... (oh shitshitshit, please don't tell me she's the mean girl. That kid is autistic....) "She decided he needed a friend. She asked to sit next to him at his table. She has made the entire class adapt their recess games so that he carn lay. If a game involves touching, he doesn't like to be touched, so she figures out different rules for him so that he can play. She sticks up for him. If something bothers him, she makes sure it isn't an issue. The entire class follows her lead. I can never comment on another child but anyone can observe that he used to be in our classroom one hour a day and now he is here ful time." Teacher is CRYING at this point.1 "If she does nothing else, ever, she has changed one Note: I found out later that "if something bothers him" was a specific color that freaked him out She got all the kids to get rid of that color crayons, colored pencils, and got permission from the teacher to take down everything on the walls that had that color. Kids also completely stopped wearing that color shirt, because she made sure they understood that it hurt him Meltdowns dropped dramatically and they were able to mainstream him 100% Reply 613 positive-memes:The most wholesome /r/askreddit response I’ve ever read
Anaconda, Crying, and Friends: r/AskReddit
 u/wtdoido.8h
 Parents, what was the moment when
 you felt the most proud of your child?
 Discussion
 hahahahthunk ⑤画2 (③。4h
 Went in for a conference with the kindergarten
 teacher and after we covered the academic stuff,
 teacher said, "I have to tell you something."
 She decided he needed a friend. She asked to sit
 next to him at his table. She has made the entire
 class adapt their recess games so that he can
 play. If a game involves touching, he doesn't like
 to be touched, so she figures out different rules
 for him so that he can play. She sticks up for
 him. If something bothers him, she makes sure it
 isn't an issue. The entire class follows her lead. I
 can never comment on another child but anyone
 can observe that he used to be in our classroom
 one hour a day and now he is here full
 time." [Teacher is CRYING at this point.] "If she
 does nothing else, ever, she has changed one
 Shit
 "You know she's the social leader." (oh, shit.)
 "You know she's the one all the kids want to be
 friends with. There is a boy in the class.... (oh
 shitshitshit, please don't tell me she's the mean
 girl. That kid is autistic....)
 "She decided he needed a friend. She asked to sit
 next to him at his table. She has made the entire
 class adapt their recess games so that he carn
 lay. If a game involves touching, he doesn't like
 to be touched, so she figures out different rules
 for him so that he can play. She sticks up for
 him. If something bothers him, she makes sure it
 isn't an issue. The entire class follows her lead. I
 can never comment on another child but anyone
 can observe that he used to be in our classroom
 one hour a day and now he is here ful
 time." Teacher is CRYING at this point.1 "If she
 does nothing else, ever, she has changed one
 Note: I found out later that "if something bothers
 him" was a specific color that freaked him out
 She got all the kids to get rid of that color
 crayons, colored pencils, and got permission
 from the teacher to take down everything on the
 walls that had that color. Kids also completely
 stopped wearing that color shirt, because she
 made sure they understood that it hurt him
 Meltdowns dropped dramatically and they were
 able to mainstream him 100%
 Reply 613
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Anaconda, Crying, and Friends: r/AskReddit u/wtdoido.8h Parents, what was the moment when you felt the most proud of your child? Discussion hahahahthunk ⑤画2 (③。4h Went in for a conference with the kindergarten teacher and after we covered the academic stuff, teacher said, "I have to tell you something." She decided he needed a friend. She asked to sit next to him at his table. She has made the entire class adapt their recess games so that he can play. If a game involves touching, he doesn't like to be touched, so she figures out different rules for him so that he can play. She sticks up for him. If something bothers him, she makes sure it isn't an issue. The entire class follows her lead. I can never comment on another child but anyone can observe that he used to be in our classroom one hour a day and now he is here full time." [Teacher is CRYING at this point.] "If she does nothing else, ever, she has changed one Shit "You know she's the social leader." (oh, shit.) "You know she's the one all the kids want to be friends with. There is a boy in the class.... (oh shitshitshit, please don't tell me she's the mean girl. That kid is autistic....) "She decided he needed a friend. She asked to sit next to him at his table. She has made the entire class adapt their recess games so that he carn lay. If a game involves touching, he doesn't like to be touched, so she figures out different rules for him so that he can play. She sticks up for him. If something bothers him, she makes sure it isn't an issue. The entire class follows her lead. I can never comment on another child but anyone can observe that he used to be in our classroom one hour a day and now he is here ful time." Teacher is CRYING at this point.1 "If she does nothing else, ever, she has changed one Note: I found out later that "if something bothers him" was a specific color that freaked him out She got all the kids to get rid of that color crayons, colored pencils, and got permission from the teacher to take down everything on the walls that had that color. Kids also completely stopped wearing that color shirt, because she made sure they understood that it hurt him Meltdowns dropped dramatically and they were able to mainstream him 100% Reply 613 positive-memes:The most wholesome /r/askreddit response I’ve ever read
Anaconda, Crying, and Friends: r/AskReddit
 u/wtdoido.8h
 Parents, what was the moment when
 you felt the most proud of your child?
 Discussion
 hahahahthunk ⑤画2 (③。4h
 Went in for a conference with the kindergarten
 teacher and after we covered the academic stuff,
 teacher said, "I have to tell you something."
 She decided he needed a friend. She asked to sit
 next to him at his table. She has made the entire
 class adapt their recess games so that he can
 play. If a game involves touching, he doesn't like
 to be touched, so she figures out different rules
 for him so that he can play. She sticks up for
 him. If something bothers him, she makes sure it
 isn't an issue. The entire class follows her lead. I
 can never comment on another child but anyone
 can observe that he used to be in our classroom
 one hour a day and now he is here full
 time." [Teacher is CRYING at this point.] "If she
 does nothing else, ever, she has changed one
 Shit
 "You know she's the social leader." (oh, shit.)
 "You know she's the one all the kids want to be
 friends with. There is a boy in the class.... (oh
 shitshitshit, please don't tell me she's the mean
 girl. That kid is autistic....)
 "She decided he needed a friend. She asked to sit
 next to him at his table. She has made the entire
 class adapt their recess games so that he carn
 lay. If a game involves touching, he doesn't like
 to be touched, so she figures out different rules
 for him so that he can play. She sticks up for
 him. If something bothers him, she makes sure it
 isn't an issue. The entire class follows her lead. I
 can never comment on another child but anyone
 can observe that he used to be in our classroom
 one hour a day and now he is here ful
 time." Teacher is CRYING at this point.1 "If she
 does nothing else, ever, she has changed one
 Note: I found out later that "if something bothers
 him" was a specific color that freaked him out
 She got all the kids to get rid of that color
 crayons, colored pencils, and got permission
 from the teacher to take down everything on the
 walls that had that color. Kids also completely
 stopped wearing that color shirt, because she
 made sure they understood that it hurt him
 Meltdowns dropped dramatically and they were
 able to mainstream him 100%
 Reply 613
positive-memes:The most wholesome /r/askreddit response I’ve ever read

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Apple, Fresh, and Frozen: Hom fo mahe a smoothie Behold, the smoothie. A meal in a glass. And not just any meal. A fast one too. And done right, packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants healthy fats and so much more. Not only nutritious, but super delicious. Replace a meal such as breakfast or use it as a supplement or Stay healthy, lose weight, gain weight. Adapt it anyway you There's so much more to smoothies than fruit, yogurt and Here's how to make a smoothie- awesomel 1 ADD FRUIT Choose at least 2 types of fruit- fresh or frozen. And for a super healthy smoothie - make it green, adding vegetables such as kale, spinach & arugula Barana BerriesPearl apple WatermelonPeach SpinachKale ugulaBoet greens Dandeion greens 2 CHOOSE A BASE Add 1 2 Cups of liquid. The more juice your chosen fr have, the less liquid you need to add Fruit juiceIced coffee ced green tea Wator ricel almond soy mik water/ mik 3 THICKEN UP Thicken your smoothie to get the right consistencyl creaminess whilst making it more nutritious Nut buter Yogurt/k e cream (e.g peanut) cottage cheese frozen yogurt cubes CoounutChiasood Oata meat poylium busksbeans 4 FLAVOR IT Boost flavor with sweeteners, spices, fruits and herbs. Spices such as cinnamon add a layer of sweetness, without adding extra calories Honay Figs Dates Vanilal almond extract Nutmeg (eg minu basi) 5 POWER BOOST Take your smoothie to the next level with highly nutritive superfoods Protein powder Fish ol Goj berries Sprouts Ground flaxsends VitaminSpirulnal powderwhealgrass aair green powderpowder you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com srsfunny:Behold, The Smoothie
Apple, Fresh, and Frozen: Hom fo
 mahe a smoothie
 Behold, the smoothie.
 A meal in a glass. And not just any meal. A fast one too.
 And done right, packed with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants
 healthy fats and so much more. Not only nutritious, but super delicious.
 Replace a meal such as breakfast or use it as a supplement or
 Stay healthy, lose weight, gain weight. Adapt it anyway you
 There's so much more to smoothies than fruit, yogurt and
 Here's how to make a smoothie- awesomel
 1 ADD FRUIT
 Choose at least 2 types of fruit- fresh or frozen. And for a super healthy
 smoothie - make it green, adding vegetables such as kale, spinach & arugula
 Barana
 BerriesPearl apple WatermelonPeach
 SpinachKale ugulaBoet greens Dandeion
 greens
 2 CHOOSE A BASE
 Add 1 2 Cups of liquid. The more juice your chosen fr
 have, the less liquid you need to add
 Fruit juiceIced coffee
 ced
 green tea
 Wator
 ricel almond
 soy mik
 water/ mik
 3 THICKEN UP
 Thicken your smoothie to get the right consistencyl creaminess
 whilst making it more nutritious
 Nut buter Yogurt/k e cream
 (e.g peanut) cottage cheese frozen yogurt cubes
 CoounutChiasood
 Oata
 meat poylium busksbeans
 4 FLAVOR IT
 Boost flavor with sweeteners, spices, fruits and herbs. Spices such as
 cinnamon add a layer of sweetness, without adding extra calories
 Honay
 Figs
 Dates
 Vanilal
 almond extract
 Nutmeg
 (eg minu basi)
 5 POWER BOOST
 Take your smoothie to the next level with highly nutritive superfoods
 Protein powder Fish ol Goj berries
 Sprouts Ground flaxsends
 VitaminSpirulnal
 powderwhealgrass aair
 green powderpowder
 you should probably go to TheMetaPicture.com
srsfunny:Behold, The Smoothie

srsfunny:Behold, The Smoothie

Birthday, Children, and Crying: multismusa-deactivated20170218 What she says: I'm fine What she means: I understand the Chronicles of Narnia was at its heart a fairytale with theological analogies for children. But why did Lewis never address how they had to adapted to life on Earth again. Why does no one talk about how the Pevensies had to grow up with a kingdom of responsibilities on their shoul- ders, only to return to Earth and be children Take Lucy, she was youngest and perhaps she adapted more quickly-but she had the memories and mind of a grown woman in an adolescent body. Edmund literally found himself in Narnia, he went from a selfish boy to mature and experienced man. He found a purpose and identity through his experiences to come back as just Edmund, Peter's younger brother. Did people wonder why the sullen, sour boy came back, carrying himself like a wisened king? Did his mother wonder why he and Peter suddenly got along so well, why they spent so much time together now? And Susan, the girl of logistics and reason came back with a difference in her. She learned how to be a diplomat and ambassador, Susan the Gentle had to live to endure not-so-gentle circumstances. She had the respect she wanted, only to be just another teen girl. And Peter, he entered the manhood and maturity he so wanted. He earned the responsibility and stripes he yearned for. He learned to command armies and conduct the menial tasks demanded of a king to rule a nation But he came back, appearing to be just anther glory-hungry boy. Not to mention the PTSD they must have struggled with. Especially Ed mund. How often did he wake up in a sweat, screaming a sibling or comrades name? His parents believe it's the war, but it's an entirely different one he has nightmares about. How often did he have trouble with flashbacks and mood swings? And how many times did he and Peter sit over a newspaper or near the radio listening to reports on the troops. How often did they pour over lost battles and de- bate better strategies. Did their parents ever wonder why they seemed to understand flight war so well? How long was it before they stopped discussing these things in front of people? Why does no one talk about this??? cocoartistwrites Why am i fucking crying limblogs Why does no one talk about how the Pevensies had to grow up with a kingdom of responsibilities on their shoulders, only to return to Earth and be children It's not addressed because it's understood. It was the shared experience of the generation You are describing coming home from World War One, battle wearied and aged beyond belief, but walking around in the body of a youth. C S Lewis went to the front line of the Somme on his nineteenth birthday and went back to complete uni in 1918 after demob saxifraga-x-urbium Not seen it with this very very pertinent addition before 119,012 notes Remember, Listening to Her Is Important
Birthday, Children, and Crying: multismusa-deactivated20170218
 What she says: I'm fine
 What she means: I understand the Chronicles
 of Narnia was at its heart a fairytale with
 theological analogies for children. But why did
 Lewis never address how they had to adapted
 to life on Earth again. Why does no one talk
 about how the Pevensies had to grow up with
 a kingdom of responsibilities on their shoul-
 ders, only to return to Earth and be children
 Take Lucy, she was youngest and perhaps
 she adapted more quickly-but she had the
 memories and mind of a grown woman in
 an adolescent body. Edmund literally found
 himself in Narnia, he went from a selfish boy
 to mature and experienced man. He found a
 purpose and identity through his experiences
 to come back as just Edmund, Peter's younger
 brother. Did people wonder why the sullen,
 sour boy came back, carrying himself like a
 wisened king? Did his mother wonder why
 he and Peter suddenly got along so well, why
 they spent so much time together now? And
 Susan, the girl of logistics and reason came
 back with a difference in her. She learned how
 to be a diplomat and ambassador, Susan the
 Gentle had to live to endure not-so-gentle
 circumstances. She had the respect she
 wanted, only to be just another teen girl. And
 Peter, he entered the manhood and maturity
 he so wanted. He earned the responsibility
 and stripes he yearned for. He learned to
 command armies and conduct the menial
 tasks demanded of a king to rule a nation
 But he came back, appearing to be just anther
 glory-hungry boy. Not to mention the PTSD
 they must have struggled with. Especially Ed
 mund. How often did he wake up in a sweat,
 screaming a sibling or comrades name? His
 parents believe it's the war, but it's an entirely
 different one he has nightmares about. How
 often did he have trouble with flashbacks and
 mood swings? And how many times did he
 and Peter sit over a newspaper or near the
 radio listening to reports on the troops. How
 often did they pour over lost battles and de-
 bate better strategies. Did their parents ever
 wonder why they seemed to understand flight
 war so well? How long was it before they
 stopped discussing these things in front of
 people? Why does no one talk about this???
 cocoartistwrites
 Why am i fucking crying
 limblogs
 Why does no one talk about how the
 Pevensies had to grow up with a kingdom
 of responsibilities on their shoulders, only to
 return to Earth and be children
 It's not addressed because it's understood. It
 was the shared experience of the generation
 You are describing coming home from World
 War One, battle wearied and aged beyond
 belief, but walking around in the body of a
 youth. C S Lewis went to the front line of the
 Somme on his nineteenth birthday and went
 back to complete uni in 1918 after demob
 saxifraga-x-urbium
 Not seen it with this very very pertinent
 addition before
 119,012 notes
Remember, Listening to Her Is Important

Remember, Listening to Her Is Important

Animals, Bad, and Bodies : It was kind of a dick move to create animals that require air, then confine them to the If you are talking about dolphins they used to be wolf like creatures that due to scarcity of food they had to hunt in water so they slowly evolved into water mammals, dolphins still have claw bones but they are unnecessary and dolphins will get rid of them with time and will develop abilities to breath under water (This also partially applies to whales) actuallyjuststealingmemes They were what now? hey quick question why are you making other people ook at this? like why did you think this was a necessary thing to show aryone else ether than yourself? please keep this horrible thing locked away as your little secret for the rest of time. thanks Mother Nature, come out here I just want to talk @elodieunderglass horrible things with legs? Thank you so muchilll Ancestral creatures are Gorgeous, Valid, Perfectly Reasonable things with legs. In regards to the first comment, most things in the ocean perform gas exchange anyway so it isn't that bold of a move in some respects it's kind of a fool's move of terrestrial animals to leave the saline bath hat life started off in, since we now have to lug our dumb bodies around, full of carefully our cells are just Like That regarding the second comment on this thread, dolphins are probably fine mostly as they are, and I would not expect them to lose attrib utes to demonstrate their "evolving/progress- ing away from their origins." People think that evolution is like an unstoppable escalator that either kills you or forcibly moves you from primitive things to sophisticated things, but it isn't. Things don't become More Thingish with Time, that's not how evolution works There is no particular evolutionary pressure on dolphins to lose traits that suit their lifestyles perfectly well, Most of the high-pressure challenges that wild dolphins face today-fishing activities, pollution, habitat destruction, food network disruption and climate change are not going to exert evolutionary pressure on remnant bones; and the act of breathing appears to be as natural to dolphins as, well, breathing. For example, being able to breathe surface air means that dolphins and whales can move through water that has very low quantities of oxygen (such as highly polluterd water) where fish cannot survive, because there is not enough oxygen diffused in the water to maintain a constant supply for fish; whales and dolphins can simply surface to take a gulp of air With enormous lungs that are adapted to holding breath for incredibly long periods of time, whales and dolphins can essentially scuba-dive to areas of the ocean that other animals cannot access, as well as eying up things above the surface of the water, Ina rapidly changing environment, with food/ climate/water all doing things they ve NEVER done before, this offbeat mammalian funk- iness may even be the key towards sticking around and surviving a weird period of history Anyway, these are Valid Historical Legges and evolution is not a straight line from Bad Animals to Good Progressive Animals. As evidenced by how excellent and powerful these ancestral beasties are. They may be ancestral but they are MAGNIFICENT pictured: a good girl, valid and perfect in her- self, a stage of someone else's evolution but also perfectly complete in herself, somebody's daughter and somebody's ancestor but also just somebody in her own right, perhaps not as good at swimming as the cetaceans of the future, but perfectly acceptable in her moment of history, and in all other moments Thank you for this articulate obliteration of the teleological madel of evolution and its associated messed-up ideology. This thing about dolphin evolution cropped up in my feed today.
Animals, Bad, and Bodies : It was kind of a dick move to create animals
 that require air, then confine them to the
 If you are talking about dolphins they
 used to be wolf like creatures that due to
 scarcity of food they had to hunt in water so
 they slowly evolved into water mammals,
 dolphins still have claw bones but they are
 unnecessary and dolphins will get rid of
 them with time and will develop abilities to
 breath under water
 (This also partially applies to whales)
 actuallyjuststealingmemes
 They were what now?
 hey quick question why are you making other people
 ook at this? like why did you think this was a
 necessary thing to show aryone else ether than
 yourself? please keep this horrible thing locked away
 as your little secret for the rest of time. thanks
 Mother Nature, come out here I just
 want to talk
 @elodieunderglass horrible things with legs?
 Thank you so muchilll Ancestral creatures
 are Gorgeous, Valid, Perfectly Reasonable
 things with legs.
 In regards to the first comment, most
 things in the ocean perform gas exchange
 anyway so it isn't that bold of a move in
 some respects it's kind of a fool's move of
 terrestrial animals to leave the saline bath
 hat life started off in, since we now have to
 lug our dumb bodies around, full of carefully
 our cells are just Like That
 regarding the second comment on this thread,
 dolphins are probably fine mostly as they are,
 and I would not expect them to lose attrib
 utes to demonstrate their "evolving/progress-
 ing away from their origins." People think that
 evolution is like an unstoppable escalator that
 either kills you or forcibly moves you from
 primitive things to sophisticated things, but
 it isn't. Things don't become More Thingish
 with Time, that's not how evolution works
 There is no particular evolutionary pressure
 on dolphins to lose traits that suit their
 lifestyles perfectly well, Most of the
 high-pressure challenges that wild dolphins
 face today-fishing activities, pollution,
 habitat destruction, food network disruption
 and climate change are not going to exert
 evolutionary pressure on remnant bones; and
 the act of breathing appears to be as natural
 to dolphins as, well, breathing.
 For example, being able to breathe surface
 air means that dolphins and whales can
 move through water that has very low
 quantities of oxygen (such as highly polluterd
 water) where fish cannot survive, because
 there is not enough oxygen diffused in the
 water to maintain a constant supply for fish;
 whales and dolphins can simply surface to
 take a gulp of air
 With enormous lungs that are adapted to
 holding breath for incredibly long periods of
 time, whales and dolphins can essentially
 scuba-dive to areas of the ocean that other
 animals cannot access, as well as eying up
 things above the surface of the water, Ina
 rapidly changing environment, with food/
 climate/water all doing things they ve NEVER
 done before, this offbeat mammalian funk-
 iness may even be the key towards sticking
 around and surviving a weird period of history
 Anyway, these are Valid Historical Legges
 and evolution is not a straight line from Bad
 Animals to Good Progressive Animals. As
 evidenced by how excellent and powerful
 these ancestral beasties are. They may be
 ancestral but they are MAGNIFICENT
 pictured: a good girl, valid and perfect in her-
 self, a stage of someone else's evolution but
 also perfectly complete in herself, somebody's
 daughter and somebody's ancestor but also
 just somebody in her own right, perhaps not
 as good at swimming as the cetaceans of
 the future, but perfectly acceptable in her
 moment of history, and in all other moments
 Thank you for this articulate obliteration of
 the teleological madel of evolution and its
 associated messed-up ideology.
This thing about dolphin evolution cropped up in my feed today.

This thing about dolphin evolution cropped up in my feed today.

Animals, Cats, and Creepy: rabbitinheadlights l feel like the reason certain dog-lovers insist cats are evil is because they read their body language as if they were dogs. So here's a very basic quide to common "mean" things cats do that actually aren't mean at all if you know what they're thinking Rolling and exposing belly- attacks you when touched Does not mean: Give belly rubs! - haha I tricked you! Actually means: I'm playful! If you reach for my belly I'll grab your arm and bite it because I think we're playfighting! Lazily exposing belly still attacks when touched Does not mean: tricked you again! Actually means: I'm showing you my belly because I trust you. Please don't break that trust by invading my personal space. I might accept a belly rub if I'm not ticklish and I know you wel Snapping at you while being pet Does not mean: I suddenly decided I dislike you! Actually means: You're petting me in a way that gives me too much restless energy. Please focus on petting my head and shoulders instead of stroking the full length of my back next time Is in the same room but makes no attempt to interact Does not mean: l'm ignoring you Actually means: We're hanging out! I'm being respectful by giving you space while still enjoying your company Slapping/scratching your hand when you try to pet them Does not mean: I hate you! Actually means: You've failed to establish that we're not playing, or the way you're approaching me scares me. Be calmer, speak more gently, make eye contact and blink slowly at me before you try again. squeakykins I love this post omg, thank you so much. As a lifelong cat person, dogs perplex me because they're so completely different behaviourally blome3kissesbitch I love dogs too but, I've been trying to tell people, you canNOT treat cats like you treat dogs. They arent the same animals and have very different personalities blome3kissesbitch P.s. people often pet cats way too hard. Dogs like a firm pet or a pat on the belly, cats dont have the same bone structure and are more flexible than dogs so what you're doing probably hurts them northisnotup Also, their tail language is the opposite! Cats, tail up: happy to see you, happy to be here, happy in general Dogs (most breeds), tail up: On Alert, Hypervigilant, May Attack pluckyredhead And a cat with a swishing/"wagging" tail is a P.O.'ed cat. naamahdarling Sitting and staring Does not mean: I am challenging you/plotting your demise/just generally evil and creepy Actually means: I am a desert-adapted species, so my natural tears are very thick and keep my eyes moist for a nice long time. I do find people interesting and enjoy watching them. I just don't need to blink very often! Staring and blinking slowly Does not mean: I'm smug and think l am smarter than you Actually means: I like you! But I don't need to get up in your face to show it. I can just sit over here and blow kisses at you to show you l am glad you are around! It's very frustrating for me when people expect cats to act like dogs, or act like they're deceitful. They aren't! They just AREN'T DOGS Cats are misunderstood creatures
Animals, Cats, and Creepy: rabbitinheadlights
 l feel like the reason certain dog-lovers insist cats are evil is because they read
 their body language as if they were dogs. So here's a very basic quide to
 common "mean" things cats do that actually aren't mean at all if you know what
 they're thinking
 Rolling and exposing belly- attacks you when touched
 Does not mean: Give belly rubs! - haha I tricked you!
 Actually means: I'm playful! If you reach for my belly I'll grab your arm and bite
 it because I think we're playfighting!
 Lazily exposing belly still attacks when touched
 Does not mean: tricked you again!
 Actually means: I'm showing you my belly because I trust you. Please don't
 break that trust by invading my personal space. I might accept a belly rub if I'm
 not ticklish and I know you wel
 Snapping at you while being pet
 Does not mean: I suddenly decided I dislike you!
 Actually means: You're petting me in a way that gives me too much restless
 energy. Please focus on petting my head and shoulders instead of stroking the
 full length of my back next time
 Is in the same room but makes no attempt to interact
 Does not mean: l'm ignoring you
 Actually means: We're hanging out! I'm being respectful by giving you space
 while still enjoying your company
 Slapping/scratching your hand when you try to pet them
 Does not mean: I hate you!
 Actually means: You've failed to establish that we're not playing, or the way
 you're approaching me scares me. Be calmer, speak more gently, make eye
 contact and blink slowly at me before you try again.
 squeakykins
 I love this post omg, thank you so much. As a lifelong cat person, dogs perplex
 me because they're so completely different behaviourally
 blome3kissesbitch
 I love dogs too but, I've been trying to tell people, you canNOT treat cats like you
 treat dogs. They arent the same animals and have very different personalities
 blome3kissesbitch
 P.s. people often pet cats way too hard. Dogs like a firm pet or a pat on the
 belly, cats dont have the same bone structure and are more flexible than dogs
 so what you're doing probably hurts them
 northisnotup
 Also, their tail language is the opposite!
 Cats, tail up: happy to see you, happy to be here, happy in general
 Dogs (most breeds), tail up: On Alert, Hypervigilant, May Attack
 pluckyredhead
 And a cat with a swishing/"wagging" tail is a P.O.'ed cat.
 naamahdarling
 Sitting and staring
 Does not mean: I am challenging you/plotting your demise/just generally evil
 and creepy
 Actually means: I am a desert-adapted species, so my natural tears are very
 thick and keep my eyes moist for a nice long time. I do find people interesting
 and enjoy watching them. I just don't need to blink very often!
 Staring and blinking slowly
 Does not mean: I'm smug and think l am smarter than you
 Actually means: I like you! But I don't need to get up in your face to show it. I
 can just sit over here and blow kisses at you to show you l am glad you are
 around!
 It's very frustrating for me when people expect cats to act like dogs, or act like
 they're deceitful. They aren't! They just AREN'T DOGS
Cats are misunderstood creatures

Cats are misunderstood creatures

Life, Tumblr, and Blog: speciesofleastconcern: #im you but more specifically adapted for aquatic life
Life, Tumblr, and Blog: speciesofleastconcern:
#im you but more specifically adapted for aquatic life

speciesofleastconcern: #im you but more specifically adapted for aquatic life