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cynical idealist

I want to leave not because I hate this town, but because after awhile the sadness becomes apart of you. -ltn
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1. Being able to say “I’m sorry” is a skill, and one that not a lot of people possess. Hone that skill. Apologizing shouldn’t be followed by “but here’s why I did it” or “and then you did this”. An apology is you taking responsibility for hurting someone else, not a notch on a scorecard in some bizarro battle of “Who’s Right?” By Lessons I’ve Learned From Being a Therapist (via brutereason)

sockmonkeyrenegade:

lookingformisha:

redwingedblackbird:

babynarwhalshineyeyes:

ihaveasthma:

cats that have faces like this with the colors split down the middle means that there were two cats in the mummy cats womb that merged together in the early stages of fertilization.

Seem legit.

This is a very real thing.  It’s called a chimera.  
It can happen to horses, mice, cats, and even humans.  

i don’t want a cat but i want this cat.


This absolutely isn’t true though, and considering the fact that this has hundreds of thousands of notes, I really doubt I’m the first to point this out, and I also know people are going to reblog the original version like sheep people and not even think for a second it’s wrong, but anways, cats end up with patterns like this due to something called codominance. Coat color in cats is coded in a gene on the X chromosome, and due to the fact that we all are a mosaic of our respective parents genes, in cats when they end up with one X chromosome that codes for a dominant black coat, and one that codes for a dominant ginger coat, you can see visibly which part of the cat was coded for by the X chromosome donated by their mother, and which part was coded for by the X chromosome donated by their father. Oddly enough the same thing can happen with humans and sweating (there are people with XX chromosomes who only sweat in one armpit because of this). Anyways, chimerism only comes into play with calico/tortoiseshell cats when it comes to MALE calico/tortoiseshell cats. Because in order for a cat to be calico/tortoiseshell, they need to have two X chromosomes, and the vast majority of cats with two X chromosomes are female. However, there are three very rare ways that male cats can have two X chromosomes, and chimerism is one of them. But this cat? Chances are it just is a really cool coincidence that this happened so perfectly. Sorry to burst any bubbles.

sockmonkeyrenegade:

lookingformisha:

redwingedblackbird:

babynarwhalshineyeyes:

ihaveasthma:

cats that have faces like this with the colors split down the middle means that there were two cats in the mummy cats womb that merged together in the early stages of fertilization.

Seem legit.

This is a very real thing.  It’s called a chimera.  

It can happen to horses, mice, cats, and even humans.  

i don’t want a cat but i want this cat.

This absolutely isn’t true though, and considering the fact that this has hundreds of thousands of notes, I really doubt I’m the first to point this out, and I also know people are going to reblog the original version like sheep people and not even think for a second it’s wrong, but anways, cats end up with patterns like this due to something called codominance. Coat color in cats is coded in a gene on the X chromosome, and due to the fact that we all are a mosaic of our respective parents genes, in cats when they end up with one X chromosome that codes for a dominant black coat, and one that codes for a dominant ginger coat, you can see visibly which part of the cat was coded for by the X chromosome donated by their mother, and which part was coded for by the X chromosome donated by their father. Oddly enough the same thing can happen with humans and sweating (there are people with XX chromosomes who only sweat in one armpit because of this). Anyways, chimerism only comes into play with calico/tortoiseshell cats when it comes to MALE calico/tortoiseshell cats. Because in order for a cat to be calico/tortoiseshell, they need to have two X chromosomes, and the vast majority of cats with two X chromosomes are female. However, there are three very rare ways that male cats can have two X chromosomes, and chimerism is one of them. But this cat? Chances are it just is a really cool coincidence that this happened so perfectly. Sorry to burst any bubbles.

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sansasturk:

SIGNAL BOOST!!!!

This video might be the most clever way to raise money for dogs in need, because all you need to do is watch it.

"Just by watching these puppies, you’re raising money for dogs in need," says the narrator in the video above. "You see, if a video goes viral, YouTube shares the money they made from advertising with whoever made the video, and in this case, every dollar we earn will go toward feeding, treating and finding homes for dogs who haven’t been as lucky as us."

The video comes from The Pedigree Adoption Drive, and ends by imploring viewers to share because the more views received, the more money will be raised.

So share this video. You know, for the dogs.