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fire-is-her-water: abracataako: merak-zoran: fire-is-her-water: My doggo, Ezri, who rarely barks and mostly borks. When I got her, she’d been abused and would cower and pee at almost everything, and had been mistreated when she’d barked, so she never would. One day months after I had her she got excited on a walk and borked at a bird, and then immediately cower-peed. I had to re-teach her to bark by gathering her whole human pack and having everyone bark and howl and feed her treats and pet her till she got excited enough to join in, and then got more treats. Took a while but I was able to teach her to bork on command (and she’s gotta be excited or she just stares at me like “Sorry, the bork system needs charging”) and she’ll do it happily when she’s excited to go for a walk or upon seeing a friend, and at birds. I love her croaky borking, especially when she started off terrified of making a joyful noise. What kind of dog is Ezri? I love her!! I… did not expect this post to blow up this much but I am delighted at all the tags and replies and Ezri has been told the internet thinks she’s a Very Good Dog. :D She’s a German spitz - in the same family as keeshonds and pomeranians. She might be crossed with something else as her freckled coat, non-pointy nose, and personality are not standard for her breed (they’re usually a lot more high energy and excitable - she’s super laid back and chill). She’s a bit less fluffy than breed-standard too, mostly because she’s grown out from her spring/summer trim (not usually necessary/good for her type of coat but she gets terribly itchy otherwise). It also makes her look like a puppy of a large breed: Ezri’s best friend is Murder Cat, who is a gentle friend to humans and Ezri, but does things to mice that would make Hannibal Lecter go “Isn’t that a bit much?” I got Murder Cat as a kitten, and she used to try to nurse on everything when she was small. Eventually, she settled on her favourite thing to nurse on, Ezri, who has never had puppies and a little confused at first but eventually went with it. She grew out of it, but they have stayed snuggly buddies ever since. New Years here is full of fireworks outside and Ezri gets Vry Scared. I usually set her up somewhere with a snuggly spot right by me, and Murder Cat comes and does this all night:  She goes everywhere with me in my bakfiets (cargo bike) and lets me warm my hands in her fur on cold days. And her ears disappear if I say her name to get her attention. ok so great thanks for coming to my TED talk about my dog, good night, drive safe : fire-is-her-water: abracataako: merak-zoran: fire-is-her-water: My doggo, Ezri, who rarely barks and mostly borks. When I got her, she’d been abused and would cower and pee at almost everything, and had been mistreated when she’d barked, so she never would. One day months after I had her she got excited on a walk and borked at a bird, and then immediately cower-peed. I had to re-teach her to bark by gathering her whole human pack and having everyone bark and howl and feed her treats and pet her till she got excited enough to join in, and then got more treats. Took a while but I was able to teach her to bork on command (and she’s gotta be excited or she just stares at me like “Sorry, the bork system needs charging”) and she’ll do it happily when she’s excited to go for a walk or upon seeing a friend, and at birds. I love her croaky borking, especially when she started off terrified of making a joyful noise. What kind of dog is Ezri? I love her!! I… did not expect this post to blow up this much but I am delighted at all the tags and replies and Ezri has been told the internet thinks she’s a Very Good Dog. :D She’s a German spitz - in the same family as keeshonds and pomeranians. She might be crossed with something else as her freckled coat, non-pointy nose, and personality are not standard for her breed (they’re usually a lot more high energy and excitable - she’s super laid back and chill). She’s a bit less fluffy than breed-standard too, mostly because she’s grown out from her spring/summer trim (not usually necessary/good for her type of coat but she gets terribly itchy otherwise). It also makes her look like a puppy of a large breed: Ezri’s best friend is Murder Cat, who is a gentle friend to humans and Ezri, but does things to mice that would make Hannibal Lecter go “Isn’t that a bit much?” I got Murder Cat as a kitten, and she used to try to nurse on everything when she was small. Eventually, she settled on her favourite thing to nurse on, Ezri, who has never had puppies and a little confused at first but eventually went with it. She grew out of it, but they have stayed snuggly buddies ever since. New Years here is full of fireworks outside and Ezri gets Vry Scared. I usually set her up somewhere with a snuggly spot right by me, and Murder Cat comes and does this all night:  She goes everywhere with me in my bakfiets (cargo bike) and lets me warm my hands in her fur on cold days. And her ears disappear if I say her name to get her attention. ok so great thanks for coming to my TED talk about my dog, good night, drive safe
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fire-is-her-water: abracataako: merak-zoran: fire-is-her-water: My doggo, Ezri, who rarely barks and mostly borks. When I got her, she’d been abused and would cower and pee at almost everything, and had been mistreated when she’d barked, so she never would. One day months after I had her she got excited on a walk and borked at a bird, and then immediately cower-peed. I had to re-teach her to bark by gathering her whole human pack and having everyone bark and howl and feed her treats and pet her till she got excited enough to join in, and then got more treats. Took a while but I was able to teach her to bork on command (and she’s gotta be excited or she just stares at me like “Sorry, the bork system needs charging”) and she’ll do it happily when she’s excited to go for a walk or upon seeing a friend, and at birds. I love her croaky borking, especially when she started off terrified of making a joyful noise. What kind of dog is Ezri? I love her!! I… did not expect this post to blow up this much but I am delighted at all the tags and replies and Ezri has been told the internet thinks she’s a Very Good Dog. :D She’s a German spitz - in the same family as keeshonds and pomeranians. She might be crossed with something else as her freckled coat, non-pointy nose, and personality are not standard for her breed (they’re usually a lot more high energy and excitable - she’s super laid back and chill). She’s a bit less fluffy than breed-standard too, mostly because she’s grown out from her spring/summer trim (not usually necessary/good for her type of coat but she gets terribly itchy otherwise). It also makes her look like a puppy of a large breed: Ezri’s best friend is Murder Cat, who is a gentle friend to humans and Ezri, but does things to mice that would make Hannibal Lecter go “Isn’t that a bit much?” I got Murder Cat as a kitten, and she used to try to nurse on everything when she was small. Eventually, she settled on her favourite thing to nurse on, Ezri, who has never had puppies and a little confused at first but eventually went with it. She grew out of it, but they have stayed snuggly buddies ever since. New Years here is full of fireworks outside and Ezri gets Vry Scared. I usually set her up somewhere with a snuggly spot right by me, and Murder Cat comes and does this all night:  She goes everywhere with me in my bakfiets (cargo bike) and lets me warm my hands in her fur on cold days. And her ears disappear if I say her name to get her attention. ok so great thanks for coming to my TED talk about my dog, good night, drive safe : fire-is-her-water: abracataako: merak-zoran: fire-is-her-water: My doggo, Ezri, who rarely barks and mostly borks. When I got her, she’d been abused and would cower and pee at almost everything, and had been mistreated when she’d barked, so she never would. One day months after I had her she got excited on a walk and borked at a bird, and then immediately cower-peed. I had to re-teach her to bark by gathering her whole human pack and having everyone bark and howl and feed her treats and pet her till she got excited enough to join in, and then got more treats. Took a while but I was able to teach her to bork on command (and she’s gotta be excited or she just stares at me like “Sorry, the bork system needs charging”) and she’ll do it happily when she’s excited to go for a walk or upon seeing a friend, and at birds. I love her croaky borking, especially when she started off terrified of making a joyful noise. What kind of dog is Ezri? I love her!! I… did not expect this post to blow up this much but I am delighted at all the tags and replies and Ezri has been told the internet thinks she’s a Very Good Dog. :D She’s a German spitz - in the same family as keeshonds and pomeranians. She might be crossed with something else as her freckled coat, non-pointy nose, and personality are not standard for her breed (they’re usually a lot more high energy and excitable - she’s super laid back and chill). She’s a bit less fluffy than breed-standard too, mostly because she’s grown out from her spring/summer trim (not usually necessary/good for her type of coat but she gets terribly itchy otherwise). It also makes her look like a puppy of a large breed: Ezri’s best friend is Murder Cat, who is a gentle friend to humans and Ezri, but does things to mice that would make Hannibal Lecter go “Isn’t that a bit much?” I got Murder Cat as a kitten, and she used to try to nurse on everything when she was small. Eventually, she settled on her favourite thing to nurse on, Ezri, who has never had puppies and a little confused at first but eventually went with it. She grew out of it, but they have stayed snuggly buddies ever since. New Years here is full of fireworks outside and Ezri gets Vry Scared. I usually set her up somewhere with a snuggly spot right by me, and Murder Cat comes and does this all night:  She goes everywhere with me in my bakfiets (cargo bike) and lets me warm my hands in her fur on cold days. And her ears disappear if I say her name to get her attention. ok so great thanks for coming to my TED talk about my dog, good night, drive safe
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tumbledbyturtles: auntbutch: babyanimalgifs: This is his Jokers first day on the job, and he’s being such a good boy. Donald W. Cook is a Los Angeles attorney with decades of experience bringing lawsuits over police dog bites — and mostly losing. He blames what he calls “The Rin Tin Tin Effect” — juries think of police dogs as noble, and have trouble visualizing how violent they can be during an arrest. “[Police] use terms like ‘apprehend’ and ‘restrain,’ to try to portray it as a very antiseptic event,” Cook says. “But you look at the video and the dog is chewing away on his leg and mutilating him.” Cook says the proliferation of smart phones and body cameras is capturing a reality that used to be lost on juries. “If it’s a good video,” he says, “it makes a case much easier to prevail on.” The new generation of videos is capturing scenes of K9 arrests that are bloodier and more violent than imagined by the public. An NPR examination of police videos shows some officers using biting dogs against people who show minimal threat to officers, and a degree of violence that would be unacceptable if inflicted directly by the officers. … In fact, in many videos, the release of a dog appears to escalate the violence of an arrest. “You just look at the dog as the source of pain and you do everything you can to address that pain,” says Seth Stoughton. He’s a former police officer, now an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina who studies police use of force. “Those shouted commands — you’ll deal with that later, when the pain stops.” And yet suspects who kick and try to shake the dog off are often accused of resisting arrest. NPR (November 20, 2017) i don’t care what this dog in particular is being trained to do. furthering the idea that police dogs are somehow cute or good directly contributes to injustice and the perceived acceptability of police violence My aunt rescues and rehabilitates german shepherds, and the vast majority are failed police dogs. The rehab process for these dogs is intense. They are trained to be hyper vigilant and to resort to violence. They are often is worse condition than formerly abused animals.  I spent a summer training one of these balls of anxiety. She was too fast and strong for my aunt to train her, so I did it. The biggest hurdle was getting her out of the mindset that biting someone gets her a treat. I had to let her bite my arm, forcible break the hold, and kennel her all without giving her a response because these dogs are trained to equate someone screaming at them as Go Time.  By letting her attack me and showing her that I was stronger than her and then not allowing her to play with the other dogs was what finally got her to stop attacking whenever she heard a loud noise or was surprised or just felt like it.  She still had to be homed in a gun-free, pet-free, child-free home because of the sheer anxiety she was bred for. These dogs are not cute, they are horribly mistreated. : chels @ChelseaMcFerren: 1d I am CRYING I just met a police dog in training in Glasgow central. His name is joker and this is his first day on the job tumbledbyturtles: auntbutch: babyanimalgifs: This is his Jokers first day on the job, and he’s being such a good boy. Donald W. Cook is a Los Angeles attorney with decades of experience bringing lawsuits over police dog bites — and mostly losing. He blames what he calls “The Rin Tin Tin Effect” — juries think of police dogs as noble, and have trouble visualizing how violent they can be during an arrest. “[Police] use terms like ‘apprehend’ and ‘restrain,’ to try to portray it as a very antiseptic event,” Cook says. “But you look at the video and the dog is chewing away on his leg and mutilating him.” Cook says the proliferation of smart phones and body cameras is capturing a reality that used to be lost on juries. “If it’s a good video,” he says, “it makes a case much easier to prevail on.” The new generation of videos is capturing scenes of K9 arrests that are bloodier and more violent than imagined by the public. An NPR examination of police videos shows some officers using biting dogs against people who show minimal threat to officers, and a degree of violence that would be unacceptable if inflicted directly by the officers. … In fact, in many videos, the release of a dog appears to escalate the violence of an arrest. “You just look at the dog as the source of pain and you do everything you can to address that pain,” says Seth Stoughton. He’s a former police officer, now an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina who studies police use of force. “Those shouted commands — you’ll deal with that later, when the pain stops.” And yet suspects who kick and try to shake the dog off are often accused of resisting arrest. NPR (November 20, 2017) i don’t care what this dog in particular is being trained to do. furthering the idea that police dogs are somehow cute or good directly contributes to injustice and the perceived acceptability of police violence My aunt rescues and rehabilitates german shepherds, and the vast majority are failed police dogs. The rehab process for these dogs is intense. They are trained to be hyper vigilant and to resort to violence. They are often is worse condition than formerly abused animals.  I spent a summer training one of these balls of anxiety. She was too fast and strong for my aunt to train her, so I did it. The biggest hurdle was getting her out of the mindset that biting someone gets her a treat. I had to let her bite my arm, forcible break the hold, and kennel her all without giving her a response because these dogs are trained to equate someone screaming at them as Go Time.  By letting her attack me and showing her that I was stronger than her and then not allowing her to play with the other dogs was what finally got her to stop attacking whenever she heard a loud noise or was surprised or just felt like it.  She still had to be homed in a gun-free, pet-free, child-free home because of the sheer anxiety she was bred for. These dogs are not cute, they are horribly mistreated.

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<p><a href="http://dandalf-thegay.tumblr.com/post/170994119442/fire-is-her-water-abracataako-merak-zoran" class="tumblr_blog">dandalf-thegay</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fire-is-her-water.tumblr.com/post/170978939399/abracataako-merak-zoran" class="tumblr_blog">fire-is-her-water</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://abracataako.tumblr.com/post/170977403414/merak-zoran-fire-is-her-water-my-doggo" class="tumblr_blog">abracataako</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://merak-zoran.tumblr.com/post/170945654705/fire-is-her-water-my-doggo-ezri-who-rarely" class="tumblr_blog">merak-zoran</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fire-is-her-water.tumblr.com/post/170937226484/my-doggo-ezri-who-rarely-barks-and-mostly" class="tumblr_blog">fire-is-her-water</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>My doggo, Ezri, who rarely barks and mostly borks.</p> <p>When I got her, she’d been abused and would cower and pee at almost everything, and had been mistreated when she’d barked, so she never would. One day months after I had her she got excited on a walk and borked at a bird, and then immediately cower-peed. I had to re-teach her to bark by gathering her whole human pack and having everyone bark and howl and feed her treats and pet her till she got excited enough to join in, and then got more treats. Took a while but I was able to teach her to bork on command (and she’s gotta be excited or she just stares at me like “Sorry, the bork system needs charging”) and she’ll do it happily when she’s excited to go for a walk or upon seeing a friend, and at birds. I love her croaky borking, especially when she started off terrified of making a joyful noise.</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="248" data-orig-width="450" data-tumblr-attribution="haidaspicciare:Vvry4LUoHrTPODcAw0X2rg:ZZ1zKu2H9aKW8"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ef0c698113783e768cd579290e10b982/tumblr_ojqyq1lvEu1rfd7lko1_500.gif" data-orig-height="248" data-orig-width="450"/></figure></blockquote> <p>What kind of dog is Ezri? I love her!!</p> </blockquote> <p>I… did not expect this post to blow up this much but I am delighted at all the tags and replies and Ezri has been told the internet thinks she’s a Very Good Dog. :D</p> <p>She’s a German spitz - in the same family as keeshonds and pomeranians. She might be crossed with something else as her freckled coat, non-pointy nose, and personality are not standard for her breed (they’re usually a lot more high energy and excitable - she’s super laid back and chill). She’s a bit less fluffy than breed-standard too, mostly because she’s grown out from her spring/summer trim (not usually necessary/good for her type of coat but she gets terribly itchy otherwise). It also makes her look like a puppy of a large breed:<br/></p> <figure data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c9b4183360780f25ae0246e4093236d4/tumblr_inline_p4av9rC8lr1taoskn_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960"/></figure><p>Ezri’s best friend is Murder Cat, who is a gentle friend to humans and Ezri, but does things to mice that would make Hannibal Lecter go “Isn’t that a bit much?”</p> <figure data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="720" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6fbcd9d00f5d178ad5a57247e169ae3d/tumblr_inline_p4avj7v8p71taoskn_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="720"/></figure><p>I got Murder Cat as a kitten, and she used to try to nurse on everything when she was small. Eventually, she settled on her favourite thing to nurse on, Ezri, who has never had puppies and a little confused at first but eventually went with it. She grew out of it, but they have stayed snuggly buddies ever since.</p> <figure data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/28103164a1804f04c927f4d5d92e0785/tumblr_inline_p4avotFTgi1taoskn_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960"/></figure><p>New Years here is full of fireworks outside and Ezri gets Vry Scared. I usually set her up somewhere with a snuggly spot right by me, and Murder Cat comes and does this all night: </p> <figure data-orig-width="2048" data-orig-height="1377" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/765773d5f40b9b10091954f05973436b/tumblr_inline_p4avayOJTA1taoskn_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2048" data-orig-height="1377"/></figure><p>She goes everywhere with me in my bakfiets (cargo bike) and lets me warm my hands in her fur on cold days.</p> <figure data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f2531b609cc6f2e3e667bb0d0c79c4fd/tumblr_inline_p4awjt4pn61taoskn_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960"/></figure><p>And her ears disappear if I say her name to get her attention.<br/></p> <figure data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d03e54315c30750849ea112991a589c1/tumblr_inline_p4awju9pfx1taoskn_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960"/></figure><p>ok so great thanks for coming to my TED talk about my dog, good night, drive safe</p> <figure data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e7ddb530d8d4bdd3ce68e2bab5182a83/tumblr_inline_p4avxkn88v1taoskn_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960"/></figure></blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="540" data-tumblr-attribution="totaldivasepisodes:5mAijUxQ3lybBv2Savbs6A:Zk6RCm2MvpxDg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/338914e4736d1041dc64f93bc1200655/tumblr_orttucRhYW1u1ljrzo1_540.gif" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="540"/></figure></blockquote>: <p><a href="http://dandalf-thegay.tumblr.com/post/170994119442/fire-is-her-water-abracataako-merak-zoran" class="tumblr_blog">dandalf-thegay</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fire-is-her-water.tumblr.com/post/170978939399/abracataako-merak-zoran" class="tumblr_blog">fire-is-her-water</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://abracataako.tumblr.com/post/170977403414/merak-zoran-fire-is-her-water-my-doggo" class="tumblr_blog">abracataako</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="https://merak-zoran.tumblr.com/post/170945654705/fire-is-her-water-my-doggo-ezri-who-rarely" class="tumblr_blog">merak-zoran</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://fire-is-her-water.tumblr.com/post/170937226484/my-doggo-ezri-who-rarely-barks-and-mostly" class="tumblr_blog">fire-is-her-water</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>My doggo, Ezri, who rarely barks and mostly borks.</p> <p>When I got her, she’d been abused and would cower and pee at almost everything, and had been mistreated when she’d barked, so she never would. One day months after I had her she got excited on a walk and borked at a bird, and then immediately cower-peed. I had to re-teach her to bark by gathering her whole human pack and having everyone bark and howl and feed her treats and pet her till she got excited enough to join in, and then got more treats. Took a while but I was able to teach her to bork on command (and she’s gotta be excited or she just stares at me like “Sorry, the bork system needs charging”) and she’ll do it happily when she’s excited to go for a walk or upon seeing a friend, and at birds. I love her croaky borking, especially when she started off terrified of making a joyful noise.</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="248" data-orig-width="450" data-tumblr-attribution="haidaspicciare:Vvry4LUoHrTPODcAw0X2rg:ZZ1zKu2H9aKW8"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/ef0c698113783e768cd579290e10b982/tumblr_ojqyq1lvEu1rfd7lko1_500.gif" data-orig-height="248" data-orig-width="450"/></figure></blockquote> <p>What kind of dog is Ezri? I love her!!</p> </blockquote> <p>I… did not expect this post to blow up this much but I am delighted at all the tags and replies and Ezri has been told the internet thinks she’s a Very Good Dog. :D</p> <p>She’s a German spitz - in the same family as keeshonds and pomeranians. She might be crossed with something else as her freckled coat, non-pointy nose, and personality are not standard for her breed (they’re usually a lot more high energy and excitable - she’s super laid back and chill). She’s a bit less fluffy than breed-standard too, mostly because she’s grown out from her spring/summer trim (not usually necessary/good for her type of coat but she gets terribly itchy otherwise). It also makes her look like a puppy of a large breed:<br/></p> <figure data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/c9b4183360780f25ae0246e4093236d4/tumblr_inline_p4av9rC8lr1taoskn_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960"/></figure><p>Ezri’s best friend is Murder Cat, who is a gentle friend to humans and Ezri, but does things to mice that would make Hannibal Lecter go “Isn’t that a bit much?”</p> <figure data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="720" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/6fbcd9d00f5d178ad5a57247e169ae3d/tumblr_inline_p4avj7v8p71taoskn_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="720"/></figure><p>I got Murder Cat as a kitten, and she used to try to nurse on everything when she was small. Eventually, she settled on her favourite thing to nurse on, Ezri, who has never had puppies and a little confused at first but eventually went with it. She grew out of it, but they have stayed snuggly buddies ever since.</p> <figure data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/28103164a1804f04c927f4d5d92e0785/tumblr_inline_p4avotFTgi1taoskn_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960"/></figure><p>New Years here is full of fireworks outside and Ezri gets Vry Scared. I usually set her up somewhere with a snuggly spot right by me, and Murder Cat comes and does this all night: </p> <figure data-orig-width="2048" data-orig-height="1377" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/765773d5f40b9b10091954f05973436b/tumblr_inline_p4avayOJTA1taoskn_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="2048" data-orig-height="1377"/></figure><p>She goes everywhere with me in my bakfiets (cargo bike) and lets me warm my hands in her fur on cold days.</p> <figure data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/f2531b609cc6f2e3e667bb0d0c79c4fd/tumblr_inline_p4awjt4pn61taoskn_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960"/></figure><p>And her ears disappear if I say her name to get her attention.<br/></p> <figure data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d03e54315c30750849ea112991a589c1/tumblr_inline_p4awju9pfx1taoskn_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960"/></figure><p>ok so great thanks for coming to my TED talk about my dog, good night, drive safe</p> <figure data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/e7ddb530d8d4bdd3ce68e2bab5182a83/tumblr_inline_p4avxkn88v1taoskn_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1280" data-orig-height="960"/></figure></blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="540" data-tumblr-attribution="totaldivasepisodes:5mAijUxQ3lybBv2Savbs6A:Zk6RCm2MvpxDg"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/338914e4736d1041dc64f93bc1200655/tumblr_orttucRhYW1u1ljrzo1_540.gif" data-orig-height="300" data-orig-width="540"/></figure></blockquote>
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<p>Black history month artist edition day 3: American jazz musician Louis Armstrong.</p> <p>Armstrong was born in New Orleans in 1901 to a 16-year-old girl. His father abandoned the family soon after his birth. He was raised by his maternal grandmother until the age of five, then went back to live with his mother and attended a school for boys were he learned literacy and was first exposed to music. During his school years, Louis would bring in money delivering coal and other odd jobs working for the Karnoffskys, a family of Lithuanian Jews. The Karnoffskys took Louis under their wing, nurturing him in the absence of his father. In turn, Louis grew to deeply love and respect the family, feeling a special connection with them because they were also mistreated by the “other white folks“ for being Jewish. In a tribute to them, he wore a Star of David pendant for the rest of his life. </p> <p>He came to musical prominence in the 1920s, known for his impressive trumpet stylings and unique, gravelly vocals. He is considered one of the few black artists to successfully cross into the mainstream of American musical culture during that time. He went from playing riverboat bands to being a bandleader and collaborating with many other artists, perhaps most notably with Ella Fitzgerald. Louis always credited his New Orleans upbringing for his musical influences.</p> <p>&ldquo;Every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine—I look right in the heart of good old New Orleans&hellip; It has given me something to live for.&rdquo;</p>: <p>Black history month artist edition day 3: American jazz musician Louis Armstrong.</p> <p>Armstrong was born in New Orleans in 1901 to a 16-year-old girl. His father abandoned the family soon after his birth. He was raised by his maternal grandmother until the age of five, then went back to live with his mother and attended a school for boys were he learned literacy and was first exposed to music. During his school years, Louis would bring in money delivering coal and other odd jobs working for the Karnoffskys, a family of Lithuanian Jews. The Karnoffskys took Louis under their wing, nurturing him in the absence of his father. In turn, Louis grew to deeply love and respect the family, feeling a special connection with them because they were also mistreated by the “other white folks“ for being Jewish. In a tribute to them, he wore a Star of David pendant for the rest of his life. </p> <p>He came to musical prominence in the 1920s, known for his impressive trumpet stylings and unique, gravelly vocals. He is considered one of the few black artists to successfully cross into the mainstream of American musical culture during that time. He went from playing riverboat bands to being a bandleader and collaborating with many other artists, perhaps most notably with Ella Fitzgerald. Louis always credited his New Orleans upbringing for his musical influences.</p> <p>&ldquo;Every time I close my eyes blowing that trumpet of mine—I look right in the heart of good old New Orleans&hellip; It has given me something to live for.&rdquo;</p>

<p>Black history month artist edition day 3: American jazz musician Louis Armstrong.</p> <p>Armstrong was born in New Orleans in 1901 to...

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tzedektzedek-tirdof: kiras-monkey-bum-face: rootbeergoddess: wildlythoughtfulsquid: SERIOUSLY I am going to print this out and plaster it everywhere I go No but this is a heartbreaking and here’s why: The man in the picture is Leon Greenman (prisoner 98288) and he is the Englishman that survived Auschwitz and pretty much every other death/concentration camp set up by the Nazis, and his story is quite remarkable.  I can’t remember the exact details, but he, his wife and his young child, all Jewish, lived in Rotterdam and during German occupation they were found out and sent to a concentration camp on the outskirts of Rotterdam. He had left his families British passports with friends back home, but the friends became afraid of hiding the passports of Jewish people so they burnt them. Leon requested multiple times for new passports so that they could get back to London, but the passports never arrived in time and Leon, his wife, and his child were separated and sent to Auschwitz. He never saw his wife or child again and he never remarried.  He was moved from camp to camp throughout the war, and collected mementos from each camp as he went, until they were liberated by the allies in 1945, and he gives a first hand insight of what the Holocaust was like and what happened afterwards to the people that survived in his book. It’s called “An Englishman in Auschwitz” and is a humbling read. My history teacher used to work at the Imperial War Museum in London and she had the pleasure of meeting him and listening to his story before he passed away in 2008 aged 97. He worked closely with the Jewish Museum London and fought fascism for the remainder of his life.  Sadly, the Imperial War Museum didn’t find out about Leon’s passing until a member of staff who was meant to meet with him dropped by his house and found that it had been taken over by squatters, who had stolen and mistreated some of his belongings. The museum were only given a few hours to collect all of his mementos and historical items from his time in the concentration camps, and as a historian it’s just devastating to think about how all of these sentimental objects he collected were thrown aside like they were nothing So if you see someone publicly preaching fascism and hate, think of Leon Greenman and all the other men, women, and children that endured the Holocaust, and teach that piece of scum a lesson I did not know any of this. Thank you for the important addition. : NOT AGAIN CHARLOTESVILLE tzedektzedek-tirdof: kiras-monkey-bum-face: rootbeergoddess: wildlythoughtfulsquid: SERIOUSLY I am going to print this out and plaster it everywhere I go No but this is a heartbreaking and here’s why: The man in the picture is Leon Greenman (prisoner 98288) and he is the Englishman that survived Auschwitz and pretty much every other death/concentration camp set up by the Nazis, and his story is quite remarkable.  I can’t remember the exact details, but he, his wife and his young child, all Jewish, lived in Rotterdam and during German occupation they were found out and sent to a concentration camp on the outskirts of Rotterdam. He had left his families British passports with friends back home, but the friends became afraid of hiding the passports of Jewish people so they burnt them. Leon requested multiple times for new passports so that they could get back to London, but the passports never arrived in time and Leon, his wife, and his child were separated and sent to Auschwitz. He never saw his wife or child again and he never remarried.  He was moved from camp to camp throughout the war, and collected mementos from each camp as he went, until they were liberated by the allies in 1945, and he gives a first hand insight of what the Holocaust was like and what happened afterwards to the people that survived in his book. It’s called “An Englishman in Auschwitz” and is a humbling read. My history teacher used to work at the Imperial War Museum in London and she had the pleasure of meeting him and listening to his story before he passed away in 2008 aged 97. He worked closely with the Jewish Museum London and fought fascism for the remainder of his life.  Sadly, the Imperial War Museum didn’t find out about Leon’s passing until a member of staff who was meant to meet with him dropped by his house and found that it had been taken over by squatters, who had stolen and mistreated some of his belongings. The museum were only given a few hours to collect all of his mementos and historical items from his time in the concentration camps, and as a historian it’s just devastating to think about how all of these sentimental objects he collected were thrown aside like they were nothing So if you see someone publicly preaching fascism and hate, think of Leon Greenman and all the other men, women, and children that endured the Holocaust, and teach that piece of scum a lesson I did not know any of this. Thank you for the important addition.
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