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Gato here won’t let me work on catnip kickers bc he wants cuddles, then bites me, then cuddles again, and back to bitting 🙄
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Figaro, and one of his many moods 🙄
#moodygato #moodycats #cats #nubbutt #nubs #adoptdontshop #notaildontcare #catsindiapers #diapercats #speciallyabledpets

Ugh Monday. It's only redeeming quality is that it's #merlemonday . Now my mom's going to 'spread some awareness' on everyone. She says that's our purpose. Wake me when it's over.

Sadly, in the 🌎 of dog breeding, some dogs are bred simply because they are thought to be beautiful — by breeders and buyers alike. So it is with the double merle.
*Merle refers to a color pattern, not a color in and of itself.  Merle dogs come in many colors, the most common of which is blue merle, found most often in Australian Shepherds. Blue merles are, in fact, black dogs with the black broken up into irregular patches by lighter shades of gray. In some “circles”, the lighter, the better; the whiter, the prettier. This has led to the irresponsible breeding of male and female merles in the hope of producing as many light merles as possible. The unintentional result: the double merle.
*Whether they are called double merles, lethal whites or homozygous merles, these dogs are born carrying the MM gene, leaving them unable to produce pigment. There are 13 breeds in which merle is the standard and the gene is being introduced to more breeds everyday.
*The unethical practice of breeding double merles is generally condemned worldwide, not only because so many are considered defective and put down at birth by their breeders, but because of the health problems that plague them, namely, partial or complete deafness and blindness.
STOP❌🚫 Merle to Merle breeding
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#seemorethedoublemerle
#merlegene #doublemerleaussie
#doublemerleawareness
#doublemerlesofinstagram
#doublemerle #blinddogsrock #blinddogs
#deafdogsrock #deafdog
#impairedvision #impairedwhocares #speciallyabledpets #specialneedsdog #rescuedogsofinstagram
#ablepup #aussiesofinstagram #aussiesdoingthings #aussiecatahoulamix #ausshole #pinknose #bluemerleaussie
#dogsofatlanta #dogstofollow #dogaccount #barkback #woofatme #instalike #dogsofinsta

This is how I spent my Saturday, at my opthamologist appt.
My eyes are doing better. I'm down to 3 different meds for a total of 9 drops a day. Oral meds have been eliminated. I don't have to go back until November. *****All of this is 100% preventable. Merle to Merle breeding must stop.*******
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#seemorethedoublemerle
#blinddogs
#deafdogsrock
#bluemerleaussie
#aussiecatahoulamix #merlegene #responsiblebreeding #speciallyabledpets #specialneedsdog #impairedwhocares #doublemerleawareness #ablepup #rescuedogs #doublemerlesofinstagram #aussiesofinstagram #doublemerleaussie

Sigh...at it again w the cone of shame. All because he can’t help and lick himself and the taco 🌮 a lot 😿
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He’s being treated and antibiotics again. While the PU helped him and saved his life. We knew that some cats will excessively groom themselves down there...& he’s one to do that 🙄
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#catsindiapers #diapercat #nubbutt #nubs #notaildontcare #speciallyabledpets #tuxedocats #cats #adoptdontshop #rescue #figaro #mightyfigaro

I miss my boy.
I forgot his chair was still in my van when I went to work yesterday. Cried all the way to work.
Checked his camera out of habit, the last image it recorded before it was shut off the last time popped up of him sleeping on his bed, ears hanging off the edge. Had to shut my office door.
My center staff got me a condolence card. Eyes were already puffy so why not add more tears?

I keep waking up and asking if he’s ok because I swear somehow I heard him cry next to me on his empty bed.
I wait for the inevitable bark when I put my key in the lock, letting me know he knows, that I know, that he knows, I’m home.
I keep heading for the fridge to get his cream cheese for his medicine sandwiches.
I keep reaching out to find my favorite spot, right behind his ear to pet.
Taking care of him, especially this last year was a lot. Sometimes it was overwhelming and all consuming and there were days I wondered what I was thinking, believing I could handle such a gargantuan task. But now he’s gone and I feel like some of my purpose went with him... I’m lighter because I don’t have to wake up three or four times a night for emergency diaper changes or poop accidents or kibble getting knocked on the floor... But I also don’t have to wake up to hold a paw or rub a back because he just wants to snuggle.

I want to be a resource for people who have decided to take this journey— I want to help you decide if this is the road you want to take if your beloved reaches the same struggles Hank did. I want to honor his memory, because as hard and exhausting and draining as it can be, I feel like it’s changed me for the better and I want to hold on to that somehow.
I honestly don’t know what would be of service to those in this position, so you tell me— how can I #lovelikehank and benefit you all? Help me keep him alive for me but also for all the other spotty dogs and fuzzy loves that reach such an impasse.

#ivdd #arthritis #help #handicappeddogsofinstagram #wobblers #addisonsdisease #hankypanky #timeforhankypanky #spottycow #speciallyabledpets #disableddog #disabledspottydog #disableddogsofinstagram #love #help #dogsofinstagram #dogsofig #inmemoryofhank

We have had Xenoblade Chronicles 2 sitting on the shelf awhile now... haven’t touched it due to lack of time for big games while working full time. But I’m gonna try to make time to focus on it! Seems like a good game! And I have some good gaming company ❤️🐾#coffeeandvideogames #gamerpets #gamingwithpets #blindcat #rescue #blindpets #blindcatsofinstagram #specialneedscat #speciallyabledpets

#flashbackfriday Of Hank not needing me at all for his ice cube obsession. A two parter.
I went through my Facebook videos and made myself cry, so bear with me, I’ll be posting them. I’ve always said I love him as he is but I miss him as he was. The house is quieter and his antics are more subdued. It saddens me, but it is what it is now.
#backintheday #spottycowgethisownicecubes #igotdis #animals #spottycow #dogsofig #danes #greatdane #dogsofinstagram #doginawheelchair #animalsofinstagram #ivdd #wobblers #arthritis #addisonsdisease #speciallyabledpets #disableddog #disableddogsofinstagram #handicappeddog #hankypanky #timeforhankypanky #handicappeddogsofinstagram

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