** CAUTION **
Please tell every dog or cat owner you know. Even if you don’t have a pet, please pass this to those who do.
Over the weekend, the doting owner of two young lab mixes purchased Cocoa Mulch from Target to use in their garden. The dogs loved the way it smelled and it was advertised to keep cats away from their garden. Their dog (Calypso) decided the mulch smelled good enough to eat and devoured a large helping. She vomited a few times which was typical when she eats something new but wasn’t acting lethargic in any way. The next day, Mom woke up and took Calypso out for her morning walk. Halfway through the walk, she had a seizure and died instantly.
Although the mulch had NO warnings printed on the label, upon further investigation on the company’s web site,
This product is HIGHLY toxic to dogs and cats.
Cocoa Mulch is manufactured by Hershey’s, and they claim that “It is true that studies have shown that 50% of the dogs that eat Cocoa Mulch can suffer physical harm to a variety of degrees (depending on each individual dog). However, 98% of all dogs won’t eat it.”
*Snopes site gives the following information:http://www.snopes.com/critters/crusader/cocoamulch.asp
Cocoa Mulch, which is sold by Home Depot, Foreman’s Garden Supply and other garden supply stores contains a lethal ingredient called ‘Theobromine’. It is lethal to dogs and cats. It smells like chocolate and it really attracts dogs. They will ingest this stuff and die. Several deaths already occurred in the last 2-3 weeks.
Theobromine is in all chocolate, especially dark or baker’s chocolate which is toxic to dogs. Cocoa bean shells contain potentially toxic quantities of theobromine, a xanthine compound similar in effects to caffeine and theophylline. A dog that ingested a lethal quantity of garden mulch made from cacao bean shells developed severe convulsions and died 17 hours later. Analysis of the stomach contents and the ingested cacao bean shells revealed the presence of lethal amounts of theobromine.
**PLEASE PASS THIS ON**
I’m fucking dying
Lilo is all of us
Bout time I got this Sylveon done.
Just a chibi of Poppy. She’s four years old, though that’s hard to show with a chibi. She’s the little sister of Primrose. And they are in fact sisters, they have the same father but different mothers. Though their father went missing when Poppy was rather young, so Prim kind of had to raise her. Not much is known about their past aside from that. She doesn’t talk in full sentences very well, and tends to slur her words when she tries. As mentioned on Tee’s blog, she has a habit of climbing out windows to get outside, particularly in the middle of the night, often forcing everyone to keep a close eye on her. They’ve basically nailed any window she can reach shut. Despite how cute she might look, she’s not in any way innocent. But that’s a story for another day.
She came out much girlier than I had planned. But oh well. 8D And she has a tail, it’s just not really visible from this view.
Okay so I followed this video about foreshortening and…
Sycra. I love you so much for making this video.
YOU GOTTA BE FUCKING SHITTING ME
Yeah, I never got the appeal of selling/buying character designs for no reason. The auction for the group benefits us and the members seem like they’d be into that stuff, so there’s more to it than just randomly buying/selling a character. xDbratasha said: I couldn’t imagine paying REAL MONEY for some character you put no effort into designing.
Yeah, like I said, the auction works because the points go to the group and the members get things they normally would have to work hard to get. So it’s a win-win. But I saw something on the front page where somebody paid around $130 for an adoptable and I just don’t understand why you’d do that. XD; It doesn’t make sense to me to spend actual money on a character design that you can’t even really tweak or change in the end.