I’ve messaged every rat blog I follow asking them to consider signal boosting my girl, Opal’s gofundme page, and have linked my journal about taking on commissions to fund her surgery to other blogs, but so far the only people to boost this info about all of this is my partner, a dear friend, and one other friend. While I’m deeply grateful for the help, I wish I could garner more for Opal…

I’m trying everything I can think of.. I work 40hrs a week, but that still isn’t enough..

I lost Freyja in March, I lost my dear friend, Andy, in April, and I lost Luna in May… My car was stolen, my mental health is starting to decline again, and now Opal has these tumors..

Someone please just help..

She’s in need of surgery, and needs help! Please signal boost this!

http://www.gofundme.com/dth9t8

She’s a therapy animal and means everything to me.. Any help is greatly appreciated!

My little Opal..

She’s got a breast tumor and needs to go into surgery ASAP, and the cost will be around $200. I love this little girl so much. I raised her and her sister from just little bitty toddler aged ratties, and they’re also recognized as my therapy animals (as ESAs) by my psychiatrist (I’ve got Bipolar II Disorder and Dysthymia). I’m an illustrator, and I work mainly with traditional media, my focus being animals. I’ve opened up commissions to help pay for the surgery..

Here’s the link to my journal about her and the work I’ll take on.

Details for those who’d rather keep reading and not open a new window:

Offering traditional or digital commissions starting at $5… The more you pay, the better the finished work.

Example tiers:

$5 http://www.furaffinity.net/view/14144949/
$15 http://www.furaffinity.net/view/13952147/
$25 http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9276771/
$35 http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9320144/
$45-$65 http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9320175/
$75-$85 http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9273143/
$95-$150 http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9273541/
$200+ http://www.furaffinity.net/view/9320219/

Tiers with ranges are ranged as such because the price depends on the size of the image and amount of detail.
I love my ratties dearly. To me, they’re my children, and they’re loved, cared for, and doted upon as such. I’ve sacrificed many things for them in the past just to keep them happy and healthy, even so much as giving them the clothes off my back to give them new bedding material when I was homeless in 2013. I didn’t care. To me, I was just doing what any other mother would do for her children. Now I must bring her to see the doctor to keep her healthy, and I’ll paint my butt off for these ratties of mine.

Whether you boost this or not, hank you either way, because I even appreciate you reading this!

Love,

Margo, Opal, and Rose :3

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thepoliticalfreakshow:

WASHINGTON — A multi-million dollar lawsuit was filed in federal court in Missouri on Thursday, seeking compensation for “excessive force” by the police in Ferguson, Missouri, in the days after the shooting of Michael Brown.

According to the suit, the excessive force included false arrest, assault and battery; led to intentional infliction of emotional distress; was the result of negligent supervision and discipline; and resulted in a violation of the plaintiffs’ constitutional rights.

The lawsuit, filed by three out-of-state lawyers — including Malik Shabazz from Black Lawyers for Justice, who participated in the protests in Missouri — seeks multi-million dollar judgments against the City of Ferguson and St. Louis County, as well as one specific ands several unknown officers on behalf of Tracey White, Dewayne A. Matthews Jr., Kerry White, Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green.

In addition to the city and county, the chief of both city and county police are named as defendants, as is Justin Cosma, a police officer with the Ferguson Police Department.

The underlying cause:

The underlying cause:

The general reason for the lawsuit:

The general reason for the lawsuit:

The facts underlying Tracey White’s claim:

The facts underlying Tracey White's claim:

The facts underlying Dewayne A. Matthews Jr.’s claim:

The facts underlying Dewayne A. Matthews Jr.'s claim:

The facts underlying Kerry White’s claim:

The facts underlying Kerry White's claim:

The facts underlying Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green’s claim:

The facts underlying Damon Coleman, and Theophilus Green's claim:

Read the complaint:

Source: Chris Geidner for Buzzfeed News

norisus:

I may or may not have listened to this on repeat while drawing

norisus:

I may or may not have listened to this on repeat while drawing

(Source: bedabug)

spookytaffy:

Say cheese!

They think their litter pan is a bed

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A Ferguson town hall, held in the Wellspring Church, Thursday night, August 28th. Part 1.
iwriteaboutfeminism:

A Ferguson town hall, held in the Wellspring Church, Thursday night, August 28th. Part 1.
iwriteaboutfeminism:

A Ferguson town hall, held in the Wellspring Church, Thursday night, August 28th. Part 1.
iwriteaboutfeminism:

A Ferguson town hall, held in the Wellspring Church, Thursday night, August 28th. Part 1.
iwriteaboutfeminism:

A Ferguson town hall, held in the Wellspring Church, Thursday night, August 28th. Part 1.
iwriteaboutfeminism:

A Ferguson town hall, held in the Wellspring Church, Thursday night, August 28th. Part 1.
iwriteaboutfeminism:

A Ferguson town hall, held in the Wellspring Church, Thursday night, August 28th. Part 1.
iwriteaboutfeminism:

A Ferguson town hall, held in the Wellspring Church, Thursday night, August 28th. Part 1.

iwriteaboutfeminism:

A Ferguson town hall, held in the Wellspring Church, Thursday night, August 28th. Part 1.