PSA - PLEASE READ AND SPREAD HE WORD!!!
IF YOU SEE THIS PLANT AT ALL, DO NOT TOUCH IT!!!
Giant hogweed (Heracleum mantegazzianum) is an invasive herb in the carrot family which was originally brought to North America from Asia and has since become established in the New England, Mid-Atlantic, and Northwest regions of the United States. Giant hogweed grows along streams and rivers and in fields, forests, yards and roadsides, and a giant hogweed plant can reach 14 feet or more in height with compound leaves up to 5 feet in width.Giant Hogweed sap contains toxic chemicals known as Furanocoumarins. When these chemicals come into contact with the skin and are exposed to sunlight, they cause a condition called Phytophotodermatitis, a reddening of the skin often followed by severe blistering and burns. These injuries can last for several months, and even after they have subsided the affected areas of skin can remain sensitive to light for years. Furanocoumarins are also carcinogenic and teratogenic, meaning they can cause cancer and birth defects. The sap can also cause temporary (or even permanent) blindness if introduced into the eyes.
If someone comes into physical contact with Giant Hogweed, the following steps should be taken:
If a reaction occurs, the early application of topical steroids may lessen the severity of the reaction and ease the discomfort. The affected area of skin may remain sensitive to sunlight for a few years, so applying sun block and keeping the affected area shielded from the sun whenever possible are sensible precautions
- Wash the affected area thoroughly with soap and COLD water as soon as possible.
- Keep the exposed area away from sunlight for 48 hours.
- If Hogweed sap gets into the eyes, rinse them with water and wear sunglasses.
- See a doctor if any sign of reaction sets in.PLEASE, DO NOT JUST READ AND SCROLL! THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND POTENTIALLY LIFE-SAVING INFORMATION!!!
This grows mostly in Washington, Oregon, then most of the upper eastern states [Ohio, New York, Maryland, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire, etc.].
From what I’ve seen [in Washington], most of the time they’re just tiny little flowers on the side of the road or creeks [the size of your finger]. For those, the sap causes a lot of burning and itching sensations, which last for days.
I can only imagine these types of reactions listed above from bigger versions.
I fact checked this to be sure, it’s good. Be careful out there!
i see something that looks like this motherfucker all over in midsouth alaska too idk if it’s the same kind
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I am in a bit of a quandry and need your help.
On April 5th, my landlady informed me that I need to move out asap as she is selling the house.
I had just found one that fits most of my criteria (size, location, access to transit, the space for my mom to move in at a later date), but I’m only allowed to have one cat. I currently have two.
Now I’m being asked to move by the 17th (this Thursday), and the landlady’s offering to get her mover friends to haul my stuff to the new place for half price discount just to get out of here. Not entirely sure the new landlady can let me move that soon, but I still have one too many cats for her liking. (My mom pressuring me into accepting the moving help is piling on additional stress to what I gotta deal with in this whole situation)
I have looked into shelters and rescue agencies in my area but they are either not accepting surrenders/filled to capacity.
It’s hard enough to have to find a new home for Henry, as I don’t want to give him up, nor do I want to separate him from my other cat, Sebastian.
Henry at a few months old:
Henry at a year old:
Lousy webcam photo taken last year:
I adopted Henry when his first owner (an acquaintance of mine) couldn’t care for the spunky and affectionate kitty, and have had him for about five years. He does well enough on his own, though he isn’t shy about wanting affection. He quickly warms up to visitng strangers.
We live in the east end of Toronto, and I want to do what I can to make the transition easy on Henry.
If you are thinking of owning a kitty or know of someone who might, and live in the Greater Toronto Area, please consider adopting Henry? Or even just pass this post along to someone who might be interested in the joys of feline companionship?
Also to the OP - I totally recognize that a) you may already know this and b) this may not matter to you given what it’s like to find a place in Toronto, but as long as you don’t share a kitchen or bathroom with your landlord, you’re covered under the Residential Tenancies Act.
Under the Residential Tenancies Act, your landlord cannot prevent you from having pets. If there’s a no pet clause in the lease, it’s an illegal clause and you can take your landlord to the Landlord and Tenant Board about it if they give you fuss (I’m pretty sure it’s a T2 application). There are a few ways to evict tenants for having pets, but it’s often due to health and safety concerns. That your landlord is okay with one cat but not two is suspicious and sounds like enough of a case to push a T2 forward if you need to.
I need help.
So this is Piper. She’s a 3 year old chihuahua, and she’s my best friend.
Last friday, we went to the vet with what we thought was general abdominal trouble due to food or a bug. She was tentatively diagnosed with an infection in her intestines, possibly stomach, and we were given antibiotics and sent home.
Today is monday, and over the span of the last few days, she’s gotten worse. She stopped moving, eating, and cried every time we went near her.
Boarding at the vet for observation is $600 a night. The blood tests, xrays, urine tests are $400, and exploratory surgery, if they can’t find what’s causing her pain, is upwards to $3000.
I don’t have enough for the blood panel as it is, so I’ve decided to bite my tongue and ask for help.
I’ve created a donation link on my blog, just look for the button
And my etsy shop is here
I will gladly do commissions for drawings, jewelry, etc. I’ll likely be putting out links to sell off my bone collection and other items as soon as I have a better idea of what I’m going to need.
If you can’t donate or purchase, pass this link along, and keep little one in your thoughts. I appreciate all the help. Thank you!
Links are updated, so this will be my last time reposting it (I’ll spare all your dashboards) Thanks again
Three weeks ago, my friend Joe lost his father to a long battle with cancer. Earlier this week, Joe’s mother got in a fatal car accident which resulted in her death. Joe is a senior in high school and most of his money was already going towards paying bills for his family. Unfortunately, now he has no more close family and has the responsibility of paying for the funerals for both of his parents.
I know most of you probably won’t be able to help, but I knew it couldn’t hurt to spread the word. My school and community are trying to come together to raise money to help him out with the funeral expenses.
If there is any chance you are able to make any sort of financial donation to helping him out, please contact me on my personal blog for more information. Something like a $10-20 donation could help tremendously, but please remember that even the smallest amounts (even $1 if that’s all you can do) will be greatly appreciated.
Even if you can’t donate money, it would be wonderful if you could spread the word. Prayers and positive vibes sent his way could also be a great help. This is a tragic thing for someone at his age to be going through. Please do anything you can to help whether it’s donations, spreading the word, or prayers for him.
Hey guys! so I woke up to find this being shared on facebook and I was so devastated that someone would do this so I thought sharing on tumblr might help as well! reblog to spread the word and PLEASE let Jacqueline know if you find anything suspicious!!! thank you so much!!
so things are in better prospective of why ists $4,000, its not just her one costumes:
“Today has been one of the worst days I’ve had in a very long time. This morning, while I was in Oakland, someone broke into my car and stole a black duffle bag from my trunk. Inside was a very important commission I had JUST finished that was worth about $4,000. I was supposed to send it out today/tomorrow, but now that it’s stolen, that can’t quite happen. I have spent a LOT of time and effort in these costumes and I have been in tears since I found out they were stolen. What’s worse is the duffle back also had expensive scissors, chainmail, leather accessories, leather making tools, irreplaceable molds I made, and a wig I styled for the wonderful woman who the commission is for.
My car was parked on 22nd St. In Oakland, CA this morning. The duffle bag is rectangular, black, brown trim, brown leather handles, and a red & green logo on the long side. Inside is the following:
Twilight Princess - Princess Zelda costume, accessories, boots, resin cast armor, petticoat, corset, and styled wig
Twilight Princess - Link partial costume, real leather accessories, real leather boots, and hand knit chainmail
Tools - 2x $45 shears, glue gun, soldering knife, assortment of leather crafting tools & needles, molds of many of the accessories for the Zelda costume, and several paint brushes
Other - clothes, threads, and makeup stuff
I have photos here of the pieces that are missing. If you see them on eBay, Craigslist, or any website, please get back to me. I have literally walked a mile in every direction from where it was stolen, looking for it in hopes they dumped it after realizing they can’t sell it. I’ve asked the locals and the nearby homeless people for their help, but I haven’t had any luck today.
So please keep your eyes peeled and your ears open for these costumes and pieces. I am so very sorry to ask this of you all, but I am so upset and devastated right now and I can’t stop crying because I made these pieces myself and now I may have to refund the poor girl. Tomorrow I will be looking at the local pawn shops in hopes someone tried to sell them the bag.
If anything comes up, please contact me here or my email at JackieGoehner@gmail.com. Thank you!”-Jacqueline Goehner
HELP!! THIS CAT NEEDS A HOME
Hi. I live in a rural area in Florida, and that means I cross paths with lots of different kinds of animals. So it was inevitable that I end up picking up a stray cat, lmfao. Anyway, this kitten was chased up a tree by one of our dogs and refused to come down for days. We finally got her down and have been keeping her for a few weeks to make sure she’s safe. The thing is, we can’t keep her. My family has four squirrel-chasing dogs and I’m allergic to cats. So she REALLY NEEDS A HOME ASAP.
I’ve been calling her Spikey for now—she’s anything but. I’m guessing she’s around 7-8 months old, and is incredibly friendly and gentle. She loves to lay in your lap and get ear scritches, or sleep on your desk. I took her into my room for the first time today and inbetween naps, she spent her time looking out the windowsill. She’s pretty quiet, and she LOVES treats.
Obviously, she’s a bit biased against dogs, but she’s young enough that you could probably introduce her slowly. Also she’s not suuuuper accustomed to being carried, but she’s becoming acclimated to it.
Anyway, I am willing to pay for her vaccinations, having her spayed, and for a month of food. I just want her to go to a good home! She’s so sweet and really deserves someone that can give her the attention and care that she needs.
ANYWAY, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT DAIKAIJUZ [AT] GMAIL [DOT] COM.
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i wish we could adopt another cat