Guys, my youngest sister, Lori Anne (pronounce like LorI Ann) ran away last night. She just left the house.
We don’t know why or where. She did something similar last year, but out of her school, she was just walking then, and had no idea where she was going.
This time, she made a back-pack. She has clothes, food, water bottles (the kitchen was a mess and they noticed them gone.) She took our youngest brother’s bike.
She knows where she’s going. She has to. It was way to well planed out.
She left notes, each for my other 3 siblings, our grandmother, and parents, each is diffrent, but each has the statement “Home is where the heart is, and mine isn’t here.”
I’m worried sick everyone. I was really depressed at her age as well (She’s 13). I’m glad she didn’t turn to self harm like I did, but this is more drastic than anything I ever did.The above is a picture of her. We live in northern Mississippi in the USA. She was on a bike, as said above, but if she was kidnapped, she could be anywhere!!!Please reblog this, even you don’t live close. Maybe one of your followers does.Pleas pray, wish, whatever you do, that she comes home.My family, friends, and I are worried sick!!!
I really want to give this a signal boost. Helen’s a good tumblr friend of mine, and I want to make sure her sister is seen home safely.
Get the word out to as many people as possible.I hope wherever she is, she’s alright.
only 38 notes…?
come on guys, let’s get this around
((108 notes guys? Really? I’VE SEEN PICTURES OF PAPER WITH MORE NOTES THAN THIS!!))
Hope you find her safe and sound. Reblogging and sending positive thoughts from the other side of the world.
COME ON JUSTIN BIEBER HAS MORE NOTES THAN THIS WHAT THE FUCK
I live in southern AL… ill keep a lookout
Praying for your sisters safety and return…
Puppy’s First Visit To The Beach Will Make All Other Dog Photos Out There Irrelevant
This little fella’s name is Champ. He’s a 9-week-old golden retriever that went to the beach for the first time in Hagar Township on Lake Michigan.
Photograher Patrick Holthof
Let’s see how many people on tumblr
First time watching fireworks:
First time being dunked into water that’s way too cold:
First time getting caught in a bubble shower:
First time driving through a dark tunnel:
First time chatting with a puppet:
First time finding a new recipe in a cooking magazine:
First time forgetting how spoons work:
First time seeing ice cream:
Whenever I’m feeling sad, I look at this and realise how fucking amazing the world is
Babies so cute.
Holy smokes, look how quickly her tongue darts around!
Why yes, looking at gifs and photos of affectionate, precious tiny animals is the best way to spend a break from studying.
Languages ranked from easiest to hardest for English speakers - Infographic found here.
English is the hardest language if they asked non-English speakers, I’m sure. (I think Arabic’s pretty simple to learn, honestly)
I love the fact that this appeared on my dash while I was taking a short break from cramming for the JLPT. The fact that Japanese is a challenging language to learn has been my reality for the past several weeks of arduous study.
One more week before the test… OTL
I WOULD APPRECIATE IT IF YOU WOULD TAKE THE TIME TO READ THIS.
Hi! See this precious baby? Her name is Amy, she’s a hooded rat, and she’s almost three years old! Her birthday is on January 2nd. Anyway, most rats only live about 2-3 years (at least the one’s I’ve had), so she’s approaching the end of her road. She’s been the most perfect little girl I could ask for, but this weekend she got very sick. A tumor has developed and rapidly grown in her stomach and she’s losing a lot of weight (if you were to run a hand down her back, you could easily know where her spine, ribs, shoulder blades and such are, and every little joint in her spine is easy to feel). She’s not moving around as much, only shifting to get more comfortable, and she’s stopped eating and drinking almost entirely. I’ve been hand feeding her for days just so she’ll eat something.
I went to school on Monday (yesterday) after a long weekend of caring for her. I was up all nights with her and got five hours of sleep since Thursday night, and I was running on fumes.
So I go to school and my best friend asks what’s bothering me. I told her that Amy was sick and I was worried about her. She hugged me and said it’d be okay. Then a few other people asked me why I seemed upset. I told them my pet rat is sick and probably dying and I can’t do anything to help her. They gave me weird looks and asked me the one thing I will never forget:
"Why the fuck do you care about a stupid, useless rat?”
And it stung.
It stung because this rat is one of my best friends. When I got her as a baby she was hesitant to trust me but over time grew to trust and love me, and I did the same for her. She grew up being showered with my love and affection and I love her so much still. So when people ask me why I care about a “stupid, useless rat”, I don’t. I don’t care about a stupid useless rat. I care about my friend.
I’m sick and tired of people giving rats shit for being disgusting and dirty and stupid. They aren’t. They’re absolutely wonderful creatures that need just as much (if not more) love and attention as any other pet. I’m not saying all rats are good, as ones like sewer rats can carry diseases and be violent, but domesticated rats like Amy pose no more threat than a chihuahua.
Everyone I’ve met that has gotten to know Amy or Lily (her adopted sister, who sadly died at one year old) or Tara (the first rat I ever owned, she died at three in 2011) has fallen in love with them completely. Even my stepmom, who was previously terrified of rats, absolutely adores her. They are absolutely sweet pets that are intelligent and have emotions and just want to be loved.
So all that said, I want there to be a change. I want people to understand that this isn’t the age of the plague, this is fucking modern day Earth and we really should have grown past this stereotype that rats are filthy, disgusting pests, because they’re not all like that. Most of them aren’t, and I’m tired of my little friend, my little Amy, taking unnecessary shit for a stereotype that isn’t her fault.
Amy is reaching the end of her road. Before she leaves me forever, I want the world to know the name of the little rat that changed my life. Who knows, if enough people see this post and agree with me or possibly even change their views, maybe she’ll be the rat that changes the lives of a million more rats that are just as misjudged as her.
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this.
UPDATE: Amy died on November 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm; one day after this post was created. I hope a few people have learned something from this post, and I hope she’s made an impression on a few people. As much as it hurts, I’m glad she’s not suffering anymore.
It’s a shame that one of the most loving domestic animals is also one of the most misunderstood. However, it makes me so happy to see so many people on tumblr speaking up against those misunderstandings and showing what wonderful little creatures pet rats are.
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OK SOME REALLY SERIOUS SHIT IS HAPPENING IN NORTH KOREA
According to South Korean newspapers, last week the North Korean government PUBLICLY EXECUTED 80 people in 7 cities for watching South Korean/Western shows, movies, and videos, “pornography,” or possessing a Bible.
Apparently people’s attitudes and conformance are changing SO THIS IS HOW THE GOVERNMENT IS TRYING TO SUPPRESS DISOBEDIENCE
They allegedly herded 10,000 innocent civilians into a stadium where they were FORCED TO WATCH THE EXECUTIONS BY MACHINE GUN FIRE
THIS IS HONESTLY SOME HUNGER GAMES SHIT HAPPENING IN REAL LIFE RIGHT NOW