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Believe it or not, the metal community and cat fanciers have a lot of overlapping members. For her new book, Metal Cats, musician, jewelry designer, and photographer Alexandra Crockett enlisted some dark-looking dudes and their kitties for a series of awesome, often adorable portraits. The people involved are musicians including (and fans and promoters associated with) Isis, Xasthur, Morbid Angel, Napalm Death, and Black Goat, among many others.
To pet owners that have to put your baby down; stay there with them! As much as it’ll hurt you to see them go, it’ll give them a sense of comfort, and perhaps you a sense of closure. I worked at a clinic, not as a vet, but as an assistant. Sometimes, I had to hold them as the final shot was given, and it would kill me a little every time I saw owners walk out of the room, while their baby lay there on the table looking for its parents, confused, and in some cases freaking out.
A few owners stayed and actually held them as it happened, those pets remained the calmest and looked the most peaceful. As the voice of their master whispered “it’s going to be ok” into their ears and they got scratched in their favorite spot, they mustered the energy to give that final purr, or that last lick to the face. Their glistening eyes, still full of life, telling their sobbing parents everything they wanted to say, everything you needed to hear, without a single bark or meow – even if your little guy was one of those that loved to wake the family up at 4 in the morning.
Redditor Dong_of_justice “got a bit famous” after he shared some pics of his husky named Tally on Reddit. It is not an ordinary husky, the dog was “raised with cats, and thought she was.. cat herself. “
“She’d piss on our floors if we ever did something wrong as well. She also had a knack for finding the best worst places to do it (i. e. carpets, rugs, etc.). She also sat like a cat, with her arms and legs tucked under herself.”
Actually, Tally is not completely a husky. According to her owner, “she’s husky/malamute/little bit of something else. She actually looks and behaves more like a malamute (which are also a bit cat-like), but most people don’t know what they are so I go with “husky”.
Unfortunately,the redditor doesn’t provide any cat pictures in his album. ”She was raised with cats by her previous owners, and they only gave me puppy pictures without the cats. I can’t prove she was raised with them or that she truly thinks she’s a cat,” explains the dog’s owner.