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These are some of them, most were golden retrivers and labradors, but also included german shepherds and other breeds. Sadly most are dead now, while many people forget them and don’t spare them a thought. 

As people lay dying, trapped and hurt, a team of nearly 100 loyal and courageous search dogs put their lives on the line to help humans. Without them, many more would not have survived, yet few people consider them. 

In such a chaotic, terrifying, hot, acrid-smelling, smokey and loud environment, countless human lives depended on their ability to focus, listen, respond to their handlers, and work tirelessly. Stepping over cracked glass, hot tarmac, through flames and thick smoke, being winched over deep ravines, they battled on to seek out survivors and bring them aid. 

They worked around the clock, day and night, searching, sniffing, over and over. Not only did they search, but they comforted - many eyewitnesses speak of how the dogs would stop and sit by newly-recovered victims, giving them a sense of hope and relief, before moving on to look for the next. As the situation became desperate, and the rescue workers and fire teams became utterly distraught at the amount of people who were recovered dead, these dogs brought them comfort, sitting with them on breaks, letting them grieve.

Many of these dogs are old, and have passed away. Let us remember the courage and loyalty they showed at such a horrendous event. They didn’t have a choice, but nonetheless they did what was asked of them and helped save countless lives. Don’t let their bravery be forgotten today either, or their determination to be a ‘good dog’ despite the scary and dangerous environment around them.

And let’s not forget that these dogs actually became depressed when they kept finding dead bodies; they thought they were failing to save people. The workers helping had to hide in the ruble just to let the dogs find a living person and lift their spirits.

(via finalkick)


Doors around the World

Montmartre, Paris

Burano, Italy


Beijing, China

Rabat, Morocco

Bali, Indonesia

Sardinia, Italy

Shanghai, China

Soho, New York


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We’re already thinking about Christmas, and our red circle skirts are PERFECT for dressing up AND wearing casual (plus they have a bit of stretch at the waistband - just what you want for all that Christmas feasting!).

Red circle skirts: $55AUD, but you must order before September 30. Price will go up to $63AUD after this date, and order cut off date is October 15. All red circle skirts will be sent out in November!

Skirts are made from a 97% cotton, 3% spandex cotton sateen (basically, it’s thicker than our regular quilting cotton and has some stretch for comfort!).

Skirts are 24 inches long, cut from a full circle of fabric, and feature side seam pockets!

Sizes are as follows:

Size 6 = 24 inches
Size 8 = 26 inches
Size 10 = 28 inches
Size 12 = 30 inches
Size 14 = 32 inches
Size 16 = 34 inches
Size 18 = 36 inches
Size 20 = 38 inches
Size 22 = 40 inches
Size 24 = 42 inches
Size 26 = 44 inches
Size 28 = 46 inches
Size 30 = 48 inches
Size 32 = 50 inches

Email to order - payment plans are welcome, and given our time line for these you’ll have plenty of time to pay off your skirt and receive it in time for the Christmas season!

Our model is, photos by Beth!



a lotta boys need to learn this lesson harder. listen to the man, dude.

This is how to be a male feminist feminist ally - heck, this is how to be an ‘ally’ to any marginalised group - listen to the experiences of others and learn instead of talking over the top of us with your personal thoughts on issues which you will never face.

(Source: darrylayo, via silverilly)


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