hey ember! since you are the resident animal expert, i was wondering if you could tell me about some stuff! specifically for my fancures thing, i want tomo to volunteer at a no-kill animal shelter, do you know about how that type of place works? like, are the animals kept in cages all day? are they let out at some points during the day? i imagine at the very least the dogs would need to… i was kind of thinking she could take the shelter dogs on walks but idk if that’s, like, reasonable.
Oh, that’s perfectly reasonable! I did just that for a shelter near my university! Happy, mentally healthy animals get adopted out easier, so behavioral enrichment like walks or taking them out into a little area the shelter might have for playing is really helpful! The dogs are kept in cages for most of the day, though big enough ones for them to walk (or, if they’re particularly tiny dogs, even run) around in. The shelter may also have volunteers cleaning the cages and feeding and watering the animals. They’ll probably have someone on the staff evaluating the animals that come in before they get anywhere near the general public, so Tomo will be told if there’s a dog who’s too much of a basket case to be taken out yet, or one who’s mostly okay but needs to be kept away from other dogs or small children or men or whatever.
Obviously though 100% of my experience is with American shelters, so for all I know things work completely differently in Japan.
lesbiaaans replied to your post: lesbiaaans replied to your post: So, Inori. I… actually, that was a mistranslation, she doesn’t say that! if you want i can go back and check what she actually says.
Omg, really? FAIL, translators!
Thanks for the offer, but it’s enough to know Buki wasn’t actually being stupid in that scene. I don’t see how anything she or anyone else could possibly be saying could make the scene itself not kind of stupid, though, so it’s probably not worth the effort.
…oh, Jesus Christ. ANIMALS AND FAITH!
Brain, why would you do this to me? This is not okay.
So, Inori. I have a LOT of thoughts about Inori, and I’m going to try to get them all out in one go.
This is an interesting interpretation of Inori’s character, particularly regarding the concept of faith as it relates to her characterization as an animal lover in a veterinary field.
Hahaha, yeah, I was well aware that that would be most people’s reaction to that, and I think that’s probably the sane way of handling the whole thing. Unfortunately, the more knowledgeable you are about something, the harder it is to be sane about its portrayal in media.
Re: your last screencap, thanks for reminding me of another Buki moment I loved! Her being straight-faced and totally serious about Chiffon’s constipation and chastising her friends for laughing at it because come on guys, it’s a medical condition, let’s be mature here was just great. And then that it’s one of the first things she thinks of in other cases because it was the solution to her first case! And that she can be so clinically-minded that she completely forgets that poop-related stuff is inherently hilarious to most people! What a darling. <3