Oh yes. I love that tattoo. I am so pleased you got it. It looks so nice on you.
I am so glad you brought this up. I have been looking for a chance to say something, but I didn’t want to interrupt anyone.
For those of you who don’t know, I…oof, this is a little hard for me to talk about.
There aren’t a lot of my kind, not in the grand scheme of things. There are places where there are more of us, and our population is okay, but there are other places where…where we get hurt a lot. We get hit by boats, choke on litter, and get tangled in the traps you leave for other animals.
I know that it isn’t your fault personally, but there are ways you can help us that I would really appreciate.
There is a wonderful website some lovely humans have, calling Save the Manatees. I think that is a very nice name, don’t you?
They do lots of nice things, like look after my kind when we are hurt, and keep an eye on us when they think we might be in trouble. They stop humans who hurt us, educate other humans about protecting our food and stop humans from running their boats through where we live.
You can help them out by donating money to their programs, or even adopting one of my kind and buying things with manatees on them.
I know that you have your own things to worry about, and that is okay. I understand that a lot of you are struggling right now, and I don’t want to make you feel guilty. You need to put yourself first.
But for those of you that can afford it, know that you will have the eternal gratitude or my species and I.
Thank you for your time. Take care.
(Also, this post is reblobbable. Isn’t that fun? My human typist friend and I intend to make all the asks reblobbable when we have a bit more time. In the mean time, here is this one.)