Manatee
[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A manatee facing the photographer, one fin outstretched. TEXT: “Backsliding happens. Do not be discouraged. A path does not end because you took a few steps back.”](Image credit to ABC News)

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A manatee facing the photographer, one fin outstretched. TEXT: “Backsliding happens. Do not be discouraged. A path does not end because you took a few steps back.”]

(Image credit to ABC News)

Hello everyone!

calmingmanatee:

Hello! Don’t you look nice today? Have you changed your hair? How is that work you’re doing going? Have you drunk enough water today?

Just a regular reminder about the lovely humans over at the Save the Manatee Club! They do a lot of really hard and really important work saving other manatees. Their interblag is nice too. There’s even videos of my family over at Blue Spring! Did you know that in videos people can’t see you waving? I learned that today!

They always need help, so if you have time and money, it would be really great if you could donate, buy something from their little shop, and/or encourage other people to do so. You can even adopt one of us! I could come and live at your house! Gosh, that would be nice. But only if you’re not busy, I know you have a lot on. 

Okay, thank you for your time, and I hope you have a great day!

xox Manatee

(Also, if you have time, you could click here to donate food to dogs and cats! They’re like manatees, but they are on land and have bigger teeth.)

[Image description: An off centre photograph of a manatee calf, with a fish in the background and another to the right. TEXT: “You are fine, just the way you are. You are enough.”](Image credit to Zooborns)

[Image description: An off centre photograph of a manatee calf, with a fish in the background and another to the right. TEXT: “You are fine, just the way you are. You are enough.”]

(Image credit to Zooborns)

Dear Manatee and Human Typist Friend, a year ago I asked for your help in seeing a psychologist. I've now been seeing one for a year and my latest report says I'm now in "normal" ranges. I feel a lot better than I used to. Thank you for your help. ♥
Anonymous

Hooray! Thank you so much for letting me know how you are doing, and I am so glad it is good news! Congratulations!

You are a wonderful person who deserves to be happy, my friend. Please let me know how you are doing, or if you ever need to talk.

Loves you lots,

xox Manatee

[Image description: A photograph of a manatee in open ocean, facing the camera. TEXT: “Getting something wrong doesn’t mean you are stupid. You are learning, just like everyone else.”]

(Image credit, and some great information about the Crystal River Refuge.)

[Image description: A photograph of a manatee in open ocean, facing the camera. TEXT: “Getting something wrong doesn’t mean you are stupid. You are learning, just like everyone else.”]

(Image credit, and some great information about the Crystal River Refuge.)

calmingmanatee:

[Image description: Two manatees are together in the sea, slightly above the camera. One is nuzzling the other’s cheek. TOP TEXT: “If hope is hard to find.” BOTTOM TEXT: “Then let me hope for you.”]

calmingmanatee:

[Image description: Two manatees are together in the sea, slightly above the camera. One is nuzzling the other’s cheek. TOP TEXT: “If hope is hard to find.” BOTTOM TEXT: “Then let me hope for you.”]

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A photograph of a manatee in open water, a small shoal of fish underneath them. TEXT: “Even the biggest failure beats not trying. You tried so hard. I am so proud of you. And I hope you are proud of yourself too.”]

(Image credit to David Scrichte via Save the Manatee.)

[IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A photograph of a manatee in open water, a small shoal of fish underneath them. TEXT: “Even the biggest failure beats not trying. You tried so hard. I am so proud of you. And I hope you are proud of yourself too.”]

(Image credit to David Scrichte via Save the Manatee.)

katy-133:

If you have no money to donate, play this game for free and food will be donated to the United Nations World Food Program as you score more points. http://freerice.com 

katy-133:

If you have no money to donate, play this game for free and food will be donated to the United Nations World Food Program as you score more points.

calmingmanatee:

[Image description: A manatee is swimming in the sea, with blue-green tinged water and sand visible under it. Algae or moss is growing on its back. One fin is folded across its chest. TOP TEXT: “Whatever happens, I know you can handle it.” BOTTOM TEXT: “You are stronger than you think.”]

calmingmanatee:

[Image description: A manatee is swimming in the sea, with blue-green tinged water and sand visible under it. Algae or moss is growing on its back. One fin is folded across its chest. TOP TEXT: “Whatever happens, I know you can handle it.” BOTTOM TEXT: “You are stronger than you think.”]

calmingmanatee:

[Image description: A photograph of a manatee, surrounded  by little fish. The water is clear. The manatees fins are folded in front of it and it is looking at the camera. TEXT: “When the world tries to get you down, I will be right here to boost you back up.”]

calmingmanatee:

[Image description: A photograph of a manatee, surrounded  by little fish. The water is clear. The manatees fins are folded in front of it and it is looking at the camera. TEXT: “When the world tries to get you down, I will be right here to boost you back up.”]