- I was ringing up a customer and she was about to buy these: Me: *gasp* OHHH these are amazing!!! Oh my gosh I love them! Orcas are my favorite animals! Customer: well then you should have them :) Me: oh no, it’s alright! You’re buying them! We proceed to checkout and at the end when I give her the bags, she takes the socks out, rips off the tag and hands them to me. Customer: Merry Christmas! Thank you, random stranger. You have no idea how much I love you.
- Part one of my interview with @kathooper. (Part 2 will come tomorrow) MT indicates me, @mirrorthinkers and KH indicates the person I interviewed @kathooper. @kathooper interned at SeaWorld Orlando this summer. MT: How old were you when you first went to SeaWorld? KH: I’ve been an annual pass holder since I was old enough…the first pass I have is from the 20th anniversary of Orlando. But my parents have always gotten in as teachers so I’ve been going since I was an infant. I started paying for my own passes since I was seventeen, in 2007. MT: How would you say SeaWorld has inspired you to conserve the ocean and planet? KH: SeaWorld has made me think twice about what I trash, and to donate money to wild populations of whales and general ocean conservation. But I definitely [think] that [those] messages were relayed in shows, not just talking to educators. MT: Have you seen whales in the wild? KH: yeah! Lots if baleen whales and some toothed whales, and of course tons of dolphins off the coast here in Florida, but I haven’t seen belugas or killer whales in the wild. MT: Who is your favorite wild orca? KH: I don’t follow wild populations. MT: Favorite captives, male and female? KH: Ulises is my favorite male and Kayla is my favorite female. MT: Back tracking, what was your job at SeaWorld? What animals did you work with? KH: Zoological education, so every animal except penguins. Staffing them, I mean, not working with, but next to. In the umbrella of the same department as animal care and training. MT: Do you have a favorite trainer? If so, who? KH: I’m good friends with Brian over at whale and dolphin, but he did used to be at Shamu. So I guess he’s my favorite because I other wise don’t know them outside of seeing them at work. – THANK YOU FOR 800 FOLLOWS! ❤️
- I am very disappointed in humanity right now. I’ve been posting about this poor innocent dog and of course I’ve gotten several people to post about it and report the asshole that murdered this dog. But instagram has not done its job. the account of the guy that did this is still up and I believe he’s changed the username. I love animals. I rescue them. I plan to devote my life to them. But as much as I help them, there will always be millions of helpless animals that are being abused. And that makes me feel this pain that I cannot explain. It’s about the worse thing though. I can’t do anything about it… And it’s horrible.. I can’t go to the police about stuff like this. They would laugh in my face probably. I beg of you to be kind to any animal you see. If you see a stray, rescue it. Animals have short lived. To them, you are their world. Make it count. And does anyone know if instagram has an email? I would like to email them about this.
- my favorite little guy. gosh I love him. //