I got tagged by animal-hearted to write down five things about myself. Tagged people at the end, please do the same! :)

I think I have OCD about cleaning. Once I start one thing, I end up cleaning the whole house and can’t sleep at night if it’s super messy.

I absolutely suck at math. I hated it so much in elementary school and I’m pretty sure that carried on all throughout the rest of my education. I have this awesome ability to shut it out and not learn anything about it at all.

I am so close with my sisters. Literally, they are my best friends and I am sooo grateful to be able to say that. I couldn’t do life without them.

I have a vivid memory of when I was chosen out of the audience at SeaWorld to sit on Corky when I was four years old. I can see the audience and the sun, and I remember Robbin asking me what Corky felt like. I looked down and rubbed her back and said “A dolphin”. Yup, ridiculous.

My grandparents on my dad’s side were extremely involved in my childhood. They watched over us when my parents were at work, took us to school, and swim and water polo practice. My grandma was a teacher and she taught me how to read, do multiplication and division, long division, etc. long before I was supposed to learn those things in school, and she always had us doing some sort of art project. She lived to be 91 and my grandpa is currently 99, and will be turning 100 on August 19th!!

I tag aaronblogswhales chelseeam kamairuka waves_0f-time-and-space making-a-connection trainingisteaching!

Here’s an example of real animal activism that people should get involved with; the plight of the Maui’s dolphins. Only an estimated 55 left in the world? I think that’s something worth spreading the word about!

I know I share the story of the Maui’s dolphins and the conservation of other marine animals EVERY SINGLE DAY at work DURING EVERY SINGLE interaction I participate in with guests. How will you get involved and make their story known?

making-a-connection

johnniebobonnie:

vegan-vulcan:

adviceforvegans:

Arturo lives in the blistering sun of Argentina. A naturally Arctic animal spends his days living in 140 degrees Fahrenheit (60 degrees Celsius) of nothing but heat. 

If this upsets you as much as it upsets me, please consider signing the following petitions:

Please allow Arturo to have a better life in the Assiniboine Park Zoo in Canada

Quickly issue a special import permit to Canada for Arturo the Polar bear.

Free Arturo, Argentina’s only polar bear, from living hell!!!

FREE ARTURO: The Polar Bear In Despair

If you know of any more petitions I can add, please let me know and I’ll add them right away. 

Let’s rescue this poor little guy together!

Oh my god…

"but zoos take good care of their animals"

"but zoos fund conservation efforts"

"but animals usually live longer in captivity"

Not all zoos are the same…

This makes me fucking sick. That poor bear needs to be moved to another facility that can provide the top notch care that he deserves. At least train some novel behaviors with him to give him mental stimulation! That’s the absolute least that they could do. Not all zoological facilities are the same and if you can’t properly care for an animal, then you need to send it to a place that can!

I’m literally the luckiest woman in the world. @nkafkas left this morning on a 10 day Op for work where I don’t get to see or talk to him the entire time. He knows how much I’m gonna miss him so I walked into the kitchen this morning to find this surprise: ten letters, one for each day he’s gone, stacked up on the stove. #soulmate #helovesme #myfavorite

I’m literally the luckiest woman in the world. @nkafkas left this morning on a 10 day Op for work where I don’t get to see or talk to him the entire time. He knows how much I’m gonna miss him so I walked into the kitchen this morning to find this surprise: ten letters, one for each day he’s gone, stacked up on the stove. #soulmate #helovesme #myfavorite