Walking with the Alligators

Walking with the Alligators
A Florida Alligator

May 19, 2013

Giving Back, Dolphin Style~

NASA Bottlenose Doplhin in Florida
A Bottlenose Dolphin in Florida

Those of you who live in Florida may be familiar with
Winter, a Dolphin at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium who was given a helping hand by some very kind humans and a new tail to replace the one that she lost due to a fishing line disaster.
If you don't live here, there is a really good movie about her life, " Dolphin Tale  " that is quite well done and details her painful tribulations, rehabilitation and eventual recovery.
Today on our local news, there was a " good news animal story, " there are so few it seems, so this was a joy to see, about how Winter is now giving back.
A little local girl recently lost both of her feet in a freak accident and Winter is now showing her how to adapt and relearn some basic motor skills.
These are the same kinds of things that Winter had to learn after her " accident. "
What you may not know, how could you, I have not shared this, my oldest son is a paraplegic from birth and has always been in a wheelchair.
So, Winter's beautiful story and her struggles to deal with her injury, really hit home hard for me personally, as did this new one today about how an animal who was nearly killed by us, is now giving back to the Humans that helped her so much during her time of need.
I highly recommend the movie, for all ages, it is a lesson in determination, perseverance, love and patience.
Couldn't we all use a big dose of that?


  1. Oh I would love to watch this movie. Movies based on communication between animals and humans continue to fascinate me. One such movie which I liked immensely was 'Sea Biscuit' a film loosely based on the life and racing career of an undersized and overlooked thoroughbred race horse.

    Thank you.

  2. Hope that you can find it. You will love it~
    It is on cable here quite often. It is wonderful.
    Loved Sea Biscuit.
    Are you on WP?
    Wanted to nominate you for an award yesterday, but was not able to.
    If you are on WP, would you please consider following me,
    so that I may nominate you?