Deep Dent, in Plushie Form.

by janet on May 7th, 2007

Remember when I adopted a manatee? That was sweet. As they promised, in the mail soon thereafter came a little package with my manatee plushie and my manatee newsletter.

The plushie is the cutest thing evar. He is tiny and soft and fuzzy and shaped and sized just like a hamburger; makes it all the more difficult to resist eating him. Even the care instructions are cute: “Hand wash in cold water with mild soap. Air dry. Fluff fur with a comb or brush to restore the cloth’s fuzzy nap.” Fuzzy nap!

The newsletter was quite informative, albeit very upsetting. Did you know that the state management plan is a disaster?!? They downgraded manatees from endangered to merely threatened, which allows for a 30% decline in manatee populations! Poo state managements’ faces!

The other articles in the newsletter were also fairly alarming. For example, did you know that 2006 was the deadliest year on record for manatees? Fucking watercraft and cold stress! There were other heartbreaking articles like “No Sightings of Ginger and the Boys.” Aack!

Time to act, folks! Adopt your own manatee at savethemanatee.org.

The best part is this damn plushie. Just when I had recovered from my acute cute attack, I flipped him over and discovered…his pink lil’ tongue! I am vanquished!

P.S. Deep Dent was spotted on December 28th after not being seen last year at all! Yays!

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2 Responses to “Deep Dent, in Plushie Form.”

  1. Simon says:

    ok, so i was inspired by your animal saving story and went to find a way to adopt a penguin (of course in hopes of rescuing another plushie as well).

    i figured the world wildlife fund was legit enough.

    but the penguin plushies don’t look as cool and the top donation level looks like it’s just captain and coke, so why would i need another pair?

    but there are other animals you can adopt. like a clown fish. or a blue-footed booby. or a dolphin. maybe a panda?
    the indecision is too much for me.

  2. […] 7. I adopted a Manatee! (and subsequently got him in stuffed animal format!) Notable because: My manatee’s name is Deep Dent because he has a huge motorboat dent on his back. Notable quote: “He is tiny and soft and fuzzy and shaped and sized just like a hamburger; makes it all the more difficult to resist eating him.” […]

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