Friday, January 22, 2010

Manatees, Barbara and otherwise

Nicole, one of my intrepid fans, has asked me a couple of times to mention the plight of manatees in my blog. It isn't really a writing-young-adult-fiction sort of topic, since I have never written or read a book about manatees. (Hmmm . . . that might be a possible plot idea . . .)

So why am I going to do it anyway?

Because I am a sucker for animals. This is easily evident from the pack of stray felines who have taken up residence in my yard, and who I keep feeding even though I know full well that by doing so I have become the neighborhood's token Crazy Cat Lady. I can't help myself. They are furry and cute and stare at me through the glass door, patiently waiting for me to come out with catfood. How can you not feed something that's doing that?

But nobody else ask me to do something like this or my blog will become one long pitch for endangered animals. And we already have that. It's called the National Geographic. My husband insists on a subscription but I hardly read it because it just depresses me. It's like: Gee, which ecosystem is the world destroying this month?

But in the spirit of love for manatees, (who I'm sure would stare at me through my kitchen door if they could) I'm posting Nicole's link and my favorite manatee song. (There are so many to choose from.) If you don't have time to watch the whole thing then just watch from 2:30

Ahh, the wisdom of tomatoes.


http://www.savethemanatee.org/default.html

10 comments:

Juju at Tales of Whimsy.com said...

I love manatees. But I'm a Florida girl. We all love them here.

Sarah M Eden said...

"Because you don't speak French..."
Love it!

LucindaF said...

Janette, when are you coming out to Boise? Have your agent hook you up.

And also, "you are the one for me."

Nicole said...

Thank you SO much for posting this, Janette! I really appreciate it!

Taffy said...

I think your next post should be on saving brussel sprouts. I mean, really! We shouldn't be eating those cute little green thingies.

Lisa said...

I was shocked at Sea World when I saw how BIG they were. I mean, its one thing to see them dancing on veggie tales, or on National Geographic, but for reals they looked like Giant moving Boulders.

TeresaD said...

Classic!
My family and I have always been huge Veggie Tales fans. That song was one of out favorites. It really makes you feel for those manatees, doesn't it?

Janette Rallison said...

I don't speak French myself, which is why I can't go to the ball.

I'd love to go to Boise sometime, so who knows.

Yeah, I love Veggie Tales. I'll have to do a blog sometime on which vegatable I'm most like . . .

tamir said...

oh my gosh i seriously just watched that veggie tales a couple days ago with my son. love it!

Tristi said...

Barbara Manatee has been one of my favorites for a long time!!