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?