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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Meet Winter from "Dolphin Tale"

Hi all! Well, we're back from our 2 week vacation in the sunny south of Florida. Hurrican Rina did mess things up a little for us - she didn't actually come in to land, but the gulf was cold (about 70* - cold to me lol) and we got a little wind/rain and low temps, but when that sun came out, man was it hot. We all came home with nice tans and relaxed. We did have a chance to get over to the Clearwater Marine Aquarium to meet Winter, from Dolphin Tale, and her friends. What a lucky girl she is, not to mention the others that are there. Ashleigh and Keith have seen the movie and said it's excellent. Was a good experience for Ashleigh to see the props etc as the movie was filmed at CMA and to learn fact vs fiction as far as the movie as well. For anyone that has seen the movie, apparently they amputate Winter's tail - they actually did not. It fell off bit by bit. She's had quite a few different tales and she doesn't wear it all the time. She has learned to function very well without it and when she has it on, she has a trainer in with her the whole time helping her exercise it. Pretty cool to see. She's 6 yrs old now and doing very well!! She's like a puppy dog following her trainers around .. So, meet Winter!! You can see her tail in the one pic .. she's a very lucky gal!! Check out Winter on her WebCam! The last couple pics are of Ashleigh looking at Winter's very first tale as well as (not THE crab trap) a crab trap that was wrapped around Winter's tale. Be sure to click this image and read about Winter .. you'll be amazed. I know I was.


Stef H said...

hey sunshine! glad you had a good time. been thinking of you. fabulous pictures. now, welcome to winter - ugh.

all is really good here.

hugs :)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Glad you are home safe and sound. Sounds like despite some cold weather, you had a good time!! Great pictures!!