Monday, August 17, 2009

Dear Sharks...

Dear sharks,

Let me begin by saying I'm sorry the entire blogosphere spent last week bashing you. It's not your fault Discovery gave you your own week! Actually, the attention doesn't help you at all; you're portrayed as vicious man-eating creatures. Not the case.

I'm here to let you know that not every blogger hates you. In fact, some of us (me) really like you! I even have shark shoes.

I've always been a shark fan and I always will be. Someday I'd like to swim with you guys, particularly the giant and beautiful whale shark.


I do my best to let people know about the problems facing you guys: shark finning, bycatch, global warming and more. I'm an environmentalist, an animal-lover, and a wannabe marine biologist. I promise to keep fighting for you.

Some people find it weird that I think you guys are cute, especially the Basking Shark. Look at his adorable wide open mouth! I even have lots of cuddly sharks at home:


I could go on and on about how un-scary you are in real life, how important you are to ocean ecosystems, and how few shark attacks there have been. But I believe I've already made my point.

I love sharks more than I love tigers.

I guess that's the end of my letter, sharks. You now know that you have a friend in this bloggy world and she thinks you're awesome.



The Demigoddess said...

This was so full of emotion. I think the sharks are very appreciative of your support. :-) Besides, I really didn't like how the other bloggers bashed the sharks. I think it's fair to say sharks and tigers have both good and bad sides.

Kathy B! said...

I think the sharks just give you a great big sharky kiss (with no teeth of course!)

I have no problem with sharks as long as they don't bite me! However, I will leave the swimming with sharks for you :)

Jill Pilgrim said...

That picture of the shark with its mouth open? I am going to have nightmares now.

Elizabeth Marie said...

Amen sister. Give the cuddly and cute sharks the love they deserve!!

I'm with Jill on that one picture though...I'm scared. But maybe he's just smiling really big. YES.

Dmbosstone said...

Haha somebody in defense of sharks. At last!

Night Owl Mama said...

LOve the 1st 1 gorgeous.Although they are massive in size and power and sure that 1 looks beautiful I like them just where they r the Ocean. Enjoy Fishy

My grandpa Cliff used to love Sharks too

Night Owl Mama said...

just looked botht the cartoon one and the spotted colorful one I meant

the one with its mouth open YES nightmares for me too