I'm feeling super appreciative of my mer-wrangler so I wanted to make a post celebrating mertenders and merwranglers and assistants, everywhere! <3
Mine happens to be my bf of 6+ years! He's 8 years my senior, and we met
under interesting circumstances. I fell seriously ill just after I met
him, and it's not easy to stand behind someone through something like
that. But he did, and he supported my little mermaid fun from the start!
On my first swim ever in a tail, my boyfriend drove me an hour to try it
out. My first tail, and the poor guy had a super bad migraine, and
stayed out in the sun and took photos so I could try the thing out!
He carried me into the ocean when I got my first semi-realistic mermaid tail. Merwranglers end up doing a lot of carrying.
It's something the poor guy is still doing, years later. Thank goodness for those arms and our awesome chiropractor.
He's tried out my world... a little.
He's always the one driving us EVERYWHERE.
He's rarely in front of the camera, usually behind it. But sometimes I snap a pic...
He's been with me through tail and hair changes...
In 2012 he injured his leg during our busiest season, but he didn't let
that slow him down. He made arrangements for me to get around
In 2012 he also took me to Disney and made me cry from happiness. He
drove me everywhere to meet all my mermaid friends, asked smart
questions, and learned from all their mertenders!
(he's also kind of my prince Eric)
He's always willing to try new things even if we look dumb doing it...
(he tried to pull a "I had the time of my life" moment here. Not so
Despite being insanely introverted, he does let me show him off once in a while
He ends up with scale imprints from carrying me...
He keeps me grounded
... but always with love
He's getting better at asking for help with the heavy lifting
He's a great photographer, and even better, looks great without a shirt (lol)
He doesn't mind giving other mermaids a lift
He's excellent at helping put tails on!
He also knows how to drain one...
He's slowly getting used to being in the limelight, and he puts himself out there, just for me! (Us on a Canadian TV show)
He cleans my tails! <3
He's proud to be a merwrangler, and shows his support whenever he can.
He's gotten a bit more creative with the getting me around thing
He's a tidy guy
He looks great on a book cover
He's *always* trying new things to get the best shot
He knows how to get your foot out of a monofin when that darn strap just *wont* come off
He's always happy to give my friends a lift
He supports the mer-community! (He's helped with mernetwork IT stuff, and he's all for NCMerfest!)
He's always in the background, helping out, and now training a new merwrangler
He may also be a pirate... he great with buried treasure
He was happy when I got a tail bag!
When we fostered two cats because their owner died, after finding a home
for 1, he decided to keep the other because she's 16 and fell madly in
love with him.
He gives her mermaid rides around the house on our mermaid cart
This past summer we were camping and I ended up in the hospital. We
didn't find out until last minute I'd have to stay overnight, and there
was nowhere for him to sleep. So he slept in the car, on my tails. He
woke up covered in scale marks. Still he managed to support me the
He always loads the gear
He's so great in the outdoors!
He buys me loads of my favourite treats. But because he wants me to be
bale to stay healthy and fit in my tail, he also locks it up, LOL
He knows how to relax
He doesn't expect me to live on land, he joins me in the water!
I sure am lucky to have this amazing merwrangler, who does all these
things, plus takes the photos, helps with the business administration
and HR, and supports me non-stop! Where would I be without my awesome
merwrangler? Probably just a girl with a tail and a dream.