On my UnderwaterPhotography blog I try to do a PhotoFriday post when the mood strikes me (or the theme is good). This week the theme is Gray (one presumes so that they can jump on the #50Shades bandwagon). Earlier today I posted mine on social media with the tagline “What’s cute and grey and likes to be tickled”, well Manatees of course, get your minds out of the gutter! This is my follow up post for a more close-to-home look on how one poor Manatee has fared in the dubious clutches of our very own cat Dallas. No wonder they are on the verge of extinction! Actually, this Manatee is a hardy little chap, he’s been fixed several times and is still going strong as Dallas’ go-to toy when he wants to beat the crap out of something other than his sister. If you’re stopping by Three Sister Springs looking for a souvenir (or a trip to see the Manatees since its the right time of year), we got this one from Birds Underwater. When Dallas was a only a little kitten he claimed him as his own (even though the Manatee was well over half his size) and has been dragging him around the house ever since. I don’t think Dallas would be so bold around a real manatee (water notwithstanding). Here is a short video of one having a good old fashion scratch (they are like giant underwater puppies).