Irish-panda

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You’ve seen this handsome face before, it’s my manfriend/handler Meka! I wanted to take the time to give him a BIG thank you for everything he’s done for me as well as give a HUGE shout out to all the amazing handlers out there!

Having a handler is just something that really should never be taken for granted. I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have Meka at my side all the time. Without him, Furnal Equinox wouldn’t have happened at all! Mek is the one that takes care of me all con. He makes sure I remember to eat, I remember to drink and to take my head off from time to time. He helps me suit up and keeps me looking pretty for every picture. He makes sure I don’t forget anything and will hastily get what ever it is should I leave it behind. He helps me communicate with others seeing its hard for me to hear or being herd.

Mek keeps me safe, making sure I don’t run in to something or trip. I can always count on him to keep the unwanted attention away or being the attention to me. He is literally my eyes and ears all con.

Most importantly, and I can never stress it enough, Mek supports me. He’s always encouraging me and rooting me on (both in and out of suit). He keeps me grounded cause even though being a big cute animal is great, I’m still human on the inside and I need to take care of myself too.

To you Meka I am forever thankful for having you at my side at all points in my life.

To all the other handlers out there, you guys are the real heroes at con. You keep doing an amazing job taking care of your furry friend. They will always appreciate and love the amount of effort you put in to make sure they are having the best time possible. It’s all you.