Oh, sure, pandas are cute. But at the Shedd Aquarium I flirted with a new love: sea otters.
Exhibit A: Sea Otters Being so freaking CUTE one cannot stand it. Extra cuteness if you can stand the squealing until 20 seconds before the end.
Exhibit B: Pandas, cute, but really, we've seen this. And, it seems, these are the moms of the group of girls in the sea otter video.
Old cute vs new fresh cute. I see Sea Otters enjoying a rise in popularity.
Now, no one loves pandas more than me (except for maybe Evil Genius-In-Residence Dr. No, MAYBE), but man, are sea otters cute or what? They have those big doe - er otter eyes and everything.
Posted by: Catherine | July 15, 2007 at 01:30 AM
I have to say, I have never before heard the word 'opportunist' used to describe a panda.
But dang, them sea otters is cute, I tell you what.
Posted by: Becs | July 15, 2007 at 06:42 AM
My favorite author is an otter freak and they are very cute. But pandas are cool, too. :-)
Posted by: Friend #3 | July 15, 2007 at 09:05 AM
Both videos have their merits, but I think I'm leaning towards the otters. BTW, for more cute than you can stand, go to www.cuteoverload.com.
Posted by: Melissa | July 15, 2007 at 02:59 PM
Catherine - At Shedd Aquarium I thought - if only there was a camera trained on these sea otters like there is with Catherine's Pandas.
Becs - You may use "The Opportunistic Pandas" as your band name, the Insectous Pandas will not sue you for copyright violation.
Friend #3 - You should have heard the baby talk at the aquarium - "Cuuute! Ooozz a baby ottwuh?"
Melissa - I try so hard to turn my head away from the cute, I've never been to cuteoverload.com.
Posted by: TheQueen | July 15, 2007 at 11:28 PM
Ok, try http://uglyoverload.blogspot.com/
Posted by: Melissa | July 16, 2007 at 12:57 AM
I keep an otter on my computer monitor. It's from a previous job where we all hated the work but liked each other. Someone pointed out that otters have to do all the same jobs as everyone else in the animal kingdom - find food, eat, make homes, etc. - but they always seem to have fun doing it. So we decided we should work like otters.
I *heart* otters.
Posted by: Caroline | July 16, 2007 at 10:14 AM
I adore otters. I have every intention of being reincarnated as one. Sherri & I bonded over otters.
For very much otterish fun, check out their cam: http://www.mbayaq.org/efc/efc_otter/otter_cam.asp
Posted by: Jammies | July 16, 2007 at 10:57 AM
Melissa - Okay, that's more my style.
Caroline - I had forgotten entirely about your otter. But, I bet yours is a freshwaterotter, not a seawaterotter.
Jammies - OTTER CAM! OTTER CAM! And I turned it on just as they were feeding, too!
Posted by: TheQueen | July 16, 2007 at 08:53 PM