Have you ever been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium?
I think it has to be one of the best aquariums in the world, and I've seen a lot of them.
If you can't make it (although everybody should),
they have awesome web cams which you can bring up during the day...
When I work, we have a ritual in the ED:
if it's 10:30 and we're not too busy...
it's OTTER time!!
There's 5 or 6 otters in the exhibit, and at any time of the day
it's fun to sit and watch them do their otter things...
But at feeding time (1030, 130p and 330p PST) it fun to watch them
get ready to be fed and interact with the trainers
as well as learn something about the otters...
We were even lucky enough to watch them have a birthday party
for their oldest OTTER Rosa!
It was so much fun seeing how they set up all the otter treats
and then just let them loose on them!
Talk about a cuddle party...!
It's a part of what we call "employee wellness..."
a much needed break during our often hectic day
when we remember that there are some beautiful and fun things in this world
as sometimes all you see during a shift are the worst things that people can do to each other...
you "otter" be doing it too...!