Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Happy Birthday Teller-Woo!

Yesterday was Teller's birthday - we celebrated by playing some agility - One of Teller's very favorite things. He went to Pet Food Warehouse and picked out a toy - his choice was an AKC sea otter...which I thought was pretty random, but it was his birthday and his toy to choose. Today he went in for x-rays, nothing is wrong - he's fine. These were his OFA xrays, we'll send them off tomorrow. Anyhow, he took his otter to the vet with him today, apparently woke up with his otter. It was a good friend to him today...

Teller came home from the vet around noon - still visibly groggy - too wooish to lay down, too tired to sit without swaying...I eventually convinced him to come up on the couch and lay next to me - with the Otter of course...



As we were playing with Otter tonight (we're calling him Otty) I wondered what an otter sounded like - my parents have had otters in their yard, but I never heard one make noise. Apropos, an otter sounds a bit like a pissed off hungry baby woo...

I found the soundbite on the San Diego Zoo website and while I was on my random Internet search kick I read a bit about the average sea otter...when I got to this paragraph (below) it suddenly became clear why Teller picked the otter toy...

Party animals
Otters are very energetic and playful. You might say they love to party! They are intelligent and curious, and they are usually busy hunting, investigating, or playing with something. They like to throw and bounce things, wrestle, twirl, and chase their tails. They also play games of "tag" and chase each other, both in the water and on the ground. River otters seem to like sliding down mud banks or in the snow—they’ll do it over and over again!


From: http://www.sandiegozoo.org/animalbytes/t-otter.html

Now if that isn't the epitome of a Woo I don't know what is!

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