yesterday was our anniversary and jon surprised me by taking me to the aquarium for a behind the scenes tour of the sea otters. the sea otters are my favorite animals to see at the aquarium! i was so excited- i was as giddy as a 5 year old! did you know that a sea otter's fur is only attached to their face, wrists and ankles? so it's like they're wearing a big onesie so they can clean the fur on their back by just pushing around their skin. and they have pockets in their armpits where they store food or their favorite urchin-bashing rock.
we got to prepare the food for one of the otters by scooping out surf clam pieces out of a big bucket into a little cooler. one meal is 1.8 kg of surf clams. i stuck my hands right down into the slop. then... we got to feed an otter!! so exciting. they eat really fast.
jon took a little video of me throwing in a piece of clam (while getting attacked by a wasp) the trainer is saying in the video that he (the otter) did well eating because he is usually picky and won't eat the little stringy pieces, but he ate everything this time.
also animal related, the best mock-sartorialist yet! the catorialist. i am all about deconstructed coats for fall.