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Otter therapy at the Watercooler. Look at those little paws!

With all this talk of war, I think it’s time for an otter break. From the video’s YouTube description:

To celebrate Stanley Park’s 125th anniversary, Elfin, a sea otter at the Vancouver Aquarium, was presented with a special cake. The ice cake was made with shrimp, crab, mussels and clam “icing.”

Elfin is one of three rehabilitated sea otters at the Vancouver Aquarium. The sea otters were rescued as orphans in Alaska and nursed back to health with the help of the Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Rescue Centre staff.

The Vancouver Aquarium has been located in Stanley Park since it first opened its doors in 1956.

How’s your Labor Day been? I took in a free yoga class earlier — an annual tradition for Austin-area studios — and otherwise it’s been a normal, if slightly more relaxed and flexible day.


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Kit OConnell

Kit O’Connell is a gonzo journalist and radical troublemaker from Austin, Texas. He is the Associate Editor and Community Manager of Shadowproof. Kit's investigative journalism has appeared in Truthout, MintPress News and

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