I don't know what it is about otters... but I go CRAZY every time I see one.
It's really weird. Most people really like cats or dogs. I mean, I like cats and dogs too, but there is just something about that darn sea otter that I adore.
I remember when I was a little girl when my class took a trip to an aquarium. I think I was in the 5th or 6th grade. Anyhoo... there were lots and lots of cool things to see at the aquarium, of course, but when we got to the sea otter tank, I immediately was filled with this overwhelming feeling of complete and utter love.
To this day, I have no idea where that love came from.
I remember staring at the tank. I think the otters were hiding away, and all I could do was telepathically try and communicate with them to come out of hiding so that I could see them, lol (eventually, they did). I mean, my eyes and thoughts were FIXED on that tank. I can remember the image of me staring at them in my head as we speak.
I also remember being a little TOO obsessed with them around that time after my class visited the aquarium as well. I think I remember driving my mom crazy talking about them so much (sorry, Mom). Honestly, I don't know what it is... but it's just something about that animal... I just adore the sea otter. So much.
Part of me thinks that I'm a little nutty for having such a huge crush on this animal. But I know I'm not alone. I fondly remember the interview Kristen Bell gave on Ellen DeGeneres' show about her insane love for sloths. It was hilarious.
And it was nice to know that I'm not the only person out there with an extreme fondness for one of the world's cutest and funniest little animals.
If you haven't seen the interview with Kristen and Ellen, watch it below. It's hysterical.