Thursday, July 13, 2006

Allow me to introduce you to.....

Sea Star!
While I didn't go in to Wolf Hollow last Saturday due to being sick, I did hear about Sea Star. She is officially the smallest seal they have ever gotten in, weighing in at a measly 11lbs. She is VERY premature(hence the long hair), WAS emaciated, and was barely moving when she was admitted. I was told they were surprised she was even still alive. Needless to say, she has quite the fighting spirit, as not only is she still alive but she is eating like a champ! She has gone from being emaciated to.....well.....extreme plumpnicity.

I mean, LOOK at her! At one point I think I got too close for her comfort level, as she snorted and TRIED to waive her flipper at me. And all I could think about, while trying VERY hard not to laugh, was that scene in the 1971 version of Willie Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, where Violet has blown up into a blueberry and is trying to waive her hands at the Oompa Loompas to keep them at bay. But, hey, better plump than emaciated! Til next time.......

6 comments:

Shannon said...

"Oompa, loompah, doopity do!
I've got another seal for you!"

Pepe Lepew said...

Hey, I like this blog. I will link to it from my blog. I was a volunteer at Wolf Hollow for three or four years. My favourite animals were the baby crows.

annelynn said...

The thought of that chubby bundle of fur attempting to ward you off with a flipper and a snort - too funny. Entirely too cute. I'm glad she's doing so well!

Heather said...

Shannon, you are SO funny!

Pepe Lepew, what a small world! Whereas I, too, like the baby crows, the baby Barn owls are the ones I find most amusing, what with their tantrums and all.

Anne, she is doing GREAT! In fact, she got to go for her first adult swim on Saturday! I will post a new update later this evening.

Kari said...

Darn it,Shannon, you beat me to it. Immature minds think alike! That little thing looks like a hairy grub with vestibule limbs....or Heimlich, the caterpillar from "A Bugs Life"! :}

Pepe Lepew said...

Oh, I loved the baby barn owls, too. I loved it when they got mad and did their "toe-brushing."