Sunday, March 2, 2008

Happy belated birthday, Nellie

Somehow I missed that Nellie, the world's oldest dolphin born and living in captivity, turned 55 last week at Marineland in Florida. Here she is being treated to her yearly fish-in-ice birthday cake. She also received an honorary master's degree in marine science. Then everyone raised their glasses to her and made a toast: "Here's to yet another year you won't get to swim in the ocean!"


ThePoliticalCat said...

The hairless apes love the idea of other critters in captivity, it seems. Happy birthday, Nellie!

In an aside - Henry is female? Tut tut.

Henry said...

Yes, I am female. But I am an honorary tomcat. Being a creature of captivity, you'd think I wouldn't be so critical of Marineland. But if I really wanted to leave, I could do it easily via the chimney (I once spent a day in there before someone made me rejoin society). Or I could just ask--I get my way quite a lot. When I lived on the streets, I found that the outdoors ain't all it's cracked up to be (plus, when you live outside, the bad weather tends to short out your computer).

ThePoliticalCat said...

Oh, Henry, my love. Long may you blog.

Gojira, Bandicoot, Zingiber, Madu and Gustav all agree with you about that outdoor thing. They love short visits but (although as nonblogging kitties, they never have to worry about 'puter problems) home is where the warm blankies and treats iz. They'd tell you that themselves, but they're having a good, hard nap, resting up for the struggle of a sleep, later.

Come by and visit sometime, if you like. I let them have Caturday at the 'puter -- or, rather, they let me blog M2F, and take over on Caturday.