G'day Mates. Richard Young, aka land_owner, checking in near Melbourne, Florida (Cocoa) and have actually been to Melbourne, AU. We, the wife and I, are fostering a lass of a circa 5-week old, surreptitiously abandoned, dehydrated, flea infested, starving kitten with separation anxiety who found us at church last Saturday. She's (my wife, not the kitten), the Music Director there and I have retired from a professional career as a Civil Engineer.
I am, first and foremost, an apex predator (cannot change that), but want (not necessarily want to be) an Otter. In my mind, they're specifically unique. Were it not for the demise of the main character, I would loudly sing the praise of "Ring of Bright Water" as an outstanding fictionalized movie tribute to all otters (careful - it is a rip your heart out and stomp that sucker flat - tear jerker that almost brings a tear to my eye every time I watch it).
We will adopt Gabby - the kitten has had it "rough enough" we figure. Actually, I never stood a chance against the two of them - one an incessant crier from the get go and together with the other they conspired to melt the hardest of hearts - mine.
We'll keep Gabby with our other 3 cats, 1 dog, and 4 birds. Our Zoo gets larger again and in fact the inmates here run this asylum.