My mom got the 2 stuffed animal otters that she let me have in the late 1970s or early 1980s. I called the bigger one Mrs Otter and the smaller one is her son Seamore Otter. I have loved otters since back then. I still have my videotape of Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas. Yesterday I got a sea otter necklace on ebay for 5.00. I don't have that much otter stuff though - some photos in my scrapbook, a couple of keychains and one knick-knack. I used to have a T-shirt. The bottom photo is one that my brother recently took at Turtleback Zoo. I have pictures of some otters at the zoo in Washington D.C. too.
Last week I had a dream that my brother, 2 friends and I were at a nice toy store that sold only items made in the USA. We looked younger, in our late teens. They had a few stuffed animals that were very life-like. One was a young river otter. You press the button on it and it would move around and even make noises. It came up into my lap and I hugged it. I wanted to buy this but it cost around 90.00 and I didn't have enough money. My brother wondered if you could feed it fake food and if it had a pooper - shooter - gross. I was feeling so happy. I used to have many vivid dreams that I'd remember but this hasn't been the case for months now which is upsetting. I was glad that I was able to remember this one.