Sadly I learned of a passing of a dear friend. He gave me and my friends endless hours of entertainment at the Seattle Aquarium. Al the Northern Fur Seal (1993-2011) is no more.
He wasn't born in a hospital like me. Instead he was separated from his Mommy after he got disoriented from the ocean and ended up in a cow pasture near Hoquiam where he was rescued. Imagine if that was was my story!
Apparently he was named after the Vice President at the time.
I will miss you Al. You gave us a lot of entertainment. Sad to see you go.
Not sure if I care for this whole "Death" concept.