Feb 23, 2013

Elderly Arthritic Sea Otter Slam Dunks a Basketball

At 16 years old, Eddie the sea otter is a regular Michael Jordan! He has mastered the art of slam-dunking a basketball like a pro, but his skills are for more than just fun.

When the folks at the Oregon Zoo found out that Eddie had some arthritis in his elbows, they had to figure out a way to keep him moving his joints so they stay loose like the doctor ordered. So they came up with the idea to make a game out of it, and Eddie is more than happy to play along!

He's a pretty good shot and usually makes it in the basket, but when he doesn't... he won't quit until he does!

P.S. We have two more cat transports coming up! Can you believe how amazing this is becoming? I am going to lose count of how many kitties we help save!

Take a look at the two routes below, and if you live along one and think you might be able to help, please fill out this form so I can contact you. Thank you, everyone! We couldn't do this without everyone's generous help!

Fort Lauderdale, FL to South Kingston, RI - tentatively March 9-10

Fort Lauderdale, FL to Springfield, IL and Bay City, MI - tentatively March 16-17

If you might be able to help drive some kitties, please fill out our transport form!

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  1. Great job, Eddie!!! Good exercise for your arthritic elbows. <3

  2. Oooh, M so wishes she could help with the MI run, but she is having a procedure done on the 18th. Plus, it's winter up here yet and she won't drive iin snow. Maybe next time you are close by. Congratulations. you all are saints!!

  3. Go Eddie! I don't know many pensioners who can dunk like that :)

    Good luck with the cat transport.
    Living abroad, my input is limited. I will, as ever, send best wishes.
    Please keep us updated, via Twitter, in the usual # fashion.

  4. I filled out the transport form previously. I live in the south suburbs of Chicago and could help. Email me.

  5. I live just down the road from Eddie :-D He is magnificent! Can you believe we have sea otters AND river otters???

    Keep your eyes open for footage from our newest river otter--born just a few months ago--there's a whole lotta cute waiting to be revealed!

  6. I would say see someone soon and maybe it would delay the arthritis in hands if that's what it is.http://www.osteodoctors.com/ma

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