Saturday, February 28, 2009

Lonely octopus

She's a pretty girl, California-born. She likes to hang out near the beach, on the amusement piers where the action is. A natural swimmer and athletic, she likes to test her limits. She's got a good sense of humor, natural curiosity, and she doesn't like to be alone.

Remember what it's like to be a lonely teenager. Somedays it seems like no one appreciates you. You feel cooped up, penned in. You feel twitchy by yourself, just hanging around in your room, nothing to do. Maybe rearrange things, move things around.

You just wish someone was paying attention.

This lonely octopus is a Two-spotted Octopus, or Octopus bimaculoides, at the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. Wednesday night she got bored and indulged in some typical teenage acting-out, trashed her room, messed up the house.

I sure hope they don't ground her.

Photo credit: Top photo from Heal the Bay's Flickr site. Go see the whole slideshow. Bottom photo of the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium's octopus, in the public domain, from Wikipedia.


Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

pretty funny story, isn't it!

Woman in a Window said...

Poor thing. I'd cause some kinda hell too.

Angela said...

Wow! An octopus!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

heh heh - great story - I'm glad to know it's not only dogs that are known to throw a tantrum worthy of a grounded teenager!

happy pink saturday!

Anonymous said...

The LA Times article about this said that the last time this happened the octopus died as a result. At least that didn't happen this time.

JCK said...

I had no idea that octopuses were so intelligent! Or that strong...