Dolphin love is 80s they said, Flipper is childhood thing, the dolphin heyday has passed and will never to reach the heights of the 50s when Opo the friendly dolphin graced New Zealand's shores and played with the wee ones. Why not choose any one of the gigantic beasts from the great plains or a magnificent bird? Why not go left field and choose the Siberian Snow Leopard?
For a time I stood fast, resolute in my love for the friendly sea creature, but not fast enough. For it was in the early 2000s, when my acceptance into a new and exciting University peer group teetered on the brink, that I dropped the Dolphin and slumped for the Bengal Tiger. It was a strong choice and it played well with my friends, you cannot quibble with the orange and black beauty from the sub-continent, but oh how my heart ached.