Thursday, July 24, 2008

Swimming with Otters

Last night, Rob and the kids were swimming in the pond and a river otter swam right past Princess Rose. You should have seen all the kids running up to the house to tell me. They were so excited.

They've actually seen an otter before -- in our creek at the old city house. But this was different. It wasn't a distant sighting, but a close encounter.
I uploaded the picture so you could see what the kids saw. However, I didn't take it and it's not our otter. I found it via Google Images. Here's the photo credit. Click on the picture to learn more about otters at Wikipedia.

As a side note, I still haven't found the cord to the camera. I've found 8,000 other cords, many of which I have no idea what they belong to, but not the one to charge my camera and upload pictures to the computer. So, I buckled and ordered a new one.

FYI, if you own a Kodak Share digital camera and go to four different stores you won't find a replacement cord. You'll be told it's only available directly from Kodak. Sigh. I did find it at for $10 cheaper than It should be here any day and I can start sharing real life pictures from the Wittmann adventures.


Simple Faith and Life said...

I can totally relate about the 8,000 cords, none of which serves your purpose! :) Oh, the joys of moving.

We are still in the city - not too many yards from a freeway - but our balcony overlooks a lawn and I've emjoyed seeing fireflies for the first time since moving from Kentucky to Maryland.

Brutus said...

Ha? You kiddin me? Call it a rat by any stripe. Mary, get yer gun! ;)