Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Again With the Otters

Some of you readers may remember Alfie's affinity for otters.  From certain angles, I even think Alfie looks a bit otter-ish himself.  Something about the round whiskery snout...what do you think?

looking up at Alfie's face from beneath; the main feature is his round, brown whiskery snout and big nose


picture of an otter in the water; it too has a round and very whiskery face


...So anyway, the kids were watching Nature on PBS Sunday night, featuring among other things, otters.  Alfie slept through the early part of the show and the various noises the otters made.  But when one of the otter pups got separated from its mother and siblings, Alfie snapped to attention.  Something about its cries must've been like a universal animal SOS.  Alfie looked up, looked at the TV, then trotted nervously to the back door and the front window, in full alert mode!  He didn't quit this anxious patrol until (thank goodness) pup and family were reunited.  The funny part was that none of us humans could really tell a difference between otter noises that meant "help" and their normal play talk.  But to Alfie the difference was so pronounced it woke him up!  Aren't animals interesting?

6 comments:

Sierra Rose said...

Sweet Alfie pal!! You and the otters! Very cute :)

Hugs and snaggle-tooth kisses,
Sierra Rose

GDB Puppy Sitter :) said...

Alfie is such a cute dog. :)

Your post reminds me that we were puppy-sitting Jessa this weekend and she was totally out on the floor sleeping. I was watching a video of an 8 week old puppy who started barking and she shot up and wanted to see my laptop screen to see what was going on. :)

I agree; Animals are interesting!

CamillaBottelberghe said...

I didn't read the previous otter post, but the fact that he loves otters makes me laugh. And weirdly, they do look alike... although Alfie is just a smidgin more adorable, in my opinion. :-)

Becky said...

Oh, Alfie you've got such a fun personality.

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

Ha ha! I do see the resemblance! That's so interesting about Alfie recognizing distressed otter sounds. I guess animals have a closer kinship with other species than we humans will ever get to experience.

Ruby's Raiser said...

Aww, Alfie and the otters, separated at birth. Both cute as can be. :)