I enjoy many, many reasons to feel thankful. Today I chalked up a couple more when my daughter and I saw two octopodes (a.k.a. octopuses or octopi) during a visit to our favorite tide pool. She loves marine biology and regards the octopus as her favorite animal. Yet although we've heard that the local Pacific waters harbor octopi, we've never before seen any. Merely to see one would have thrilled us. But two?! Wow.