my new friend

This week I made a new friend, his name is Monty… Monty is a moth. If you’ve never met a Moth before they are really great, they’re a bit like butterflies but without the colour and not quite as good (which is a bit of a shame). I think Monty would look very pretty if Otter Keeper would allow me to colour him in (he said I can’t!?)

Monty does have a bit of a problem though, he really REALLY likes our lamp. He likes it so much in fact that he’s actually been flying around it ever since we met him. Otter Keeper says this is normal behaviour for a moth.. and seeing as Monty is the only moth I know… I will have to conceed that Otter Keeper is right.

If you think about it, it’s actually quite understandable to run around something you like if you really REALLY like it. I love the park and often run around it… which is sort of the same thing. They also have rides in the park that go round and round … and that’s quite similar also.

You shouldn’t think about these things too much because it’s science and science can get really confusing. But the bottom line is if you like something…you should probably run around it so that everyone knows how much you like it.

I’m off with Teddy to go and run around Otter Keeper now because we really like him. Somehow I think this may annoy him but it serves him right because of what he said:

“you can’t colour in moths Otter, they are far too delicate.”

Otter Keeper KNOWS how good I am at colouring  in (I hardly ever go over the lines anymore – and if I do it’s usually down to bad advice from Teddy) – so it’s just him being mean again!




  1. victoria stitch July 11, 2011 at 2:20 am

    I think this is possibly the best post yet! Haha, if you like something run around it!

  2. Lutra July 11, 2011 at 4:18 am

    Yeah, I think I know what you mean, I am also one of those who like to go round and round something — around otters, for example 🙂

  3. Johanna July 11, 2011 at 5:09 am

    Otter.. you should get on googel+ to. And I like moths to, and so does my two cats.. but you have to look after the cats, they dont know how sharp their claws are.

  4. Bully July 11, 2011 at 5:19 am

    Oh no, Otter! Don’t try to color the moth. That won’t go well. (Take it from me–sometimes I color things I’m not supposed to and get in trouble.)

    Think of it this way…what would you do if someone wanted to color YOU? (You’re a very nice color already!)

    I forgot to spell it “colour” because I am in America.

    Your little stuffed pal, Bully!

  5. Clare July 11, 2011 at 6:31 am

    Awww fabulous, I’m going to run around my Bunnies, casue I love them! ♥

  6. Grace July 11, 2011 at 6:35 am

    Makes perfect sense to me – I think I do that too! Run around things I like…

  7. Catherine July 11, 2011 at 10:24 am

    Hello Otter! + Teddy too of course! What a wonderful way to start a new week–with a new Otter Story! I also love to watch moths run around the lamps in my room! Watching them outside when they run around the outdoor spotlights is also quite amazing! I agree with you whole heartedly about running around the things you love! I run around my ferret–and he runs around me! But ferret DOES NOT much love it when the moths run around near him! at all…perhaps it makes him dizzy! Moths I did notice come in a nice variety of pretty colors! so perhaps for now you can hold off on trying to color them—how about instead if you draw some nice pictures and color those in instead?? Have a wonderful day Otter–as always it is a pleasure to hear from you–give my love to Teddy too! and try not to aggravate Keeper too much in the July heat!

  8. Anonymous July 11, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    We love this story and picture. My little boy otter loves woodlice (who like our house) and he gives them names. My girl otter is afraid of moths!! Imagine that!

  9. Bev Otter July 11, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    We love this story and picture. My little boy otter loves woodlice and gives them all names. My girl otter is afraid of moths!! Imagine that!

  10. Miss Otter July 11, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    I am runnning around my laptop after reading your latest post otter… can I stop doing it noW!!?? iT’S MakiNG my typIN G quite triiiiiiicky x

  11. Kat & Big Bunny July 11, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Oh Otter, don’t give up on science! It CAN be quite confusing sometimes, but other times it can be a lot of fun!

    My mama is working at science camp this year and she teaches me all about science. But I wish she wouldn’t work, I want to play all day! Mama says she needs to work so she can go to school and buy carrots. I want the carrots but I don’t like it when mama goes to school either. She should stay with me!
    Big Bunny
    PS: Oh, oh, I spell “Colour” with a “U” too! Mama says in Canada we like making extra sure it’s the right word so we put in the “U”. Perhaps we should make extra sure with carrots! Carrrots?

  12. Otterkat July 11, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Like many things small, moths can be good friends — or ants or things that appear small like stars or that start small like trees or even bees. A friendly bumble bee landed on my nose day before yesterday after running, er, flying around me.

  13. Gemma July 13, 2011 at 3:02 am

    I ran around my boyfriend. He didn’t understand why, but he liked it! 😀
    Best wishes from an Italian otterfan!

  14. Smelly Chell Otter July 14, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Oh Otter, your stories make me want to cry they make me so happy! Good job I’ve got Mr. Chips the friendly sea-lion to entertain me, he’s currently splashing about in the bathroom (he’s an untidy sea-lion!). I like him, I think you would like him too! He is very friendly, fun and also smells of fish!
    Send love from one mammal to another, all the way from Yorkshire! 🙂

  15. Will July 14, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Makes total sense I will be making sure to keep running around stuff as a definite sign of my future happiness.

  16. Sarah July 15, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I will go run around my cat! This could be tricky as she likes napping on stairs.

  17. curator July 24, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    Moths! Yes, they are neat friends but they need a bit of saving from themselves!

  18. Catherine ( and Petey Ferret too) August 21, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Greetings Otter!+Teddy too of course! I was just reading over your older stories–and enjoying each and every one of them! I am going to try and stay up all night tonight–my ferret Petey seems to be willing, which will make it all the more fun! I do have ONE question for you if I may! I keep trying to get to your “Other Otter Website” so I can take a tour of your house, look at drawings, etc..but I seem to be having some sort of problem. It keeps bringing me back to your list of story entries and not your other Otter Website ( I am very disappointed) It lets me view your Myspace site and your deviant art, but not your other website ( which I LOVE~!!) any suggestions for me? is it still under construction?? PLEASE let me know when you get a chance. I wanted to play on your website while trying to stay awake all night!

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