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Attic Mission Is Go

This Saturday, at exactly 20 minutes after lunch… the Attic Mission finally happened!!! After waiting for such a long time, Teddy and I were very surprised when Otter Keeper made the announcement. All colouring-in for the afternoon was cancelled, and we had to prepare for a last minute departure. The mission was very exciting, but it didn’t go quite as planned…

Otter Attic Mission

The first problem we ran into was that Otter Keeper decided we couldn’t bring the Anti-Spider Protection Vehicle. Apparently, it was too big to fit through the attic hatch. This was a huge blow for me and Teddy, and we told Otter Keeper he was putting the entire mission into jeopardy. Then Otter Keeper said there would be no mission at all if we insisted on taking the A.S.P.V. so we decided to keep quiet.

Obviously, with the threat of spiders and without protection, I was forced to set up my command post at the top of the ladder. Teddy was sent into the attic to do research on the end of a string. From the data Teddy collected, and my observations from the command post, our important attic notes are as follows:

  • The rumours are not true: Santa does not live in the loft.
  • Spiders are cleverer than everyone thought. They designed attic hatches to be too small for otters to bring their Anti-Spider Protection Vehicles.
  • If you are an otter going to the attic, your legs WILL be too small for the ladder. Always bring an Otter Keeper to help carry you.
  • Tying Teddy to a string is surprisingly fun, and should be done more often.

I felt very sad when the Attic Mission was over and Otter Keeper carried us back down the ladder. However, I soon realised he was bringing someone else down with us! Otter Keeper said he’d found his old Teddy from years ago when he was small, and he thought maybe we’d like to meet him. This was great news — we hadn’t expected to make a new friend!

The rest of the day was spent getting to know ‘Cedric.’ He’s really friendly and has lots in common with Teddy. However, Teddy is being a bit rude. He refuses to talk to Cedric and won’t tell me why. I’ve told him not to be jealous, and that he will always be my best friend because I’ve known him the longest, but so far he’s stayed silent.

I hope Teddy and Cedric can resolve their issues soon. I wanted to make an attic presentation to Giraffe this evening, and this will be awkward if everyone’s not getting on.

 

Otter with new Teddy

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9 Comments

  1. Wolfie December 2, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    Dear Otter,
    Congratulations on a successful attic mission. I know you are disappointed to not find Santa living in the attic, but remember, it is his busiest time of year. He is probably at his workshop at the North Pole, supervising the elves. I propose the theory that Santa lives in the loft when it is not Christmas-time. Perhaps you could go on another attic mission during the spring to investigate.
    Warmest regards,
    Wolfie

  2. Seth December 2, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Dear Otter,
    I think it was quite brave of you to accompany Otter Keeper and keep watch. Teddy was brave, too, but not as much as you. I’m sure Cedric was lonely in the attic and would be glad to be friends with Teddy. I hope Teddy realizes he can have friends and still have you.
    Yours sincerely,
    Seth

  3. Katie McGill December 2, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    Dear Otter,
    How wonderful that you were able to go on the attic mission with your dear friend Teddy. It was very clever of you to attach the string so that Teddy wouldn’t get lost up there. Sometimes friends need reminding every day how much you love and care for them because some one new coming in the mix may be very scary for them to face. Just keep reminding Teddy how brave he was in the attic and how much you care for him. In time he and Cedric may get along very well.
    Love and huggles
    Katie

  4. Sue Pownall December 2, 2014 at 6:10 pm

    Congratulations on a successful mission. I hope Teddy & Cedric become friends soon.

  5. Linda December 2, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I am so proud of you and Teddy, Otter! Now you can regale the others at the Otter Explorers Society (There is such a place, isn’t there?)with tales of your expedition!

  6. Anonymous December 3, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    A new friend! Yay! x

  7. Otterly D Otter August 18, 2016 at 5:08 am

    It’s ok otter. I do not like spider at all. My otter keeper brings my friend meerkat along to protect us when we go on adventures. Meerkat is brave, and not afraid of anything. We had a attic adventure too and my otter keeper brought his old elephant down to visit. He’s very cool and all the otter friends like him… We found out he didn’t like the attic because he could hear all the fun we were having I the house.

  8. Otterly D Otter August 18, 2016 at 5:09 am

    It’s ok otter. I do not like spider at all. My otter keeper brings my friend meerkat along to protect us when we go on adventures. Meerkat is brave, and not afraid of anything. We had a attic adventure too and my otter keeper brought his old elephant down to visit. He’s very cool and all the otter friends like him… We found out he didn’t like the attic because he could hear all the fun we were having in the house.

  9. Brianna Gilmore October 10, 2017 at 2:25 am

    Dear Otter,

    You crack me up! I think that you should not blame it on the stuffed animals and see what they really do by themselves. In your book, Otter Loves Halloween, you blamed the costume on the giraffe. You still crack me up. You glued a spider web on otter keeper’s pants. I think you should tell more stories. We love your stories. Otters are our favorites animals and you are a very cute and funny otter! Brianna- age 8 years, Cullman, AL.

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