Otter Attic Mission

At dinner last night, Teddy and I got some interesting (and very exciting!) news. Otter Keeper told us all about a room in the house that we didn’t even know existed: the attic!

The attic is the room right at the top of the house, and when it was built nobody remembered to build stairs up to it. Otter Keeper says the attic is very dark and is used to store things we don’t need but also don’t want to throw away. I can’t believe he’s only telling us about it now!


After admitting he’d been keeping the most exciting room in the whole house a secret, Otter Keeper then told me and Teddy that he would be going up to the attic soon to put some things up there.

At this point we left the table without asking, which got us into trouble – but Otter Keeper must understand that if we are all going on an Attic Mission, there will be a lot for me and Teddy to do! (I suggested that if he wanted to moan at someone, Giraffe had plenty of spare time at the moment. I’m not sure what he said after that, because by that point we’d already left the room.)

Teddy and I spent most of the next hour doing two things: first, hiding from Otter Keeper (who was running around, insisting we come back and finish dinner), and second, trying to hold an important Attic Mission planning meeting. Despite the logistical issues, Teddy and I have completed stage one of our plan: making attic suits!

Attic Exploration suit

Our attic suits are specially designed to help us see in the dark. I had to let Teddy use my Glowsticks because we only had one torch (and Santa brought it for me). I had been saving these for a special occasion, so I told Teddy he would have to pay me back out of his pocket money. Unfortunately, Teddy doesn’t get pocket money, but I didn’t think about this until after I’d said he could use the Glowsticks.

Teddy and I are now embarking on an intensive attic mission training schedule. Otter Keeper refuses to give us an exact date for the Attic Mission (he also refuses to call it a “mission”), but we suspect it won’t be long, and when it comes we must be prepared! We’ll keep you updated on our progress…this is going to be VERY exciting!

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  1. Kiira September 16, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    SUPERB! I cannot wait for the rest of the story! YAYAYAYAYAYAY!! *bounces up and down on the couch*

  2. Linda September 17, 2014 at 1:29 am

    One small step for an Otter, a giant leap for Otterkind!

  3. Rona September 17, 2014 at 2:28 am

    Wow! This is so exciting – a gripping tale of mystery and suspense. How will they sleep? I know I’ll stay awake thinking about what they might find (and how they’ll get there) … I must go and have a calming camomile tea…… :o0

  4. otter September 17, 2014 at 11:41 am

    @Kiira Nor can we, Kiira! Hopefully the next story won’t be much longer. We need to tell you about our attic training!

  5. otter September 17, 2014 at 11:42 am

    @Linda Exactly, Linda. Although we will probably be using Otter Keeper’s ladder to get to the attic. It’s much too far to jump.

  6. otter September 17, 2014 at 11:43 am

    @Rona You are right, Rona: this is VERY exciting, and it was hard to sleep last night.
    It was made harder because I wanted to keep my attic exploration suit on, and it’s not designed to be slept in.

  7. Jenny September 17, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Have you used a ladder before, Otter. They can be tricky. I’m sure you will be fine, but am a bit worried about Teddy.

  8. otter September 17, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    @Jenny I’ve only used a short little ladder, and it’s not much taller than me. I’ve seen Otter Keeper use the big ladder, it doesn’t seem that different. I do have much shorter legs, do you think that will cause a problem?

  9. Jenny September 17, 2014 at 7:55 pm

    I’m sure you’ll be fine, Otter, but perhaps some climbing gear for Teddy?

  10. Rona September 18, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Now I see why you needed all this expedition planning, otter – so many problems to overcome – I bet energy snacks are at the top of your list!

  11. bev otter September 19, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I feel I should tell you that there might be some spiders up there! Good luck!

  12. Erica July 1, 2015 at 10:40 am

    Goooood luck!

  13. Oluwabukola Tinubu August 18, 2016 at 11:16 pm

    I wish that I had a attic there are so cool

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