The Best Sledge Ever!

Me and Teddy decided today would be a good day to build the best sledge ever, so that is what we did. The plan got off to a bad start, Otter Keeper said we should build something else because “There won’t be any snow Otter as it’s too warm”. I thought about what he had said very hard, and when I’d finished thinking, I went to make the sledge.

Building was fairly straightforward as me and Teddy are expert designers and we work really well with cardboard. Soon the sledge was finished and we were very happy because it really was a very good sledge, we cleverly added Christmas decorations (which will help the sledge go faster) and a sofa pillow (to make long journeys more comfortable). The final step was to find some snow. We split up and looked everywhere, but annoyingly the only available snow was in the freezer in the kitchen. This was no good, our sledge is a professional sledge so wasn’t designed to be used in the freezer.

We went back to see Otter Keeper and find out if he was still giving silly and unhelpful answers about snow. Sadly he was and this was annoying. Otter Keeper told us that there really wouldn’t be any snow for a long time, so Teddy told Otter Keeper he was ruining Christmas! Luckily Otter Keeper didn’t hear, which was good news.

Otter Sled

So at this point there is only one thing to do, and that is sit in the sledge and wait for the snow to come. This isn’t too bad because both me and Teddy really like being in the sledge, the only slight problem is that we don’t have any on-board entertainment  (Teddy was in charge of that part of the design) so we are getting a little bit bored.

Me and Teddy have discussed the situation and decided that if the snow doesn’t come before bedtime we will launch the sled on the stairs. Otter Keeper has a ban on sliding down the stairs on things, Teddy said he thinks this ban doesn’t count at Christmas and I think he’s probably right but I’m not 100% sure. We have to be a bit careful around Otter Keeper right now, someone left the Freezer door open earlier today and he is a little bit angry.


We want to wish everyone the best Christmas EVER! also we are very sorry we haven’t been around much recently, this is all Otter Keeper’s fault as he has been busy colouring in our book. He deserves no sympathy as he’s refused any help from me and Teddy despite our obvious colouring experience (Teddy is particularly offended as he has been trying especially hard recently to stay within the lines and this has obviously gone unnoticed). Merry Christmas and Thank you for all the lovely messages and support. Lots of Love – Otter + Teddy + Otter Keeper XXX





  1. another otter December 24, 2012 at 11:51 am

    otter, dear,
    be sure that there will be a lots of real winter snow.
    merry christmas and a happy new year!

  2. Harry December 24, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Happy Christmas Otter!

    you are the best Christmas Otter Ever!

    (Teddy is also the best Christmas Teddy Ever!)

  3. Gemma December 24, 2012 at 11:57 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Italy!
    You all are great! 🙂

  4. Maria Lonjers December 24, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    That’s a nice sledge you and Teddy build. With any luck you’ll fine snow pretty soon. Merry Christmas to you, teddy and otter keeper

  5. Linda December 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Your sledge is pretty enough to be on the cover of a book. Not that that was a hint or anything! ;-D I hope the three of you have a wonderful holiday. If anyone leaves a deluxe gift package of sprouts at your door, you may send it to me!

  6. Pat December 24, 2012 at 1:47 pm

    A lovely sledge and a lovely story. Hope you, Teddy and Otter Keeper have a brilliant Christmas and that he finishes colouring in SOON!

  7. Ley Holloway December 24, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Have a wonderful Christmas all of you, I expect Otter Keeper will get over the freezer incident very soon. thank you for cheering up my day as usual. Really looking forward to that book coming out, I shall INSIST that the library where I work buys a copy.

  8. Jenny @cheetahsinshoes December 24, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    Dear Otter and Teddy. Your sledge is awesome – if you do find some snow and want some help getting up some speed, we’ll be happy to help. Love from all the Cheetahs. Merry Christmas to you both and otter keeper

  9. Laurel December 24, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    Otter it was so nice to hear about you and Teddy’s latest adventure. I sure hope the snow comes but if not I’d go with the stairs. I don’t think Otter Keeper will be the least upset since it’s Christmas. You, Teddy, and your human all have a great holiday

  10. Cindy Rodella Purdy December 24, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    So glad to hear from Otter and Teddy! I was just sharing your site with a friend not 2 days ago and said that we missed your posts. Great success with you book! Happy Holidays!

  11. Nikki December 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Happy Christmas Otter, Teddy and Bad Keeper! I hope it snows for you because your sledge is most excellent!

  12. Maryann Mercer December 24, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Teddy and Otter can fly to central Illinois…we are expecting 6 to 8 inches of the lovely white stuff, although we have no hills, only little bumps in the roads. We would be very happy to keep them supplied with cocoa and biscuits inbetween adventures. Happy Christmas and Wonderful New Year to you all!

  13. Clare December 24, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Wishing you all a very ‘snowy’ Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Thanks for a lovely Christmas Eve story xxx

  14. bev otter December 24, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Love your sledge. We also wish it would snow instead of raining! Wishing you, Teddy and Otter Keeper a very Happy Christmas and New Year. We are looking forward to a book with your stories in it. XXX

  15. faye December 25, 2012 at 2:42 am

    Hope you have a great christmas otter!

  16. Donna Olsen December 25, 2012 at 2:48 am

    I showed your design to the cats and they all agree that it’s the best they’ve ever seen, it’s also the only one they’ve ever seen. A very merry Christmas to you, Teddy and Otter Keeper…hope you get that snow soon.

  17. Victoria Stitch December 25, 2012 at 5:43 pm


  18. MsDarkstar December 25, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Lovely job on the sledge. I would happily send you some of the snow we got here in Texas today, but it would likely melt before it reached you and melted snow is no good for sledging.

    Hope you are having a lovely holiday in spite of the lack of snow. Do be careful if you decide to slide down the stairs.

  19. Mrs. C December 27, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Dearest Otter and Teddy oh so practical Keeper,
    A sledge is the most important vehicle in Connecticut today! And yours is as handsome as they come! Several inches made sledding the #1 choice of students on Winter Break. Our “otter class” is anxious to share some photo’s with you when we return!

  20. the Otter LIT class January 2, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    Dear Otter, We had a nice Christmas and a Happy New year!We have 8 inches of snow in Connecticut. Stop by any time and we can slide in the snow. We will send picture soon.
    Mathew, Brandon, Justin, Tristan and Mrs. Carbone
    P.S. What kind of super hero would you like to be?

  21. Ronald February 7, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Luvely story ! These stories should be translated into different languages, so every kid can enjoy the adventures of Otter and Teddy.

  22. Catherine H February 22, 2013 at 2:34 am

    Hello Otter! and of course dear Teddy too– but seeing as Keeper isn’t cooperating with you two lately…Can’t believe how time flies–February will be over soon–and I decided to see if PERHAPS I missed a new or latest Otter Story~! Apparently not–but I am ENJOYING VERY MUCH reading your Christmas time-Sledge story!! All your stories make my heart feel good and make me smile–Otter and Teddy are just THE BEST!! and I bet Teddy is getting better every day at coloring with staying inside the lines! I am so proud of him–and you too Otter for looking after Teddy! I wish we could have Christmas more often –HAVE FUN sledding down the stairs!!

  23. Catherine H February 22, 2013 at 2:40 am

    PS to Otter and Teddy too!! Just in case you have not had much snow this winter, where I live there has been plenty!! one storm right after the other–and with this cold weather, the snow will be around for quite a while!~ SOooooo of course Otter and Teddy are ALWAYS VERY WELCOME to some stay with me at my home! and stay as long as you both would like! I think it would be one of the BEST TIMES EVER!! But I realize you have to consult with Teddy on such an important matter!

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