This has been the best week EVER, and the reason for this is simple… SNOW! Not many people know where snow comes from, but me and Teddy do. It comes from the freezer which lives in our kitchen. Sometimes snow escapes from the freezer and goes outside. This process has something to do with science. (Me and Teddy are very good at science)

This week the snow escaped! Teddy says it wasn’t him and when I accused Otter Keeper he just laughed (he doesn’t agree with our snow theory because he’s not very good at science) anyway – when the snow escapes the most important thing to do is to build a snowman.

Otter in the snow

I couldn’t wait to build a snowman, but you do have to remember that snow can be very cold. This is why Otter Keeper dressed me up in very warm Otter gear designed especially to keep an Otter warm when they are put out in the snow on important missions to build snowmen.

We definitely made the best snowman EVER! we gave him a carrot for a nose (which is a good use for a carrot because they are almost as horrible as brussel sprouts). He’s a very friendly snowman and he’s called Harold. Otter Keeper explained to me and Teddy that Harold won’t last very long because he will probably melt (like Teddy’s ice cream does when he takes too long to eat it – Teddy is a VERY slow eater) and this is why I have come up with a clever plan (based on science).

Me and Teddy are going to transfer Harold back to where he belongs. I know he’ll be very happy in the freezer because this is technically his home (it’s where he came from). He won’t ever melt or get lonely because me and Teddy will open the door and talk to him at least once a day.

We will be moving Harold to his new home tomorrow when Otter Keeper is at work. Both me and Teddy have a feeling he would find some silly (unscientific reason) to object if we did it when he was around. And besides, it will be a lovely surprise to find Harold in the freezer when he’s not expecting to bump into a friend.
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  1. Pau Otter December 23, 2010 at 4:35 am

    Hi Otter, have a fantastic Christmas, what do Otters have for Christmas lunch???

  2. Anonymous December 23, 2010 at 4:41 am

    Yay Snow – you should get Teddy (I’m sure it must have been him) to leave the freezer open more often!! I do love your jacket, but where is your tail warmer?

  3. otter December 23, 2010 at 4:41 am

    ummm last year we had to have brussel sprouts .. and Teddy was very rude about them and we got in trouble 🙂

    so hopefully it won’t be those again …

  4. otter December 23, 2010 at 4:46 am

    great idea …I’ll have a word with him. Teddy usually does what I suggest, He’s quite good like that 🙂

  5. Alix December 23, 2010 at 5:35 am

    Harold does look like a very friendly snowman but you will have to ask him if he really wants to be in the freezer or would he prefer to be able to move around and see all the other snowmen. Also, snowmen are known for not liking sprouts – it may be that they are poisonous for snowmen – not worth taking the risk!

    I wish you all a very happy Christmas and hope that you carry on enjoying the snow!

  6. Victoria Stitch December 23, 2010 at 6:58 am

    aww, happy christmas otter! i hope the moving of harold goes to plan!

  7. Jack the Cat December 23, 2010 at 7:29 am

    Hi Otter! that is an amazing snowman. I hope you and Teddy dont get in trouble with otter keeper for trying to get Harold into the freezer. Have a happy christmas!!!

  8. thepetmuseum December 23, 2010 at 7:58 am

    Hi Otter! I am so happy to have a story from you! Enjoy Harold the Snowman, and you and Teddy and the Keeper have the most lovely Christmas ever.

  9. Forly December 23, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Hi Otter and friends! I wish you have a very nice Christmas!!

  10. Dot Wonder December 23, 2010 at 9:32 am

    wishing you a happy christmas! great story!

  11. Sue December 23, 2010 at 1:09 pm


    Wishing you, Teddy and Otterkeeper–and the snowman–the very best Christmas ever… I have really been enjoying your stories and the pictures of you. Happy New Year too and I hope you continue to let us know about your many thoughts and adventures.

  12. LInda December 23, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    Hello, Otter. I have missed you! Do you think Harold would like a snow otter? Harold is a wonderful name, by the way. I hope you have a happy Christmas. Visit Harold in the freezer if you want to, but don’t leave it open too long. O,K?

  13. Maria December 23, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Otter, loved your story, you look very cute in you snow gear, and Harold seems like very nice snow men. Merry Christmas to you, Teddy and Otter Keeper. 🙂

  14. bev otter December 24, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Hello dear Otter. Harold looks friendly, good luck getting him into the freezer? I bet Otter Keeper lined up your wet gloves on the radiator when you came in. Snow is indeed wonderful and I wish you a Very Happy Christmas and hope there will be lots of Otter stories in the New Year. XX

  15. Catherine and Ferret December 24, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Hello Otter!! What a wonderful Christmas surprise for us to hear from you! This is just the BEST holiday ever now!~ I LOVE your Snowman Harold–he does indeed look like a VERY friendly Snowman! And how thoughtful of you to think to “transport” him to the freezer–this way Harold can live on! You are also a very intelligent Otter! especially when it comes to science!
    I KNOW that I would love to come home and be greeted by a Snow Harold if I opened the freezer!! But I suppose one can never tell how Keeper is going to react to your thoughtful gesture!!

    I hope you and Teddy + Keeper have the most WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS EVER!!
    I look forward to the next Otter story which no doubt, I hope!! will be all about your CHristmas Holiday!
    OH–you are such a HANDSOME Otter in your Snow is Cold Outfit!~
    Teddy is a little cutie, too!
    We love you both so much Otter–and thanks so much again for sharing your amazing life with us—it is truly appreciated! I am so glad we are friends! Your stories always make my day + leave me smiling + happy!
    Have a VERY Merry CHristmas and a New Year that brings you all the best!
    PS–I dont like brussel sprouts–and my ferret makes this odd gesture and noise when he ONCE encountered them! Harold looks nice with a carrot nose!

  16. Serious Putty December 27, 2010 at 4:43 am

    Hello Otter! Your diary is a pleasure to read. Greetings from New York city where we finally have snow too, lots of snow, but no snowmen as nice as Harold. I’m sure that Otter Keeper will be thrilled to find Harold in the freezer. Keep writing!

  17. Viola Anja January 1, 2011 at 4:13 am

    Happy New Year!

  18. Zoozyq January 2, 2011 at 2:42 pm

    Otter, you light up my life! Have a very very happy year, full of many adventures! Hugs!

  19. All About Ferrets January 2, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    I hope you had a very good Christmas, Otter, and wishing you and Otter Keeper, and Teddy (and Kate too) a wonderful 2011. Hope you’re not too cold in the snow … our ferrets are frolicking in the bath trying to keep cool as it’s very hot down under 😉

  20. Kirsten January 3, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Happy New Year to you Otter, Teddy & Otter-Keeper!! I hope you had a lovely Christmas & New Year’s Eve. Did you manage to avoid the sprouts? I would have been happy to eat yours for you, I LOVE sprouts!!
    How is Harold? He looks wonderful & I hope he’s happy in the freezer.
    BTW, sorry I’m late visiting, I’ve been very busy. I will do better in 2011, promise!!
    Big hugs to you.

  21. Madame Riverotter January 7, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    A Very Merry New Year to you Dear Otter, to Otter-Keeper, and to Dearest Teddy! We’ve had quite a great deal of Snow here in Wisconsin, over 18″ of the white stuff! My Otters adore playing in it but they must also be dressed very warmly although they protest that Wild Otters do not requite Scarves, Hoods and Mittens. I tell them that their Mother’s decision comes first and they may play Wild Otters INside.
    You may have my Sprouts; I despise them and any other Broccoli tasting items, which annoys me because I used to like broccoli cheese soup. Otter Keeper will understand.
    Stay Warm and Toasty, dear Little Otter. — Love Otter Mum.

  22. Linda M. Rhinehart Neas January 13, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    Dear Otter,

    Love your stories, in fact, I put a link to them on my blog where I just finished talking about how much fun it is to walk in the snow.

    Look forward to further adventures!


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