best otter ride ever

The best magical Otter ride EVER!

Today me, Otter Keeper and Teddy went shopping. As you know I love shopping, however this trip was even more special because we found something really really amazing!

We’d been shopping for a while and it was almost time to go back home when, all of a sudden out of the blue we came across a magical otter ride! It was the best ride ever because it allows otters to bounce higher than they ever have before (even higher than on a really bouncy sofa). I don’t really need to point out how amazing that is. I begged Otter Keeper to let me have a go and I was really happy because he said I could.

Unfortunately Otter Keeper said that Teddy couldn’t really go on the ride but Teddy said he understood and wanted me to go on the ride and enjoy it, I agreed and suggested he search the nearby area for treasure because that’s always a fun thing to do.

The ride was just fantastic. I bounced REALLY high, even higher than Otter Keeper and he’s quite tall. it was just SO amazing. Everything was going really really well….. and then I noticed that Otter keeper was saying it was time to go.

This was obviously quite unreasonable of Otter Keeper, so I decided to keep bouncing and ignore him. He got angry and said if I didn’t get down he’d fetch the man who owned the magical Otter ride and get him to tell me off. This really annoyed me because he knows I hate it when he gets other people involved. I changed tactics and explained how important it was that you let otters stay on a ride like this for at least several hours and ideally the rest of the day due to the bouncing potential.

This should have done the trick but evidently Otter Keeper was in a particularly mean mood. In desperation I tried bouncing again hoping he’d find something else to do, but all that happened then was that he pretended to go and get the man and I only managed to call him back just in time. I had to get down, there was no other option because it can be really scary getting told off by someone you don’t know.

I was really annoyed with Otter Keeper Teddy said he was really angry too. He said it was Otter Keeper being mean as usual and we shouldn’t talk to him for ages to teach him a lesson. This clearly had something to do with the fact that Otter Keeper must have been jealous of how high I could bounce – this is no excuse because he could have quite easily come on the ride with me!

This evening me and teddy are still annoyed with Otter Keeper. We are drawing a picture of someone having loads and loads of fun on a magical ride, and then being made to go home by their really unfriendly and mean friend – we’re going to leave it on the sofa where he will find it, then hopefully he will realise the magnitude of what he’s done.

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  1. Louloute September 23, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    You’re perfectly right : Otter keeper is obviously jealous. First he excluded Teddy from bouncing pleasure and teddies always like what we like : that’s a natural law since law is made for and by otters. Right ??? Second : Bouncing is properly otterlike and not keeperlike. Even if he’d evolve, he wouldn’t be as good at bouncing as you. It’s logic, isn’t it. If bouncing would be keeperlike, he’d have a magical otter ride thing instead of the sofa and the bed. He can’t understand what bouncing means to otters so you must pardon him to a certain extend.In fact he doesn’t know what he’s missing but he was very unfair to involve another human : he’s a coward and this is disappointing ! Imagine next time he’ll go and call Kate because he isn’t brave enough to throw you off!
    I’m very interested in this otter ride thing that must be typically British and I’d invest my pocket money in buying this and I could sign a cheque for more. If we gather our savings,you’ll be able to make an offer to the owner of the ride so that you can install it in your garden. I’ll test it when I’ll come visiting you and we could make endless contests while keepers were sleeping. We must take our destiny in our paws and become independent managers : It’s very modern in France and I can’t wait trying. To get our money back, we’ll do the same as the former owner :let people pay while we are resting ! That’s capitalism ! Money works for you while you watch how it increases ! I learnt this reading Disney Magazine. I’m sure your mouse will enjoy bouncing too although it hasn’t any chance to win against us. If you won’t find back to the otter ride, I’m sure we’ll find it on internet! So, don’t worry, we’ll get our otter ride and if not, we’ll build it : you have the know-how with the Kate-trap and I have the management experience ! The otter ride is worth joining our genius and resisting keepers since bouncing is the best otter experience ever ! I already explored our bed and I found the strange spirals which help it being bouncy. It’s too late now but tomorrow morning, when keeper I’ll try release some of them and save them for our otter ride. Tell me what you can find in your magic doing things box !

    Till very soon

    Louloute Otter

  2. Catherine + Ferret September 23, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Hello Otter ( and Teddy)-my dear sweet friend who was unfairly denied more bouncing fun–I have my Angry Face on–so doesn’t Ferret!and we are keeping them on at Keeper until he changes his ways! Does Keeper realize millions of people the world over are angry over what he has done?? Clearly he crossed a few lines–right now am doubting if redemption is possible! Perhaps Ferret could explain to Keeper that wild animals–like Ferrets and Otters–who live with humans have an inbred common sense gene –they know how how to jump and how deep to explore without risking injury or actually getting hurt-so Keeper needs to BACK OFF!!
    And that nonsense of going to get the owner of the ride–clearly just an empty threat meant to intimidate you –how horrified you must have been! I know Ferret gets VERY scared at the thought of someone he doesnt know reprimanding him about anything! Keeper must have had his “Grumpy Pants” on or his “Jealous Pants” on–which ever the case he needs to get over it! What could and should have been one of the BEST and most fun experiences of your life has been over shadowed by Keepers’ over zealous attitude–or his need to control. IS he too human to see that when Otter was good and ready he would have stopped bouncing?? Can’t he realize that due to the amount of time you and Teddy must stay in the house that when you are allowed to go out and have fun that Otter MUST be allowed to have the must fun possible? I know this about Ferret–when he is done is when it is time for us to go home–and not a minute sooner!!
    PLEASE do not allow Keepers’ bad attitude and actions to ruin this wonderful experience for you –and please dont let it overshadow the Otter Stories that your millions of fans have come to wait on and cherish so much! Ferret may have to take another trip to London to straighten Keeper out! But for now–there is joy and happiness over being able to share in your latest Otter Story–AND 2 Angry Faces ( me and Ferret) at Keeper over his inappropriate behavior. We love you Otter–and hope in at least your dreams you can bounce to your hearts’ content–all the way to the moon if you want! and if you do, we will see you when you get back!

  3. Penh September 24, 2010 at 2:03 am

    That was pretty cold-hearted of him, I must admit. Watch him closely for a few days for signs of an evil influjence. He might be under the control of a demon, or some kind of cranky gremlin.

  4. Lesley September 24, 2010 at 2:42 am

    But Otter … if it hadn’t been for Otter Keeper, you would never have known about the magical otter ride, and never ever had gone on it…

    Maybe if you are good and kind and helpful for a bit, he might take you again. But if you are cross and mean – suppose he decided not to ever let you go on it again?

  5. Clare September 24, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Awww don’t be too hard on Otter Keeper, he’s probably quite jealous because he’s not an Otter like you.

  6. ikea September 24, 2010 at 3:11 am

    hehe, this looks like a lot of fun! hey otter, maybe u can agree with otter keeper that he leaves u there in the morning when going to work?

  7. Maria September 24, 2010 at 5:03 am

    Hi Otter,
    I understand you being quite upset with Otter Kepper, you just wanted to have fun and he didn’t see your point. That ride sounded so amazing and I am sure you wanted to stay there all day. But don’t be too hard on Otter Keeper, you must understand he is human, and humans sometimes forget how to have fun, you are just there to remind him that it’s OK to have fun.

  8. bev otter September 24, 2010 at 5:22 am

    I can see how cross you are Otter! Maybe otter Keeper knew that he would have to pay another £3 because your time was up, but honestly, another £3 is not much to ask when your having so much fun. Teddy could help you make a swingy bouncy thing in the garden so that you could spend as long as you want on it. XXX

  9. Jack the Cat September 24, 2010 at 6:16 am

    Hi Otter,
    Sounds like the ride was amazing and you had lots of fun! I can see why you are angry at Otter Keeper but hey, he is only human!! He probably didn’t understand how important is bouncing for an Otter like you. Take care and try to forgive the Otter Kepper…

  10. Kitsune September 24, 2010 at 8:00 am

    I’m sure that you could have more time bouncing next time you go shopping.

  11. Graysongirl September 24, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I understand what you mean Otter, we get this magical ride in our town sometimes and my mum will never let me go on it! You should be happy Otter keeper at least let you have a turn on it.

    Maybe if you promise to be really well behaved for a very very long time (at LEAST a few hours, which I’ve been lead to believe is the longest time in the world!) he’ll take you back?

  12. Louloute September 26, 2010 at 2:25 pm

    Hey Otter,

    I had a very long discussion with TT and we thought that you could offer Otter keeper an hour bouncing training for him every week so that he’d learn enjoying your pleasure and could share it with you. You just must help him losing his complexes since humans have inhibitions. I looked at one of my keeper’s books which has been written by a Doctor Freud -very complicated- but I understood that humans may have problems with what they are and me and TT came to the conclusion that Otter keeper probably would like to be an otter since his childhood but society still hinders him : other humans wouldn’t understand. Bouncing is normal for an otter but not for him although all the humans probably would be very happy if they’d be allowed to do so. We must begin with training for our keepers so that they become normal again and once we succeeded, they’ll train all other humans. The magic otter ride is indeed for human children too since they’re like us : they love bouncing but humans like our keepers lost this faculty. You must ask Mr. Darwin but I think it must be an example of misevolution since they evolved in a bad direction. We must help our keepers make the way back and free them from their inhibits. They would be much happier then and we too. And we could install magic otter rides everywhere. At last bouncing would be the otterly great sport all over the world ! Yay !!!

  13. Zippy, Sadie & Speedy September 28, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    We hope the thoughts we are having about Otter Keeper are seering into his brain. He was just plain old mean!

  14. Heather October 3, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Sorry you got upset with Otter Keeper, but at least he let you bounce for a little while and you was happy for that little while. Maybe he will let you again real soon.

  15. otter class October 5, 2010 at 6:58 am

    Hello Otter, You were very funny pushing the hoover down the stairs but we think you were a bit silly not getting off the bouncy machine because Otter got agry and this ruined your fun day.

    Keep bouncing.
    From Otter Class

  16. Mere October 10, 2010 at 12:17 am

    You make me smile! I have several otter friends of my own… 22 to be exact, and they are all insisting that i find this special otter contraption. I promised them if we find one they can stay on it all day! Otter keeper was clearly jealous of all the otter fun you got to have on the ride, but you must remember he only wishes he could be an otter like you!

  17. laura October 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I love the otter tales and can’t wait to read more. X

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