Top 5 Otter Household Objects

At the moment everything is quite simply brilliant! Otter Keeper broke the news to me a few days ago that it is in fact my Otter birthday next Sunday (that’s 6 days from now!) this is just fantastic news. Teddy was speechless and I just feel I want to hug Otter Keeper all the way till Sunday now (but that wouldn’t be allowed – he has “things to do”).

The problem me and Teddy are facing is the fact that 6 days is ages. I got quite distressed when I thought about how long this actually was, so asked Otter Keeper for advice. When I’m really excited Otter Keeper tells me to mark things out of 10 because it helps keep me calm. He suggested that we spend the week doing some marking and come up with our top 5 household objects to tell everyone about. It was a great idea and almost as exciting as my Otter birthday itself. Well, today is Monday so here is the first one.

No.5 – The laptop (8.5 out of 10)

The laptop is just amazing and both me and Teddy felt it deserved a very commendable 8.5 out of 10. One of the great things about the laptop is if you get cold you can sit on it to warm up (only when there is no Otter Keeper around though). However, when something goes wrong (which sometimes happens when I have been sitting on it for warmth actually?) it comes up with a little message and tells me and Teddy to contact our system administrator. This confused us at first and we spent a long time looking for him. We now know that the system administrator is another name for Otter Keeper. Me and Teddy contact him and he sorts things out so we can go back to having fun on the laptop.

otter laptop

The laptop is really clever (maybe even cleverer than Otter Keeper) but it’s not super human. Last month it got sick and Otter Keeper had to buy an anti-virus program. I asked if me and Teddy could use this too because it can put a real dampener on exploring if you get ill but he said it doesn’t work on Otters – which is a shame. I think the laptop isn’t quite fully recovered yet as it’s still getting quite tired. This is why if you leave it alone for too long and go to play with something else it goes to sleep!

Me and Teddy have to go now. We need to wait for the postman to ask him how he feels about emails – we’re concerned he might be a bit jealous of them due to the nature of his work, and we need to check everything is out in the open between him and the laptop. Anyway I’m sure everything will be ok so don’t worry and don’t go too far either because we have our next exciting household object review tomorrow!

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  1. Clare November 8, 2010 at 6:46 am

    It is my boyfriends birthday on Sunday too – he is actually quite old (but don’t tell him I said that!). Are you having a party?

    Wow the Laptop only made it at No 5. I’m interested to see what the others will be.

    Clare x

  2. Jack the Cat November 8, 2010 at 7:13 am

    Wow your birthday how so exciting!!!! Using the laptop to warm up, genius!!! Otter you are great, I’m looking forward to the rest of your list ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Lutra November 8, 2010 at 7:21 am

    My friend says it’s actually warmer UNDER the laptop. Take care though if you want to try that too.

  4. MKT November 8, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Otter, from what you write it sounds like the laptop is not a Mac. Otter, this is disastrous. Macs are the best things ever, far better than Halloween. They are 11 out of 10. They never get sick, don’t need to take anti-virus, don’t ask you to contact the system administrator. They’re like otters: they like to play and do fun exploring.

  5. thepetmuseum November 8, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I bet you’ll have the best fun EVER at your Otter Birthday! And yes, aren’t laptops the best? You can go anywhere and do anything! (Though Macs really are a bit MORE fun that way)

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  7. Maria November 8, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Otter,,, your birthday is on Sunday,,, wow,, how much fun!! Is Otter Keeper letting you have a party?? I hope you get lots of presents for ur Birthday.

    Well, I know the laptop is a good place to get warm,, my kitty always like to lay on the laptop, specially when I am working on it!! ๐Ÿ™‚


    Can’t wait for the rest of the list!!

  8. Grace November 8, 2010 at 9:04 am

    I would give my lap top a solid 9.9 – Did you assign anything a 10? (Maybe Otter Keeper?)

  9. Louloute November 8, 2010 at 11:42 am

    Otter keepers are the best : his idea marking household things is HUGE ! I love our laptop and I’d like one for me and TT !

  10. Helen November 8, 2010 at 11:58 am

    What could be more exciting than an Otter birthday? Can’t wait and I am so excited that we get Otter posts all week!

  11. Madame Riverotter November 10, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    We don’t have a Laptop here, Love. My Otters would only carry it off and hide it. They tend to be a bit on the wilder side, so everything stays attached to the wall, but they are nice and warm. My cousin has one and the cats enjoy laying on hers.
    So nice to have a Birthday coming up. If you were here we’d be baking you a lovely cake and stringing the dining room with streamers and balloons; but I think your Otter Keeper has something in mind for you that will be just as nice! Love to you and Teddy and of course Otter Keeper!

  12. Lindsay and Bjorn (her polar bear) November 10, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Clearly you should get unlimited coffee on your birthday.

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