Recently lots of people have been asking me where I came from. I’ve tried to answer, but Otter Keeper says they don’t mean which room I just came from (usually the living room where I’ve just been colouring in). They actually mean where I came from in the first place (which is not even the bedroom where I woke up) – it’s all quite confusing. But luckily Otter Keeper has explained it all to me now so I can explain it to you. otter in the box
small otter Well it turns out that no one actually knows where I came from (not even Otter Keeper, and he usually knows EVERYTHING). Otter Keeper said that he found me in a box on his doorstep one day. He says back then I was very small. I’m still quite small now so I must have been REALLY small. I wish I’d made the most of being that small. I could have fitted in some really small places.
Apparently I was quite scared of Otter Keeper at first. This was because back then I didn’t know he was Otter Keeper (that seems really silly now!). He was very kind though and he said he’d look after me – which was the best news ever! It was at this time that I met Teddy too. I knew me and Teddy would be great friends because we had so much in common (he’d just arrived at Otter Keeper’s house too!). meeting teddy
Best friends It’s really hard to imagine how it must have been back then. At that point I didn’t know what sofa bouncing was nor had I ever been exploring with Teddy… I hadn’t even ever had an Otter birthday (and I’ve had two of them now!). But for now I’m very glad I turned up in my box. If not I’d have never met Otter Keeper and Teddy. And I think that would have made me a very sad otter.




  1. Renate January 11, 2012 at 6:01 am

    Aaah now we know at last. That’s such a sweet story of your arrival at otter keeper. 🙂

  2. Jack The Cat January 11, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Awww I love this story!!! I love the illustrations too. Hugs and kisses dear Otter!!

  3. Linda January 11, 2012 at 6:31 am

    You are a rescued family member, just like our dog and two cats. More people should do this. You have such a happy life with Otter Keeper! ♥

  4. Clare January 11, 2012 at 6:40 am

    What a lovely story. Otter Keeper was very lucky to find you on his doorstep! We have two bunnies and I h they are as happy with us as you are with Otter Keeper and Teddy. Xx

  5. Rositsa Zaharieva January 11, 2012 at 6:48 am

    This is downright adorable. Cute illustrations too! 🙂

  6. MsDarkstar January 11, 2012 at 7:35 am

    I’m so glad you, Teddy and Otter Keeper found each other. Someone must have known that Otter Keeper would take care of you.

    You’re positively adorable, Otter!

  7. Grace January 11, 2012 at 8:27 am

    Otter Keeper is so lucky – I wish you had been left on my doorstep!

  8. Pat January 12, 2012 at 12:51 am

    What a lovely story. So glad you were found by Otter Keeper – it was meant to BE!

  9. MKT January 15, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Otter, you’re wonderful and so is your story.
    (Tell Keeper I didn’t get the email announcement for this story. He should check if I’m still on the mailing list. Don’t ask what a mailing list is: just tell him.)

  10. Joe January 17, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    arghhhhh I want otter to meet penny

  11. Catherine ( and Petey Ferret too) January 27, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    What a WONDERFUL story! Thank you again Otter–and Teddy–so much for making my day a whole lot happier! I am SO GLAD Otter Keeper found you in that box! He is SO LUCKY! and so arent all of us!! We get to follow your life and read your amazing stories and see all the BEAUTIFUL illustrations! Have a great day, Otter! Love and Hugs to you and Teddy and of course Keeper, too!

  12. sapphire mccullough February 2, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    What a wonderfully talented artist, I love the detail and illustrations, thanks so much for our twitter connection!

  13. karen welsh March 24, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    awww Otter! best illustrations yet!!

  14. Kim May 12, 2015 at 2:39 pm

    Otter, you are adorable.

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