Sunday, April 17, 2011

"Which kind of dog is it?" "ahem.. it's a.. a diving terrier!"




“The otter emerges tempestuously from the sea or river or bath, as the case may be, carrying about half a gallon of water in its fur, and sets about drying you with a positively terrifying zeal and enthusiasm.  Every inch of you, in the eyes of a conscientious otter, requires careful attention.  The otter uses its back as the principle towel, and lies upon it while executing a series of vigorous, eel-like wriggles.  In a surprisingly short space of time the otter is quite dry except for the last four inches of its tail, and the human being is soaking wet except for nothing.  It is no use going to change one’s clothes; in a few minutes the otter will come rampaging out of the water again intent upon its mission of drying people.”


I love otters, and I've always been in love with the wonderful, touching "Ring of bright water" by Gavin Maxwell. I don't even know how many times I read it, but it is really the kind of book you never get tired of. It is funny, moving and deep.
And here is my tiny critter, which measures more or less half an inch, not including his tail. I also created a little pond and a micro fish for him. Enjoy! : )


J'aime beaucoup les loutres, et le merveilleux livre de Gavin Maxwell, "Ring of bright water" c'est un des mes préférés en absolu. Je l'ai  lu de nombreuses fois, et il n'a jamais ennuyé moi. C'est drôle, émouvant et profond.
Malheureusement, je n'ai pas trouvé des citations en français; de toute façon, voila ma petite loutre (1.5 cm), avec son micro poisson et sa petite mare. : )







Available on my Etsy shop.

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