Matty’s Blog about Mill Meadow
Matty’s Blog – “What’s that strange noise?” Hurryup asked Matty who had just woken up, her fur stuck up at funny angles and Hurryup tried not to smile at the state of her. They had some serious grooming to do before they could go anywhere. “Upples have the right idea,” Hurryup said out loud to Matty. “They can come here for a weekend break and enjoy a massage and some grooming in quiet surroundings. It’s bound to be popular for the Upple Valentine’s Day”.
Matty looked bleary-eyed at her friend and answered “That’s nice, I could do with some grooming. As for the noise, I don’t know but I think there are some new creatures at Mill Meadow. We are not the only ones to love it here”.
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After grooming and eating their fill of soft, squidgy worms the two friends made their way in the direction of the sound, to the side of the beautiful clear fishing lake. Trees were reflected softly in the moonlit water, Matty caught her breath it was so beautiful, if only Itchy was here to share it she thought sadly. Then, a small splash, something was making its way towards them.
“What on Badger’s earth can it be?” Matty said to her friend. They had already met pheasants Guy and Percy but these weren’t birds at all.
Lying on its back a furry creature called out to the friends, “Hey! It’s lovely in this water and there’s so many fish to eat, come on in”.
“No thank you replied”, replied Matty “I can’t swim well”. Matty felt queasy just being near the edge.
“What’s your name?” Hurryup called in reply, aware that Matty was uneasy.
“Kettle!” called back the voice. By now a furry shape with a long tail was visible. Holding a very fat, half-eaten fish he seemed very happy. “What sort of a name is that?” Hurryup whispered to Matty.
“I’m a Water Otter”, replied the wet furry creature smiling. Wait till I tell my friends what a wonderful place this is…and with that, he disappeared.