Otters otters everywhere!

This is going to sound like a strange start to a post, but …

I hate brushing my teeth. However, I hate going to the dentist even more. Last time I was there, I was complimented on how well my teeth were kept but I was told to not wait another 5 years before returning. I would have to return every year. And I thought “oh god no.” And came back home, where I suddenly realised that my trustworthy toothbrush friend had, tragically, reached the end of his useful life. At which my mother offered to give me an electric toothbrush that had lain, unused, in the house for about a year. I took it, just to try, and … voilà! Fell in love! Oh! how well it cleans! Oh, how amazing it is! Oh! how little work do I have to do!

Boyfriend also has an electric toothbrush, and the head detaches from the body (so you can buy a new head when it becomes old), so we decided to use one body and two heads (this post is getting stranger and stranger…but please bear with me, otters are coming soon!).

And here sprung The Problem (definitely a first world problem!), illustrated in this photo:


Then, the solution: a few months ago I made some sleeping clay otters. They were a success, and later I made more, for friends, family and people that bought them from me. Boyfriend, remembering this, said

“hey, why don’t you make some sleeping otters to hold the toothbrush heads?”

And so it came to be.


sleeping otters, painted and ready to help hold the toothbrush heads.


I couldn’t just put one photo, I am totally in love with these little things!



et voilà!



And on the plus side….they make brushing my teeth so much more enjoyable!




About Full Of Daisies

I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Lontra Italia

Italian Otter Network

Save the Giants

A Community Driven Conservation Initiative


All Otters. All the time.

Kasabushi Camp

A Bush Camp in Zambia's Central Kafue National Park

%d bloggers like this: