Greetings from lovely Carlsbad NM! Just like last year I am here playing Otto the Otter for the Children's Water Festival. Today was certainly an interesting day. There were about 5 or 6 different classes of 4th graders. Each one treated Otto very differently. Well, towards the end I had all of the classes screaming "OTTO!!!" as I got all of them on their buses. One class was full of hellraisers and I had to beat a fast retreat during lunch as my tail and whiskers were being pulled as well as trying to not allow the cries of "Take his head off!" to become a reality. Other classes were much nicer. Almost too nice, in fact. There were a few times where group hugs almost turned into furpiles. I almost went falling over once but fortunately a group pounced me from behind which helped me regain my balance. I also violated a fursuiting rule and picked up a girl who begged me to carry her around. Of course after that EVERYONE wanted to get a ride on the Otter. I really need to brush up on my dance skillz. Although they did enjoy my versions of The Robot and the Macarena. So I get to do the whole schtick again tomorrow as well as Wednesday and Thursday up in Santa Fe. Where's Mr Cougar when I need him to declare that I sure do fursuit an awful lot!