In Ben’s world, Otter and Scorpion are friends. Scorpion, sometimes called “Splish” or “Sting”, likes the desert, and can get a little pinchy. When he’s in a bad mood, we find a nice dark cool cave for him. Otter, sometimes called “Splash” or “Splashy” likes to play in the river, or the sea, and likes to eat fish and clams. As a result, we make summertime beaches out of the bed covers where they can play together.
Because they are good friends, it’s important not to go somewhere with one and not the other. They fit comfortably into Ben’s little backpack, and sleep together nicely, no pinching or stinging, when the day is done.