Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Monday, December 26, 2011

Keeps Rollin'

Santa brough my friend Slack a new skateboard for Christmas. Nice.



Sunday, December 25, 2011

Lavish Mouse

Everyone needs a gold turtle mouse, but only a chosen few actually own one. And it's not Mama, she's lucky when her machine starts up and keeps running. But I think Santa may now have an idea...

Friday, December 23, 2011

Ho Ho

Santa will go to any depth to take care of all creatures this holiday.
Hope it's a good one for everyone.


Thursday, December 22, 2011

Tootle Target

Don't like this game. Don't throw things at turtles, kids, it's not as fun as it looks.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Häns the Spy

I'm doing nothing but minding my own business and there he is, at eye level, having a snoop.

I don't mind, really, he has become my winter friend.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

You Can Run

But you can't hide, especially when you are hidden by the turtle towel, from which I always escape! Global warming allows me to catch an occasional sunny day in December. I'm supposed to be hunkered down for the winter, you know.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Friends for Life

video

*You might want to "mute" at about 26sec when Michael Bolton starts singing... just saying

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Hop On!

Seagulls in this area just don't know what to do with themselves in the winter. I say "hop on, let's go for a ride!"

Friday, December 9, 2011

The Hitcher

Looking for a ride? Well, I'll happily transport other lightweight shelled critters in need. It's my obligation.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Exhausted!

The stress in the weeks before the holidays makes a big boy real tired.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Awesome Austin

Human youngsters in Austin, Texas, rally to support not only saving our planet but also my kind with their wacky costumes!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Disco Turtle

Sometimes you just wanna rock!

Happy Birthday, Disco Joe!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

One More Run

Another run through the cool grass before it gets too cold to frolic outdoors. Sure feels nice. Mama is giving me every opportunity to enjoy the sun before the snow and slush arrive. Good mama.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuttu Turtle Toy

From a nice children's toy online shop (called Momentum Meaningful Things), may I present "Tuttu":

Monday, November 28, 2011

Turtles at Etsy

Mama loves Etsy.com and its a great place to shop for turtle related items.

It's Cyber Monday, so why not check it out?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Life in the Balance


All I can say is "weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee - look at me!"


Friday, November 25, 2011

Shopping Idea No. 1

Don't know what to get the kids for the holidays? How about a Mutant Ninja turtle car? Not sure, but the spikes certainly add a certain fear factor to this remote-controlled turtle car. Looks fun, too.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Giving Thanks

And on Thanksgiving, turtles may not be the first thing you think about when you sit down at the dinner table (at least I hope not), but these temptations fresh from the oven may change your mind.

Thanks to all my visitors and fans for loving turtles!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Serenity Today



Thank you, http://www.anythingscuba.com for this video!

Sea turtles are characterized by a long, streamlined shell. Depending on the species, sea turtles color range can be olive-green, yellow, greenish-brown, reddish-brown, or black. Limbs and flippers are adapted for swimming. Adult male and female sea turtles are equal in size.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sniffing for Freedom

Today I found an opening in the barrier off the deck and sniffed it out. I could have flown the coop right there, but decided against it. Life's too good.






Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cupcake

Don't call me 'cupcake' or I'll say "eat me!" Perhaps an idea for your sweet tooth for the upcoming holiday.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Packed and Ready

With mobile storage like this, who wouldn't want to have a little turtle pack in their life? Even though I don't need one, I still want one.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Yertle the Turtle

From the collection of Dr. Seuss:

On the far-away island of Sala-ma-Sond,
Yertle the Turtle was king of the pond.
A nice little pond. It was clean. It was neat.
The water was warm. There was plenty to eat.
The turtles had everything turtles might need.
And they were all happy. Quite happy indeed.

...Then Yertle the Turtle was perched up so high,
He could see forty miles from his throne in the sky!
“Hooray!” shouted Yertle. “I’m the king of the trees!
I’m king of the birds! And I’m king of the bees!
I’m king of the butterflies! King of the air!
Ah, me! What a throne! What a wonderful chair!
I’m Yertle the Turtle! Oh, marvelous me!
For I am the ruler of all that I see!”

Monday, November 14, 2011

Exit Stage Left

Another nice day this weekend and I'm ready to go play outside. I keep thinking my outdoor days are coming to an end and next thing you know... Indian summer. Love it. I'm running....

Friday, November 11, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Humpty Dance

What can I say about the love being exchanged between two consenting terrapins... in public. On the front lawn. For all to enjoy. (the little lady seems so demure compared to his long, heaving "neck")

Apologies for the topic, but it is nature, after all!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Get a Grip

Who doesn't love when critters play with each other harmoniously?
All I can say is: HOP ON! The Turtle Train is Leaving!


Monday, November 7, 2011

The Flopty Dance

Let this little fella show you how to do it! (but you gotta click on him first...)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Butterflies are Free

To play with! And boy, does it feel good when they flutter my back and neck! I noticed that the monarchs are still in the area and they are awfully pretty. I wonder what they taste like.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Hop On

Even though I support the "Do Not Stand on Me" movement, I will cave for a furrball this cute, so hop on – let's go for a ride!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Ravenous

I will attack this tasty, juicy treat with a vengeance reserved only for those I despise. (Watch out, Roger, I haven't forgotten you are still around)

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Please Don't

You can stand BY me, just not ON me, thank you!


Friday, October 28, 2011

Last Run

This may have been my last run for the season. Mama let me loose after work tonight but I noticed it was quickly getting dark, then drizzly, then windy, then cold. Real cold. Yo mama, I want BACK IN! Then I noticed why – Mama was cleaning out my scuzzy tank and I always appreciate that.

Monday, October 24, 2011

My Cousin: The Soft Shell

Here's a soft shell variety of terrapin. Just look at this guy. He seems so flat and floppy. These turtles look like big leathery pancakes. The adults are brownish-green or tan with blotches on their skin. Their shells are covered with skin, and are soft around the edges. Their noses are long and round. When they swim, they stay underwater and stick their nose up to breathe, like a snorkel. Their feet are webbed and their necks are quite long.



Softshell turtles can be very aggressive, and they sometimes bite each other and turtles of other species spontaneously or when feeding. Turtles with soft shells tend to be more aggressive than their more protected relatives. Florida softshell turtles are found on the coastal plains south of Mobile Bay, Alabama, and Charleston, South Carolina, including all of Florida except the Keys. Their preferred habitat is slow-moving bodies of fresh water with mud or sand bottoms. They spend much of their time buried in the soft bottom with only their head exposed. Softshell turtles are primarily carnivorous, feeding on aquatic insects, crustaceans, mollusks, fish, waterfowl and amphibians.

Flapjacks, anyone?

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Slow Down Season

I'm always happy to have a fresh, clean tank. Who wouldn't be? Now that the weather is getting cooler, I'll be slowing down a little after an exhausting season of running free in the great outdoors – and around the house. Now if she would give the 'ol shell a decent scrub, I'll be sitting pretty for the winter!





Friday, October 21, 2011

The Crusher

Sometimes the little ones don't make it. You've gotta know when to run. And when to steer clear of The Crusher.





Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Hippie Wicker Turtle

I appreciate all forms of turtledom, even in a hippie parade like this. Gotta love those Europeans!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Yogurtle

I would like to consult with the Zen Master turtle of the sea. He seems to have have all the answers while in this pose.