Friday, August 12, 2011
Additions to the family
On the left we have Ruby, belonging to Isabel, and on the right Bob, belonging to Dominic.
The kids begged and begged for a turtle. Vicki went out and bought the whole turtle set up, tank, heat lamp, big rock to sunbathe on, etc., just to be sure he would be happy here. This is Squirt owned by, and thoroughly disliked by, both kids. Squirt is mean - he hisses and snaps and does not like children! Look at that face! He LOOKS like a grumpy old man.
And this my dears is Thomas the Tortoise.
Thomas is mine :). I have wanted a tortoise since I was about 5 year old and fell in love with my friends pet who used to hibernate under their sofa in the winter. Thomas will not hibernate. He comes from North Africa and will grow to about 150lbs and live 120 to 150 years. My great grandchildren will ride him I expect.
He is not too keen on Chewy the dog. Chewy gave him a big doggy kiss and Thomas hasn't put his head out around the dog since.