tortoise on a leash


First Time at the Beach, Part 1
(Parts 2, 3, and 4)

Where did Mom take me on our special weekend trip?  To the beach!  This was my first time ever going to any kind of beach, and I loved it!  I got super excited about all the pebbles and soft sand.  Even Mom was surprised at how fast I ran around to check everything out!


First Time at the Beach, Part 3
(Parts 12, and 4)

I have only ever seen the ocean from inside a boat before.  So my first time at the beach, I kept trying to run into the great big ocean to see what it was like!  Mom kept saying this was a bad idea and turning me around.  Even without digging, I discovered so many treasures on the beach:  A delicious crab claw, brightly colored flip flops, and a fence I couldn’t fit through no matter how hard I tried.


Fourth of July Party 2017, Part 1

Over the weekend, Mom and I got to go to friend gckaf’s annual July 4th BBQ!  Visiting gckaf is always so much fun!  First up was reuniting with my old turtle friends—when did they get so tiny?!  They are so tiny, in fact, that I could take them for a walk on my shell!

Next, I took a walk of my own through gckaf’s backyard and tried my very best to eat the pretty red rocks by the door.  Mom got very upset and made me spit the rocks back up.  (Getting my mouth pried open is so humiliating!)  I finally gave up on the rocks and tried to nom Mom’s sneakers instead.  No matter how hard I tried, I just could not nom Mom’s sneakers!  After all that, I ran the farthest I have ever gone in gckaf’s beautiful green grass!


Yesterday was park day!  The park is full of things to nom and new friends to make.  Here’s a look at the photos and videos we posted on our Instagram Stories!


Adventures with gckaf!

On Saturday, Mommy and I got to visit friend gckaf! Mommy brought my leash, so friend gckaf took me out for a wonderful long walk through her yard. I had so much fun exploring all the different kinds of rocks in gckaf’s yard under the warm summer sun!

Friend gckaf says I am much easier to walk than dogbeast Bucky. Maybe next time we should try walking Bucky while I’m sitting on his head!


Big Park Adventures, Part 1

This past weekend, I finally got to visit the Big Park Mommy has been promising to take me to for months!

I had so much fun running around the park! Best of all, there were dandies EVERYWHERE! Sadly no dandie flowers because it’s not dandie flower season, but there certainly were tons of dandie leaves just waiting to be nommed!


Mommy and I had such a wonderful time at the park yesterday!

I’ve gotten too good at escaping from my yarn-only leash, so Mommy made me a new leash with a rubber band. I tried to eat it, but it didn’t taste nice at all. I have yet to figure out how to escape from my new leash, but that didn’t stop me from drawing crowds of adoring fans! I got lots of shell rubs and cuddles, and I posed for photos with everyone.

It was so nice to run around the park with the sun on my shell! We were disappointed that the park had almost no grass at all. There were lots of plant clusters, but they all had gravel underneath. Even more strangely, what grass there was was all fenced up! Mommy and I jumped one of the fences, but the grass turned out to be mostly crabgrass and people’s trash. We decided to stick with the gravel after that.