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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

WW: An ungrateful turtle and a tent in my house

I was going to post a pic of the ungrateful box turtle I saved from the middle of the highway yesterday but the ones I snapped with the crackberry as it gripped my yoga mat in the floorboard of my car did not turn out good. Probably because my hand was shaking.  

I always try to save turtles if I see them in the road and they usually go quietly into their little shells until I get them somewhere safe to let them go.  Not this Biotch.  No.  It was trying to get away from me in the car, clawing, and then started trying to get its head around in an attempt to bite me and hissing at me!  

That's when I plopped it down in the passenger's seat, it fell into the floorboard and gripped that yoga mat like it was a life preserver in the middle of the ocean.  I almost ran off the road 3 times.  

I pulled up in the driveway, called C and asked him to please come out and get this bitch outta my car!  He was all like, "okay, be there in a minute".  He thought I was talkin' about the tent I bought for the boys to camp out with in the living room because we have overnight company. 

I want you to know, he put that thing down in the woods behind the house and guess who decided to suddenly become the shy turtle?  Yep, right up in the shell she went... I assume she is gone now and I sincerely hope she never crosses my path again.   

here's the best shot I got of the hussy:

And here is the tent that still sits in the middle of my living room and houses my sleeping boys.  I can hear the snores coming outta there...

I'm linking up with Angie at Seven Clown Circus for Wordful Wednesday.


  1. Wow, that is one grumpy turtle. Glad she's gone and hope you never see her again.
    Love the tent. I'm sure your boys are having a blast in there. :)

  2. I hate snippy turtles! Cute that your boys sleep in a tent. My 2 year old has a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse tent he likes to take naps in but can't get him to "campout" overnite in. Just naptime. Nothing cuter than boys "pretend camping".

  3. That is a biotch of a turtle...too funny!

    And the tent brings back memories...when me and my sisters were little we got sleeping bags for Christmas one year. We slept in the middle of our bedroom floor in our bags for a couple of years!

  4. Indoor camping is given a bad rap. I prefer it to the other :)

  5. Saving the bitchy turtle will definitely give you some good kharma ;-) And sleeping in a tent (indoor or outdoor) is so much more fun (in the kids' minds that is) than in bed.

  6. Ungrateful little green monster!

  7. Just an fyi about saving the turtles. I used to work with a rescue group and found out that if you take a turtle away from its area, they can never mate. The best thing to do is just to move it off the highway and let it go on its way.