I noticed the dogs barking
more than usual
and went out to see what was up.
was lounging next to the gate
to our back yard.
I opened it up
and he came on in
and made himself at home.
The kids were ecstatic. They thought
a new pet
had come to live with us.
are not indigenous to our area
and the kids realized it must belong to someone.
They made a few door knocks at the neighbors
and found the owners,
who were so glad to have him back,
they wrote us a thank you note.
will be laying her eggs soon,
and would we like a baby turtle
after they hatch?
Hmm, we'll have to think on that one.