Saturday, June 27, 2009


I noticed the dogs barking
more than usual
and went out to see what was up.
This guy
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.

Unfortunately, these particular animals
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.
However, they also let us know that "she" (not he)
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.

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