I don’t know what I did karmically to deserve such naughty pets.

Ahahahaha. Talented little troublemaker!

I ask myself this too but then I remember that the naughtiness is pretty much what I love most about them (or her in my case.. though I can easily include a certain ennui filled cat that I love as though he were my own)

a few warm days and a crazy flower sale led to a garden transformation from 6 petunia plants and some rocks to what Zoya appeared to interpret as “OMG GARDEN ITS MY BIRTHDAY WIN!” Marigolds, petunias (4 8 packs! 32 new single plants) and a few pansies happened and Zoya was in heaven.

The petunias never had a chance. All but 3 flowers gone in 10 minutes flat… but damn did she enjoy it (and thankfully some good regrowth is happening since its been raining for 3 days since these pics).

With all the rain after such a fun garden day, she is very clearly unhappy to not be in her outdoor garden of nom nom heaven and scoffs at the greens I provide her every morning.Oh and the pansies are a new one in the garden and nothing made me laugh more than her quick confusion in which she took a bite of a pansy.. looked at it.. clearly thought in her little tortie brain… NOT A PETUNIA.. and promptly moved along by stomping all over it. 

gotta love this little trouble maker. Looking forward to a nice weekend according to the weather reports so she can continue to destroy all my gardening attempts and I can blame that for my lack of green thumb 🙂

So glad Florentine is safe and sound and way to go Ireland for caring about tortoises

(Peter Coulter – BBC Ireland)

He’s the twitter tortoise who had all of Ireland looking for him but today Florentine, the 100-year-old family pet finally found his way home.

Florentine escaped from his home in the south Dublin suburb of Rathgar in the early hours of Saturday morning.

The Eogan family, who have owned the tortoise for the last 40 years, took to social media in an attempt to find him.The hashtag #rathgartortoise began trending on twitter across Ireland. Florentine’s story went viral with all the major media outlets in Ireland following the story.

Cliona Eogan, 30, told BBC News Online: ”The reaction across Ireland has been unbelievable – we never expected that it would take off like this…Now he is home we have given him some of his favorite foods as a treat – lettuce and strawberries.”

Well wishers took to twitter after news of his safe return broke. @Hollygray10 said “I’m so happy the #rathgartortoise has been found safe and well.” @CultHeritageIrl added “The Irish Nation breaths a sigh of relief as Florentine the tortoise is found.”

Florentine is now recovering in his garden and enjoying his new found celebrity status.