I want to be this lady when I grow up (or ya know.. get older. heh)

APPLE VALLEY • Mary Dutro is the High Desert’s go-to person for information about tortoises and turtles.

The 78-year-old Apple Valley resident has a career in nursing that has spanned more than 50 years. She’s the secretary of the High Desert Chapter 0534 Association of Operating Room Nurses and she’s on the board of a local historical society. She also goes to the gym three times per week and still works on call for a local doctor.

But her passion is the desert tortoise, and Dutrow relates that she has had tortoises “on and off since 1960.”



Two Tiny Tortoises: An Undying Conversation (Number 7) #comic #webcomic

Unrequited love. How tragic. Anyway, Danny Glover had to go make some pancakes, so he’ll be back in future strips. 

This is beyond any tragic interspecies love story we’ve ever seen.. *sniff* 

this one comes close.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDtfjt3tnKQ


Missing a leg didn’t slow this guy down at all!  Nor was he shy I was with a foot of him when I made this photo with my iPhone.

WOW! Stumpy! you’ve got it going on! your colors, your patient yet smug expression… thank you for gracing us with your presence! and Thank you for the submission! I need to come on a photo hunt down in reptile land soon. 

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