becomingaweasley:

Look who’s turning things around.

It’s Olive, ladies and gentlemen! I’ve avoided posting much about her welfare just in case the next day I had to share her obituary, but right now I’m feel comfortable and confident enough to tell you that she’s headed to a full recovery. Slowly, yes, but surely. 

While I was cleaning out her temporary home of dried kale and spinach, as well as strawberry and blackberry bits, she wandered the counter. She was so alert and full of determination and energy. She headed straight for the bright colors of the Skittles wrapper (specifically the red bit in the corner not pictured) and then found herself facing a hell of a time climbing the traction-free face of the thing. But she just kept on going. She’d manage a step, then slide back. A dozen times. Two dozen. Eventually, she made it up. And then, rightly so, she parked herself there and surveyed her new kingdom, the one she earned with all the tenacity of the tortoise over the hare.

Also, see that spinach leaf? See the arrow pointing at the divot? That, my good friends, is an Olive-sized bite right out of the spinach. She is finally, finally interested in greens. At least to an extent. But it was just so wonderful to watch her take a big bite and manage to get through it with no trouble and swallow the bite.

She also had a bath tonight, too, and I cannot tell you how incredibly happy I was when she pooped. And twice! It’s been a long, long time since she pooped, so this was just…the best thing that could have happened tonight. Seriously. Tortoise poop.

So pleased right now. So very, very pleased.

YAY!!!

becomingaweasley:

Look who’s turning things around.

It’s Olive, ladies and gentlemen! I’ve avoided posting much about her welfare just in case the next day I had to share her obituary, but right now I’m feel comfortable and confident enough to tell you that she’s headed to a full recovery. Slowly, yes, but surely. 

While I was cleaning out her temporary home of dried kale and spinach, as well as strawberry and blackberry bits, she wandered the counter. She was so alert and full of determination and energy. She headed straight for the bright colors of the Skittles wrapper (specifically the red bit in the corner not pictured) and then found herself facing a hell of a time climbing the traction-free face of the thing. But she just kept on going. She’d manage a step, then slide back. A dozen times. Two dozen. Eventually, she made it up. And then, rightly so, she parked herself there and surveyed her new kingdom, the one she earned with all the tenacity of the tortoise over the hare.

Also, see that spinach leaf? See the arrow pointing at the divot? That, my good friends, is an Olive-sized bite right out of the spinach. She is finally, finally interested in greens. At least to an extent. But it was just so wonderful to watch her take a big bite and manage to get through it with no trouble and swallow the bite.

She also had a bath tonight, too, and I cannot tell you how incredibly happy I was when she pooped. And twice! It’s been a long, long time since she pooped, so this was just…the best thing that could have happened tonight. Seriously. Tortoise poop.

So pleased right now. So very, very pleased.

YAY!!!

becomingaweasley:

Look who’s turning things around.

It’s Olive, ladies and gentlemen! I’ve avoided posting much about her welfare just in case the next day I had to share her obituary, but right now I’m feel comfortable and confident enough to tell you that she’s headed to a full recovery. Slowly, yes, but surely. 

While I was cleaning out her temporary home of dried kale and spinach, as well as strawberry and blackberry bits, she wandered the counter. She was so alert and full of determination and energy. She headed straight for the bright colors of the Skittles wrapper (specifically the red bit in the corner not pictured) and then found herself facing a hell of a time climbing the traction-free face of the thing. But she just kept on going. She’d manage a step, then slide back. A dozen times. Two dozen. Eventually, she made it up. And then, rightly so, she parked herself there and surveyed her new kingdom, the one she earned with all the tenacity of the tortoise over the hare.

Also, see that spinach leaf? See the arrow pointing at the divot? That, my good friends, is an Olive-sized bite right out of the spinach. She is finally, finally interested in greens. At least to an extent. But it was just so wonderful to watch her take a big bite and manage to get through it with no trouble and swallow the bite.

She also had a bath tonight, too, and I cannot tell you how incredibly happy I was when she pooped. And twice! It’s been a long, long time since she pooped, so this was just…the best thing that could have happened tonight. Seriously. Tortoise poop.

So pleased right now. So very, very pleased.

YAY!!!