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Quarantine Diaries: Day 21

If quarantine has taught this tortoise anything it’s that we should be extra nice to our earth. It brings us noms, gives us places to dig big holes, things to stomp on, and the best sun puddles to nap in!

Let’s live every day like it’s earth day! If we treat her nice she’ll be nice back. Trust me I’m a tortoise. I know things!

HAPPY EARTH DAY!!!

Today is a very special #earthday #throwbackthursday to one year ago when our worlds got turned upside down.

Our shell friends never forget that our earth is our most valuable resource. It gives them noms, places to burrows, and sun puddles to bask in! We humans, however, often forget.

This year, in particular, we are reminded that our earth is our safe space. It has provided us with places to be in each other’s presence while at a safe distance. It’s helped us feel less alone.

It’s given us beautiful scenery, and ways to play when inside our homes became overwhelming.

It’s home to our shell friends, feathered friends, furry friends, and scaled friends, Creatures who bless us with their presence reminding us that life still goes on.

Let’s take stock of all these incredible gifts all around us and take care of our earth, today, and every day,  so we can continue to enjoy our green spaces, our random encounters with shell friends, and of course… so all the torts have lots of dandelions to nom!

Quarantine Diaries: A long time ago in a galaxy far far away

Happy #StarWarsDay friends! My jedi training is going well. I will soon be ready for battle. I have updated my jedi wares for our current situation. May the 4th be with you all … from 6ft away while wearing your mask! (you might wanna try sanitizing the light saber handle if anyone else has touched it).

Quarantine diaries: day 26…7?… I can’t count that high humans!

I may not be able to count that high but I sure can climb and jump! I was worried human had forgotten so I spent some time in the garden reminding her. Ya know, between snacking and basking. Not a bad day, for me anyway! Humom gets a little nervous about some of my parkour moves.. its ok ma! 

Quarantine Diaries: Day 21

If quarantine has taught this tortoise anything it’s that we should be extra nice to our earth. It brings us noms, gives us places to dig big holes, things to stomp on, and the best sun puddles to nap in!

Let’s live every day like it’s earth day! If we treat her nice she’ll be nice back. Trust me I’m a tortoise. I know things!

Quarantine Diaries Day 15 -18

It has been several days since I have been enjoying the warmth of calm of my enclosure, warmth of my basking spot and human waiting on me hand and foot.  Seems like an ideal situation to some but I was growing restless again. Then Sunday the sun was out for the second day and the temperatures were right for an outside adventure! I knew today was the day I’d get back to investigating the garden.

Human brought me out for a few hours of stomping but when I arrived I was greeted by the most beautiful sight my tortie side eyes have ever seen… a giant dandelion growing right in the entrance to my cave! I barely remember what happened next. All I know is my face was filled with yummy yellow goodness and a feeling that all was right with the world for just one moment. omnomnom

Quarantine Diaries Day 14⁠
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The sun has gone and the rain is here. It’s too cold & wet for stomping in the garden.  My morning workout consisted of several rounds of ‘long jump Olympics’ but I was still unsatisfied. I climbed the side to see what the human was doing when I caught sight of the TV. Could it be? Yes! The human informed me there is a special @Psych_USA binge-a-thon on tv all day! 

Obviously I had to participate. ⁠

I already had a snack in hand ( well hanging out of my mouth) so I joined human in the pile of comfy blankets, put on my favorite pineapple hat, and settled in to watch my favorite show! ⁠
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As I write this I’m told I have to have a bath. I considered burrowing in protest but attempted negotiation instead. After giving human my sweetest face, I’ve been promised one more episode. It’s only fair she says #Psych did give me my Hollywood big screen debut! ⁠
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Quarantine Diaries Day 11 & 12⁠
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Yesterday I woke from my beauty nap and was in the most wonderful SUN puddle! YAY SUN! I stomped to go investigate my outdoor kingdom. What I found there can only be classified as a quarantine miracle! Greens sprouting from the ground! I could hardly contain my joy but I put on my inspector tort hat (its there you just can’t see it) cause I had work to do. ⁠
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I’ve been working hard, taste tasting every leaf that has sprouted, in order to ensure its quality. So far all leaves have received my approval.  It’s a tough job but some tort has to do it. ⁠

Quarantine Diaries: Day 10

I’ve decided to try my hand at gaming. I am very strategic so I’m sure I will be good at it. Humom says everyone is playing a game called animal crossing. It seems fun but they keep telling me I have to pick all the weeds! Why aren’t we eating them?!?! such a waste!