Mama Diaries

Friday, April 27, 2012

Turtle Muncher

The dog was at it again today.  This time our wayward German Shepherd decided to terrorize a box turtle.  He found one in our yard that apparently had not seen the "Beware of the Dog" sign.  That bad doggy was prancing around with a turtle in his mouth, drooling all over it.

"Schultz!"  I bellowed.  "Drop it!"

He dropped it - right onto the cement patio.  Clunk!

"Schultz, get out of here," I said.  He walked off a little distance and parked his furry bottom on the ground.

I took a look at the turtle.  It was the same one my kids had terrorized last year.  Aside from a new scratch mark on his shell, the turtle looked okay.

"Listen, turtle," I said.  "You really need to think about relocating.  It's going to be another rough summer for you if you don't."

I don't know if he was listening or not.  I took that thing out of our fenced yard and put him in the woods.  "Okay, buddy," I said.  "You're on your own.  Next time read the sign!"   

14 comments:

  1. haha maybe he just wants a home with all your other pets and Schultz was helping him inside

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  2. Turtles sure have hard shells. Ours somehow got out of his tank and fell shell down on the porch with no ill effects.
    Hopefully he stays away.

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    1. It's a good thing turtles have such hard shells. Otherwise I think they'd all be extinct!

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  3. Life is tough for the illiterate.

    Catch My Words
    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. It sure is. That turtle better go to school and learn how to read!

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  4. This was really fun to read! That poor turtle. I hope he's learned his lesson now.

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    1. I somehow doubt it. No matter how many times I take him back to the woods, he always finds his way into our yard.

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  5. Well hopefully that's the last of Mr. Turtle... probably just looking for some company... poor guy!

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    1. LOL. I'm sure he wasn't expecting to find a quadraped with sharp teeth and a big pink tongue!

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  6. I have a feeling Mr. Turtle is truly narcissitic-one can never tell!

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  7. Mr Turtle heard your home was pet friendly and wanted to join the family.
    : )

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    1. Yeah, I guess word travels quickly!

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