Monday, September 22, 2008

Mix Fresh Daily

My Good Neighbor Nancy loves critters more that me, even. She, like me and many others around here, will stop and move to the other side any turtle on the roadways. Out in the country, anyways. That includes snapping turtles who don't like being picked up no matter what the reason.

So Nancy found a largish box turtle one day and brought her home. Named her Abby. Abby is the most affectionate amphibian, (? ) er...reptile(?) I've ever seen and seems to thrive on human contact.

When Amy Winehouse had her first litter, Nancy fell in love with one baby that looked a lot like mom and when I released all those babies, that one went to live next door with her. Nancy named her Cleo.

So now Abby and Cleo are cage mates, when they are caged at all. It's just too funny to see them together. Nancy says that Abby seems even happier now. Cleo and Abby also snuggle up with the black chowchow and the little beagley dog that Nancy keeps.


Valerie said...

That's extremely cute. And hilarious.

Susan (and SmokeyBlue in spirit) said...

My heart is singing.

Thank you.

Knitting Linguist said...

I love it. It's like that kids' book about Owen (a hippo) and Mzee (a tortoise) being best friends (true story)

Anonymous said...

Aren't box turtles the best?! As kids, we always had several. The dogs treated them like hockey pucks but they never seemed to mind. They lived forever. I'm glad Abby and Cleo have found each other.