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What?!  Monday found me again?!  Plastic plants, you said you would hide me!  LIES!!

BREAKING NEWS:  Grandmom finally found radicchio for me at the grocery store, after months of no radicchio in stock!!  GIMME GIMME GIMME!

International Turtle and Tortoise Week, Day 5
(Days 1, 2, 3, and 4)

Closing out this year’s ITTW with a shellebration of turtle and tortoise diversity!  Like humans, turtles and tortoises come in all shapes, sizes, and colors:  Russian tortoises like me are round; pancake tortoises and softshell turtles are flat.  🟡  Galapagos tortoises are ginormous tanks and gray and brown all over; diamondback terrapins are the size of a salad plate and have white skin with beautiful black markings.  🤍🖤  Star tortoises have gorgeous radiating patterns all over their shells; spotted turtles have (you guessed it) spots all over theirs.  🕸🐆  Even the seven species of sea turtles range from the olive-gray 100-lb Kemp’s ridley to the massive, black leatherback that can weigh over 1,500 lb!  🌊

🌈 Turtles and tortoises stomp, dig, and swim with a whole rainbow of spectacular shells!  To shellebrate, I made a new glass turtle friend with a rainbow shell!  Mom found my new friend on her Great Smoky Mountains trip a few years ago, but kept her tucked away until now.  I liberated my new rainbow friend to roam free, but our rainbow of wild cousins need your help to keep roaming our planet!  Every little bit to help our environment helps keep us shells thriving for centuries to come!  🌎🐢

International Turtle and Tortoise Week, Day 3
(Days 1 and 2)

Happy Earth Day, friends!  Even more exciting, today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day!  Today we celebrate our beautiful planet and remember that Mother Earth needs our help to stay healthy and full of life.  Reduce, reuse, recycle, and make sustainable choices whenever you can!  Every change helps, no matter how small!

It’s up to all of us to help planet Earth!

Happy Sunday, friends!  ✨  With all that’s going on, we wanted to share something relaxing, and what could be more relaxing than watching me at home in my enclosure?  😊  So here is a video showing a typical morning for me in (mostly) real time (like a livestream but not live! 😜).  It’s a slow video—I am very much not a morning tortoise, as you can see!  🌅🥱🐢

EXCUSE ME!  Where is my breakfast?!  Starving is not part of staying home and social distancing!

Hard at work as Mom’s assistant!

What a strange mix of pens, a marker, and a sparkly eraser hiding in the back of Mom’s desk drawer.  All of these are dried out, Mom, even the eraser!  And this musical pen doesn’t sing anymore!