Category: OMNOMNOM

Shiver me timbers, I know just where th’ noms …

Shiver me timbers, I know just where th’ noms be hidin’!  No shiny navigator can fool Pirate Cap’n Kirby.  Th’ shiny whatsit be nay navigator—th’ shiny be th’ noms!


At last, th’ best o’ th’ booty from ye scurvy landlubbers!


Ye best be nay disturbin’ th’ Pirate Kirby whilst nommin’, lest ye suffer th’ mightiest o’ GRUMPs!


Nommin’ be serious business!


Radicchio be th’ finest booty I ever did nom!


Th’ Pirate Cap’n Kirby be grand pleased!  Brin’ me more radicchio, ye scurvy dog!

Five!, Part 12(Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9…

Five!, Part 12
(Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 910, and 11)

Cats love boxes, and I love all types of packing materials!  I especially loved all the pretty decorations @anne-fine put on my beautiful birthday box.  I immediately discovered a special stamp showing Tito, Nico, Joa, and their humom.  I made sure to give each and every one of them a thank you boop!  😘  Then I discovered the cake sticker—I love cake!!  🎂😍


This cake is so pretty!  All in Mango’s favorite color!

Last but not least:  @anne-fine‘s tissue paper and packing paper are delicious!!  📦😋   (Hooray for Mom leaving all the packing material out while she put my presents in various places!)


Mom thought putting me in my birthday box would keep me from nomming all the wrapping paper and plastic.  Mom, how do you still not understand that all paper is delicious?

Thank you again so much for such a wonderful birthday box, @anne-fine!!  We love all my presents and can’t wait to start using my special stamp everywhere!  We are so happy to be your friends!  Thank you!!  ❤️❤️❤️🐢🐢🐢🐦

Five!, Part 11(Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9…

Five!, Part 11
(Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 89, and 10)

The biggest surprise in my amazing birthday box from @anne-fine came in its own (delicious) package:  A personalized stamp showing me with Mom!  @anne-fine had our stamp specially carved by a female artisan in Japan!  The stamp includes my name, and stamp me is even wearing a dapper hat!  Plus, stamp Mom has lots of her favorite crafting medium:  yarn!  We love our new stamp so much!!

@anne-fine​ included in my birthday box two samples of my stamp and sent us an excellent demo video showing how to superimpose different colors on top of the ink.  To top it off, @anne-fine sent us an ink pad and special aqueous markers to paint our personalized stamp—including a radicchio-colored marker!


All of our lovely stamp materials were wrapped in a 100% cotton bag that I sniffed and booped all over!


Mom, this pin turtle has a crown.  Why don’t I have a crown?!


So many pretty colors!


This shimmery ink pad looks delicious, too…

Five!, Part 10(Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, a…

Five!, Part 10
(Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 78, and 9)

My birthday fun continues with the most amazing package from friends Tito, Nico, Joa, and their humom @anne-fine!!  @anne-fine really outdid herself this year:  My birthday box is filled with so many shell-tastic goodies!  Thank you so much, @anne-fine, for such a wonderful surprise!!  🎁🐢

As soon as Mom opened my beautifully decorated box, I dove right into my presents.  Much to Mom’s amusement, I insisted on booping every single item multiple times!  👃🐢😍


So many goodies just for me!

Inside was a gorgeous card in beautiful glossy cardstock with intricate paper cut-outs, including a turtle!  I booped and booped that cut-out turtle and gave him a big hug!  In fact, I wouldn’t let Mom take away the card for several minutes because I wanted to keep booping and hugging the cut-out turtle!  🐢🤗🐢


Cut-out card turtle, you have the most beautiful shell!


The shiny green leaves on the card are also suspiciously nom-like…

Once I finally stopped hugging the card turtle, Mom helped me open my presents.  First up:  A delightfully squishy turtle bread Gacha pon (capsule toy)!  🐢🍞


With the cutest post-it note!


Gacha pon Turtle, you are so cute!!

After Gacha pon Turtle came a cute wooden turtle sticker on an envelope with a delicate turtle fuku koyori, a traditional Japanese good luck charm.  I got very excited:  The turtle charm is exactly the same color as dandelion flowers!  🌼😋

Stay tuned for our next post to see the biggest surprise in my amazing birthday package from @anne-fine!  💝

Five!, Part 9(Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8…

Five!, Part 9
(Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 67, and 8)

It’s a bit late because of Mom’s trip last week, but it’s finally here:  My birthday video!  We have gotten requests for more ASMR videos of me nomming, so Mom filmed ALL of my flower-filled cake nomming!  Sound up to hear me munch, especially in the second half!  🔊

🔚  Plus, watch to the end for bonus crunching!

Five!, Part 7(Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6)

Five!, Part 7
(Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6)

Bonus photos of my birthday cake nomming!  As always, Mom took too many photos, but I am too adorably photogenic for us to keep these photos to ourselves!

The face I gave Mom when she told me there were no more dandies in my cake.  Why didn’t Mom make me a cake with neverending dandies?!

The face I make when I’m not done nomming what’s in my mouth but I see another yummy nom!

Whoa, how did that camera get right in my face?!

I’m not letting go of my radicchio for any picture!


Mom, stop taking pictures and hand feed me my radicchio!  It’s my birthday!

Five!, Part 6(Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5) The flo…

Five!, Part 6
(Parts 1, 2, 34, and 5)

The flowers didn’t stop at my cake for my fifth birthday!  This spring, Zoo Med Labs came out with a new product just for tortoises:  Flower Food Toppers!  Each bag is a mix of dried blue and red cornflowers, chamomile flowers, blue mallow flowers, and rose petals—all healthy and yummy noms for torts!  🌸🌼🌹

Our local pet store hasn’t started carrying these yet, so the nice folks at Zoo Med sent us a big bag for free in exchange for us posting a review on Instagram.  📬 Flower Food Topper is exactly as advertised:  100% all-natural, dried flowers and nothing else.  The flowers come in a handy dandy resealable bag and smell heavenly. We bet you can guess my taste test verdict:  OMNOMNOM GIMME MOAR!   😋😍  I was especially excited about the flowers in my favorite color:  You can’t tell from these pictures, but I picked out all the red flowers first!   😏🙄

Mom is mixing these flowers into my regular greens several times a week, and I love them! We can’t grow a big garden of noms for me, so Flower Food Topper is a great way to add more variety to my diet, something Mom is always trying to do. Mom loves the convenience of mixed flowers that won’t go bad in two days or disappear in winter, and I love getting more kinds of noms. Win all around!  🙌

We give Flower Food Toppers 5 out of 5 Kirby Chomps!  💯🌟

Five!, Part 4(Parts 1, 2, and 3)

Five!, Part 4
(Parts 1, 2, and 3)

Mom rushed to rescue me from my birthday cake, but I just kept nomming my radicchio like nothing had happened.  Nothing stands between me and my radicchio!


Seriously, Mom, did you really expect having cake fall on me would stop me from nomming my radicchio?

When I finished my radicchio, I was about to GRUMP at Mom for more, but then I discovered another of my favorite noms:  watermelon!


I love birthday cake!!

Five!, Part 3(Parts 1 and 2)

Five!, Part 3
(Parts 1 and 2)

After my initial excitement over finding dandies on my birthday cake, I took a closer look at the rest of my cake and discovered so many yummy surprises!  Of course, I went straight for my #1 favorite nom ever:  Radicchio!

…It’s a good thing Grandmom blew out my candle for me as soon as I discovered the radicchio in my cake!

Five!, Part 2(Part 1 here)

Five!, Part 2
(Part 1 here)

For my 5th birthday, Mom made me a flower-filled cake to match my flowery party hat!  Apple slices with watermelon and radicchio “filling,” topped with rose petals from friend gckaf and frilly kale edges, and trimmed with fresh picked dandie and clover flowers!

I was so excited to see the dandie flowers!  Mom has never been able to find any dandies on my birthday before, but this year’s weird weather means I finally got dandie flowers on my cake!!

Cake dandies = best birthday cake surprise!