Category: senior

This week, we reached 10,000 followers on Instagram!  As is tradition, Brunhilda and I put on our dapper best to shellebrate!  🎩🥳🐢🦕

We are always amazed and honored that so many people enjoy following me along on my adventures, big and small.  Thank you to all of our fabulous fans for sending us so much love every day!  🤗🥰💖🐢

🎄 12 Days of GRUMPmas, Day 1️⃣2️⃣ 🎁
(Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12a)

Merry GRUMPmas, Tumblr!  May your holidays be tangled with noms and happiness aplenty!  ✨🎄🎁🎅🐢🦕🦕🌟

🎄 12 Days of GRUMPmas, Day 1️⃣2️⃣ 🎁
(Days 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 910, and 11)

My GRUMPmas wish came true:  Santa came overnight and filled my stocking with a great big GRUMPmas feast!

🎄 12 Days of GRUMPmas, Day 7️⃣ 🎁
(Days 1, 2, 3, 45, and 6)

Time to choose a GRUMPmas tree!  Brunhilda and I found some shiny green trees, but Sergeant Benny found a silver tree with a live-in GRUMP!?

🎄 12 Days of GRUMPmas, Day 5️⃣ 🎁
(Days 1, 23, and 4)

A festive party requires festive noms:  ‘Tis the season for fruitcake!

🎄 12 Days of GRUMPmas, Day 4️⃣ 🎁
(Days 12, and 3)

All aboard the Holiday Kirby Express for a festive GRUMP time!

🎄 12 Days of GRUMPmas, Day 3️⃣ 🎁
(Days 1 and 2)

It wouldn’t be the holidays without fun times with friends!  Time to party with my BFF Brunhilda and the delightful Sergeant Benny!  Now how do I join this festive tower, too?

🎄 12 Days of GRUMPmas, Day 2️⃣ 🎁
(Day 1 here)

I am helping Mom write our holiday cards!  Uh oh, Mom, we’re running out of our Charlie Brown Christmas stamps!

‘Tis the season for our favorite holiday cookies!

Giving Tuesday is here!  Today is a day to pause and remember those who need our help—and we shells sadly need all the help we can get.  Fortunately, there are many excellent organizations dedicated to helping turtles and tortoises, whether it’s through conservation efforts or rescuing abandoned shells.

This year, we would like to highlight a wonderful, all-volunteer nonprofit that especially needs our help:  American Tortoise Rescue!  American Tortoise Rescue runs a permanent sanctuary for special needs turtles and tortoise in sunny California and also helps save shells around the world through education and media outreach.  We have American Tortoise Rescue to thank for the best day of the year, World Turtle Day!

American Tortoise Rescue needs our help to keep doing their shell-tastic work:  Last fall, the rescue’s turtle hospital and home were destroyed by the devastating California Woolsey Fire.  Thankfully, almost all the critters survived, shell shocked but safe.  A year later, the rescue’s team is working hard to rebuild their turtle hospital and rebuild their sanctuary.

You can help American Tortoise Rescue keep helping shells by donating at their fire recovery GoFundMe page or directly on their website.  Let’s help them make this world a better place for turtles and tortoises!


* Tumblr is STILL eating our individual photo captions, so while the code monkeys are still working on that, captions below:

  1. For Giving Tuesday this year, check out the best URL on the Interwebs:!
  2. Will you join us in helping American Tortoise Rescue to keep saving shells around the world?
  3. Every little bit helps!  Plus, spread the word!