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My First Strawberry!, Part 2
(Parts 1, 3, 4, 5, and 6)

I tried so hard to nom my first strawberry!

Mommy showed me that it’s easier to nom the pointy end, but after a few bites, I went back to trying (and failing) to nom the big fat juicy part. Why must nomming be so hard?!

This old video of me trying to nom my first strawberry now has over 100,000 views!!  We don’t know why this video suddenly started getting a lot of views this year, but I feel like a YouTube star now!  🎥🌟🍓🐢

(Click on the other parts to see more photos and gifs!)

A clip from this old video of me is in a Google ad!!  (I make an appearance at 0:14!)

My first strawberry video is also now up to more than 500,000 views!?  😮  I’m a shellebrity!!  🎥🌟🍓🐢

We can’t believe we are saying this:  My first strawberry video now has over 1 MILLION VIEWS!!!!!  😲😲😲

One year later, my first strawberry video is up to over 7 million views!!!  😲😲😲  #shellebrity  (Sadly, it looks like Google took down the ad I starred in.)

We never imagined so many people would want to see my adventures!  We started out posting as a way to share all the photos and videos Mom takes of me without spamming all of Mom’s friends a zillion times every day.  Thank you for all the love you have shown me!  Shell hugs to all!  🤗💖🌟🐢

Five!, Part 13(Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9…

Five!, Part 13
(Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 1011, and 12)

More birthday mail for me!  Waffles, Mango, Torty, and Blue @wafflesworld sent me the cutest, most shell-tastic card!  I booped and booped the colorful little turtle on the front, but as Mom keeps telling me, it’s not polite to nom new friends.  Then Mom showed me the inside of my card and read to me about Waffles, Mango, Torty, and Blue’s yummy adventure to the Cheesecake Factory and extra kisses and love from Mango.  I was so happy that I gave my special card lots of hugs and kissed sweet Mango back!

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!  💝

tort-time: Today is a VERY SPECIAL DAY!  One …


Today is a VERY SPECIAL DAY!  One of our Tortie BFFs and the tiniest #turtocalypse leader, Kirby, turns 5!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIRBY @thewhimsyturtle  !!!

I made humom take out birthday bear so I could pose with him just for you! You’ll be getting a card soon. I saved some radicchio to send with the card but birthday bear tried to steal it. I had to rescue it by putting it in my tummy.  Humom says sending it anyway is a bad idea…

Thank you, Zoya!  What a smart Turtpocalypse general you are, rescuing my radicchio from birthday bear!  😉  You must have figured out how to send me that radicchio after all because I got so much radicchio in my birthday cake!  🎂😋  I will tell Mom to go wait by the mailbox for your card!  📬



Happy hatchday to my sweetie, Kirby @thewhimsyturtle He is the cutest, most adorable tort ever and he always makes me smile. Big hugs and tortie kisses!


Birthday kisses from beautiful Mango are the sweetest birthday present of all!  I am such a lucky tort!  Thank you, Mango!  💖😘🐢💝

Today, we remember the men and women who made …

Today, we remember the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.  Our nation owes them the deepest of debts.  To everyone who has served our country:  Thank you!  🇺🇸

Friend Samwise’s mom got me a special present …

Friend Samwise’s mom got me a special present over the holidays:  A beautiful turtle friend all the way from Ecuador, nestled in a delightful little tin!

Mom says I shouldn’t nom my new friend because she is going to wear my new friend around.  I don’t understand, why can’t I wear my new friend on my shell?! 

Friend (Iri)epsi (@epsifawnshawn) outdid herse…

Friend (Iri)epsi (@epsifawnshawn) outdid herself again with the most gorgeous Christmas package for us!  I couldn’t stop staring at the pretty blue wrapping paper all around the outside and the very appropriate Jingle Bells music lining the lid!  After I booped the box all over, I helped Mom open the box.  Inside was a whole host of treasures:  delicious teas for Mom, adorable knightly stickers, and a pretty new friend for me!  I immediately gave my new friend a piggyback ride to go exploring!

My new friend and I made an exciting discovery:  (Iri)epsi’s shiny yellow packing paper is super yummy!


There’s more yummy packing paper inside this box?!


Pretty new friend, you have to help me break into the box again to nom the rest of that yummy packing paper!


This is all MINE now, Mom!