No, you may not sniff me, Cosmo.
Not now. Not ever.
I’m a Snapping Turtle, honest. Keep your distance.
–Princess Maple Ann Turtle
Turtledom in progress:
Did you have to uproot so many hostas, Humans?
This used to make for a nice hunting blind…er…bird watching spot.
I appreciate the juxtaposition of the rocks and the diggable substrate.
The vegetation is quite nice and, if I understand correctly, edible.
My private pool, though, needs a cleaning and the proffered lettuce is not up to my standards.
3.5 stars, at best.
–Finnegan and Princess Turtle
P.S. We servants…er…Humans covered Turtledom with a strong plastic mesh to prevent any unwanted incursions into the Princess’s territory. Human Daddy is hard at work on a latching chicken wire top.
I got lost–real lost. The ground below me was hard and hot and impossible to dig.
I’d almost given up when a Human saw me in the middle of what he called the “street” and placed me in a bucket.
I didn’t exactly love the bucket, but I guess it’s better than what Human Daddy says would have happened to me if I’d remained in the “street.”
Things looked up a bit when the Humans set up what Human Mommy calls my “temporary luxury suite.”
I mean, it’s okay–not exactly “luxury,” but maybe 3 stars out of 5.
The Humans have promised me an outdoor Turtle enclosure. This sounds much preferable to my 3-star suite.
In the meantime, I’ll be burrowing myself in my new substrate. (Good call on the substrate, Humans.)
I can’t wait to move to my outdoor Turtledom.
Chop, chop Humans!
–Princess Box Turtle (who thus far lacks a name and is not pleased about this)