Thursday, May 27, 2010

a plump kid in a candy store

That's how I felt when these lovely ladies arrived on our door step today!
To celebrate World Turtle Day Joe ordered these two beauties from our turtle dealer in SC in hopes that one of them will like our Mad Eye Moody. Poor Moody gets rejected from the other girls all the time. It's kind of pathetic so we thought we would help out a little and bring in some more options. =)
Of course Maribel favours the little one. She named her Mae like the little sister from My Neighbor Totoro. Mae the turt is a curious little one, always wandering off exploring. Maribel gets nervous when the turtles head towards an ant hill that she runs over as fast as she can just so she could carry them over the hill. So cute.
Since Moody is my turtle man I get to name the larger female. I'm not one to name pets in haste so I'm waiting to see if she digs Moody or takes the vow of celibacy. I know Moody wasted no time introducing himself as the tanks Lady's Man so I'm sure it won't be too long for a name.
Here's a pic of our stud with a little food on his face. I Just wish I was able to catch pics of Moody's suave moves. Next time. ;o)

And in case you were wondering these turts are Eastern Box Turtles (Terrapine Carolina.) We love the Eastern Box Turtle. They are just so cute with their cute little faces and the ability to hide themselves inside their cute little shells completly if needed. And oh do they love to hide. One time I 'lost' one for almost an entire day then Joe went to put on a pair of shoes and noticed a pair of beady little eyes peeking at him from inside his docs. We now check our shoes before putting them on. 

Long weekend coming up!



Suzanne said...

Cute...for turtles. We found a turtle in our yard once but then managed to lose him again.

StaZ said...

THose are some cute turtles!!

April said...

Those turtles are ADORABLE! I love turtles too and I couldn't wait to move out on my own so I could get one as a pet. I was devastated to find out they are illegal to have as pets in Canada! I'll just live vicariously through your turts. ;)

Vanessa said...

Ohhh cute!!!

Hollee said...

Ok - those are some seriously adorable amphibians! Just cuz I'm curios...what happens if the Bachelor doesn't connect with a Bachelorette?? :(

canadacole said...

Lovely turtles! How fun! And I love the top photo treatment too! :)

Kimmartha said...

How fun is this!! Are they affectionate at all? Do you let them wander through the house or are they in a restricted area? And do they spend time outside with you? I would imagine it would be a bit challenging to put a leash on them... *heehee*

PamelaM said...

I have no experience with turtle but these are soooo cute. Love the photos.

PS - what do turtles eat?