Monday, August 25, 2008

Dodger is back




Some of you know that we have had a turtle, Dodger, in our backyard for about 4 years. Dodger would want corn, hamburger, grapes or apples almost every day, and there were times we would find him in the house if the back door was open, a very social turtle! A few months ago we had some landscaping done and we were afraid Dodge went for a stroll through the open gate. We have not seen Dodger since then until yesterday. We were sitting on the patio and heard the familiar thump, thump of Dodger on the flagstone. I don't know where he had been for 2 months, I am guessing he dug in somewhere to keep cool since it has been so hot. If Dodger is really hungry he will come up to our toes and nudge until we get him something. He got a slice of apple yesterday and certainly seemed to enjoy chomping down! Welcome back, Dodger!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love reading your blog everyday. You always have something interesting. Keep it up!

Marie

Catherine said...

I'm glad Dodger came back! I've always enjoyed your layouts about him!

Chick-a-dilly said...

Too Cute!

sherry d said...

I didn't know you had a pet turtle. Was he a pet you let live in your backyard or he found your backyard and became a pet?
Anyway, how cute a story is this! I think it funny he'll nudge your foot if he wants food. He's cute, too.

KALDesign said...

Dodger is great. When I was young I had a "pet" turtle like Dodger. My dad brought him home from one of his hunting trips. He stayed around all summer but would disappear when cold weather set in. Then the next spring he would show back up wanting to be fed. I guess in Texas turtles hide from the heat instead of the cold.

TxScrapAddict said...

Oh how cute is he!!