Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Animal Wednesday - Holidays are over!!!!

Scruffy was so happy to see us when we got to Florida - as soon as he sees me he grabs his toy dead squirrel and runs around on his stubby legs wanting to play. Mom doesn't play with him much, but don't feel sorry for him....he lives a good life!! But he does love it when his siblings show up and throw his toys around.

Here he is before his holiday haircut.....

and here he is after a much needed grooming - look at that little bandana - isn't it cute? Bad pics I know but he's hard to photograph - he moves around so quickly. He really is a cute little dog and mom and the whole neighborhood are so fond of him. All the neighbors have dogs and they all meet in the evening trying to get their dogs to poop before dark (it's pretty hysterical!). Otherwise they have to carry flashlights so that they can pick up after the pooch and to see all these old ladies carrying little bags of poop is really funny. Mom still walks him 3 times a day, with one walk at about 2 miles. Amazing!

We had such gorgeous weather while we were there that we got a ton of bike riding in. This gopher turtle scurried (as much as turtles can scurry) across the bike path and a few people stopped to watch. Every time someone stopped they'd ask "why did the turtle cross the road" and some other smart mouth would answer something equally silly. Happened about 5 times, finally I rode away.

This turtle was near a beautiful pond and was happily laying eggs while I watched.

I'm trying to upload a video of this turtle....but blogger is being rather slow this morning. Oh...maybe it worked! This turtle knew I was watching and gave me many baleful turtle glares - but all I did was watch, no egg stealing for this primate.

Have a Very Happy Animal Wednesday!!!


sukipoet said...

Scruffy is a doll. Amazing watching the turtle lay her eggs! Wow.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

That lucky Scruffy. What a fun time he had with his siblings. Getting to watch a turtle lay it's eggs is a thrill. Lucky you. HAW.

Teri C said...

Scruffy is such a doll!
Love the turtles and how lucky to see her laying eggs. One time we saw baby turtles hatching and crawling out of their hole and running toward the water. Love nature.


Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Sounds like you had a great time in Florida with the nice weather. Scruffy had fun too it looks like. Cool you got to see the turtle laying eggs. Something you dont get to see every day is special.

Robin said...

Mim - you always have the BEST AW Posts! Love Scruffy - (before and after his haircut)...and love the "poop stories"! I was laughing out loud! Best of all....the Turtles! How incredible to see the one laying eggs....



♥ Robin ♥

~Babs said...

I'm still stuck on your Mom walking 2 miles!
Easy to understand that Scruffy's hard to photograph.
That video is something else,,,,a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do!

Annie said...

Scruffy is a doll. Your mom is so good to walk him so much! It is good for her too.
Love that turtle!

Lynn said...

Love the dog poop/old ladies stories!!! Too funny. The fact that your mom takes a two mile walk is so impressive! I am not up to par!
Turtle stories are cute too. What perfect Animal Wednesdays stuff!

studio lolo said...

haha! I can see all the old gals with poop bags like a chorus line! Too funny! But how cool that they're all aware of important walks and being good neighbors :)

Love Scruff's face, and of course that birthing turtle. Wow!



Katiejane said...

Yay! More turtles! That's a good thing. I love the one that looks blue.
Scruffy's cute, too.
Glad you had a good trip. I'm ready to go now. Snow came today.

BT said...

Wow, how lovely to watch that turtle lay eggs. Scruffy is adorable and I had to laugh at the picture in my head of all the old ladies with their bags of poo!!