Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Still looking

Torches at the ready, wellies on, join me for the search party? http://lifeofatortoise.blogspot.com/2009/05/granny-is-that-you.html

Managed to catch up with Blue Peter, they race different types of tortoise by putting them in a circle & seeing which one reaches the edge of the circle, made from lettuce leaves by the look of it, owner was surprised this is what happens at Oxford uni??? Then the winner got to race the Blue Peter tortoise Shelly in narrow wooden race lanes, the tortoises were NOT impressed, owner wasn't, I wasn't, then one was carried a bit down the race track & declared the winner, great, make tortoise look like a toy, encourage a whole era of badly informed tortoise keepers...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Granny - is that you?

I wonder if the wonders of technology and the lovely people who read my blog could help me search for any long lost relatives of either me or any other tortoise. There is a prize for the eldest tortoise found, he he I thought, I'll just rewrite my blog and claim to be a 200 year old rare never heard of before miniature tortoise (well poodles can be mini!) but if you are going to claim this rather exciting status, then proof is required, not just a pic of you & your birthday cake with zillions of candles on, more info is here http://www.pethouseclub.com/blog.aspx?id=238

A day filled with excitement, there were 2 tortoise on Blue Peter this morning, sadly turned off before the race, hmmm Blue Peter, I still hold them responsible for the loss of many tortoise, remember the advice to put your tort in the airing cupboard to keep them warm??? Sadly a death sentence :o(

My next installment will tell the story of the day I was mistaken for a girl... I just need time to come to terms with the incident...

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Lost or stolen?

I came across this story, reminded me of the recent lottery ticket news story, by finding something doesn't mean it's yours. I think the behaviour is shocking, no attempt to find the owner??? It's not like you see a tortoise wandering the streets every day.


Not to mention taking a tortoise home with you, I presume not many households have a spare UV bulb in the cupboard.