Today Forum, I share with you the draft of a eulogy I've written for my husband, who passed away this past Wednesday. Its a draft, and it has errors, but I thought it'd only be fair to give an explanation of my absence these last few days. If there's anything grammatically incorrect, or...
Any nerdfighters on TFO? :)
Nerdfighters DO NOT fight nerds, they fight FOR nerds, and are often nerds themselves. They are fans of John Green and Hank Green (aka the vlogbrothers on YouTube) and are made of awesome, instead of bones. You guys may be familiar with John Green, and his many YA...
Not the most glamorous job, but someone's gotta do it!
It has come to my attention that my wonderful boyfriend has been going out and attempting to scoop Tank's mess before Tanky walks away. This scares the poor tort, causing him to drop down onto his business... making it stick to his tummy...
Just kiddin'! ;)
I wanted to do a month- after follow up for my Tank update thread ( http://www.tortoiseforum.org/threads/tank-update-4-24.91172/page-2#post-866709 ) but I haven't been keeping up with pictures. Plus the insane SoCal weather has been nuts! 108 one day and 68 the next. Tanky has...
So today I was given a stick of melon gum. No specified type of melon, just melon. I opened it, excpecting a pink piece of too-sweet-and-sticky watermelon sugar.
I was QUITE intrigued to find a GREEN, tart gum. How unusual, I thought.
Then for the rest of the night I was thinking, "Why does...
Upon further inspection, it has become apparent that one of the clutch-mate sulcatas has very cool color rings. Only this one has been really getting big, this is the ""male"".
He's already 7 months old, and at a mere 3.75".
His ""sister"" is only around 3.45".
However, they have both been...
Wise words of the day, from the wisest 5 year old I know.
This morning, I witnessed Tank trying very hard to scoop almost-dry mud onto his back.
So, being the wonderful :rolleyes: person I am, I grabbed my hat and went to work.
I dug him a bigger, better, deeper mud wallow.
Then I helped...
I thought I'd give everyone a little update on Tank.
So, recently, Tank has learned that he can move (and mate with) my rocks.
He's also learned to walk OVER the bushes, rather than around them.
His appetite is growing, and I suspect he's gaining weight. He eats Mazuri twice a week, 2 1/2...
Today I was having a conversation with a friend, and we came to the question of how pancakes pyramid. Being that they're so flat, I assume they'd pyramid "flatter", or show little bumpy-ness.
His idea was that they don't pyramid, but show poor husbandry in other ways more prominently...
A Tank-o-saurus Rex to be exact!
While he waits for my organic grass to sprout, I have been offering more cactus and leafy green (minus Romaine, except for his weekly Mazuri tacos). I have been hand feeding him as often as I can, in hopes of gaining his trust more and more.
Today I went...
Currently, I am not home, but have been relayed the message that there are quite a few ants hiding under Tank's poop by the time its scooped. I asked for pictures, but when you request pictures via the internet from an 80 year old man, its rare you actually get pictures. I'll be home...
Today I embarked on a trip to the aquarium!
I hope you enjoy these pictures.
A Puffin that wanted to say hello
A ton of fish.
A huge school.
"So which ones the teacher?!"
I've always had a thing for octopi.
This sucker (hahahaha- get...
For the next 5 days I will be in Monterey Bay, California. I live in Los Angeles, so to drive to the coastal location, its a good 5 1/2 hour stretch.
This thread is th random clouds of thought that drift by my mind. :D
So far, we've driven about an hour and 45 minutes. We stopped in...
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Nicholas Johnston (12 years-old)
Last seen Mar 6, 2014 in Long Beach, CA
1998 Saturn, Tan, 4 door
California license plate #4AUU679
An AMBER Alert has...
Today I'm trying to figure out how to get something in the ground so Tank can self soak. Lately, a friend and I have been lifting him into a deep bucket with 5" of warm water. The trouble is, as he gets more comfortable with us, he becomes more resistant to be lifted. He's not all that...
I have made it my mission to get Tank (a very big sulcata) to eat Mazuri. For the last few months he's been eating nothing but lettuce, apples, and other grocery store greens. I'd like to get him on a hay- based diet, so he's not eating 3 heads of romaine lettuce daily.
(You think I'm...