Levi took center stage!

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Today, my 10 year old leopard tortoise, Levi joined me for a pirate themed VBS...hence the reason I'm dressed as a pirate!
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We had a brief spiel on the stage during the morning rally, 2 presentations during the activity sessions and closed it out with some meet & greet photos.
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After a long health journey (sparing the details) it felt good to be "back at it" to some degree.


Of course what's a pirate without a parrot? So my blue & gold macaw and pigeon have joined the adventure, too!

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How wonderful this is! Helping at VBS is always fun, but having the "crew" there makes it more special!
Did the kids like your shelled and feathered family?
I wish they had stuff like this when I went to VBS (not helping...as an attendee, about 65 years ago :) )
 

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Today, my 10 year old leopard tortoise, Levi joined me for a pirate themed VBS...hence the reason I'm dressed as a pirate!
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We had a brief spiel on the stage during the morning rally, 2 presentations during the activity sessions and closed it out with some meet & greet photos.
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After a long health journey (sparing the details) it felt good to be "back at it" to some degree.


Of course what's a pirate without a parrot? So my blue & gold macaw and pigeon have joined the adventure, too!

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How big is Levi (length, weight?) Beautiful leopard!
 

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Nice to see you getting back into it a bit. Beautiful birds and of course you know I love Levi.
You make a very cute pirate too.
Looks like everyone had a good time.
 

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Thanks! I would have never guessed that, even Google would not have gotten me there!
Hehe no problem!

And for the record, not every kid held Levi like that. Just a special few. Most of the photos were taken with the kids standing next to him on a table while munching away on greens. I'm just limited to whatever photos are shared with me since I cant really take any myself. Same with the parrot. Only a few photos on the back. Most of the time she's on a shoulder or forearm. ...just sayin
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Hehe no problem!

And for the record, not every kid held Levi like that. Just a special few. Most of the photos were taken with the kids standing next to him on a table while munching away on greens. I'm just limited to whatever photos are shared with me since I cant really take any myself. Same with the parrot. Only a few photos on the back. Most of the time she's on a shoulder or forearm. ...just sayin
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What joy and daring is in that little girl's face! Nice work.
 

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That's a really cool VBS! Thanks for sharing your beautiful critters with the kids! They will remember that for a lifetime.

Our VBS is in July, as our kids have already been back in school for two weeks here. Way to early, in my opinion. I like the old days when they went back after Labor Day.

Our youngest son, who is 29, is named Levi, so obviously I think your tortoise has the coolest name, too!
 

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Today, my 10 year old leopard tortoise, Levi joined me for a pirate themed VBS...hence the reason I'm dressed as a pirate!
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We had a brief spiel on the stage during the morning rally, 2 presentations during the activity sessions and closed it out with some meet & greet photos.
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After a long health journey (sparing the details) it felt good to be "back at it" to some degree.


Of course what's a pirate without a parrot? So my blue & gold macaw and pigeon have joined the adventure, too!

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That is AWESOME!!!! GOD IS GOOD!!
 

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Today, my 10 year old leopard tortoise, Levi joined me for a pirate themed VBS...hence the reason I'm dressed as a pirate!
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We had a brief spiel on the stage during the morning rally, 2 presentations during the activity sessions and closed it out with some meet & greet photos.
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After a long health journey (sparing the details) it felt good to be "back at it" to some degree.


Of course what's a pirate without a parrot? So my blue & gold macaw and pigeon have joined the adventure, too!

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What the heck is VBS? That looks like a lot of fun!! Is Levi done growing? I have a Leopard, he's about 10 now, and not nearly that large. How much does he weigh?
 
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