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Today's the day!!!! :-)

C. Nelson

Active Member
Joined
Nov 25, 2016
Messages
105
Location (City and/or State)
Grand Junction, CO
Gang, I am :eek: fricking NOT BELIEVEING how alert, bright and responsive this little guy is!!!!
This morning, when i came in to feed Nelson and the fish, everybody was down at the turbulent end of the tank. Nelson looked up, saw me down at the quiet end where I feed them. HE RAN ALONG THE GRAVEL LIKE A LITTLE 1 AND 1/2 INCH LONG PUPPY DOWN TO THE QUIETER END and started gobbling his food!!!!!
In 1 week's time this little turtle has 1) adjusted to a totally new environment that is 9 times larger than anything he has ever seen in his little life, 2) adjusted to TOTALLY STRANGE new creatures (cory catfish and guppies) all around him, 3) learned which end the food always appears in and 4) learned that I feed them first thing in the morning.
As if that wasn't enough, he'll be 3 months old on the 10th of this month.
I am TOTALLY impressed and amazed: I have never had a turtle like this!!!!

AAAAND (in case you hadn't guessed:rolleyes:) I am TOTALLY IN LOOOOVE!!!!!!:):tort::<3::<3::<3::<3:
You're throwing him a 3-month-old birthday party, right?
 

Ciri

Active Member
5 Year Member
Joined
Sep 28, 2014
Messages
307
Location (City and/or State)
Tucson
SOMEONE was dozing on top of a leaf and suddenly noticed his mom sneaking up to take a photo. He dived off the leaf so quickly that he face-planted in the gravel!!!! :D His tumble did him no harm: he was immediately up and dashing off, and was heard muttering "...dang paparazzi!"


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Yeah- We have that paparazzi problem here too!!!
 

Sue Ann

Active Member
Joined
Mar 19, 2019
Messages
151
Location (City and/or State)
chapin , South Carolina
Gang, I am :eek: fricking NOT BELIEVEING how alert, bright and responsive this little guy is!!!!
This morning, when i came in to feed Nelson and the fish, everybody was down at the turbulent end of the tank. Nelson looked up, saw me down at the quiet end where I feed them. HE RAN ALONG THE GRAVEL LIKE A LITTLE 1 AND 1/2 INCH LONG PUPPY DOWN TO THE QUIETER END and started gobbling his food!!!!!
In 1 week's time this little turtle has 1) adjusted to a totally new environment that is 9 times larger than anything he has ever seen in his little life, 2) adjusted to TOTALLY STRANGE new creatures (cory catfish and guppies) all around him, 3) learned which end the food always appears in and 4) learned that I feed them first thing in the morning.
As if that wasn't enough, he'll be 3 months old on the 10th of this month.
I am TOTALLY impressed and amazed: I have never had a turtle like this!!!!

AAAAND (in case you hadn't guessed:rolleyes:) I am TOTALLY IN LOOOOVE!!!!!!:):tort::<3::<3::<3::<3:
How exciting! Such a special little guy.
 

Moozillion

Well-Known Member
5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Apr 26, 2012
Messages
10,259
Location (City and/or State)
Louisiana, USA
AHEM: @Pastel Tortie - I need to have a WORD with you about YOUR turtles encouraging MY BABY to try dangerous feats of turtle daring!!!
Please note the example below:


Nelson (to himself): "PINSTRIPE says I can do it..."

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Nelson: "Pinstripe says i can DO it....(grunt)..."

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Nelson: "Almost...(grunt)..there..."

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Nelson: "I DID IT!!!!! PINSTRIPE WAS RIGHT!!!"

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Nelson: "Now, to fuel up for my NEXT challenge..."

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CarolM

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Joined
Oct 30, 2017
Messages
16,783
Location (City and/or State)
South Africa - Cape Town
AHEM: @Pastel Tortie - I need to have a WORD with you about YOUR turtles encouraging MY BABY to try dangerous feats of turtle daring!!!
Please note the example below:


Nelson (to himself): "PINSTRIPE says I can do it..."

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Nelson: "Pinstripe says i can DO it....(grunt)..."

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Nelson: "Almost...(grunt)..there..."

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Nelson: "I DID IT!!!!! PINSTRIPE WAS RIGHT!!!"

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Nelson: "Now, to fuel up for my NEXT challenge..."

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Nelson is a real trooper and adventurous.
 

Pastel Tortie

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Tortoise Club
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Jul 31, 2018
Messages
2,313
Location (City and/or State)
North Florida
AHEM: @Pastel Tortie - I need to have a WORD with you about YOUR turtles encouraging MY BABY to try dangerous feats of turtle daring!!!
Please note the example below:


Nelson (to himself): "PINSTRIPE says I can do it..."

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Nelson: "Pinstripe says i can DO it....(grunt)..."

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Nelson: "Almost...(grunt)..there..."

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Nelson: "I DID IT!!!!! PINSTRIPE WAS RIGHT!!!"

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Nelson: "Now, to fuel up for my NEXT challenge..."

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@Moozillion I had a discussion with Pinstripe regarding your concerns about Nelson's climbing, and Pinstripe pointed out that Nelson is practicing climbing the safest way possible: Underwater. I think Pinstripe was trying to convey that being surrounded by water serves as a big, wrap-around safety cushion.

Kudos to Nelson for listening to Pinstripe. If Nelson had to pick between listening to Bold or listening to Pinstripe, he definitely picked the right turtle. Imagine how much trouble Nelson would get into if he listened to Bold! :eek:
 

EllieMay

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Joined
Jun 23, 2018
Messages
5,380
Location (City and/or State)
East Texas
AHEM: @Pastel Tortie - I need to have a WORD with you about YOUR turtles encouraging MY BABY to try dangerous feats of turtle daring!!!
Please note the example below:


Nelson (to himself): "PINSTRIPE says I can do it..."

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Nelson: "Pinstripe says i can DO it....(grunt)..."

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Nelson: "Almost...(grunt)..there..."

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Nelson: "I DID IT!!!!! PINSTRIPE WAS RIGHT!!!"

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Nelson: "Now, to fuel up for my NEXT challenge..."

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LMBO!!!! That’s priceless [emoji23][emoji23][emoji23]
 

Moozillion

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5 Year Member
Platinum Tortoise Club
Joined
Apr 26, 2012
Messages
10,259
Location (City and/or State)
Louisiana, USA
@Moozillion I had a discussion with Pinstripe regarding your concerns about Nelson's climbing, and Pinstripe pointed out that Nelson is practicing climbing the safest way possible: Underwater. I think Pinstripe was trying to convey that being surrounded by water serves as a big, wrap-around safety cushion.

Kudos to Nelson for listening to Pinstripe. If Nelson had to pick between listening to Bold or listening to Pinstripe, he definitely picked the right turtle. Imagine how much trouble Nelson would get into if he listened to Bold! :eek:
You know, now that you mention it, you’re absolutely RIGHT! [emoji2]
Pinstripe is DEFFINITELY a better influence than Bold! [emoji6][emoji2][emoji173]️
 

Lyn W

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5 Year Member
Joined
Jul 22, 2014
Messages
18,378
Location (City and/or State)
UK
AHEM: @Pastel Tortie - I need to have a WORD with you about YOUR turtles encouraging MY BABY to try dangerous feats of turtle daring!!!
Please note the example below:


Nelson (to himself): "PINSTRIPE says I can do it..."

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Nelson: "Pinstripe says i can DO it....(grunt)..."

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Nelson: "Almost...(grunt)..there..."

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Nelson: "I DID IT!!!!! PINSTRIPE WAS RIGHT!!!"

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Nelson: "Now, to fuel up for my NEXT challenge..."

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Maybe you should change his name to Sir Edmund Hillary!
After all he has just conquered his own Everest!
 

TammyJ

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Joined
Jun 21, 2016
Messages
2,831
Location (City and/or State)
Jamaica
I have been around a while and seen a load of really cute animals. But Nelson...he absolutely takes the cake. Sorry, Jacques. I don't even quite remember what you look like......o_O
 
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