Tortoise and the dawg

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I'm Glad . . it's my perception that you have calmed down a bit and are looking forward, which is good.
For both you ( @Thessle, and @Lewmanauti ) hopefully.
@Lewmanauti Hasn't replied since the original post. Hopefully their tort is doing OK. Just take a breath and let the healing continue, with all the seasoned Tort care givers here, your in good hands.
BTW, @Thessle, what is your buddy's name....
Lol. Yes I do let my emotions runaway and get the best of me sometimes. 😵‍💫.
I know I’ve had this little one for more than a few months and still haven’t given it a proper name. I know I can’t properly sex it for awhile yet and mostly for that reason I have held off with a name. I’ve been trying,to come up with one that would work for,a male or female but none of those have I have thought of sound right to me yet.
Over the last few days I’m starting to like the sound of Buttercup. It’s a nice cute sounding name for a cute little tortoise…..maybe suited a little better for a female but I’m sure a strong minded emotionally stable male tortoise could also carry the name well 😋.
‘Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous here so I brought the little one out for a bit of real sun and it enjoyed its outdoor time. It certainly is looking and acting healthier by the day now. I’ll post 2 short vids of him gorging on grass yesterday. It really is such a curious explorer and a good eater when feeling good. ❤️💕🐢
So MenagerieGrl……I’d like you opinion on the name Buttercup?…..should I go with it or keep trying other options?
Well I can get my photos to post but not my videos?? I’m not sure why I can’t…I have to figure this out.
 

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Here are some pics of Molly the tortoise chewing dog that looks so innocent….and she really is a great dog. She was only doing what came natural to her. Plus you can’t look at that face and be mad…..she is just too damn cute.
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Lol. Yes I do let my emotions runaway and get the best of me sometimes. 😵‍💫.
I know I’ve had this little one for more than a few months and still haven’t given it a proper name. I know I can’t properly sex it for awhile yet and mostly for that reason I have held off with a name. I’ve been trying,to come up with one that would work for,a male or female but none of those have I have thought of sound right to me yet.
Over the last few days I’m starting to like the sound of Buttercup. It’s a nice cute sounding name for a cute little tortoise…..maybe suited a little better for a female but I’m sure a strong minded emotionally stable male tortoise could also carry the name well 😋.
‘Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous here so I brought the little one out for a bit of real sun and it enjoyed its outdoor time. It certainly is looking and acting healthier by the day now. I’ll post 2 short vids of him gorging on grass yesterday. It really is such a curious explorer and a good eater when feeling good. ❤️💕🐢
So MenagerieGrl……I’d like you opinion on the name Buttercup?…..should I go with it or keep trying other options?
Well I can get my photos to post but not my videos?? I’m not sure why I can’t…I have to figure this out.
Well... to tell you the truth... I think all of us go hay wire if something is happening to our animals until we can figure it out. That's normal. I like the name Buttercup and if s/he's being bad butt head.
 

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Lol. Yes I do let my emotions runaway and get the best of me sometimes. 😵‍💫.
I know I’ve had this little one for more than a few months and still haven’t given it a proper name. I know I can’t properly sex it for awhile yet and mostly for that reason I have held off with a name. I’ve been trying,to come up with one that would work for,a male or female but none of those have I have thought of sound right to me yet.
Over the last few days I’m starting to like the sound of Buttercup. It’s a nice cute sounding name for a cute little tortoise…..maybe suited a little better for a female but I’m sure a strong minded emotionally stable male tortoise could also carry the name well 😋.
‘Yesterday was absolutely gorgeous here so I brought the little one out for a bit of real sun and it enjoyed its outdoor time. It certainly is looking and acting healthier by the day now. I’ll post 2 short vids of him gorging on grass yesterday. It really is such a curious explorer and a good eater when feeling good. ❤️💕🐢
So MenagerieGrl……I’d like you opinion on the name Buttercup?…..should I go with it or keep trying other options?
Well I can get my photos to post but not my videos?? I’m not sure why I can’t…I have to figure this out.
Yes, as @Cathie G said Buttercup Is a cute name. And a friend of Mine had an Congo African Grey Parrot named Rita, untill it ws "sexed" several years later, well, Rita is now Egor(ita), as she was actually a He.
BTW, I loved the Wake Board rider....even if he is a chewer...

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This is one of mine, she (Chloe) is incorrigible, she is a snake huntress, (dang) already got 2 of my Garter snakes. Bad girl....but the face....and all of 5 #.
 

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Well... to tell you the truth... I think all of us go hay wire if something is happening to our animals until we can figure it out. That's normal. I like the name Buttercup and if s/he's being bad butt head.
Lol. Yes I’m honest as hell….and it usually just causes me more trouble than I started with. I’ve always lacked a proper speaking filter …… If we as a society have lost anything on our way to greatness and self-given superiority, it’s honesty!!
I’ve never met an animal that lies yet!

There I go again saying way more than necessary…. Lol…..It’s like all you poor people got stuck with me using you all as the only real therapy I can afford. I get that secure feeling of being with like minded people (animal lovers) and I just cut loose and let it fly. ❤️💕🐢 forum 😊
 

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Yes, as @Cathie G said Buttercup Is a cute name. And a friend of Mine had an Congo African Grey Parrot named Rita, untill it ws "sexed" several years later, well, Rita is now Egor(ita), as she was actually a He.
BTW, I loved the Wake Board rider....even if he is a chewer...

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This is one of mine, she (Chloe) is incorrigible, she is a snake huntress, (dang) already got 2 of my Garter snakes. Bad girl....but the face....and all of 5 #.
Well buttercup it is then….unless I think of something better. Hehehe I’m just not ready to lock in, although I will refer to he/her in the future as bettercup rather than tortoise at least till I commit lol.

Your Chloe looks like a sweetheart!
It’s funny how you say she is a snake hunter. My Molly is a first rate rodent killer… and she feels the need to leave them out for me to see as trophies something more like cats do.
Molly’s specialty is mice and “larger mice “ I hate using the “R” word. It’s become such a negative label at no fault of the poor bigger mice 🐀 😁.

I still am having no luck at uploading a video…. Do I actually have to download and run something like TikTok to get one uploaded? I know I’m so weird … I embrace this forum but hate social media per say … I see a distinct difference between the two as where this forum is most always a safe and comforting place where good advice and positive messaging is shared …. Compared to social media like TikTok,Facebook, instagram etc. where there is unfortunately too much misinformation and foolish enough people to believe it, stacked upon loosely overlooked data gathering.
Well again I just don’t know when to shut up hehe. 🤐. I promise to do nothing but chill for the rest of the day.
Hope you have an awesome rest of your day.
 

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So I said I would chill for rest of the day and I am 🥳.
‘I do feel I left a big part of my story out though right from the beginning and thought I should add this all in to give a better complete picture.….it sort of helps rather explain why I had this terrible trouble between my beloved dog and my instinctually spiritually connected tortoise named Buttercup for the time being 😋 to begin with. ….. so you have to follow me back about 25+? Years when in my later 20’s and I got 2 Sulcata Tortoise’s for the first time….and only other time ….back then no forums like this at least none I knew of existed and I went by instinct and what I could find using webbrowser……if your familiar with that term you know how far back we are talking….so I got the 2 sulcatas both probably between 1-2 years old and I had 2 dogs ….a chihuahua/minpin mix and a yorkydoodle. Both small and very content dogs . At that time no one spoke of tortoise/dog issues so they existed very happy and comfortable for about 3 years together …even sharing each other’s food as a normal ritual. All was happy till finally the torts got to a size where the woman/girl I was living with at the time wanted them gone and drew a line for me. I stupidly got rid of torts to save girl/woman…obviously girl/woman didn’t work out and I’ve missed my torts ever since.
So after seeing 3 years of very happy coexistence with my dogs from before ….even though I read it was discouraged on this forum I let my guard down ……and Buttercup paid the price along with the agony I like to self inflict. Guilt has an awful taste
Ok going back to chilling …… snd Just a brief update today Buttercup is looking best of all since the trauma…out and about even before turning on morning lights and soaking independently in her bath for over an hour now.
I love seeing a happy tortoise ❤️💕🐢 forum
 

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Well buttercup it is then….unless I think of something better. Hehehe I’m just not ready to lock in, although I will refer to he/her in the future as bettercup rather than tortoise at least till I commit lol.

Your Chloe looks like a sweetheart!
It’s funny how you say she is a snake hunter. My Molly is a first rate rodent killer… and she feels the need to leave them out for me to see as trophies something more like cats do.
Molly’s specialty is mice and “larger mice “ I hate using the “R” word. It’s become such a negative label at no fault of the poor bigger mice 🐀 😁.

I still am having no luck at uploading a video…. Do I actually have to download and run something like TikTok to get one uploaded? I know I’m so weird … I embrace this forum but hate social media per say … I see a distinct difference between the two as where this forum is most always a safe and comforting place where good advice and positive messaging is shared …. Compared to social media like TikTok,Facebook, instagram etc. where there is unfortunately too much misinformation and foolish enough people to believe it, stacked upon loosely overlooked data gathering.
Well again I just don’t know when to shut up hehe. 🤐. I promise to do nothing but chill for the rest of the day.
Hope you have an awesome rest of your day.
That's funny cause whatever you call your tort doesn't matter anyway from what I've read on TFO. They are"deaf". They hear through vibrations or fluctuations of the air. And those beedy little eyes catch every movement.🤗 and I see you didn't chill very long 😁
 

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I could see where someone smart enough might have picked up on me stating “honesty“ in an earlier post and then saying I would chill and then here I am posting again…..not saying much for my honesty….but that’s where I would disagree and be happy to explain. 😊
You see honesty is speaking truth and I did.
My problem is that my mind and also my ideas change frequently, causing me to be honest of ever changing things….sort of like a politician!!
Ok. Now seriously finding off switch to brain and flicking it.
That's funny cause whatever you call your tort doesn't matter anyway from what I've read on TFO. They are"deaf". They hear through vibrations or fluctuations of the air. And those beedy little eyes catch every movement.🤗 and I see you didn't chill very long 😁
I am impressed on your awareness Cathie G your absolutely right!! You could also call me out on my honesty, seeing as I didn’t do as I said but I have an airtight excuse that I doubt you could argue with 😋
So honesty by definition is doing as one says and speaking truly ….the absence of intention to deceive. Which is what I do 24/7. Unfortunately I have a very wandering mind so my intentions and thoughts do an amazing amount of self adjustments ….usually at a pace I don’t prefer but have learned to live with. So as I make decisions …..mostly to my dismay but sometimes to my happy surprise.…. it’s because during the interim my mind changed and I’m always hoping that when it does is for the better….not always the case but it’s what I hope for 😊.
 
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I could see where someone smart enough might have picked up on me stating “honesty“ in an earlier post and then saying I would chill and then here I am posting again…..not saying much for my honesty….but that’s where I would disagree and be happy to explain. 😊
You see honesty is speaking truth and I did.
My problem is that my mind and also my ideas change frequently, causing me to be honest of ever changing things….sort of like a politician!!
Ok. Now seriously finding off switch to brain and flicking it.

I am impressed on your awareness Cathie G your absolutely right!! You could also call me out on my honesty, seeing as I didn’t do as I said but I have an airtight excuse that I doubt you could argue with 😋
So honesty by definition is doing as one says and speaking truly ….the absence of intention to deceive. Which is what I do 24/7. Unfortunately I have a very wandering mind so my intentions and thoughts do an amazing amount of self adjustments ….usually at a pace I don’t prefer but have learned to live with. So as I make decisions …..mostly to my dismay but sometimes to my happy surprise.…. it’s because during the interim my mind changed and I’m always hoping that when it does is for the better….not always the case but it’s what I hope for 😊.
I didn’t realize torts only hear vibrations ….mine definitely responds to my voice and always comes towards me …something I take pride in but seems to have lost some meaning with the vibration theory…….I guess I’m just giving off good vibrations 😊
 

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I didn’t realize torts only hear vibrations ….mine definitely responds to my voice and always comes towards me …something I take pride in but seems to have lost some meaning with the vibration theory…….I guess I’m just giving off good vibrations 😊
It's funny and was hard to believe for me also. I think they hear but in a different way much like my own deaf brother. Joe can feel through his feet and body, vibrations from me opening a door or walking across the floor. His eyes catch every movement even though he has macular degeneration. It's hard to sneak up on him.🤗 My tort is just like that.
 

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Well buttercup it is then….unless I think of something better. Hehehe I’m just not ready to lock in, although I will refer to he/her in the future as bettercup rather than tortoise at least till I commit lol.

Your Chloe looks like a sweetheart!
It’s funny how you say she is a snake hunter. My Molly is a first rate rodent killer… and she feels the need to leave them out for me to see as trophies something more like cats do.
Molly’s specialty is mice and “larger mice “ I hate using the “R” word. It’s become such a negative label at no fault of the poor bigger mice 🐀 😁.

I still am having no luck at uploading a video…. Do I actually have to download and run something like TikTok to get one uploaded? I know I’m so weird … I embrace this forum but hate social media per say … I see a distinct difference between the two as where this forum is most always a safe and comforting place where good advice and positive messaging is shared …. Compared to social media like TikTok,Facebook, instagram etc. where there is unfortunately too much misinformation and foolish enough people to believe it, stacked upon loosely overlooked data gathering.
Well again I just don’t know when to shut up hehe. 🤐. I promise to do nothing but chill for the rest of the day.
Hope you have an awesome rest of your day.
Yes, I agree with you on the fb, twit or instagram issue, in fact I dislike them so much I do NOT even capitalize their names....I do have a fb page havent posted to it in years, but haven't got around to deleting it.
As far as uploading video's, in the center of the box that you post from is a "hamburger" the three vertical dots.
Click on that and you get the emoji's. Next to the emoji face is the Video camera, click on that and a box opens up to drop your video in. If it doesn't work, it might be that the video file might be too big. One reason why yours might not be uploading....
 
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I would like to know if anyones had a situation like this that has gone bad.
Yes. Many of us have either experienced this or know someone who has.

I had a 3 legged CDT in my care years ago. Any guesses on why he had 3 legs? The family dog had chewed off the 4th leg. This family couldn't afford the vet care therefore, surrendered him to our Tortoise Club for rescue. Do you know what they said? "We never expected this to happen, they always got along so well."

I also think my dog just knows that I’ve had the tortoise king before him.
As an animal trainer, I WISH dogs were as aware and coherent as Hollywood makes them seem in the movies. Our job sure would be a lot easier if we could rationalize/ communicate with them the same way we do with another human being. Right @Tom ?? :) haha

So I am not concerned but still would love to hear of any one has had this go south.
You aren't concerned, ok, so weigh your options and decide if it's worth the risk.

My dog (also very well trained) is around my tortoise plenty. It's not that the 2 can never be around each other. It's that they should never be ALONE together.
Do I risk my dog doing something to my tortoise in my presence? Well...sure anything can happen but that's so much more unlikely. I'm physically right there. So, I consider that a low risk of possible injury to my large tortoise and don't see an issue.
Do I risk my dog doing something to my tortoise if left unattended? YEP. I like my tortoise and want him to live & keep all 4 legs. So, it's just not worth the risk. My dog is NEVER alone with my tortoise. Period.
 

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Yes, I agree with you on the fb, twit or instagram issue, in fact I dislike them so much I do NOT even capitalize their names....I do have a fb page havent posted to it in years, but haven't got around to deleting it.
As far as uploading video's, in the center of the box that you post from is a "hamburger" the three vertical dots.
Click on that and you get the emoji's. Next to the emoji face is the Video camera, click on that and a box opens up to drop your video in. If it doesn't work, it might be that the video file might be too big. One reason why yours might not be uploading....
I finally figured out how to post a video from tic Tok after years of trying to post a video from somewhere 🤔. It was shared from my son. Tort getting the upper hand on a dog one. I had to download it first from a a text because the file was too large. Then I saved it to a media file in my photos and then I was able to post it here...if that makes sense 🙂 I send myself videos that way anyway and can download and move them to photos and the SD card so I finally got it right?🤔😁
 

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Gosh ….I’m totally agreeing with all the dog/tort advice. All I was stating earlier is before I had any experience I had a pair of dogs that cohabitated with 2 Sulcatas with not 1 problem in the 3 yrs they were together…I’m not recommending it ….just saying that was my experience before I learned better. Learning the hard way is not the preferable way to go but unfortunately the only way I seem to learn sometimes. I was making 2 big mistakes…..not just mixing dogs with torts but having 2 Sulcatas together and I swear they loved each other and seemed very happy usually 1 was always following the other around ……and as horrible as it is to think now I let them eat as much dog food as they liked and they really liked it. Live and learn..or live and die stupid…take your pick. I’ll be a mix of the both I suppose.
 

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I finally figured out how to post a video from tic Tok after years of trying to post a video from somewhere 🤔. It was shared from my son. Tort getting the upper hand on a dog one. I had to download it first from a a text because the file was too large. Then I saved it to a media file in my photos and then I was able to post it here...if that makes sense 🙂 I send myself videos that way anyway and can download and move them to photos and the SD card so I finally got it right?🤔😁
I thought it might be the length of the video so I tried short ones but no go….the box only allows me photo uploads……actually says that specifically….if you use the media sites like Facebook it’s allowed but I refuse to go there so after looking more into the sites rules I guess if your a long term member or have some special authority they grant the ability to upload vids ….seems a bit ridiculous but I’m not going to lose sleep over it.
I appreciate you trying to help out …your intentions are true and good natured ….just like most animal lovers are.💕❤️🐢forum
 

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I finally figured out how to post a video from tic Tok after years of trying to post a video from somewhere 🤔. It was shared from my son. Tort getting the upper hand on a dog one. I had to download it first from a a text because the file was too large. Then I saved it to a media file in my photos and then I was able to post it here...if that makes sense 🙂 I send myself videos that way anyway and can download and move them to photos and the SD card so I finally got it right?🤔😁
I refuse to go tic tok just to show a vid…….I’ll post a thousand concurrent pics and get the point across my way without their app….hehehe. Boy that type of stuff really fires me up. Damn I need to get back to my chill…. I lost it a long time ago 😎
 

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Gosh ….I’m totally agreeing with all the dog/tort advice. All I was stating earlier is before I had any experience I had a pair of dogs that cohabitated with 2 Sulcatas with not 1 problem in the 3 yrs they were together…I’m not recommending it ….just saying that was my experience before I learned better. Learning the hard way is not the preferable way to go but unfortunately the only way I seem to learn sometimes. I was making 2 big mistakes…..not just mixing dogs with torts but having 2 Sulcatas together and I swear they loved each other and seemed very happy usually 1 was always following the other around ……and as horrible as it is to think now I let them eat as much dog food as they liked and they really liked it. Live and learn..or live and die stupid…take your pick. I’ll be a mix of the both I suppose.
You're ok and on the right site. I love this site also and wish I had found it much sooner too so I could avoid the issues. It's a blessing to be able to share with people that have one thing on their minds. Caring for ALL of their critters 🤗.
 

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BTW I get a kick out of the dog/tort posts that start out “Bad Dog” because of what they did to a tort.
There are no bad dogs or bad torts or any bad animals….just ignorant owners of animals that obviously rather place blame anywheres but on themself ….something I have no trouble with. I can be a real idiot!
‘I’m sure many of you will agree 😋👍
 

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I refuse to go tic tok just to show a vid…….I’ll post a thousand concurrent pics and get the point across my way without their app….hehehe. Boy that type of stuff really fires me up. Damn I need to get back to my chill…. I lost it a long time ago 😎
I don't have any of those social media ding dong apps on my phone. I celebrated when my phone sent me a message that I could uninstall the preinstalled Facebook app and started shouting yes yes yes!!!! I was sooo happy 😁but I can still look if someone wants to send me something pertinent to me.😊
 

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