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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Turtles and such

"Klinkenborg"?
We had a backyard visitor today.
I started to name him after a politician or a church since he's so hard-shelled, but that seemed cruel, since he/she is beautiful,  minds his/her own business, doesn't bother others, is quiet, and doesn't seem unhappy. He/she is a three-toed box turtle, I think. 
I'm thinking of naming it"Kinkenborg," (Klinky for short), after a favorite author who wrote "Timothy, or notes from an abject reptile." Other suggestions?
(P.S. You should read "Timothy." It's short, an interesting read about a real historic English turtle. Here are my blog comments about the book Timothy.)

1 comment:

  1. See we called our pigeon Pidge maybe Turt is a possibility.
    Merle........

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