Thursday, July 15

swim bob, swim

Meet Bob. Bob was found in our flower bed this spring. Since then he has lived in a bowl in Carly's bathroom with a big piece of bark, rocks and water.
Bob is just not my kind of pet but Carly has taken great care of him. She fed him and kept his bowl as clean as you can keep a turtle's bowl. She knew that he didn't like turtle food but preferred fish food...who knew? only we would have a turtle with discriminating taste. If he hadn't been so stinkin cute, he probably would have been gone a long time ago.
But the time has come for Bob to make his way in the real world. So Carly cleaned him up and fed him (because she is worried that he is not going to be able to feed himself). She took him down to the pond in our neighborhood and found the perfect spot of soft mud, plants, and the edge of the water to let Bob go. We watched him dive in and take off.
Goodbye Bob. Hope you enjoy all that big water to swim in!

5 comments:

Jill said...

I'm glad he didn't die, that's where I thought this farewell was going.

Doodle Bugs Paper said...

well, this made me sad. Its bad when a goodbye post about a turtle is too much for my animal loving self!

a happy heart blog. said...

What a sweet cute little turtle. Go Bob! Good luck :)

Anonymous said...

We'll miss Bob...but, it was time for him to enjoy his friends..maybe a girlfriend in the future. Love to all! G'Daddy and Mam-Mam

Melinda said...

I with Jill, I thought he was going to die. He is really cute.