"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." —J. R. R. Tolkien

Sunday, April 27, 2008

The New Addition

I thought I wanted a box turtle, but after careful examination at Herpeton Exotic Pets, I'm pleased to present King Tort:



He's a Sulcata Tortoise, and has already made himself quite at home. Our Yorkie barks and scratches at his habitat, but so far, she hasn't tried to eat him. The guy at the pet store told us he could live to 180 and to make sure we will him away to our kids. And pretty soon (couple years) he'll be able to roam the backyard and live in the garage in the winter.

I also got this great Ammonite. We think the fossil is around 65 million years old. And funny enough, Ammonites are mentioned in The Emerald Tablet.



And finally, after a wonderful nap, I was greeted with this yummy cake. Make sure to read the writing!


Hope you all had a great weekend!

18 comments:

Kelly said...

Yay for King Tort! Our Tanya (a Russian tortoise) looks like a twin to King :)

They're great pets, tortoises. Easy to care for and lots of fun.

PJ Hoover said...

And how perfect you got a Russian tortoise! They'd sold the last one of those yesterday at our store.
Tortoise power!

Christine M said...

King Tort and a Mummy cake! What more could a girl ask for?

PJ Hoover said...

Isn't that the truth, Chris! Sure, tickets to Egypt could have been included, but, hey, I'm not complaining.
They did good this year!

TJBrown said...

Hope you had a wonderful day! And I love King Tort. Love to watch tutles eat!
Teri

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Teri! It was a great day! And he/she is so cute to watch. Who would've thought?

Sara Latta said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you're prepared...the Wikipedia link for your tortoise says that it can "...make a quite effective battering ram at 100 pounds or more."

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Sara! I plan to use him for all my museum break-ins.

keri mikulski :) said...

Happy Birthday! What a great day with your family. Enjoy the turtle. :)

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Keri! Everyone is fascinated with him!

HipWriterMama said...

Glad you had a wonderful birthday! Love King Tort. How big is he now?

PJ Hoover said...

King Tort is about 4 inches long! Thanks for the birthday wishes, HWM.

Jim D said...

Cool tortoise!

.....and love the cake!!!

Off to put the finishing touches on a Turtle poem (by some strange coincidence)

Jim D

PJ Hoover said...

Oh, you must share the turtle poem, Jim! Life is full of coincidence :)
And the cake was my 3-year-old's idea. Pink, mummy cake.

Barrie said...

Happy Belated Birthday! The cake looks delish.

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, Barrie! It was delish. So much so I sent the rest in to work with DH.

RR2 said...

Eek...I can't believe I missed this. Happy belated Birthday!

PJ Hoover said...

Thanks, RR2! Birthday wishes after the fact are even better because it keeps the birthday spirit flowing!