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WalkingRock -vs- A New Dawn

Discussion in 'Sulcata tortoises' started by Zamric, May 14, 2017.

  1. Zamric

    Zamric Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Well, As promised, here's a photo log of WalkingRocks trip To his new Home in Northern Oklahoma.

    ...a door opens and the Future calls.... WalkingRock awaits the grand Adventure....
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    A treat for the road then to my chariot...
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    HEY! I paid for a window seat!
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    Oklahoma is in the air!
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    After 4 hours in that box I need to stretch my legs, which way to my new yard?
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    NICE! ok, while I eat, the monkeys put my new house up...
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    It's been along day, go away and let me sleep!
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    A new day dawns...
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    Yes Sir, I like it!
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    Well, This completes my Life with WalkingRock. His new yard is 100' long and 56' wide. Tomorrow there will be a 3' metal sheet wall installed over the Storm fence to block his view of the rest of the farm and he may soon have a mama goat and 2 new kids to keep him company.


  2. Yvonne G

    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    It's bittersweet.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    I agree with Yvonne. Does look like a great home though and he seem to have settled right in. Glad you got to keep him in the family.
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  4. Zamric

    Zamric Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    well, I must say.... I thought WalkingRock had a few more fans than this.

    Normally a post for WalkingRock generates a few post, not a whole bunch but quite a few. I think that 2 is a whole new low for any of my posting....... hhhmmmmmmmm. :confused:
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    I missed this post. I saw the last one where you said he was going to a new home though.

    Glad he made it there in one piece
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 5 Year Member Platinum Supporter

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    I'm surprised by the lack of posts too. Walking Rock IS a favorite here. I feel bad you don't have him anymore.
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    Now the spam has gone away I found it :) (I have also been away on vacation)

    It will feel strange without Walking Rock in your life I think! His new home looks great :)
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    Zamric Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    It does look great! Even better when the Metal Sheets go up!
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    Turtulas-Len Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I've always enjoyed your posts, I didn't know anything about Walking Rock moving to Oklahoma until I came across this thread. I haven't visited TFO very often the last couple months.If he's happy and your confident he will be well cared for all is good, but I bet it was a tough decision to make..
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    Zamric Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    It was much harder for Cathie to let him go since she has had him since day 3 after his hatching, 17 years ago! But she is very confident as am I that he is in good and loving hands.
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    Very sorry you had to let him go, but glad he has a good home to go to. Looks like he approves.
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    Zamric Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    He certainly seems to like it but who can know the mind of a tortoise? :)
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    That can't be easy, I have a hard enough time being away from my pets for a week. I've had to rehome rescues in the past though and they've always gone to good homes. It really does put the mind at ease.
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    Zamric Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    It still is... on Tuesday I tore down his old Bunker and the empty spot it used to sit on is a stark reminder when we get home from work that he is not in the yard....

    This weekend I will be removing and filling in his pond and covering that spot with sod....

    On a brighter note, Eros and Gaia have figured out how to escape their current enclosure and get into the yard proper. Without WalkingRock dominating the yard, I have been able to fence off 1/3 of the back area with the back patio and let the kids run free.
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