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Yvonne G

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He's eating like a champ! It sounds like part of Harley's problem may have been having another tortoise in her habitat. Hopefully she'll continue to do well.

Kona has made a total mess out of his enclosure. He digs, throwing substrate up over his back. He knocks the flower pots over. He drags substrate through the water. I haven't had a chance to set him up in a larger container yet, and I'm sure he'll mess that one up too.

I took this picture before Kona made a mess out of his enclosure. This is an accident waiting to happen:

Kona 3-27-17 a.jpg
 

Yvonne G

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Hi ever'body!

A few days ago a fellow came over and adopted two 3-toe box turtles. He and his wife are very happy with them. He called me the next day and asked if he could come over as he had some questions. While we were sitting there talking, I could tell he was about to offer me a donation. I explained that I don't take donations (because I have desert tortoises to adopt out, I never take money from anyone. It only takes one person mentioning that they "bought" a desert tortoise from me to get me in trouble). So he said, well, how about some work? Do you need any help with anything around here. I pointed to my falling down Aldabra fence. He jumped right on it (not the fence, the project). He took out a pad and pencil and started making notes. I explained how the road was due to be widened and my driveway won't be exactly where it is now, so I don't want to use new lumber to repair the fence because I may have to move it at a later date.

So yesterday here he comes with lumber, posts and nails! He's going to come back Wed and Thurs (his days off) and work on repairing the fence.

Needless to say, I feel pretty guilty about accepting this from him. Two little box turtles don't come near in value to what he is offering to do.


I've quoted this so you all can remember why I have a stranger here working on my fence.

The before picture:

fixing the fence 3-2-17 a.jpg

The guy's name is Rob. I hate to keep calling him 'the guy.'

Rob arrived here about 8:30a while I was feeding all the animals. He brought more lumber and all his tools. He was all finished and the area all cleaned up by 1:30p . And now it looks like this:

Fixing the fence 3-28-17 a.jpg

A long shot view:

Fixing the fence 3-28-17 c.jpg

And because he knew that I'm a lumber and scrap lumber hoarder, he left me this:

Fixing the fence 3-28-17 b.jpg

What a nice guy. I feel so blessed. He said when I'm ready to start the repairs on other tortoise fences (believe me, there are many that need it), give him a call and he'll come help. He said he enjoyed his day here.
 

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I've quoted this so you all can remember why I have a stranger here working on my fence.

The before picture:

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The guy's name is Rob. I hate to keep calling him 'the guy.'

Rob arrived here about 8:30a while I was feeding all the animals. He brought more lumber and all his tools. He was all finished and the area all cleaned up by 1:30p . And now it looks like this:

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A long shot view:

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And because he knew that I'm a lumber and scrap lumber hoarder, he left me this:

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What a nice guy. I feel so blessed. He said when I'm ready to start the repairs on other tortoise fences (believe me, there are many that need it), give him a call and he'll come help. He said he enjoyed his day here.
WOW! ! ! !

That is very nice.

You are a nice person Yvonne, So nice things happens for you.:<3:;):<3:;)
 

Lori lawson

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I took this picture before Kona made a mess out of his enclosure. This is an accident waiting to happen:

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Oh my goodness yvonne. He is acting up. I used an upside Dow wash tub from Walmart. They're plastic and easy to cut a hole in for him to go into. You can also cut it in half and put the cut piece up against the glass and cut hole for him to go into from front. He can't climb plastic. The tubs are 3$$. So sorry he's being bad for you
 

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I've quoted this so you all can remember why I have a stranger here working on my fence.

The before picture:

View attachment 203465

The guy's name is Rob. I hate to keep calling him 'the guy.'

Rob arrived here about 8:30a while I was feeding all the animals. He brought more lumber and all his tools. He was all finished and the area all cleaned up by 1:30p . And now it looks like this:

View attachment 203466

A long shot view:

View attachment 203468

And because he knew that I'm a lumber and scrap lumber hoarder, he left me this:

View attachment 203467

What a nice guy. I feel so blessed. He said when I'm ready to start the repairs on other tortoise fences (believe me, there are many that need it), give him a call and he'll come help. He said he enjoyed his day here.


You should bake him a pan of brownies next time he's out. I bet he'd love that!
 
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Me? Bake? Well, me and the Pillsbury ready-to-bake cookies are pretty tight.

Looks like you made out like a bandit. That looks really nice.But you've always made your own fences. I remember a couple days of hell when you made me help you put the white fence around the big pasture. 120 degrees and she's got a city girl wearing spike heels helping her put up a fence......pure hell.
 
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Maggie Cummings

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Looks like you made out like a bandit. That looks really nice.But you've always made your own fences. I remember a couple days of hell when you made me help you put the white fence around the big pasture. 120 degrees and she's got a city girl wearing spike heels helping her put up a fence......pure hell.
that was a long time ago.
 

Yvonne G

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that was a long time ago.

Times they are a-changin. I could have done it myself, but it takes time and money, and Rob offered.

I took in the cutest little male 3 toe just now. He's 2017 rescue #13:

2017 Rescue #13 a.jpg 2017 Rescue #13 b.jpg 2017 Rescue #13 c.jpg
This guy calls me up this a.m. to say he found a turtle in his front yard. He went out to get the paper and saw that the neighbor kids had tossed a rock on his lawn. He walked out to pick it up and it was a turtle. He said the turtle has been hanging around for about 2 weeks. He has a little hole he goes into. He doesn't know anything about turtles and will I take it?

It's a male, and pretty small, however, so very, very smooth I just KNOW he's quite old. I've never seen a 3 toe this color. He's wet in the picture, but when he dries he really is blackish green.
 

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I had planned on running the Weedeater today, but looking out the window just now I see no sun. Dang it I hope it's not cold out there. I know last night the weather person said it would be windy today, and you all know how much I just HATE the wind. But it wasn't windy when Misty and I went out this a.m. to take care of her morning constitutional.
 

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I'm going to have to train Misty to find the tortoises. When I allow the female leopard tortoises out into the new pasture, and they don't go back into the shed at night, I have a heck of a time finding them in the waist-high weed patch. I spent about a half hour looking for them last night. Eventually, once the night time weather temps get up a bit higher, I'll just leave them out there, but for now, it's still down in the 50s at night and I don't like for them to get that cold.
 
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