Thursday, July 9, 2009

Dogs on Thursday

For this week's Dogs on Thursday, Tara deserves to be in the spotlight. Earlier this week, Tara found good ol' Turtle Number 5 (remember him from this post?) and was so very proud of herself. Number 5 was hanging out right up against the fence and Tara was so happy to see him that she was howling like a beagle. This was at 7:00 am, so I didn't take the time to run back into the house and get the camera, figuring that I should put an end to the howling by running around the fence and moving Number 5 out of Tara's eyesight. Mission accomplished.

By the time I walked around the fence and got back into the yard, Tara was off happily digging in the dirt looking for worms, a favorite past time of hers. At least I thought she was looking for worms. Turns out, she found herself another friend. A turtle friend. A tiny turtle friend, no bigger than a golf ball. Again, Tara was so happy with herself! She pranced around me, wagging her beautiful tail. At this point I picked up the turtle and ran into the house for my camera...and a bottle of nail polish, of course.

I couldn't remember what number turtle we were up to, and this is such a teeny tiny guy, I just gave him an "X". Meet Turtle X!

Here he is next to Number 5:

Here is the proud Turtle Hunter:
Doesn't Tara look so very pleased with herself? This is what she looks like in her own mind:

10 comments:

knittinwolf said...

Yeah Tara....what a great find you found! Love your wonderwoman pic too!

Sue said...

I guess I should start marking the turtles that come thru the yard. We have one that passes thru twice a year and I suspect it's the same one. We also get some of those tiny ones. I have to be careful that Tsar doesn't hurt them.

Donna Lee said...

Aren't we all like that in our own minds? (oh, it's only me and Tara?) I can't believe all the turtles you all have.

Channon said...

SNOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love it. Gretchen found a turtle in the pen last weekend, somewhere between those two in size. (Young, but not X tiny.) The Knight is evidently a turtle knight too, because he swooped in and scooped up the little one and placed it beyond the fence.

Me? I was more concerned about the turtle hurting my silly girl.

Jennifer said...

omg - you are too funny :) What a cute little turtle!

Elaine said...

Keeping track of the turtles is so cool. Looks like Tara thinks she's pretty cool for finding them!

Sonya said...

I love seeing the turtles .
She is a Wonder Dog!

Nichole said...

LOL - you go girl Tara!!!!!! :)

If we had turtles around here, Sophie would be hunting them all down...

margo said...

our first springer, Pepper, aka boo boo, used to do "reptile bark" we knew he had found turtle, snake what ever by that bark.
Love it

Criquette said...

What a funny post! Your yard reminds me of a clown car - just when you think there can not possibly be anymore, another turtle pops out!

We've had lots of turtles showing up in the yard this summer, for the first time. Or maybe it's the same one. I never remember to get out the nail polish until it's gone!