Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Meet Tyrone...

... The turtle! So, I was on my way to the store this morning for a meeting when I saw this little turtle crossing the road. What do you do?? Of course, I parked the car in the middle of the road and scooted him across. Then I was like... "Hallie would love this thing!" So I scooped him up in a big glass jar (yes mom, your punch jar!) and took him home. I was going to be late for work, so I dropped him off in the recycle bin and told Ryan to get him some food and water and stuff. When I got home I introduced Hallie and of course it is her new best friend. She named him Tyrone. (must have watched Backyardigans this morning!) We are wearing gloves and washing hands and being safe, don't worry. Reese loves to watch him, but isn't sure what to think. Just another pet at the Ladwigs! (If anyone knows what kind of turtle he is let us know, I took lots of pictures so you all could get a good look at him!)

10 friends had to say...:

jodi said...

He looks like my olf turtle, Toby, and Toby was a painter turtle! I am not an expert, but that is what it looks like to me!

Have fun with your new pet Hallie!

jess said...

I think hes a box turtle. I feel like we're at Osborn playing that matching game with the two sticks that buzzed when you got it right. ~Buzz~

Scrapdragons said...

Wow great photos!!

Laura

Kim said...

What a cool, wicked turtle!

The Ladwigs said...

I have no Idea what kind he is, but knowing Hallie I'm she is in Heaven!!!! Did he come for a visit or to meet his new family??

Katie Hupke said...

From what I could find on-line it is a box turtle..
http://tortoise.com/photos.html

Candi Ladwig said...

Okay, here's the update... Thanks Katie for the great link, he is a Box Turtle. He looks just like the picture.

And for Christi's question... he is JUST visiting!!! (Although Hallie was asking about making him a jar for her room!!) Our neighbor said he could live in her pond??? We'll see, but we are going to be needing our recycle bin back soon!

Amy said...

He's cute! You got some good pix of the lil' guy!

crazycurlgirl said...

Miss Candi:
Where will the NYOB club star album and floer pages be? Your blog or the store's gallery? Thanks!

The Hamann's said...

you are soo funny... your family always keeps me laughing!! This could only happen to your family! SO FUNNY! I can see you stopping and getting out of the car to do this! haha! Too fun! Hallie is hilarious!