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Friday, August 25, 2017

There Is A Time To Be Calm ...

... and then ...

Hello, everyone.  It's me, Cam.  You know, Maggie and I see all kinds of things out front - other pups, kit-cats, birdies, bunnies, squirrels, sometimes even a coyote or a deer, the occasional skink or lizard, etc.  And we're fascinated by these things.  We are always very calm and quiet; we take the approach of silently staring at them.  It's what we do.  Except ...

Maggie saw him the first day.  It was right in our driveway.  Check it out!

"Hey ... what's this?"
"Uh oh."

Then it hit her.  It was a TURTLE!

She did what comes naturally to a normally calm Siberian Husky. Mom caught part of it on video.

To watch on YouTube, please click here.

Seriously. It was a TURTLE!!!!!!  A TURTLE!!!

Maggie told me about it, then we did this the whole rest of the day:

"No, really.  I need to go outside, Mom."
"Yeah.  Me, too.  I'll go next."

Unfortunately, Mom didn't buy it.

The very next day, I was walking past our neighbor Tao's yard, when ...

"Oh, @$%#!!!"

Ornate Box Turtle, Latin name Terrapene Sibertauntus ornata ornata. Mom shot some vid of me and the TURTLE, too.

To watch on YouTube, please click here.

I couldn't help it.  It was a TURTLE!!!!!

I did this at least every 5 minutes after Mom brought me inside:

"I need to go outside, please.  It's the steroids they've got me on.  Really!"

I was a bit more convincing than Maggie, but only because of the meds I'm taking.

"Awesome, Cam!  Scream as loud as you can if you see him!"
"Don't worry, I will!"

Unfortunately, Mom only bought it a handful of times, then she accused me of faking it.  Technically, I didn't say I needed to pee, I just said I needed to go outside.

"OK, Mags.  We'll take shifts.  You get some rest, I'll stay by the door.  Mom's bound to weaken sooner or later."

Mom has no idea why we'd get so excited over a turtle when we're so calm about everything else.  What can I say?  It's a TURTLE!!!!!


PS:  Yes, we are still looking for it.  It was last seen in the vicinity of Tao's Mums.  I think I should go next door and thank him for the Eclipse Glasses, don't you?


  1. The neighborly thing to do is to go thank him for the glasses for sure! Did you get close enough to sniff the turtle?

  2. we had no idea you could make a noise like that....

  3. I love your death screams☺ Turtles are so cool, aren't they!

  4. TOO funny. You were SO excited weren't you. Your Mom probably remembers the story of Barkley and the box turtles from the farm in Missouri. https://thebookofbarkley.blogspot.com/search?q=free+willy

  5. That was an awesome scream. Really. We bet your mom really appreciates it! And ours actually is very fond of turtles.

  6. ooooooooooooooooooooooooooH my Woos I had no idea you were such screamers...OMCs I'm totally 100% impressed. Quite frankly I think your greetings made the itty bitty turtle legs move just a tad faster. What fun(ny) videos. Mom says to thank you mom for the warning to be prepared

    Hugs madi your bfff

  7. Do you think that might have been Angel Thunder Dunder's pal Tommy Turtle? TD loved to pat them on the shell with his big paw:)

    Misty is now getting very excited to hear the Siberian Death Scream - hope she doesn't try to imitate it:)

    Woos - Lightning

  8. OMD, a turtle?!?! How could you NOT scream at it? OMD, your momma has NO sense of urgency.

  9. What a beautiful turtle Maggie and I have to say your crying sounds just like Hunter's, but a little deeper. I'm glad you didn't try to taste it.
    Have a great weekend.

  10. That was *THE* best Siberian death scream everrrrrrr! You could be in a metal rock band! Woo! Okay, a turtle is pretty cool...I think my FiveSibes would go a bit crazy if they saw one! And knowing our Bandit, she'd have had Turtle Soup. :-0 (She just had Woodchuck Stew, much to this mom's hysteria! Ah, such is life with Huskies).

  11. are you sure you aren't a Wookie, Cammie?
    we think the turtle is really cool! he could move pretty fast :) we think you both need to go and thank your neighbor. separately.

    pip, smidgen, minnie, hollie, sharpie, ditto, TL

  12. Wowee! a turtle! I think I would have been screaming at him too!
    Hazel too

  13. Wow, I've never heard the Siberian Husky scream - that was really impressive! Your efforts to go back outside must've been very impressive too. I never realized there could be a turtle in your area!!

  14. Of course you should go next door and thank him for the glasses - it's the polite thing to do ! What fun - I've never seen a turtle.

    Inca xx

  15. OH MY!!!!! Where did those turtles come from????????? Was it from your "OCEAN???" BOL!! Thankfully Dakota is outside taking a walk or he would have lost his mind hearing you!!! BOL!! DakotasDen

  16. We think you girls were imagining him as a walking tennis ball. We would get excited for a turtle too.

  17. LOL
    We know you girls are just welcoming the turtle to the neighborhood. Singing the beautiful song of your peoples. We understand. Hope you get to see a lot more of him or her :)
    Love and Hugs
    Addie, Lucie and Hailey

  18. Wow, that is sooooo exciting! And we loved your loud screams, they were the best!