Thursday, July 3, 2008

These bars can't hold me!

We interrupt our deep thoughts on discipleship for something lighter:

I am not sure how Simon and Simone, our two box tortoises feel about their new home. In our house in Corpus Christi, they lived in the atrium outside our bathroom. I was a big space with lots of plants and things to climb on. However, despite the fact that we could see them from the bathroom, their view was pretty much just tall brick walls. When we got the new house, we spent a long time trying to figure out where they would live. We didn't want to just build them wooden box because we like to be able to see what they are up to. So, my father-in-law and I finally decided to build them a low fence. That way they would have plenty of room and they would be able to see out. So how did they react? Well, they spend an awful lot of time trying to see if they can fit between the bars. This is nothing new. At the hold house, I had to reinforce to outside door to the atrium because they were working together to push it open. Turtles are much stronger and much more clever than you would imagine.

Before you think I am truly imprisoning these poor creatures, they have it pretty good and they know it. If I do let them out, they just come back to me looking for food. Alisha knows everything they can eat so they feast on our leftover fruits and vegetables. The bigger one likes to be petted as well. It is sort of like petting a small dinosaur.

I will let you know how they adjust.


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