Monday, February 23, 2009

Petrified


I was back here at the computer yesterday trying to find some information on per diem rules when I heard someone at the front door. Seconds later I heard little girl voices and realized that Alexis and Beans had come to visit. I called out that I was in the back and would be out in a second but Beans needed to see me right then, so she came back to my office/junk/whateverelse will fit in here/ room and plopped something down on my desk. I finished jotting down some information and looked down,

"Wow Beans, that's a cute little turtle! Where did you get a turtle in Winter?"

Beans said, "Yep."

I looked a little closer at this 2 1/2 inch long critter and said,

"But he's not moving, what's wrong with him,,,,Beans, is that turtle dead???"

Beans said, "Uh huh, him's dead, but him's my friend and I wuv him!"

That turtle wasn't just dead, that turtle was petrified! He'd been alive once and he'd escaped her clutches and got lost. But I guess, months later, she found him and he's continueing to be her friend. She insists!

I reminded her a couple of times before she left yesterday that the turtle needed to go home with her cause Nanaw didn't know what to feed a petrified turtle.

10 comments:

Donna said...

OMWord!!Hahaaa...ohno...You're GOOD!....EWWWWWWW!!!LOL.....hughughugs

PEA said...

Are you telling me I have this kind of stuff to look forward to when Lily is a little older???? lol Love it! xoxo

Sally said...

Lord have MERCY!! hahahaha She gets you every time!! :)

kimberly said...

oh my goodness......laughed right out loud with that one!!!! think i would send it home too....not much for the petrified pet thing!
hugs,
kimberly

Jeanne said...

OMG Leave it to a kid. No smell? Crystal brought home a crab shell from the beach once and we knew in a day or so that it's inhabitant was still in residence.

Just Joni said...

Oh come on Nanaw, dead turtles don't eat much and it would make a lovely knick knack of sorts for your coffee table, don't you think? :0

Tiff said...

Brenda that is TOOOO funny!!!!!

Loretta said...

Priceless!!!

Debbie said...

Maybe this is the kind of pet I need! Won't get on my nerves. Just sits there and stares at me. Ummm...how adorable! Right.

Louise said...

No squeamishness in that girl!