Monday, February 23, 2009
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.