that we found in our front yard, climbing on a rock, seemingly minding his own business. But, minding it in our yard.
Tortoise and Dog Dude seemed to be getting along swimmingly. And Littlest Dude was over-the-moon happy. A Pet. That he could catch whenever he wanted. And carry wherever he wanted.
Then we made a “safe”, slightly confined area in our yard for Aesop (oh yah. we named him.) to hang out in. Cause, y’know, he was acting like he was going to be around awhile. Again, he made himself right at home. Burrowed right in. And then went exploring …
All was well. We’d already adopted Aesop into our lifestyle. He fit right in. For four whole hours. And then it was discovered that a neighbor was missing a tortoise and we returned him to his rightful home. I can’t help but think … he was happier with us. ;-)