Saturday, February 19, 2011

Pokey's Back

Aldabran Tortoise photo by Michelle Meiklejohn via
If you have a turtle image you'd like me to feature here, email it to pokeyspals[at]gmail[dot]com.

Once upon a time, I started a few blogs I didn't exactly know how to promote.  I had trouble maintaining motivation feeling no one (but Pokey) was reading what I wrote.  And so, I stopped blogging for quite a while, until eventually Pokey helped me find my personal style.  I started another new blog full of wacky rhyming poetry and, this time, I found ways to find people who'd want to read.  Now that I've gotten the hang of this blogging thing, Pokey and I are back to see how much turtle love we can bring.

Here's a quick list of stuff about turtles we've been reading in the news:

One cute little turtle lost the use of her back limbs and was given a set of wheels to cruise around on!  I bet she could go up to 3 MPH with those bad boys.  Watch out hare... she's really gonna beat you in the race this time.

On Pinta Island, they are using giant tortoises to "mow" out of control vegetation.  It's one of the cutest inventions I've ever seen.  It's too bad there will only be one generation.

I may have to start trying to teach Pokey to dance after watching this red eared slider boogie down.  She comes out of her cave when I play the oldies for her, but I have yet to see Pokey do anything more than sway her head.  I'm feeling deprived.

One couple's underwater marriage was interrupted by a sea turtle.  Do you think he was jealous of the groom?  Perhaps he wanted a little smooch first.

Last, but certainly not least, I have a new favorite turtle cartoon character: Tozo.  He's part of the Skipper Cartoon strip drawn by Jeremy Billedeau.  Tozo's been feeling insignificant lately.  I hope you'll visit and tell him how cute he is.

I hope you enjoyed today's turtle news.  Pokey and I hope to have more for you soon.  If you find something first, feel free to email pokeyspals[at]gmail[dot]com.


  1. I love turtles I have a few in my pond out back I got some real cool pics if you would like i can share with you.

  2. Your pics are great! I've emailed you some questions in hopes of posting a little bit about them (and you) here. :)