June 14, 2009

Meet Parker

We spent 3 hours at Homme Dam beach today...what beautiful weather, I think summer is finally here! On our way home we came across a turtle sunning itself in the middle of the highway. We were heading west and the turtle was in the east bound lane. I pulled over and turned around, so did a pickup that was heading east. We both pulled up to the turtle at the same time. I told him I was just going to move it off the road. His daughter, in the back seat, wanted to take it home for a pet. I told them they should take it but he got out of the vehicle and handed it to Jake who had his arms stretched out the window! So...now "Parker" is at our house living in the dogs swimming pool.

Jake was SO excited! I don't know where he came up with the name but Parker it is.

We rescued turtles from the highway several times when I was a kid. We kept them as pets in a water trough for cattle that was filled with water and sand to create a beach.

Parker is living in a kiddie pool with a flat rock in the middle for sunning and some lettuce for food. Wonder if he'll still be there in the morning.

A boy and his turtle.

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