Sunday, November 15, 2009

Welcome home, Anton!!

Quote of the Week:
A house is not a home without a pet.

Well, I'm back home after the trip to Hurum, which went perfectly, exactly as planned, without a hitch. :-) The little guy wasn't too happy to see us at first, but he turned out to be quite confident and sociable, and very quickly asserted his presence. :-) He was also strong and healthy; a bit overweight, IMO - not fat, but chubby - but that can be sorted out. So there was no reason for him not to come with us ... and into the travel cage he went. With the heating pad, which I'm afraid was malfunctioning to some extent, and an insulating blanket.

He burrowed into the towel that I keep on the bottom of the travel cage. Much more than this, too. When we got home we had trouble digging him out of the folds of the towel, he was hard to find. :-D

We just had to let him out of the cage a little as soon as we got on the bus. Isn't he just too cute?? :-) I know he has quite a lot of algae on his carapace, but that's going to be scrubbed away very soon. :-)

Crispin, if you read this, beware - your toothbrush is in grave danger ... !!!

Are you lookin' at me?!

And here he is - little Anton - with his new twolegs, Anne Ida. Aw, precious. :-) Good luck to the two of you, I'm sure it'll go great. And you know where to find me if you have any questions about anything at all. :-) Thanks for the road trip and for dinner!!

More pictures here.


Leisha Camden said...

Just in case anyone wonders: The first picture isn't from the bus, obviously, but from the subway on the way home from the bus terminal. But it's the only good shot I have of the travel cage in transit. :-)

Anne Ida said...

At the moment he is trying to dig his way out of the tank - quite the digger that little thing *lol* The temporary turtle dock is now shoved to the centre. Think I need to get him some rocks to dig in ;o)

Thanks for a great roadtrip, and a lovely evening!

Anonymous said...

He is soo cute!! Welcome home Anton, and congrats to the owner!! :-D From C.

Paz said...

cute little bugger

KAS said...

Aw, he's so cute =)

Leisha Camden said...

You're all so right, he's totally adorable. :-) More pictures will no doubt be forthcoming. ;-)