Thursday, May 29, 2008

I caught the culprit at last!!!

Boy was I mad. I went outside and noticed some animal had dug a HUGE hole in my Shasta Daisy area. The hole is like a tunnel and it goes underneath my daisies and you can see their roots. I immediately blamed Buck the Rottweiler dog. He gets blamed for everything.... I immediately covered the hole. The next day to my surprise, the hole was there again!! As I walked up on it, I noticed dirt was flying out of the hole! At last, I am going to caught the culprit!





If you look closely at the next picture, you can barely make out the guilty one!






IT'S CHARLIE THE TURTLE!!!

17 comments:

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, I must be going blind. I can't see him! But now at least you can't blame the dog. Why is it in life the dog always gets blamed? Or Mom. "Mom, you lost my socks. Mom, you threw away something important." Kids grow up. Now it's my husband. "Brenda, I can't find..." and the list is endless.
Brenda

Courtney said...

I bet Buck told him how to do it.

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Charlie wants to find a good place to be before the summer heat hits! Smart turtle! I can see him, he just blends in with the soil! Poor Buck, how could you blame it on him with those innocent eyes of his! Heehee! Love, Maryjane

Shanda said...

That turtle is so beautiful, as beautiful as turtles get I guess, I like him. What kind of turtle is he and clould I keep one here in Missouri.
I almost steeped on a huge snapping turtle today while walking the dogs in the woods. I went to get my camera, I wanted to show him on my blog, but he was gone when I returned. He was wayching me from some where I know. Probably waiting to chomp down on my ankle. Ha!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I clicked on the picture to enlarge it....is that a pet turtle? Or just one that roams the neighborhood?
Penny

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Anne!
Is Charlie trying to cool off? I don't know much about turtles. I'm so glad your dogs name has been cleared! I love the artichoke blossom! I've never seen one before and didn't even know they developed one, thanks for the education and the gorgeous photo.
Hugs, Sherry

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Ann

LOL she is a smart turtle. It`s a 90-120 day incubation period so mark it off on your calendar and start counting. (that`s if she has laid a clutch)
Rose

miss gracies house said...

It looks like you really do *love* your litttle place in the country!
I thought it was going to be a gopher instead of your turtle~that's what it would be here!
Have a great weekend!
Rene'

Debbie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. Your gardens are beautiful! Wow, you must be out there working everyday all day to keep it so nice. How fun to have a turtle nesting in your garden.
Debbie

Donna Lynn said...

In our house we always blame one of the boys...the dogs are much more innocent!
I couldn't see the turtle either, I looked and looked! I am with Rene, it would of been a gopher or a mole here, I have tons of holes this year in my garden beds! Pesky things...

Have a great day tomorrow!
XO,
Donna Lynn

Donna Lynn said...

Hey there,
Just checking in tonight to see how your doing and if you had a good weekend too!

XO,
Donna Lynn

Rhondi said...

Hi
I am so sorry I missed your giveaway! That teacup birdfeeder is so precious!
I am having a front porch party. I'd love it if you want to join in. Hope you'll stop by and find out more about it.
Rhondi

lindanuts said...

I couldn't find the poor turtle in the picture. I believe you, though. We have a friend in Az. that has desert tortoises and they do burrow. He piles up dirt and branches, etc. for his tortoises. I think he has about 30 of different ages and sizes. He moved from the original site to a newly built home and actually had the contractors construct a "lodge" for his tortoises. It gets cold enough that they hibernate but the summer is so hot that they need a place out of the heat. Wonder why they call them desert tortoises?

Elizabethd said...

Thank you for your visit! I loved yopur story about Charlie!

Farm Chick Paula said...

Hahahaha how funny, Ann! Poor Buck...
Turtles can wreak some serious havoc on a garden, too! They aren't very welcome around here!

Donna Lynn said...

Hi Annie,
Hope your having a lovely week so far! Pop over to my blog, I am having my very first giveaway!!!

XO

Lea of Farmhouse*Blessings said...

Will you put a chicken hat on Charlie too? At least he lays eggs. That is almost like a chicken ... LOL.

Smiles,
Lea

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