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Monday, 15 March 2010
He's awake!

Tommy has woken from his winter sleep. It's strange but you can almost set a clock by him - he goes into hibernation the second weekend in October and awakens the second weekend in March! He's still a bit lethargic but he's happy enough to be in sunshine in the garden. I still have to put him in his box overnight for a while but once it's warmer he will stay out all the time. I must admit I was a little worried as we all know that it's been an extremely cold winter but here he is.

It's really sunny here today and very warm in the sunshine; Kirby is going to back to uni this morning after her weekend home for Mother's Day.

Thanks for visiting
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Photobucket posted by Carol R at 10:56 | Permalink | Photobucket


  • On 15 March 2010 at 11:30, Blogger Margaret

    That's so neat! I didn't know you had a turtle! Nor did I know they hibernate! :D Hope you had a good weekend with your daughter!

  • On 15 March 2010 at 12:26, Blogger Catherine

    How cool is that! Ahhh...spring....

  • On 15 March 2010 at 13:54, Blogger Beth

    We used to have two of those when I was a kid. I live in southern California and also when I was a kid you would find them wild all over in the deserts, that's where we got ours. Now you don't see them anymore and if you did, they are protected and it's a big fine if you take them. Ours didn't hibernate that long because it never gets that cold here.

  • On 15 March 2010 at 14:07, Blogger Loraine

    How cute! I've always wanted a turtle, and wondered if it could survive the cold. I didn't know that they went into hibernation! I probably would have thought he was dead, and disposed of him! (Can you imagine?)
    Thanks for sharing!

  • On 15 March 2010 at 14:37, Blogger corinna

    how old is he?
    so neat!

  • On 15 March 2010 at 15:16, Blogger valerie

    Welcome Back Tommy! I'm sure he's looking forward to spending days in the garden with you. :)

  • On 15 March 2010 at 15:44, Blogger KarenV

    Nice to see Tommy again!

  • On 15 March 2010 at 17:45, Blogger Andrea

    Yeah! Tommy!

  • On 15 March 2010 at 18:41, Blogger Berit

    I've known about Tommy for a bit, but where did you get him? Did he just wander in to your garden? Do you scoop him up and keep him somewhere (that box you mentioned, perhaps) throughout the winter?

  • On 15 March 2010 at 18:48, Blogger Meari

    Looks like a beautiful day for him to be enjoying the warmth of the sun. :)

  • On 16 March 2010 at 05:37, Blogger Rowyn

    How wonderful that Tommy is awake again. I really enjoy your blog posts about him. :-)

  • On 16 March 2010 at 16:54, Blogger KarenBourbonMo

    I (Not Just) Carol:

    I am a city girl now living on a farm in midwest USA. My grandpa had snapping turtles in his basement to consume bugs, etc.
    So, I am wondering do you have a fence for Tommy or does he stay on his own ?

    Also, embroidery floss in UK and France seems to come on a spool - ours does not. Thanks, KarenBourbonMo

  • On 16 March 2010 at 17:42, Blogger angelasweby

    if Tommy's woken up Spring must be on the way. Glad he's enjoyed his long winter sleep. It's been lovely these last few days and today especially has been lovely and warm but the evenings get very cold so I think Tommy's grateful that he's tucked up nice and warm at night :>)

  • On 16 March 2010 at 23:32, Blogger Daffycat

    Tommy is awake so it must be Spring! Yay! Welcome back (or is it good morning?) Tommy!

  • On 17 March 2010 at 01:35, Blogger Dani - tkdchick

    Yay Tommy! Welcome back!

  • On 17 March 2010 at 20:08, Blogger Vonna

    I wazs just thinking about Tommy the other day....of course I couldn't remember his name, but I was thinking to myself...I wonder when Carol's tortoise will wake up? And here he is :)

  • On 18 March 2010 at 03:52, Blogger Suzanne

    What a cool pet! Better not let my girls see him or they will be pestering me for a turtle next.

  • On 12 April 2010 at 20:38, Blogger Karan

    It's lovely to see Tommy again - now I know Spring has sprung. LOL :0)