Walk, Squishy, Walk!

I have lots of May Day photographs to share, but while I am still gathering and editing them, I’d love to share a sweet little moment we had on my Mom’s front porch this morning, waiting for our May Day party to begin.

My sister-in-law, Amy (do I talk about her enough?!) is so brave and has no problem screeching to a halt and backing up her pick-up truck to snatch a turtle out of the road, and so it really isn’t uncommon for her clan to show up with a new turtle pet.

But today’s turtle was special, carried up the sidewalk in a little clay pot.

My niece, Abigail, named him Squishy, and he caused quite a stir.

But then it got very quiet. I went to see what was amiss…

Seeing all the children gathered on the porch with Amy, everyone whispering, I grabbed my camera.

“What’s going on?” I whispered.

“Shhhh…” said Anna. “We’re waiting to see if Squishy will walk.”

And he did, a full audience behind him, a camera in front of him. What a brave little turtle he was. We were glad to add him to our May Day festivities…


off he goes!...

go Squishy, go!

walk Squishy, walk!

a brave little turtle is Squishy...

with a beautiful shell...

and a teeny tiny tail that made the children laugh.

Happy May Day, dear Squishy! You are our favorite turtle ever.

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