Being Brave with Bruce: Capture the Cup

Spending a lot (like, seriously, a LOT) of time together all of a sudden can really bring out the best in your flock mates. Or the worst. You start to notice how little things you previously found a non-issue or only mildly irritating have now become the proverbial pea under the pillow. Or mattress. OrContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Capture the Cup”

Being Brave with Bruce: Hobbies for Shells

When you are small and scrumptious and wild, getting “bored” is not really a thing….reason being, being bored can turn into being plated (complete with parsley garnish) in short order. But when you live a life of leisure as a rescued box turtle, and especially when that life of leisure turns into a life ofContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Hobbies for Shells”

Being Brave with Bruce: Box Turtle Stealth Sheltering

Whenever someone tells you to stay put for any reason, it is important to pay attention to the nuances. Try to notice what they don’t say as well as what they do say. For example, they might tell you to “shelter in place.” But then they don’t specify the place. This means you get toContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Box Turtle Stealth Sheltering”

Being Brave with Bruce: Bring Your Own Box

There’s nothing like sticking close to home to create certain, well, shortages. The large shell-less beings really like to have plenty of these soft white round rolls that are sort of box turtle-sized and yet not. They don’t seem very useful, if you are being honest. What is very useful is to have your ownContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Bring Your Own Box”

Being Brave with Bruce: Box Turtle Shelters in Place

Sheltering in place looks different for everyone. But it may feel more alike than different – down deep on the inside where only we can see. In fact, some beings have to shelter in place most of every single day – and not because of something globally scary that starts with the letter “C.” TheyContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Box Turtle Shelters in Place”

Being Brave with Bruce: Box Turtle Selfies

Over the last several weeks, most of us have gotten a heaping helping of our own company. Some of us may love this. Others, not so much. Those who are cooped up (er, sheltering in place) with their nearest and dearest may actually be wishing for a bit more time with ourselves….and only ourselves. But even so,Continue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Box Turtle Selfies”

Being Brave with Bruce: the Story of How a Box Turtle Found Home

Pandemics are definitely one of those times when you realize you need each other. But they aren’t the only times. For example, let’s say you are a Texas 3-toed box turtle and you are lost. Somehow, you misplaced your home. Or maybe somebody built a shopping mall on top of it and that is whyContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: the Story of How a Box Turtle Found Home”

Craving Comfort and Cuteness? Pearl, Malti and Bruce to the Rescue!

Boy has this last collection of days felt strange. Some of us are feeling too much togetherness. Others of us are feeling too much aloneness. All of us are feeling too much anxiousness, which also means too little comfort. Luckily, our little flock happens to know an easy way to get a lot more ofContinue reading “Craving Comfort and Cuteness? Pearl, Malti and Bruce to the Rescue!”

Box Turtle Takes a Dip in the Pool

Being Bruce isn’t a job for amateurs. Sure, those bright orange cheek patches and whirling red eyes and adorable yellow-dotted feet and – piece de resistance – perfect round box turtle nostrils look effortless. Maybe you were born with it. On second thought, you were definitely born with it. And there is nothing that setsContinue reading “Box Turtle Takes a Dip in the Pool”

Box Turtle Sees His Reflection

Looking very cute is like doing public service 24/7. Everywhere you go, everyone you meet is smiling. They appreciate your cuteness so much. You are such a blessing to all. But every once in awhile, it can be nice to meet someone else as cute as you. Just so you can feel that warm glowContinue reading “Box Turtle Sees His Reflection”

Box Turtle Climbs the Fence

“It’s the climb.” That’s the rumor, anyway. It’s all fun and games until somebody gets stuck. This is when it is really helpful to hire a large shell-less MommyGuard. Even when you aren’t convinced you really need a little (or a lot of) help, you can count on your MommyGuard to rescue you anyway.

Box Turtle Meets FlipFlop

It’s not every day you get to meet a new life form. One minute they were not there. The next minute there they are. Did they come from across the yard? Across the street? Across the solar system? The only way to know is to get up close and personal with the newcomer. See whatContinue reading “Box Turtle Meets FlipFlop”

The Cute, Curious, Smart Box Turtle

Being born smart, curious and cute might seem like a win-win-win from the outside looking in. But before you go wishing you had been born a cute, curious, smart box turtle, consider this: Would you want the paparazzi filming every cute, curious, smart moment you have? That’s a lot of film footage! And as theyContinue reading “The Cute, Curious, Smart Box Turtle”

Most Eligible Box Turtle Award Winner

From the outside looking in, it might appear that lady box turtle season happens only during a short period each spring. But a peek behind the scenes reveals a different story. After all, lady box turtles (like all ladies of all species) are very choosy. If you want to beat out the competition, you haveContinue reading “Most Eligible Box Turtle Award Winner”

Box Turtle Takes a Blueberry from Rescue Mama’s Hand

Being rescued is always a good thing. And yet it can take some getting used to. For starters, your lunch no longer gets a running head start. Instead, it arrives neatly arranged on a strange red rock. It is a bit….eerie. Sure, everything looks good, smells good, but still….it is almost too docile. You justContinue reading “Box Turtle Takes a Blueberry from Rescue Mama’s Hand”

Box Turtle Takes a Hay Ride

Getting ready for hibernation can be intense….even grueling. But there is no reason it can’t be fun too! For example, let’s say your large shell-less brumation assistant brings home some particularly groovy new hibernation material. From the start you know you are going to like it – as it turns out, hay’s natural coloration setsContinue reading “Box Turtle Takes a Hay Ride”

Pearl, Malti, Bruce and Their Mama Want to Hear from YOU

Just like that, another 365 days of flock adventures is now in our rearview mirror. Wow. The official large featherless typing assistant, creative director, biographer and activities planner is wiped but happy. 🙂 At this point, you might understandably be wondering “what’s up next?” We are so glad you asked! For these next few monthsContinue reading “Pearl, Malti, Bruce and Their Mama Want to Hear from YOU”

Day 365: Rescued Box Turtle Goes on Safari

Being rescued into an interspecies flock gives you opportunities you might never come across otherwise. Rather than observing the strange large shell-less species from afar, you now get to watch them right up close. If you want to, you can even interact with one face to face! Like going on a personalized wildlife safari (completeContinue reading “Day 365: Rescued Box Turtle Goes on Safari”

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