i think you should let you son keep him
A bucket of greenery from your allotment, a tortoise- sized deckchair, and a very small knotted handkerchief for his head.
He's fabulous--what a face. K x
Is this a Ian Hamilton Finlay reference? When we used to live in Edinburgh we used to enjoy visiting his garden at Little Sparta with its fibreglass tortoises insciribed Panzer Leader:http://www.petermanson.com/littlesparta14.jpgOn matters horticultural do you know about the new community garden at Abbey Gardens?http://www.somewhere.org.uk/abbeygardensWe've been down there today digging the bed for the squash.Best wishes,Joan
D - The idea of the tortoise in a deck chair with a knotted hankie on his head tickles me. I can see it now.Joan - Actually, it was not a conscious reference to Little Sparta. It was a name my son came up with, the anonymous commenter who is very keen to keep the tortoiase.Abbey Gardens sounds like the start of something wonderful. I'll have to take a look.
He is rather handsome. I can see why anon would want to keep him. He looks a bit of a literary type to me. Maybe the a good novel would keep him off the streets?
Swim? Not sure if tortoises are amphibious but, if not, then maybe he'd enjoy a paddle in the shallows. I know I do.
He it too cute for words I must say!
OH I forgot to mention, yes we did have a very lovely time in England,and how lucky that you got to go to university there, what a beautiful city!!
he looks a lot like my tortoise, Timothy. Is he a Horsefield (or Russian tortoise)?
According to a tortoise breeding friend, Mario Panzer is a Greek Spur Thigh. There's a good little article on Wiki that explains the distinction.
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