I Am Ten

This blog has been knocking around a few years now. The last five years it’s been maintained more out of habit that anything else. And it’s a habit that is becoming less frequent with time. But it’s been going more than ten years. So the title is not about the blog. If you were loitering in this part of the world wide web back in my Mexico days, you might remember that this blog focused on three main subjects. Documentation of my adventures in Mexico. Dubious sponsored posts for dodgy Rolex watches and vaginal rejuvenation surgery. My turtles, and their adventures. Well….as far as turtles living in an inflatable pool in a back yard can have adventures.

It’s tricky to write on those three subjects with any regularity these days. I no longer live in Mexico for one. And the sponsored post market has dried up. Perhaps all the vaginas have now been rejuvenated. And the turtles have gone on to new homes. But perhaps, just perhaps, you are wondering whatever became of them. I keep in touch once every so often with the chap who took on Bob, Baby, Itchy and Scratchy. You might remember that Bob was the first of the turtles. The daddy of the pond. My favourite. I think he quite liked me too. Maybe.

Bob is now ten years old. There we are, the title of the post makes sense now, huh? In human years, he’s about 20ish. About time he got a job instead of lounging about in the sun all day. He won’t of course, but he’s doing very well, as are the other three. I believe they still get their favourite treat of barbacoa every now and again. But anyway, he’s got plenty more years in him if all goes well. In captivity, the little critters can live for 35 to 40 years. So if you’re thinking of a new pet, but are tired of the heartbreak of having to bury them every decade or so, well a turtle is for you. Look after it, and it’ll be an heirloom that you pass on. They’re quite good diggers actually, so they could even help bury you.

I just thought you might like to know….

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6 thoughts on “I Am Ten

  1. Glad to hear that Bob is alive and doing well and will outlive most of us. Just kind of sad that we will be moving on without Bob. Cannot claim immortality. But then who wants to live forever in this world.

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  2. Gee, I thought that I had read most of your Mexico posts, but I don’t remember any mention of Rolex watches or of vaginas!
    Glad your turtles are thriving.
    Saludos, amigo!

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  3. Your post reminds me of the death of Timmy at age 165, a tortoise which belonged to the Royal Navy. I read the story when she (yes, a female) died in 2004, and thought I had saved it, but I can’t find it on my hard drive. But here’s a Wikipedia link which is not nearly as interesting as the obituary. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_(tortoise)

    Saludos,

    Kim G
    Boston, MA
    Where we notice that you’ve been blogging more of late.

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