After-Dinner Turtle?

Eet ees ze perfect complement to ze meal. Ze tiny shell, she ees so light and delicate, and ze leempid eyes, zey are so sweet and bee-yoo-te-fool. Ah, but you must try at least ze one, I een-seest…

I still prefer the crunchy frog, Liz M.



  1. Martha in Washington says:

    “Non! Do not eet mee! Jeest take leetle noms pleeze.”

    I’ll take a tiny toe taste, please.

  2. Martha in Washington says:

    Can I just say that for the last two turtle posts I have been the *whispers* first to comment. Is someone trying to tell me something? Should I look into a new pet perhaps?

  3. Seriously, look at those tiny toe nails, the reflection on its nose. It is perfectly beautiful. I want to tell it everything will be all right always.

  4. Eet ees, how you say, adorables. Le squee!!!!!

  5. Noooooo! No eating of ze bebeh turtle.

  6. dogsleder says:

    Teh taileo! Oh!

  7. It’s wah-fer theen…

  8. knittinkitten says:

    The leetle toes and tailio! It’s too cute! The teeny tiny shell! Eeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. What a cute baby and it comes with its own crib.

  10. fatgrammafinn says:

    must geev heem muchas smooches

  11. Ze teardrop on his tummy!

  12. No eating cuteh turtleh!
    Only geeve tiny kissehs. Mmmm-hmmm!

  13. So jolie!

  14. *plink* *plink*

  15. forsakenbeast says:

    *om nom nom*… -burp-

  16. Those dreamy Bambi eyes alone are making me fall in love. They’re zapping me like cupid’s arrow. I am under your spell, little shell.

  17. ¡¡¡Teenage mutant ninja turtles!!!!

  18. @animalesenpantalla: I do believe this is fact an underage mutant ninja turtle. Maybe even a mutant ninja toddler-turtle.

  19. biscuithead says:

    Thanks for the Monty Python reference!
    @barbara — what you said! Agreed!

  20. “*ehnn* I see you over there. Wait ’till you put me back on my legs. I’ll give ya a nice little pinch on yo finger. *ehnn*”

  21. Ahhhh I love him or her!! But I hope it wasn’t on its back for too long. Turtles can’t breathe well when they’re flipped on their backside. I only know that because I have one, and mine used to be just as tiny! What a precious picture!

  22. 260Oakley says:

    Melts in your mouth, not in your hand.

  23. Really interesting articles. I enjoyed reading it. I need to read more on this topic…

  24. squee. squee. squeedly-squee.

  25. I love him! Love Him! So tiny, so perfect. And the tummeh teardrop is just icing on the tortuga!

  26. No “I’m going to eat you” tag?

    I love him. I can see his little feets waving in the air.

  27. Tiny feets! Tiny feets!

  28. Love the single lil’ teardrop on it’s belly.

  29. + head tilt! Its more “seriously, man?” than “baroo?” though.

    I had to come back and look at this again after I made my breakfast.

  30. Emmberrann says:

    “Plink” “plink” indeed. How teeny! How fragile! I am in ze awe of ze petite tortue.

  31. aaaahh!! soo cute!! i loff zee teensy weensy talio-inglesias 😀

    nice hovertext haha 😀 – i mean, zee hova teext, eet makes me…ha-pi ;D

  32. Leave one on my pillow when you do the turndown. Thanks!

  33. mandy_Reeves says:

    nooo I cannot stand to think of Mr Creosote nomming up this leetle beh beh turtle.

  34. Tiny McTurtleson

  35. oh
    *passes out from the cuteness*

  36. kibblenibble says:

    Tiny turtle trusts
    Toenails, tail, and teardrop to
    Ham-handed human


  37. Oh my! How cute!

  38. Ummmm . . . is that a teeny snapping turtle? I must know this before I decide whether it’s cute.

  39. Venerable Bead says:

    No one’s noticed how the markings on his little belleh seem to be a tattoo self portrait? He is too freakin’ adorable. 🙂

  40. Awwwwww. That’s really about all I can say. Precious little wee parts.

  41. @martha

    >>Can I just say that for the last two turtle posts I have been the *whispers* first to comment.

    theo may have joined the army, but he isn’t dead, you know. i wouldn’t press my luck if i were you. 😉

  42. So teeny! It looks like it’s smiling. “Tickle mah know you want to!”

  43. skippymom says:

    He has a muppet monster face on his belly!

  44. Venerable Bead says:

    @skippymom…you’re right! That teardrop shape is the perfect image of Telly’s nose!

  45. Yes, crunchy frog is delish, but I prefer ram’s bladder cup, myself.

  46. skippymom says:

    Sharpy, with all due respect, I don’t think Martha was doing the “I’m first!” thing. I think she was just noting that she seems to be attracted to turtles. Just my impression.

  47. Ehn!

  48. The world must look like an awfully BIG place to such a wee little turtle. I just love his tiny knees in on his back legs. Sooo much cuteness.

  49. O NO He/She/IT DI-unt!!!! says:

    Tiny McTurtleson (brianw I think)


  50. Colonel Jenna says:

    So angelic looking, and yet… something about the look on the wee little face tells me, “As soon as I am bigger than your nose — I am biting your nose!”

  51. OMG! *in my best Willy voice* Someone save me from this weee turtle!! He’s so prosh!

  52. What does the hovertext mean? And yes, I tried Google. 😉

  53. @Erin = I’m wafer thin.

  54. Ah, Monty Python. OK. Thanks!

  55. CRUNCHY FROGS band played at our Critter Camp Exotic Pet Sanctuary benefit this weekend!!!/album.php?aid=240220&id=393718831382&ref=mf

  56. Fleurdamour says:

    Can you tickle a turtle? That belleh sure makes me want to try.

  57. Better… Better get a bucket..
    For the turtle of course 🙂

    Or maybe a tub?

  58. awwww such cute litle feet so smal and it cute litle eyes and face so cute!!

  59. Oh NO, Mr. Creosote! Monty Python and the Meaning of Life ref in the hovertext!

  60. I don’t normally squee for reptiles, but the leetle turtle is so squee I couldn’t helpp myself!

  61. Martha in Washington says:

    @skippymom–Yes! That was exactly my point! Thank you for understanding!

    @Sharpy–I would never, NEVER disrespect you or Theo in that way! (In other ways, perhaps, but never in THAT way. :))

  62. skippymom says:

    Martha, glad I could help.
    Now, you’d better go and get yourself a turtle, eh?

  63. That’s the model for the new “Turtle” chocolate caramels. Will be a definite competitor of “After-8” in the “Haute society”, no doote! Crunshy on the outside, smooth filling… Vous prendrez bien une tortue avec votre porto?

  64. See the TURTLE of enormous girth! On his shell he holds the earth.

  65. GingerBean says:

    Roland, if this is the turtle you’re referring to, that Beam is a goner! :^o

  66. If you look carefully at the patterns on his belleh, you will be able to see Grover!

  67. So small you could swallow him whole, like Fudge in Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.

  68. Anyone else notice Grover from the Muppets right below his belly-button (um, assuming there was one)?

  69. oops, I meant Grover from Sesame Street…

  70. Gotta love the reference to the nastiest movie scene ev-ah! And THAT’S why I keep coming back, not just for teh cute, but for teh sarcastic as well! 😉

  71. Awwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!! 😀

  72. I didn’t notice Grover until you mentioned it. I saw immediately what Venerable Bead saw…a tattoo of the turtle himself

  73. luvstehQte says:

    Grover belleh!!!! Is there a monster at the end of this turtle????

  74. Mary (the first) says:

    He/she looks kind of like a decorated Reese’s P.B. Cup.. chocolatey colored shell with peanuty colored markings.. adorable and definitely nommable!

  75. Turtle: HUG!!!!!!!

  76. HEAD TILT!!!

  77. I just wanna rub his belly…. 🙂

  78. WOW! Still more proof that CO rules the world. I stopped at the grocery store last night and for the first time ever they had discount DVDs. I looked through them and found–believe it or not–“Monty Python’s the Meaning of Life”!! Naturally I snatched it up and watched it last night, and finally I can get references like “way-far theen” and “get a bucket.” (Though I must admit, as a ridiculously squeamish person, I had a very hard time getting through that scene.)

    But I still say that thing looks like a snapping turtle (vile, evil, mean, nasty, scary beasties) to me, and therefore the only thing to do is “KILL HIM! KILL HIM!”* or “kill it before it grow.”**

    * “28 Days Later” reference
    ** “I Shot the Sheriff” reference

  79. O NO He/She/It DI-unt!!!! says:

    @ Mary (thefirst)

    I named one of my fave kittehs “Reesie” after (partly) the PB cups and (partly) b/c I find Reese Witherspoon deeelightful (and the kitteh was a girly-girl, having herself some bebehs of her own )and…..


  80. Holy crap! That is the cutest thing I ever sawd!

  81. Unemployed Model says:

    Baby Mutant Ninja Turtles.. Fighting with cuteness!

  82. He has Elmo t-shirt :d

  83. Que lindo muito fofo mesmo! AMEI demais! queria ter um na minha mão agora mesmo! gostei muito do blog, mesmo tendo tudo em inglês, Beijos*–*

  84. swimmer love says:

    that si cute! luv it!

  85. swimmer love says:

    btw, i comleatly agree with julie, this is the cutest thing EVER!!!!!!!

  86. swimmer love says:

    i just read juno’s post up above, and i thought of the movie juno cuz i saw it last night!!!!!! he he he!