Friday Haiku: Turtle or Tortoise?

Turtle or Tortoise?
One’s on land – one’s in water
Both are quite friendly




Creditos As Follows:
First image submitted by Wendy D., found here with photo by Daniel Hartley-Allen/Newspix/Rex Features. Second image from Reddit, Third/fourth from Kristen C..


  1. Cute, though not fluffy
    Swimming through the needle’s eye
    Turtoise! Tortle! Thing!

  2. skippymom says:

    HI, THEO!!!

  3. I love them both.

  4. 260Oakley says:

    (Pic one)
    I have a head start
    On my way to the ocean
    Mom will let this slide

  5. flappy front feet=watuh, tree-trunky-twinkletoes=land

  6. Don’t care much for soup
    Or tortoiseshell eye glasses
    My name is Shelly

  7. squeeee! i’ll take a dozen please and thank you :)

  8. Re: second pic

    All these peeples here.
    Stand around, looking at me.
    Can’t I get a lift?

  9. Don’t much like racing
    I see no need to hurry
    I have no hare

  10. emmberrann says:

    Toes with claws, tortoise.
    Flippers pull towards ocean,
    Turtle. Both beauty-shelled.

  11. I sit by the sea
    Looking a-dor able ly
    to the C.O. Peeps.

  12. There once was a turtle named Myrtle
    who was quite incredibly fertile.
    She danced and played
    With the babies she made
    There is no better life for a turtle

  13. skippymom says:

    Did you make that up? It is absolutely delightful.

  14. I did… it took a bit of work too… more than I usually put into these LOL!

  15. YAY KA and toitles

  16. The turtle lives ‘twixt plated decks
    Which practically conceal its sex.
    I think it clever of the turtle
    In such a fix to be so fertile.
    –Ogden Nash

  17. Hehehe love that.

  18. The little turtle looks like it’s recreating the scene from”Titanic”.Cute.

  19. Tiny but mighty! That’s been my personal quote since I heard it from Beverly Hills Chihuahua.

  20. Collectively, I call ’em tortles.

  21. Shred shell, l’il dude!
    Everybody’s gone turtling,

  22. *applauds*

  23. Smartypants says:

    kittyadventures – awesome limerick!

  24. Thankyou!

  25. wee turtle struggles,
    making his way to the sea.
    will willie save him?

  26. *Créditos, Mr. President of Ze Cute.

  27. I’m so happy that my adorable little Box Turtle is on CO! About a week and a half after I took these photos, I found the little guy again, wandering about my back yard again!

  28. Fird Birfle says:

    YAY turtles!! YAY Tortoises!!!


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