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. I love them both.

  3. 260Oakley says:

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

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

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

  6. squeeee! i’ll take a dozen please and thank you 🙂

  7. Re: second pic

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

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

  9. skippymom says:

    HI, THEO!!!

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

  14. skippymom says:

    Did you make that up? It is absolutely delightful.

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

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

  17. 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

  18. Collectively, I call ’em tortles.

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

  20. Smartypants says:

    kittyadventures – awesome limerick!

  21. *applauds*

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

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

  24. YAY KA and toitles

  25. Thankyou!

  26. Hehehe love that.

  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!!!