#BestBuds: Puka And Rocket Larry

1Meet Puka, a 4-year-old mixed breed with a cleft lip..and his pal Rocket Larry The Tortoise!

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Puka was rescued in L.A. when a friend of Puka’s new hoomin noticed Puka with a homeless man, and was worried the puppeh might need medical care.

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Puka’s hoomin had previously rescued Rocket Larry from an L.A. Craigslist reptile hoarder.

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You can see more photos of these guys on Instagram.

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(Mashable.)

Friday Afternoon Haiku: Torty Surfin’

image1If your computer
Is as slow as a Tortoise
Try defragmentation

(“Here’s my baby Leopard Tortoise named Nelson Dorothy “Chui” Mandela Markowitz Pomaranc. She was Googling some Tortoises after breakfast.” -Emily W.)

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Tortoises Try Tiny Pancakes

Can someone get this guy a tiny bottle of Mrs. Butterworth’s?


From Andrew Y.

You…Haven’t Ever Seen This?

Just another day in the Big J: an older Tokyo resident taking his pet Torty on a walk. Yes. Yes, that’s what that is. OK.

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(Panda.)

ResQte Of The Week (Friday Edition)

Check this out! “Hi C.O.! With summer heat reaching 45 degrees Celsius (113 F!!!) over in Cape Town, South Africa firefighters have been battling blazes not only keeping people safe but animals too. This pic was seen on Facebook page of Gale McAll Photography©. The firefighter was pretty happy that he managed to saved the tortoise – I am too!” -Sharon B-C (Western Australia.)

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EXTREME TORTY-HANCE!!

Turt

Have You Carved Your Punkin Yet?

If not, we know someone who’d be glad to help:


“I thought I’d submit this video of our 1-year-old Leopard Tortoise Palikka munching on a pumpkin house I carved for him,” says Annie L. of Helsinki, Finland.

[*Note: Music: Minuetto Flauta by Re-Lab. -Ed.]

Mom! Wait For Me!

[By the way, why am I not blue, like you? Not that it matters.]


Arbroath.

Three Cheers For Puck!

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“Puck is a Sulcata Tortoise. I’ve been his human for a year. Such a friendly little guy. Loves to be around people and other animals!” -Melanie S.

Luis Suarez, Is This Your Tortoise?

This tortoise musta picked up some illegal soccer tactics watching the World Cup soccer.

That’s a Red Card for you, mister!


From T.O.

Hey Pal, Get Yer Own!!

Wally The Squirrel decides he’s gonna snatch the tortoise’s nuts (they eat nuts?) and he doesn’t care WHO knows it.


T.O.

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