Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Gigi-October 22, 2011

Gigi is ten years old and is doing real well. She's free to fly all day long but stays near her or Ricky's cage. She has a toy in her cage and she loves it. There's four buttons and when she pushes them it says somehting and one laughs. She pushes that one the most.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ricky And Jasper-October-2011

Ricky was riding on the back of my walker. He likes doing that. I will ride him around the apartment and say, "Weeee". He will lean down and spread his wings as we go..

Jasper's first walk around the apartment in over a month. One of her back legs is not working too well. This has been going on ever since she laid eggs. She's eating very well and lots. She got up on her log in the water for the first time in two months so she must be feeling stronger. It's good to see her acting more normal again.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ricky And Jasper-July 17th-19th-2011

Jasper is still hanging around my feet wherever I go. She follows me all around the apartment. She's eating every day now. She eats her turtle sticks and pieces of apple and two small shrimp. And she's sleeping most of the night in her water now. That noise is still underground though. maybe she's just getting used to it now. But she does want to get out every day and walk around. I have to be careful now. She follows me around all the time and I never know when she will be right there under my feet. I sure don't want to fall.


Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 5, 2011-Jasper Crawling Around

She was trying to find a place to hide I think. She tried climbing up onto this box to get under the bird cage covers.

She finally made it up there and then came back down. it's amazing how turtles can climb when they want to. She still doesn't want to be in her water for a very long time. That vibrating noise is still going on.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Jasper-July 1, 2011

Jasper seemed real tired and she wasn't walking very fast and kept coming over to me. So I held her for a while. She's not getting much sleep. The next day she seemed better and did eat some shrimp. I think she wants to lay eggs. She was digging with her front feet today. Hope she don't get egg bound.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Jasper Sitting By My Feet-June 29, 2011

Poor Jasper. She still won't eat much and can't sleep because of that noise underground somewhere here in the village. The vibrations are just too much for her. I put her in the tub but she never sleeps. Then I let her back out and she follows me all around the house and never sits still.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Jasper-Gigi And Ricky-May-2011

Gigi playing with that talking toy and looking out the window.

Jasper hasn't been eating nor wanting to stay in the water lately because of a vibration noise coming from outside somewhere. It sounds like a water pump deep inside the ground. It's not from this building. I still think it's coming from the water tower on the hill behind us but the village denies it. It's been running for over three months and the noise and vibration is driving me mad as well as Jasper. She had climbed up onto this little cassette holder I have next to my dresser in the bedroom. I don't know how in the heck she climbed up there. I was afraid she'd fall off so put a pillow on the floor beneath her. She had gotten into my package of bed pads and had them lying all over also.. I never use them anyway. Turtles are amazing in what they can do.

Ricky and Gigi on May 24th, 2011

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Jasper In The Tub-May 16, 2011

This is Jasper in 1996

She stayed in for about an hour before wanting to get out. Now she's under my night stand in the bedroom. That humming noise was real loud last night. It even drove me crazy. Can't imagine how it bothered her. I don't hear that noise yet tonight. It's a miracle! It hasn't shut off for three months. But last night it didn't start up loud till 10 PM. I'm hoping we both can get a good night's sleep for a change.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 14, 2011-Jasper

Jasper is having a hard time lately. There's been a vibrating noise coming from somewhere outside. Sounds almost like a sump pump. It runs 24 hours a day. The vibration can be felt in my apartment through the cement slab under my feet and the sound drives me crazy at times. Jasper hears through vibrations and this is really bothering her. She won't stay in her water at all. Maybe for an hour in the mornings when the vibration seems less. This has been going on for three months. She hasn't eaten in that long either and I'm very afraid that she will die. She is very restless. Here she is walking around the apartment and goes under the recliner chair. Sometimes she might sleep for the night under there. Right now she's in my bedroom on top of a pair of slippers. She hasn't been in the water at all. I will put her in it in the morning. Just so she can get wet and drink if she wants to. When she wants to go back in the water she will go in the bathroom and wait by the tub. But that was before all this started. Now I have to put her in even if she don't want to.
I haven't heard from the girl that was going to take her. She got laid off here. I think I will contact her though and ask if she wants to still take Jasper. Otherwise she might die.
Jasper looks healthy but you can't tell with turtles. They could be sick and you can't tell.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Gigi And Ricky-March-2011

Gigi likes to explore more now and goes to the top of the curtains sometimes and looks around. She's doing great!

This is Ricky when he was sitting on my dresser one day. His reflection in the mirror.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Gigi-January 5, 2011

She seems to be doing okay since Rudy died. She's coming out more and bothering Ricky like she always did. And she sings and chatters. Maybe she likes being alone now. Who knows? I do...Ha! Ha! She will be ten years old in April.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Gigi And Ricky-January 3, 2011

Gigi sitting in the doorway of her cage and Ricky on his. Gigi is doing okay. She sings now and then so I guess she won't be dying from a broken heart after Rudy died. At least I hope not. She still won't come out as much though. In time I think she will.