Thursday, October 19, 2006

THE TURTLES, THEY HAVE BEEN NAMED

Oh, yellow-belly turtle of indeterminate gender: I name thee Steve if you are a boy turtle and Stevie if you are a girl, in rememberance of Stephen Robert Irwin, that great wildlife warrior.

Oh, read-ear slider turtle of still-to-be-determined gender: you will hereafter be called Jacques if you are a boy and Jacqueline if you are a girl, in honor of the great underwater explorer Jacques-Yves Costeau.

Go forth, dear turtles and bask in the light of your heating lamp.

7 comments:

King Talent said...

Excellent choice of names. Keep the memory of our fellow wildlife warrior alive.

Y'know, Steve discovered a new species of turtle off the coast of Queensland -- Elseya irwini — Irwin's Turtle.

passion said...

umm leonardo, donatello, raphael and michaelangelo would have done it for me but yours are thoughtful!

mist1 said...

Recently, I've taken to calling my blog Steve. I like to tell people that I have to get home because I haven't checked on Steve all day.

bigkahuna said...

You gonna post a photo, right?

I only recall talking to Steve once about turtles. Actually tortoises. He has a few at his zoo...

I miss the old guy - he told the best dirty jokes...

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, if the Yellow-Bellied Slider grows to over 8", you'll know its a female :)

Samegoes for the RES...and obviously, large front claws are a give away for makes ;)

mAn[S]o0r said...

good choice of names!

i'd have chosen what passion suggested... but still good choices :D

passion said...

Eid Mubarak!!