Waffle and salad (and Dorothy too)

Now that he’s grown up a bit, Waffle’s become a bit more weary and a bit less witless. He’s still insanely warm-hearted for a reptile though and is perfectly content in the company of humans as long as they don’t wield cameras.

Well I do occasionally wield a camera, and it’s nearly impossible to get a decent shot of him when he’s on the alert. The solution? Distract with food (remember, he’s still a little witless). The result? Pictures with my baby’s cuute little face actually showing.

Oh, and even though I say he’s a he, I’m pretty sure by now that he’s a she. But I was so sure for so long that he was a he that I can’t stop calling him that.

The next photo’s from a while ago, but just in case you haven’t seen it here’s one of my favourite pictures of Dorothy:

It was taken a moment before she noticed I was there then shot me a look like I was being loud or something. Seriously, she looks at people like we’re the small ones. Aah well, Dorothy will be Dorothy, and she’ll still always be my little girl!

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  • Chien Yee said,
    May 15, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    how cute! I want a turtle now Waffle actually looks like it’s smiling lol

  • pelf said,
    May 15, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    Well.. There are two ways (that I know of) in which you can determine for sure whether a turtle is a he or a she or a gay (yes, this exists, and it’s called “intersex”):(a) a minor surgical procedure called laparascopy, or(b) wait for it to grow up Becca replied,I think I’ll just go for the waiting option. It’s now that Waffle’s getting bigger and his tail’s not thickening up at all that makes me think he’s a she. I don’t know of any resources though that tell you how to properly sex an Ocadia sinensis, nor do I know anyone else in real life who owns one. The only reference I have is some photos of male Ocadias on a forum that were of a similar size to Waffy – and judging from their vent locations and tail size Waff isn’t one of them! But we’ll know for sure in a couple of years.At least RES’s are easy to tell apart. Dorothy’s all lady.

  • Vish said,
    May 15, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    Ah! Waffle is so cute, and I love the colours you got!The light in my tank JUST broke earlier today. Haiya, time to go shopping!…and I’m beginning to think more and more that Stalin is a female.

  • Connie said,
    May 16, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    The photos are amazing Becca!

  • May 16, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    He he he! That is one pretty reptile! Probably the prettiest I’ve seen so far. And that’s a brilliant camera, the pictures are really clear & crisp [Okay, I’m starting to sound a little nerdy now, aren’t I? Ahem…]Veering slightly off topic here, but I just wanted to comment on this tree layout, while I’m here. I’ve admired all the different designs for this site but this has to be my favourite.Gem x

  • Skye said,
    May 16, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    Everytime I see your photos, I’m reminded of how cute turtles are I love that last picture of Waffle facing the camera – what a cheeky one!

  • Mae said,
    May 16, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    oh that is sooooo cute!! I lurv the second photo

  • Andy Gale said,
    May 16, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    Technically a tortoise, but still funny.http://www.clipaday.com/videos/real-life-ninja-turtle

  • valerie said,
    May 16, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    Those are some great photos!!

  • Joanne said,
    May 16, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    your turtles are cute. How did you get them to like vegetables? I try to feed mine lettuce and fruit but they are just not interested.

  • mk said,
    May 17, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    OH he looks so cute when he’s eating hahahah the look of content with his eyes like that

  • Robbie said,
    May 17, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    It doesn’t get any more cute than this

  • Matt said,
    May 18, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    Haha, wow some cute pictures there. Definitely not pictures I usually find on someone’s blog, but indeed cute all the same!

  • Jenny said,
    May 18, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    aww thats so cute!!

  • Brenda said,
    May 20, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    Awwww, Waffle looks so sweet in the second picture with his mouth open!

  • May 20, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    oooh!! you’ve got turles!! *falls in love with them* they’re adorable, and your pics are great

  • elphyon said,
    May 20, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    haha, i had a turtle once but it never did anything at all!anyways i just wanted to thank you for the fantastic themes you’ve made!I absolutely love the dusk!

  • Sarah said,
    May 21, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    Hey, Becca! It’s been a while since I last visited your site, but it still looks beautiful as always, I love the new colours of the current layout – fab-u-lous!I also love these photographs of your turtles – they’re amazing shots, wonderful spectrum of colours, and they really capture the characters of Waffle and Dorothy. Dorothy sounds like a charming little madam!

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  • May 23, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    Wow, what a badass looking turtle! :-)

  • Kevin said,
    May 28, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    You have an interesting site. I have two box turtles. First one, Speedy is male. The second one, we got today is named Indy. I’m certain that Indy is male by the color of eyes but Speedy jumped on Indy and started having sex!!! They have been at it for an hour now. Is it really possible they could be gay? or that speedy hasn’t been laid in at least 4 years?

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    June 1, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    I liked your blog design very much:-)

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    June 7, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

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    June 8, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

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  • Hazel said,
    June 8, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

    ^.^ Wow, I have never seen better pictures of turtles/tortoises=] These are so good!

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    August 17, 2007 6 years, 347 days ago

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