Tuesday, January 11, 2011

By(e) George!

I've seen lots of "Lost Pets" signs over the years posted up around my neighborhood.  Usually, the pets on those signs are dogs or cats.

But a few months ago, I started noticing a sign in my 'hood, as well as other nearby neighborhoods, for a missing cockatiel.  I remember at the time thinking it a little odd, and wondering how I would actually convince the bird to land on my finger if I did, in fact, find him. 

Yesterday, while on a run, I saw this sign for "George", the missing tortoise.

 How is it that these pet owners can't keep track of their pets that don't even go outside to use the bathroom?  Aren't they sort of caged animals?  Or are they just running and flying around in their backyard, until one day, they just went a little too far and couldn't find their way back home?

Well, George...I hope you make it back to your owners...Although maybe you're happier out at the creek with the other Texas Tortoises, in which case, Run Free, George!

10 comments:

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Kerri, it's really strange isn't it that pet owners' can't keep track of their pets. But over here, sometimes pets get stolen especially those expensive pets. Wishing you a lovely merry happy week and love to yoU!

Marie a la Mode said...

A missing tortoise??? Really? How did he escape? lol I hope both George and the cockateel return to their rightful (but perhaps irresponsible???) owners. I had a cockateel when I was younger, he was the best. He would dance when I danced. His name was Clyde : )

Abby said...

Hopefully it wasn't stolen! I know of some people who randomly leave things like tortoises outside and they never come back...

patty said...

Well, he's probably out racing against the hare, yes??

Dana Barbieri said...

Thank you Kerri for your comment. when we lived in NYC we saw a parakeet. He was someones pet and I tried to get him and almost did but he was too scared. :( we have a parakeet and before kids was out all the time, he never got out but sometimes if someone opens the door birds will fly out. sad.

elizabeth said...

I feel like it would take an awfully long time for a tortoise to actually "escape". ;)

Kerri said...

oh, i know, elizabeth!!!
okay, well i can understand the bird flying off, but C'MON?!!! the tortoise on the run?! i'm not buying it.

Emelie - C'est LA vie said...

Haha - imagine that! Poor George, he's probably just taking some time out in a shoe or something...

Jadyn said...

Aw, I hope George makes it home, whatever that means to him! :) I do have to say that I wonder how you lose a tortoise...

Roberta said...

Too funny...once a bird gets out...I don't ever see them flying back home! As far as the turtle...come on...you know they don't make "quick" get-a-ways. Reminds me of my DH once when we lived in our old house and he went running down the stairs with my camera outside. So my son and I followed him and found him taking a photo of a turtle on the lawn. My son and I still tease him about it now...why on earth would he run down to snap the photo and the biggie for me was...HE never takes photos of family yet he runs to take a photo of a turtle...okay????