Thank You for All You Do!

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Thank You for All You Do!

Post by Oxalis » 13 Nov 2019, 20:19

Today is the 10th anniversary for my little Steve and me. Steve and I wanted to extend our thank-you to everyone at The Tortoise Table, for all your hard work in helping to develop the best possible tortoise diet. We are all very grateful and have enjoyed gardening all these years!

I have posted a few of my favorite photos of Steve on Tortoise Forum. Please enjoy: https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/happy ... ve.178671/

Best wishes for your 2019 holiday season! :)
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Post by lin » 13 Nov 2019, 20:48

Oh my. That’s a wonderful photo and Steve looks so happy amongst all those fresh weeds to choose from. you have done great for him Oxalis.
Thank you so much for your very kind words. They make us feel so special.
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Post by Nina » 13 Nov 2019, 22:17

And thanks from me too, Mekie! How lovely of you to think of us, and send us such nice compliments. It's been a pleasure to watch Stevie, and his very substantial garden, grow and mature. You can see from his smooth shell what a great life you've given him.
is it snowing yet in MIchigan? It's cold and rainy here, and my Doris and Dolly are well into hibernation mode -- winding down at the moment, and into proper hibernation just under two weeks.

Lots of good wishes to you and Stevie for a lovely Christmas and a sunny 2020!

Nina x

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Post by Nina » 13 Nov 2019, 22:37

Oh my -- I've just looked at your photos on the tortoise forum and they are splendid! Part of it was like going down memory lane, because I remember when Steve was new to you and just finding his feet and exploring, but also there are such lovely photos there. I hadn't seen the 'windmill' position photo, but that is so familiar -- my tortoises do it, and now I know what to call it! And I remember when you told us you were getting married, but I had no idea that you had such a handsome ring bearer -- what a great photo that is. LOL, did Steve walk all the way down the aisle himself or did he have to be helped a bit? Thanks so much for really making my day with your kind words and super pictures.

Nina x

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Post by Oxalis » 14 Nov 2019, 03:10

Thanks for the lovely words! I also sent a donation to TTT via Paypal. :D

We went out to dinner tonight to celebrate our anniversary! It is very cold here right now (about -5°C), conveniently after receiving about 7 inches of snow a few days ago. It is supposed to warm up this weekend. We've been enjoying lots of tea to keep warm! That much snow and cold is unusual for this early in the season, but us Michiganders are always prepared for snow. Steve does love his nap time, and he seems to be winding down. I'm sure he's looking forward to hibernation this year.

We didn't take Steve to the conservatory with us for our wedding, but we couldn't resist getting some cute photos of him for our announcements. Here are a few photos: https://tortoiseforum.org/threads/rt-ri ... ds.130750/

Cheers!
I <3 Stevie, my Russian tortoise!

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Post by Nina » 14 Nov 2019, 09:16

Thank you so much for your donation -- it was really kind of you! You've been one of our most loyal supporters over the years, and we can't thank you enough! A 10th anniversary is an important one, so I've popped a little something in the mail today from all of us to you and Steve, as a small token of our gratitude.

Those photos are super cute! What a lucky fellow Steve is to have found a home with you and your hubby.

Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy hibernation (the hibernation bit is for Steve, not you, but I do sometimes wish that I could just go off and sleep the winter away). :D Doris and Dolly send sleepy Christmas greetings to Steve (they are in the last stages of winding down for hibernation and will soon be tucked up nicely for the winter).

Nina x
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Post by Oxalis » 20 Nov 2019, 03:08

Nina, I just received your gift in the mail today. Thank you so much!! That is one adorable Xmas card too! I teared up a little knowing you guys are thinking of us! James (the hubby) says thank you and seasons greetings!

I'm thinking I may use the observation log to try to target train Steve a little (in the warmer weather). :lol: I could go for hibernating through the winter too...
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Post by Nina » 20 Nov 2019, 09:14

I'm so glad that our little gift reached you OK, and thank you so much again for your donation. I'm not sure what target training is, but if the booklet is useful then that is great!

I love your card, and that is another really strange coincidence. I'm sure that card is by NIcola Allan, who is based in the UK, and a couple of weeks ago I bought another of her cards to send to some friends here for Christmas -- here it is https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/4942179 ... ve_5&frs=1 It's the first time I've seen her cards and lo and behold you have attached another of her cards to your post! That must be some kind of tortoise-loving fate!

I hope that you, James, and Steve have a truly wonderful holiday season and that the sun shines brightly on all of you in 2020!

Nina x

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