Sunday, April 13, 2014

Photo: A sick desert tortoise

My secretary brought her desert tortoise into the office after she took the tortoise to the veterinarian.  She put the tortoise in a box under her desk until she took him home during her lunch hour.

As can be seen in this photo, the tortoise is swollen in the shoulders and chin.  The vet said that the tortoise has a parasite and gave him some medicine.

My secretary will have to bring her other desert tortoise into the vet for examination and possible treatment because if it has parasites it could give them right back to this tortoise.

Today is Sunday, so we have new photos posted on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.  This week we are showing photos from the Galapagos Islands, which makes this photo of a tortoise seem appropriate.

What is not appropriate is to post this tortoise photo today, which is Dave's and my anniversary.  This tortoise does not remind me of Dave.  Not even when I ask him to do some chores around the house.

6 comments:

Judy said...

Happy Anniversary!

And get well soon to the tortoise.

Sharon Anck said...

Poor little guy! I hope he's feeling better now.

Sharon Anck said...

Oh, and Happy Anniversary!

glenda said...

Poor Trudy, hope she is feeling better soon.

Kate said...

Happy Anniversary to both of you!!

Good for your secretary and friend to take such good care of her animals!

Jack said...

Sometimes I feel like that bloated tortoise after I eat too much.

Happy anniversary to the two of you!

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