Running from the Law: Mr. Schuey

Monday, October 20, 2014

Mr. Schuey

Meet the newest member of our family...
This is Mr. Schuey.  
He was about to be roadkill until my husband stopped traffic and rescued him on a busy street near our house in the middle of rush hour traffic.
He'll be spending the next few months with us over the winter and splits his time between the playhouse in our backyard and the most elaborate turtle enclosure ever conceived in our basement.
And by elaborate, I mean a fenced in, hot rock, multiple tunnels, a water feature, a forest corner, a stone hill, lights on a timer to simulate day/night, etc.
Basically he's now be the most loved and spoiled turtle in all the land. 
I don't know any other turtle that gets fresh fruit and veggies daily, along with a gourmet meal of chopped up worms.
We even have a viewing area, so Mac and daddy can sit there and watch Mr. Schuey.
Apparently he's incredibly entertaining.
Welcome to the family, Mr. Schuey!

19 comments:

  1. If I were a turtle on the verge of being road kill, I would want to be rescued by your family!! Great job, Daddy! And, Mac looks totally enthralled!!

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  2. Aww, I so appreciate that he is a rescue. I have rescued a few turtles in my neighborhood that have found their way into the street from the neighborhood ponds. He looks and sounds very loved!

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  3. haha, where is the pic of the elaborate turtle village?! I mean, I might want to move in! Minus the worms.

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  4. I love this! I'm so thankful Elyse hasn't requested to keep any of the frogs that Papa has found for her!

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  5. Oh my gosh, Mac's face in each picture is priceless!
    What a fun little pet! And your turtle village sounds legit.

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  6. i LOVE HIM!! and his new "pad" sounds seriously AMAZING. lucky little turtle!

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  7. Love this! Almost sounds like my last name! ;) Too cute!

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  8. Welcome to the family! So sweet of your husband to save him... I had to save a few turtles growing up (lived near the wetlands) and those suckers move fast when they want! Sounds like he really is the most spoiled amphibian ever.. show us his pad!

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  9. So cute! I adore his expressions and what a happy saving story!

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  10. These are the best pictures ever!! Loved that you all breaker to save a turtle!! He seems so fascinated with him!! So cute!!

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  11. That is the sweetest ever that your hubby recused that turtle! But why only for a few months? I too want to see pictures of this elaborate habitat! Looks like he's getting some serious love from Mac!

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  12. This is awesome. I love his curious faces in these photos. Can't wait to see photos of his habitat.

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  13. So cool! You are going to have to give us a peek at that home of his. Maybe that will help keep Mac busy! :)

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  14. I'm so jealous! I want a pet turtle SO bad! He's a very lucky turtle & Mac just loves him already! :)

    Mandie ~ http://badbrewpack.blogspot.com/

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  15. Oh my gosh, seriously so sweet of your husband to save him! And look at how happy Mac is with him. I love the pictures of him looking at him so curious!

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  16. Your description of Shuey's indoor home is hysterical! I couldn't stop giggling! Enjoy your new family pet:)

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  17. That is one loved turtle!! So fun!!

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