Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Monday, June 25, 2007

We Rescued a Turtle

Boy oh boy, is my Dad great or what? Yesterday afternoon, we were out walking along the main road in our development when all of a sudden ahead of us I saw this large slow-moving blob. It was about twice the size of my head, I think. I started to go over to it when my Dad said, no Jakey, sit, that's a turtle who looks like he's lost. He's definitely going in the opposite direction from the nearby lake.

I was on my long flexible leash, so Dad pulled me in. Then he realized this was a two-handed job and one hand was occupied holding my leash. What to do? Could I help? Well, Dad decided my paws weren't strong enough to help carry (although that would have been a sight) -- but if I would be still and just follow along as he picked up the turtle and took him back to the lake, that would be a really big help.

So that's what we did. He picked up the turtle with both hands and I followed along to reassure the turtle that he'd be fine. From time to time, the turtle would pop his head out to see what was going on, but when he saw me looking at him, he popped it right back in. And as we walked along, he kept discharging lots of what Dad called "ballast water," so we left quite a trail.

When we got to the lake, which is where the Muscovy ducks in our development like to hang out, we caused some commotion. Lots of fluttering feathers. Dad put the turtle on the bank, about ten feet from the water, and off he went, down the bank and into the water.

Dad and I walked back home, really happy about our Sunday "mitzvah."

Jake

8 comments:

Dachsies Rule said...

Your dad sounds like a great guy. First he saved you and your brother and now he saves a turtle. We love humans who save critters.

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Asta said...

Hi Jake and JH,
That is absolutely fantabulous! Your Dad sounds like a gweat guy, and I bet you ,Jake were a big help, even if youcouldn't cawwy the turtle.
I bet he was a little scawed, 'till he saw he was back in his home..that waspawsome of you..sowwy you live so far..I'd like to meet in pawson
smoochie kisses
Asta

Lorenza said...

Hi, Jake.
That is a lucky turtle. Being able to go back to the water with your Dad's help. And your support too of course!
You two are very nice!
Have a great day
Lorenza

Jackson said...

Hey pals, I've never seen a turtle. I think I'd probably bark at it if I did ever meet one. Or try to eat it! J x

Gus said...

Hey Jake: Thanks for being such a good dog and helping your dad put the Turtle back in his own environment. Where was JH at the time? Does your dad walk you guys separately? And if so, how does he get you out of the house one at a time?

Gus said...

Jake: Thanks for the tips. Tega tripped muzzer with the leash this morning and now muzzer wants to walk us separately! Sheesh. It's just some bruises, contusions and scraped. No big deal

Ume said...

hi Jake & JH,
it's great to noe u boyz!
n u have a great dad! it was veri kind of him to bring the turtle back to the lake, n with Jake's help too!

Gus said...

Jake: We recommended you to Opy, hope you hear soon. Thanks for the effort on my behalf!

Is it OK if I don't post those last two messages?

We are on the Yahoo wft line if you or your mom want to contact us directly too (it is under muzzer's name, same last name as mine!)