|Kat and Viv||
Joined Jul 20 2011
Kat and Viv
Kat and Viv have six adult Desert Tortoises, which include two girls, Chrissy and Rebel, and boys, Curtis, Danny, Thunder and Tommy. Our family is blessed to have a huge yard with plenty of green grass that the tortoises eat, along with other shrubs and treats of lettuce and cactus. Our adult Desert Tortoises are very independent and low maintence because the yard provides the food and the room enough to make many burrrows for their homes, but the main one where they are starting to hibernate soon, is deep under a shed, We reside in Ridgecrest, California, along with other cats and dogs. We are lucky to all get along well enough to enjoy each other's company, but still can be moody and get on each other's nerves.
We were recently blessed with five new arrivals a couple months ago, that already have eager families waiting to adopt baby tortoises when they are old enough. The first one we named, "Richie," after the recent tragic loss of our beloved family member, Richard D, "Richie," Viv's Grandson and Kat's Little Bro.
That would fit my bro' to rencarnate himself for awhile as a baby turtle, just to mess with my head. We had that "sibiling rivalry" thing going on, where Kat tried to tell Richie what to do, cause she thought she was "older and wiser," but Richie would disagree, cause he knew all along, Kat had no idea what she was talking about, butting heads, but all in good fun. (R.I.P. We all love and miss u so much...)
Viv is an artist who mostly does paintings and cartoons. She is "retired," but you would not know it because she still works all day long helping others, tiling the floors of her house, and being there for her adult children or for her friends. She migrated to Ridgecrest from San Diego, California almost fifteen years ago, when her oldest daughter's family relocated here from San Diego, as her husband was staitioned to work at the base in this area. She came to love the desert and aquired the tortoises years ago and is now passing her knowledge of these amazing creatures to her youngest daughter, Kat.
Kat relocated here permanently eight months ago from from the beaches of San Diego. Always Viv's youngest daughter, but not as young anymore. Grown up in a big city, with many choices and freedoms and an overkill of an expensive partying/out all the time/ entertainment lifestyle, and now old enough to appreciate the more important, simple things in life, like family, I was looking forward to moving to a place with no gridlock traffic and having basically one or two choices to do my shopping. You don't have to think so much! There are pros and cons to both, but Ridgecrest is growing on me more and more as I get to know more people here in this town.
I have gone from knowing almost nothing about Desert Tortoises, except seeing them, like I was attending the zoo when I would visit up here to, far from an expert, but knowing much more, and even seeing them live, like I was watching TV. on the National Geographic Channel! I look forward to continue to learn much more as I talk with others who also have various types of tortoises.