Yesterday I doodled a tortoise.Turtle I doodled

It reminded me of Alfie from Roald Dahl’s Esio Trot.Alfie from Esio Trot

Growing up my grandparents had two tortoises named Arnold and Myrtle. (“Tortoises” looks like such a strange word.)  My grandma nicknamed Myrtle “Fertile Myrtle” because she was constantly laying eggs in the tomato patch.  Ironically, one day the gardener left the gate open and they ran away.

Happy Friday!

UPDATE: My sister was quick correct me (in that lovely way sisters do) that it was the meter man, not the gardener, who let the tortoises escape.  I don’t know what a meter man is… but I don’t like ‘im!