The following story was an entrant in the Tales of Summer Tails Photo and Story contest. The top three finishers received $500 in cash, as well as $2,000 in cash and supplies for their favorite shelter. To read more stories, click here!
Georgio loves turtle pool parties! He looks forward to summer! Basking in the sun. Sitting on his log with his brothers and sisters.
Of course, there is food – fresh berries and melon and sometimes even dried shrimp! – along with a few balls to chase and rubber duckies! One or two plastic frogs can be found.
At least one of his fur friends (dogs and cats) acts as a lifeguard to be sure he is safe. There is, of course, some shade in case the sun gets too hot. Splashing around playing in the sun can be tiresome.
Sometimes there’s music to swim and splash to…it all depends on his mood. Catching some sun with its fresh vitamin C is a great change after a long cold winter. Human neighbors often say “hello” and enjoy watching Georgio splash in the sun.
All too soon the sun goes down, and it’s time to go back in his aquarium. But he can dream of next week’s pool party!