An uneasy truce

After an incident the other night, in which a testudine tail was knocked awry by a somewhat vigorous bleater and required immediate surgery with superglue, I decided that enough was enough.

While the turtle was in recovery, I brought in a mediator.

He was a man (I think. Could be wrong.) of wisdom and sagacity, having spent many months in the bottom of a box of sewing notions prior to surfacing at the Craft Council Seconds Sale one spring Saturday many years ago.Since then he has supervised several clay creations by Pete Sobol & Toby Rabinowitz that reside in the livingroom (and if ever creations were to be prone to shenanigans, it would have been they).

I do not know his name, but thought that since he and the sheep came from that same sale (different years), they might be able to come to some sort of understanding.

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He says, "Listen. Shape up." They think, "Could we eat that beard?"

Anyway, he suggested that they try playing games together and asked John for an idea. This was (initially) moderately successful:

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"One, two, three, uh, eight, six....."
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"We're going to play Dungeons & WHAT?"

Thus endeth the Dungeons & Dragons Small, Harmless, Imaginary Lizards foray.

Then they tried some old childhood basics. Piggybacks.  Turtlebacks.

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This is a very. Slow. Way. To. Travel.

Once one pair gave it a go, everyone wanted in and it was a veritable congo line of turtle-riding sheep.

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How do you shift this thing into third? What do you mean it's an automatic turtle??

They tried it the other way.

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Left, left, no right, right, forward, wait, back!!

It was far less dignified for all concerned.

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I will not get wet if it rains.

For now we have a truce. Actually, the Dungeons & that-word-I’m-not-allowed-to-say-because-it-really-freaks-them-out thing worked out quite nicely. All I have to do is shake the dice jar and they immediately stop bickering.

Wonder how long it will last?

For the origins of the Sheep & Turtle Saga, check out these Sheep & Turtle Posts…..

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One Comment Add yours

  1. VYC says:

    *phew* Im glad they arent trying to eat each other anymore.

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