I woke up at 5am'ish this morning, to the lovely sounds of a small dog barking it's head off next door.... my neighbor's dog is one of those dogs with a high pitch, VERY LOUD bark!! He kept on and one, and then when little J woke at 615am, I was a wee bit frustrated. So, I took the dog some treats (n'bors know I do it, they're ok w/ it) and it hushed for a bit.... then it started back up.
I went out only to find it barking at this turtle!!! The turtle was trapped and cornered, so I grabbed the shovel, reached over the fence and took it to my patio where it finally relaxed, stretched out and head on it's merry way. Little J went to tell the turtle hi, and asked it "hey turtle, what are you doing in my yard??"
The turtle just looked at him, and then went bye-bye :). I told little J that the turtle missed its family so it was going to find it's mommy... he was settled w/ that. Big E wasn't awake for the appearance of the turtle so we took some photos for him!