Well ladies and gentlemen:
There are those who have never known nor met me. Then there are those of you that are acquainted with me somewhat. There are those of you who are friends, AND THEN there are those who have stayed in my life through it all. Some of you know (not many), that i have an unusual pet; a California Desert Tortoise. I acquired her several years back from a reliable source. As soon as i acquired her, I joined CDT of San Diego so as to find out, what to feed her, what not to feed her. I made sure i planted some good flowers for her and made sure as well to get rid off all the ugh/fatal plants, so as to have tortoise friendly yard. LOL~~
Years have passed and she nestled into a spot in the yard seasonally. Each autumn, late towards winter here in southern California, she would go into her hibernation. I would then bring her into the house and tuck her into a box, wrapped in some old clean cloths. Winter would pass and Spring would arrive, and i would hear her move somewhat and take her out to the yard, and watch her carefully for a few days, until she was pretty independent and totally out of hibernation. About 5 years ago, she started burrowing and come winter she had dug deep enough and the time of hibernation came and when she didn’t come out of her borough after
3-4 days, i would cover her borough up until springtime.
This last spring she came out of hibernation and delighted herself as usual. One day I came out and she was gone!! I couldn’t find here and then saw she had gone out the gate 😦 “sad face”
Days passed and the neighbors found her in their yard and so i realized she somehow got under the fence to their backyard. I brought her back and after about 24 hours I noticed she just wasn’t acting her usual reptile self.
Within 24 hours I figured out that a squirrel had pretty much taken over her borough, and she didn’t want back in it. Squirrels are ok, but not when it comes to taking over another’s home, place of residence. Within another 24 hours when i went to feed her, as I left her food, I didn’t see her. I went to look around and again she wasn’t to be found. SIGH~~
Days passed and a little over a week later, i went out to check to sit in my yard chair towards sundown and there she was right in front of our living room window. I was astounded! Tortoise’s don’t know there way around the neighborhood and after a week she came back?? I picked her up and put her in the backyard and fed her. The next day again she wasn’t to be found. I had made sure the side gates were shut and after sundown, pretty much said good bye. It has been over 2 weeks and to no avail, she certainly seems to be gone. 😦 During this time I prayed and 1.gave her to the Lord and just decided to focus elsewhere, if she will come back she will. I don’t need to be all bent out of shape over some tortoise. 2. Spiritually took authority over the squirrel and said it had no authority, no place of residence in my backyard.
So now, I am getting other things done better. Cleaning out the kitchen, organizing my books for business, doing lots of yard~work which I have neglected over the past season, and even back into the WORD/BIBLE better than in a long time. I got several trash cans full of weeds so as to do a bit of landscaping. Yesterday August 10th, 2013, I was weeding in some perennial area of the backyard and
I noticed far more grass growing in the Lantana, and Shasta Daisies. As i was pulling all that grass and
some weeds up, I noticed something that looked like stone under these perennials.
IT WAS HENRIETTA MAYE!! I thought, “you got to be kidding right”? So though she actually looked as if she was hibernating, i prayed that she would be ok, and finished the weeding. I got up this morning and put some of her favorite foods out and touched her feet. About an hour later she was up and ready to eat!
YOU KNOW WHAT~~ ?? Now she has shifted/changed to a different part of the yard, that is the season we are all in. It is time to shift, to change. Figure out what needs to shift, what needs to change and JUST DO IT, OR LET IT HAPPEN. Also many of us have something that steals and robs from us from our past. (a squirrel in the back yard), take authority in the name of Jesus and kick it out. Thank you and Shalom If you have ANY questions (for some won’t understand some of what I am sharing)…….. Just ask!!