Periwinkle was up super early that morning because she knew Stinky was coming for an adventure. She paced back and forth in front of the Teleportation Tunnel waiting to hear the familiar WOOSH that would signal Stinky's arrival.
All of a sudden she heard the WOOSH and Stinky came tumbling out of the tunnel right into her paws. The two giggled, hugged and shared whisker kisses. They were so happy to be together!
"Hey Periwinkle, I saw that your Mom took a video of the launch the other day, did you get to see it?" Periwinkle said she was inside the house and only saw it on television and sheepishly admitted that the loud sonic booms scared her. Stinky hugged her and told her that he probably wouldn't like them either.
Periwinkle told Stinky that they would be staying right in her little city today. She took his paws and led him to her Mom's carr for a short ride to the beach.
"I recognize this beach, isn't this where I went surfing? Are we going surfing again?" asked Stinky. Periwinkle explained that she had something super cool to show him.
It didn't take long for Stinky to see what she was talking about. Periwinkle explained that it was turtle nesting season and that turtle was about to build a nest for her eggs.
"What's this area for" asked Stinky. Periwinkle said that every morning the Turtle Preservation Society comes out and looks for new turtle nests and marks them off as protected areas.
Stinky said the tracks almost looked like a car had been there!
Periwinkle explained how the turtles nest.
"Whoa, that turtle is ginormous!" said Stinky. Periwinkle said she was an 800 pound leatherback who came ashore. When she came ashore they saw she was tagged and her name is Vienna! You can read more about Vienna HERE.
Stinky wanted to know if Periwikle ever saw any baby turtles hatch. She said she hadn't and neither had her Mom but she showed him this video of turtles hatching that she had on her phone.
The two spent some time on the beach watching the waves and the birds. The held paws and shared whisker kisses. Periwinkle brought a basket with snacks and they had a picnic on the beach. They were very careful not to leave anything behind when they were done.
Soon it was time to call Periwinkle's Mom to pick them up. They returned to Periwinkle's house where Stinky visited with Periwinkle's fursibs. As always, Allie asked him to give Mau a big hug and a kiss for her. Finally, the two tabbies knew it was time for Stinky to return home. The shared more hugs, paw pats and whisker kisses and he entered the Teleportation Tunnel to return home. The two kept eye contact as long as they could. They both noticed tears in each other's eyes as Stinky left. With a WOOSH, he was on his way. Periwinkle hoped he had a good time and went off to take a nap and dream away the hours until their next adventure.