I wanted to paint Stumps for myself and just for the fun of it. I really like this little creature. Stumps has no toes, they were bitten off by other tortoises before my nephew's wife rescued him. He barrels across the floor in a determined way, checking out those things important to him, and he's surprisingly fast. Stumps is my 100th post for the year and to make it fun, I painted him on a cigar box lid.