It had been a very warm day in his home, almost too warm and Herman was looking for a way to cool off. Herman liked the idea of sitting in his basking pool, but the guardian felt that a bit of exercise was in order. And so Herman was dried off and let loose in the world outside his home. After some initial confusion about the nutritional value of carpet, Herman chose to walk on the wood floor instead. He was used to wood and that gave him some comfort in this strange new place.