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November 4th, 2004


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02:42 pm - Go, Speed, go!
I have a picture on my desk. It is a picture of my first pet ever: Speedy, the turtle.



I caught Speedy one day across the street from my house. He as hanging out in the brush, and I was walking through the woods.

Over the years, I ended up finding turtles and keeping them for a few weeks or months and then letting them go. Each one was named "Speedy", but as time went on, they got Roman numerals after their names. I believe that I eventually got up to VIII.

I remember the turtles well. Others included Tutti-Fruity (he came to me with that name, when a girl's mother made her give him up to me because I apparently knew how to take care of turtles) and Runty, whose nest I found early one spring, and I watched the rest of his brothers hatch and walk off. He was the smallest, and he didn't leave, and finally I took him in.

Sometimes, I miss the town I grew up in, and the house. Mostly, though, I miss the lazy summer days in the woods, and the turtles.
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From:moonversion
Date:November 4th, 2004 11:49 am (UTC)
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Turtles rock!
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From:romandruid
Date:November 4th, 2004 01:40 pm (UTC)
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You've seen my tattoo, right? And my turtle collection? And my books on turtles?

(my turtle's name was "Smitty")
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From:singingwren
Date:November 5th, 2004 08:16 am (UTC)
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TURTLES! I love turtles too. :)

When I was little, there was a lot of construction going on near where I lived, and people would bring us turtles that were hurt or misplaced from all around. My basement was full of them, all different kinds; at one point we had up to 13 turtles living in my house! We had Rosie the longest -- and still do -- and she's about 80 in human years. The other two we had for the longest were Spotty (hehe) and Tigerlily, but those two managed to escape their outdoor pen so we figured it was time for them to go.
Currently we have Franklin (a girl, my German neighbor named it), Montgomery (named for the road we rescued her from), and Rosie. In the past, we've had everything from Sorsha to Pancake. My brother named them in things that always ended in "-y", including Turtley. My other brother liked fluffier names -- Lily, Marigold, Sunny, Ducky.

Turtles are good times.
And they have just made me late for class. XD

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