Sunday, June 15, 2008

Adoption Notice

Dandelion

A certain 5th grader begged and begged and we wound up adopting the classroom box turtle. He had to vow that he would personally take responsibility for food and clean up. We'll see how long that lasts. I'm getting attached already which is a good thing because guess who has been peeling grapes for her. The turtle's name is Dandelion.

3 comments:

angela said...

What a cutie! I'd be passing him the choicest morsels too..

Andrée said...

Why do you need to peel the grapes? If it were a wild turtle nobody would be around to peel his grapes. He's a great looking turtle. Just remind this certain fifth grader that it would be pretty embarrassing to return in September with a dead little turtle. The girls would never accept that!

JL said...

A friend of mine at UIC has had a turtle for years. He named it 'Aristurtle', and it is a free-range creature, and wanders the house, commonly wedging himself into weird places for days on end before appearing for food.

Aristurtle is fed specific greens and 'turned' Mighty Dog canned dog food. Turtles are very particular about what they eat, and are surprisingly sensitive to diet. Aristurtle has chosen his foodstuffs, and seems to do well on them.

One night, a houseguest walked towards the bathroom and encountered the previously unseen Aristurtle in the middle of the living room floor. She knocked on the door of the bedroom. "Uh, there's, like, a TURTLE in your living room".

"Yeah, that's Aristurtle. He's supposed to be there".

(Long pause)

"Umm... are you sure?"

"Yes, we're sure".