Dad started making Jokes about Turtle soup, hard boiled turtle and how we needed to name it Nugget cause that was all it was. Mom just told us that we could say what we wanted but it was now a part of this Farm whether we liked it or not. Then she promptly got the old leaky fish tank out of the well house and then went to town and got a new smaller tank. I decided to ride along with her to see why she was so bent on this turtle. Well, as it turns out Mom has had a turtle before. She told me that today she found the baby while she was working in the shelter garage and she went in the building for a moment to return and find the little guy in the middle of what she was doing. At first she said she thought it was a toy placed there but then remembered she was the only one in the building.
The weird part is that she says this is an aquatic turtle. The shelter however is quit a ways away from any water source such as a pond or anything. So where did he come from??? Mom has no clue but she believes he came into her life for a reason .... Who knows what it is but she says there is a reason.
Check out how small it really is... that is my hand in the picture.
She knows alot about turtles and fish too. Turns out she has always had an aquirium of some sort as a kid. Dad says she had one all the way up until the time I was about 2 years old. I don't remember it though. I will tell you she Knows that this is a red eared slider and that they live about 50-70 years. When I popped off and asked who was going to take care of it if she didn't live to be 120 years old she looked at me and said very firmly "YOU ARE"!!
Anyway, as silly as it seems I caught myself just sitting and watching the little guy ... Now we just need a name for it. Any suggestions???? Mom thought Dribble after the turtle from the "Tales of the 4th grade nothing" by Judy Blume ....