I have a pet turtle. Her name is Lee-chan. She is 16 years old. For a long time, I thought she was a boy. But around six years ago, she started to lay eggs, and I realised she was a girl!
When I got her, she was the size of a 500 yen coin. Now, she is bigger than my hand!
Lee-chan and I have been together for a long time. We have lived in different places – different houses, different cities…my life changes, but she is alway with me. Even though we have been together for a long time, she sometimes gets angry with me if I try to clean her water, or try to brush her shell.
When she is hungry, she comes to me and waves her arms around. It is like she is saying “feed me!” In summer, she likes to sit on her terrace and sunbathe. Her terrace used to have a bamboo sheet covering it, but it got dirty. I need to buy a new one. At the moment, her terrace is just a white rack. She doesn’t seem to mind, but I want to make the environment more natural for her. I think bamboo is better than plastic. I’ll buy one today.
Heather @ I Talk You Talk Press