How Now?

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I decided to take Shane and Carmen home from the office after there was a Tortoise Emergency end of last week.
Jolene told us one was missing and we (April, Sarah, Clouds and me) RUSHED outside to look for it.

AprilPikachu spotted it amongst the rocks.

“Is it… dead? Maybe it died in its shell,” ClaudiaOnCrack said, peering closely.
“Clouds! Some optimism please!” i breathed exasperatedly.
I didn’t want no dead tortoise on my hands.

Weekend i didn’t get to take them home cos i passed out and didn’t get the office key off Adlin.

Today i spotted them trying out some circus escape stunt and ran to grab my camera.

Almost... there...

What the… 0_o

So i took them home today and asked my mother, “Hey, can i keep my tortoises in your tank?”
“What tank. I don’t have a tank.”
“Your tank with the plants?”
“I don’t know what you’re talking about. I don’t have a tank.”
“Your… pot then. The big pot outside with the plants in,”
i rephrased.
“Where you used to keep tortoises?”
“I don’t keep tortoises there anymore.”
“Well, yes, can i keep my tortoises there..?”

I swear this is how most of our conversations go -_-

“I don’t want you keeping tortoises in the house.”
“Someone told me it’s not good.”
End of story.
Er… okay…
“So you’re not keeping tortoises cos of superstition?”

Confirmed end of story.
Hey. I’m all for superstition.
I just never heard of that one before.
Shall google it up.

So now Shane and Carmen are homeless.

How now 0_-

15 Responses to How Now?

  1. kanch says:

    yeah i wasnt allowed to keep tortoises at home too…coz apparently it’s bad luck…so i’ve always thought it was an indian thing…hahah…guess not

  2. supamamia says:

    Poor tortoise.. you’re 25 but taking care of them is an issue?
    Donate them or send back to the pet store if you’re not capable at all

  3. Yan says:

    Hey I think you post online see if anybody wants to adopt. Last time I use to google online when I wanted to adopt pets πŸ™‚ You can try!

  4. julia says:

    i can keep them for u if u want to =)

  5. Gerald says:

    release them into tasik Titiwangsa!
    that’s what I did with mine when they got too big

  6. Charmaine says:

    Hahah that’s so cute- kinda like a 5 yo asking mommy if she can bring a stray puppy home.

    I’ve never heard a superstition like that before but I know that if a tortoise walks into your house, that’s like the best luck you can ever get. I know right, tortoise walking into your house. On the other hand, I know that keeping fishies in your room isn’t advisable. Some fengshui thing la, don’t know the logic behind it.


  7. Chindiana says:

    Turtle soup? Good for the blood i hear…

  8. JoyceTheFairy says:

    kanch: dunno la, i tried googling for 4 secs, din find anything then got distracted

    sm: oh yeah. boo hoo. yeah i’ll listen to you.

    yan: thanks πŸ™‚ but i think… i’d rather give them to someone i know πŸ™‚

    julia: for real? seriously, i’d want to give them to someone who’d sayang them

    gerald: i thought of that, they’re not big enough i think… the other ones are so big… i’m afraid they can’t find food

    charmaine: oh well, random occurrences like this teach us ey πŸ˜‰

    chindiana: oi! referring to subject: shameless!!!!!!!!

  9. k-yin says:

    aww.. poor lil tortty. by any chance u would want any adoption center from pg? hehe πŸ™‚

  10. julia says:

    yea seriously. well, now that my parents are keeping my dog, i sure need some love around… actually, erm, how big can they grow?

  11. Erisha says:

    oohh poor lil fellows. maybe u should post online and sell off or give it to someone you know who’s interested in keeping em’. or secretly keep em’ haha.

  12. ron says:

    don’t mean to be pedantic, but the creatures in the photo are terrapins, not tortoises. tortoises live on land, terrapins and turtles live mostly in or near water. i used to keep these when i was a kid. once one escaped and i thought it was lost for good but a month later i found it around the house dehydrated and had to feed it by hand because it was so weak.

    ah good times.

  13. Gerald says:

    Joyce: I’m sure they will be alright. Those buggers are troopers!

  14. Ms.___2 be! says:

    Makes me want to get some turtles…

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