I miss him a lot. He was in my life since I moved back to Texas up until past graduation (10 yrs) and he was such a good pet. We grew up together, I saved him from being turtle soup from my grandpa! It was either “take him home, or I’m making him into soup for eating my garden!” I was 8 years old and didn’t know anything about tortoises but took him in anyway.
I remember last September, when I took him out of his tank and played with him for hours, I tried to feed him all these fruits and veggies and lettuce and he wouldn’t eat…. The next day, he was gone.
It was hard, I had him for 10-11 years. Stotle has helped with the grieving, and now I’m older and much more wise on how to care for a tortoise, it’s a lot of work, and I can properly care for Stotle now, better then I’d done for Speedy.
Speedy, you’ll never be forgotten. I love you and I miss you so much. I’m sorry I didn’t take better care of you sometimes, and that we took you from the wild. I didn’t understand a lot about tortoises like I do now, only being 8 yrs old. I hope you enjoyed all the wonderful times we had, all the different places we explored and different homes we moved to, growing up together! All the times I was bullied and you were there to make me feel better when I came home! You were only 2 inches long! You were the size of my palm when you came home with me, and the size of my palm when you passed! We literally grew up together.
I hope you rest in peace, Speedy. I’ll be planting some more plants over your grave today and be bringing you some flowers.
This made me cry. Sending you a huge hug. speedys a shell angel now. <3s