Thursday, May 21, 2009

Turtles of Joy

I am a non-pet owner. In fact I wonder if pets really do bring joy to their owners (you don't own anything it owns you - sorry Katie, sorry Spot).
I am however the pet sitter. Charlie has come to visit on occassion and this week Tami asked if I could watch the turtles. I somehow thought this would mean going to her house once a day to feed. However, I was unaware of the complexity of a turtles life. They really need much more interaction than that.
So last night Dan delivered the monster tank, fish food (ickk) and 4 happy turtles. After receiving the speech on how they needed human interaction I was a little surprised to find out that they didnt have names; or if they did than Dan was unaware of what they are.
So, let me introduce you to Sky, Misty, Frederick and Mable as named by CEM and I.
If turtles are going to bring you joy you really must have a name for them.


Kim Thomas said...

I used to have a turtle. It was named after me and my two cousins:

We called him CDK

P.S. Katie is offended, we don't own her she is part of our family.

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

So Katie owns you :)

Kim Thomas said...

I am offended by this whole topic of "ownership".

Nobody owns anybody we are all part of a unit. The unit is a fully functioning family that goes by the overall name of Thomas. The Thomas family consists of David, Kim, Katie and Sydney.

Jane: a female given name of English origin said...

souds like the borg (Star Trek) \\//

Kim Thomas said...

What does that mean? I'll tell you one thing, I don't think I like it!!!!

Anonymous said...

O.K. That is truly a blog spot to laugh over. Honestly, can you hear me giggle. I just can't wait to share the blog with Dan and he can share in my joy of the sharing in your joy that I am sharing. What a hoot!
-- Tami aka Sky, Frederick, Mabel and Misty's mom

Ajudd71 said...

Turtles stink.

Diane said...

Spot brings me joy. I love him and Katie too!

Anonymous said...

Pets bring a lot of love (I think that means dogs and cats, I can't imagine a turtle showing affection), they give unconditional love and you can give lots of unconditional care and attention. It is nice to have a pet sitter in the family. Mom

KFuj said...

We have a cat..She is part of our family, always has, always will be.
I agree with Jane how can something bring you joy if they have no names. I couldn't see myself saying-he did walked up the rocks today. Great names!!

Queen B said...

our "little ladies" are in the Katie-category of family members. But I paid for 'em, so I own 'em ;)

How can you interact with something that has no name? Good job on taking care of that issue!