Tuesday, July 03, 2007
The Story of a Little Green Turtle!
In the "All About Us" post a while back one of the questions asked about hunting and if Jazz or Dixie had even caught anything. I mentioned there that Jazz had once eaten one of my pet turtles. People wanted to know more so here's the low down. About 5 years ago I bought 3 tiny green turtles (red eared sliders) for my classroom aquarium which the children loved. Cleaning them was the problem and when I left that school no one wanted to keep them on so I took them home. Jazz was just a puppy when I brought them home so I put them in their tank on top of the fridge thinking they would be safe up there. Anyway one day one of them must have escaped the tank and free fallen to the floor without my noticing it. At that time Jazz had many toys which she liked to chew and so one night as we sat down watching TV I thought nothing of Jazz munching on something. Until that is that I saw blood on the floor!! I thought she'd cut herself and rushed in for a closer look. I was horrified at what I saw - one of my cute little turtles all chewed up. I felt so sick and sad and of course Jazz had no idea as to why I wasn't pleased to see her playing with that "toy". So only two turtles remained and do to this day (although they are a lot bigger!). When I clean their tank and they are out , Jazz and Dixie are very curious but Jazz keeps her distance! So there you have it - the story of the turtle munching puppy!!