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!!


Oscar Airedale said...

Oh Jazz, I bet you felt bad when you realised. I can't imagine turtle is too tasty, a bit crunchy too, ick!

Oscar x

Boo said...

ohmyDOG! jazz bite the turtle. that reminds mom not to buy anything tiny and alive back home.

wet wet licks


Peanut said...

Oh my I bet you Jazz was sad when she realized what she did. Mom says she will kill me if I try that with either of our turtles. We have a red ear slider and a central american wood turtle.

Jackson said...

Yes I bet Jazz admires the turtles from afar now. Hope you are enjoying the summer holidays.
huggs and kisses M

Amber said...

OH my. Poor turtle. I have 2 turtles at my house too, they are all grown up now and it snapped at my lips. I hope youir turtles won't do that to you. It really hurts.
Take care

Girl Girl Hamster said...

Poor turtle. But I'm sure Jazz doesn't mean it

~ girl girl

The Army of Four said...

Oh, poor turtle! Sometimes us pups do things without even knowing WHY or what we're doing! I'm sure Jazz never would hurt something or someone on purpose!
Tail wags,

fee said...

o, may you RIP, dear LGT!

Sparky said...

Wow, poor turtle! Jazz, you must feel horrible now. I hope you don't do it again!


Nugget said...

Oh, I am sure if Jazz knew it was not a toy and a little pet she would have left him. - Poor turtle!

Licks, Nugget

Nugget said...

Oh... I forgot to say, thank you for checking in on us. We have not been online as much because Mum has been working lots of extra hours. Her office is in chaos, one of her co-worker's is out due to death in the family and on top of that the office is preparing to move. It's crazy! Hopfully things will slow down so we can enjoy the summer.

ToFFee said...


I haven't seen one before and I'm sure I'll take a bite out of it as well..

looks crunchy too! I don't know if that tase good...

anyway, jazz sure is sorry for that..


umekotyan said...

Jazz is not bitten by the turtle or it is uneasy. :)

from loved ume tyan