Pokey The Turtle Fri, Sep 27, 2019
I’m not currently much of a pet person. But, I’m told that I BEGGED my parents for a turtle when I was turning 3 and they delivered. I have no idea how I decided I wanted one at 3 years old...I remember taking Pokey out of his tank and following him around the kitchen floor for fun. When it came time for Show-And-Tell at preschool, I showed him. My dad strapped his tank into the back of the truck to transport him, but when we came home he was forgotten. Sadly, a few hours later, my dad had to break the news to me that my turtle was fried, magnifying glass style in his glass tank. :( I laugh now, but I’m pretty sure I was really sad and my dad probably felt terrible. I still claim turtles as my favorite animal though!