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I Know She Was Just A Turtle, But...... by whadeduck
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Report this Post01-20-2007 09:44 AM Click Here to See the Profile for whadeduckClick Here to Email whadeduckSend a Private Message to whadeduckDirect Link to This Post
We've been friends for a long time and she meant a lot to me. I will miss her greatly.

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Report this Post01-20-2007 09:52 AM Click Here to See the Profile for WolfhoundClick Here to visit Wolfhound's HomePageClick Here to Email WolfhoundSend a Private Message to WolfhoundDirect Link to This Post
You can figure the age by the number of rings on a single section of the shell.
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Yeah. Last I counted she was somewhere around 85 or so.

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Originally posted by whadeduck:

Yeah. Last I counted she was somewhere around 85 or so.



Sorry for the loss. I know how loosing a pet can be

85 is still a good run for a small turtle. Some of the sea turtles go 100+

My Doberman passed this year at the age of 14. The vet said 14 was almost unheard of for a Dobie. She was somewhere around 110 human years old (Doberman scale). Cancer got her in the end.

They are waiting at the rainbow bridge

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Sorry for the loss. I know how loosing a pet can be
They are waiting at the rainbow bridge

My feelings exactly. Sorry Whade.

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Report this Post01-20-2007 10:34 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TorqueWenchSend a Private Message to TorqueWenchDirect Link to This Post
ooooowww. i'm sorry for ms. turtle.
<<<hug>>>
i didn't know you had a turtle. they're neat. wow, that's a nice long age for a turtle. was she passed on from someone to you?
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Report this Post01-20-2007 10:49 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 84fiero123Click Here to Email 84fiero123Send a Private Message to 84fiero123Direct Link to This Post
Sorry for you loss, but she is really not gone.


Do not stand by my grave and weep

Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.

I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.

Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
(Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!
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85? That's like 600 in human years!
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Originally posted by TorqueWench:

ooooowww. i'm sorry for ms. turtle.
<<<hug>>>
i didn't know you had a turtle. they're neat. wow, that's a nice long age for a turtle. was she passed on from someone to you?


No, I found her on a golf course in '85.

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we're sentimental old fools.
weve got 3 dogs, ranging in age from 13 to 15. one of the 13 yr olds is 110 lbs, and is supposed to last only 7 or 8 years.
we also have 5 cats, 2 of them 14 yr olds.

all of our animals are rescues, from the side of the road, or the pound, or just found their way to our door. one of them was due to be euthanized the day after we got her, and another was found by the side of the road with a broken leg as a snow storm was blowing in.

we've given them many good years of full bellies and a warm dry place to sleep. and in return they've given us security, companionship and lessons in faithfulness and loyalty. i'll be heartbroken when they go.

worth it? you bet. the streets and pounds are full of lost critters looking for places to live and people to care for, and we'll be there for them.
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Originally posted by whadeduck:


No, I found her on a golf course in '85.



A turtle that played golf? Wow.

ok seriously, sorry for your loss, pets are family too. Actually they are the better type of family because we get to choose them.
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Report this Post01-20-2007 11:36 AM Click Here to See the Profile for TorqueWenchSend a Private Message to TorqueWenchDirect Link to This Post
in no way am i making light of whade's loss,
but i really want to know what a turtle's golf handicap is. ^_^
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Torque, their clubs have to be so short......

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Report this Post01-20-2007 11:57 AM Click Here to See the Profile for whadeduckClick Here to Email whadeduckSend a Private Message to whadeduckDirect Link to This Post
She was found on a golf course, so she shall be returned to a golf course. Iggy was laid to rest a short time ago in my back yard which is on a golf course. I've always wondered what made me buy the concrete turtle bench. Now I know. Pleasant journies my friend.

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Report this Post01-20-2007 12:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for FieroRumorClick Here to visit FieroRumor's HomePageClick Here to Email FieroRumorSend a Private Message to FieroRumorDirect Link to This Post
Awww, man, sorry to hear about your little buddy.

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I'm sorry for you loss. Our pets do become like members of the family, especially when they are as long lived as turtles are.
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Originally posted by TorqueWench:

in no way am i making light of whade's loss,
but i really want to know what a turtle's golf handicap is. ^_^


Her only handicap was, when she played, most people just thought she was a tee marker.

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Sorry to hear about your loss, I'm the type of person who gets attached to pets so I can relate to your loss.

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Sorry to hear about your loss . .Rob
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Report this Post01-20-2007 07:01 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickDirect Link to This Post

Whade, sorry to hear about Iggy. I know she meant a lot to you.
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I'm sorry to hear about your lossman. That sucks.
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Report this Post01-20-2007 07:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for whadeduckClick Here to Email whadeduckSend a Private Message to whadeduckDirect Link to This Post
Thanks everyone. I know she's in a better place now with plenty of screen doors to climb, brick fireplaces to chat with, and all the little chocolate chip cookies she can eat. I've got her aquarium all cleaned up and spotless. Food and water in it as well as her picture taped to the inside. I think I'll keep it that way for a little while. Twenty-two years is a long time.

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Report this Post01-20-2007 07:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Finally_Mine_86_GTClick Here to Email Finally_Mine_86_GTSend a Private Message to Finally_Mine_86_GTDirect Link to This Post
yeah it is... what kind of turtle was she anyway?
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So sorry Whade..
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Originally posted by Finally_Mine_86_GT:

yeah it is... what kind of turtle was she anyway?


A Carolina Box Turtle. Supposedly they can live well over one hundred years.

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i know it's not much but my niece adopted a painter from here and i think if your ever want to get another one this is the place to go. http://www.corhs.org/turtle...bb8YkCFRMWFQod3n-5Jw
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Report this Post01-21-2007 10:02 AM Click Here to See the Profile for gilli2usClick Here to Email gilli2usSend a Private Message to gilli2usDirect Link to This Post
Sorry to hear about your loss, I would have sent you the turtle that I found a month ago, but it was really upset about being removed from it's home, and I would be afraid that it would take its agression out on you...lol.... I just relocated it to the creek behind the office at work. I'm sure that just like my turtle, yours is in a better place now.
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Report this Post01-21-2007 10:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for whadeduckClick Here to Email whadeduckSend a Private Message to whadeduckDirect Link to This Post
Thanks. But I think I'll lay off turtles for a while. I've had aquatic turtle before. None of them survived. Iggy's been with me through thick and thin. Maybe one day.

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Report this Post01-22-2007 01:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for AmethystClick Here to visit Amethyst's HomePageClick Here to Email AmethystSend a Private Message to AmethystDirect Link to This Post
So sorry to hear about your turtle... 22 years is a long time, my cat is 22 years old... and that's old for a cat... don't know how much longer she'll be with us, but I'm glad she still is...

I think that's a good idea keeping her tank with her picture in it... a very nice memorial...

Again, so sorry for your loss.

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Whade,

I feel your pain. I am deeply sorry for your loss. If it were up to me, I would turn the clock back a week. That way you and I both could have our little ones back.
Wow.. 85 years huh? She had a long and good life. I am sure she is up there right now with Bandit, helping him torment a cat
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Report this Post01-22-2007 05:59 PM Click Here to See the Profile for whadeduckClick Here to Email whadeduckSend a Private Message to whadeduckDirect Link to This Post
Here's her memorial.



God I'm gonna miss 'ol mellonhead.

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I know I am feeling emotionally 'overawed' just lately, but that brought tears to my eyes.I hope the good memories will sustain you as much as possible at this tough time..God Bless
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man that's just straight up sad. i know it's probably too soon for another turtle but the link i gave you are mostly rescued turtles.
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The stuffed turtles on top have actually always been there. One was a gift and the other three were won in claw machines. Other than her not being there and the picture being there instead, the aquarium hasn't changed.

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i didn't mean sad as in pathetic. more, it almost brings a tear.
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Yeah, I knew what you meant. Still at that stage where I walk past expecting to see her there. She wasn't the kind of pet that would meet you at the door or lay at your feet while you were watching TV. But she became a permanent fixture, my responsibility, for twenty-two years. I feel like I let her down somehow. But I'll get over it.

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