You know you have a tortoise when...

yillt

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-when you have calcium powder rubbed into your clothes by accident.
-when people say 'tortoises are slow' and you say 'NO! They're certainly not'
-when you sneak pieces of salad off your plate for your tortoises and
- when you see a weed in your garden and your pleased.
 

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When the produce guy sees you coming and goes to the back to grab the small bag he has kindly saved for you from all of trimmings, for free! Carrot tops, radish leaves, turnip tops, and a couple extra goodies he knows Tootles enjoys. - Hubby or I are in the store every other day.
 

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When you are buying anti fungal cream at CVS and the clerk is looking at you funny and you have to decide what's more embarrassing in that moment; Letting the clerk think you have jock itch or admitting that your tortoise has fungus.
 

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you spend just as much if not more in groceries for the torts as yourself in the winter

you got out dutifully every morning rain or shine to pick fresh weeds for your tortoise

you have to think about future plans knowing your animal will outlive you (and you're way to young to think about that).

you get a little... ok, a lot, too excited when dandelions bloom (bonus if your neighbors may or may not hate you for your yellow yard)
 

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I feel like this should be written as a warning booklet for those thinking about torts, "you'll think these are funny now... but give it a few months, it'll be your life!" ... then again we don't want to scare them away ;)
 

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I feel like this should be written as a warning booklet for those thinking about torts, "you'll think these are funny now... but give it a few months, it'll be your life!" ... then again we don't want to scare them away ;)
That's a FABULOUS idea!!!
 
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This was a awesome thread....how hysterical everyone's comments!
 
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