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I've learn the proper way to prepare cactus pads from my niece for breakfast. When I go to the Mexican markets, with my beat to hell straw hat, they ask me if I'm from Texas, (I'm in Oregon) I laugh and tell them no, half my family is Mexican. If you knew how pale and scared of the sun I am, this would be real. Ask Sandy. She'll tell you.
 

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Haha.....my family is from Scotland (where, ironically, "Sandy" is a boys name), and he be paler than I! [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]

I've had countless people stop me in the grocery store and ask me how to prepare cactus pads.
"I dunno, they are for my tortoises.".

Typical shopping cart items for me...
Several heads of random greens and collards
3-4 cactus pads
A bag of soup bones (for the dogs)
Beer

I get teased a lot
 

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tffnytorts said:
When you steal seed from various plants from a park..
Or when you find yourself imagining what your torts would sound like if they were to talk...

Okay okay.. I know I'm weird ;)


One time I asked a neighbor (older, asian lady, I'm not sure if she can speak English..) if I could take some of the dandelions in her front yard and she turned back into het house and ran away screaming...



I think my torts have English accents [GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES][GRINNING FACE WITH SMILING EYES]
 

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tffnytorts said:
I think of mine with more of a russian accent..

From Russia with love [FACE SAVOURING DELICIOUS FOOD]
 

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Remember rock eater from the never ending story... That's what I picture the Aldabra sounding like... The sulcatas would click. And the ebts have a deep southern draw
 

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Re: RE: You know youve been bitten by the tortoise bug when...

AZtortMom said:
tffnytorts said:
I think of mine with more of a russian accent..

From Russia with love [FACE SAVOURING DELICIOUS FOOD]

My wife talks to our hatchling in Russian. Funny, we have a cherry head, and the word in Russian for tortoise is pronounced "cherry-pash-kee", so, all torts are now "cherries" lol
 

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Re: RE: You know youve been bitten by the tortoise bug when...

Sh3wulf said:
When your involved in a three car high speed collision and your friends send you this card:
and the bouquet:

That is too much!!!! You win! ROFLMAO!
 

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My russian tort has a Spanish accent :) My daughter is learning Spanish so I always make the tort "talk" to her in Spanish. She recently taught me the word 'tortuga' and now that's my new favorite word. I don't say turtle or tortoise anymore, everything is tortuga :) I'm pretty sure my daughter regrets teaching me that!!
 

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tffnytorts said:
Aww c'mon! You're as nuts as we are!! ;):D

Absolutely [FACE SAVOURING DELICIOUS FOOD]
 

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The Latino store I get tortoise food and awkward stares


Mmmmm
 

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You wait a half hour in front of your favorite tort supply place to open [FLUSHED FACE][FLUSHED FACE]
 

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Sh3wulf said:
When your involved in a three car high speed collision and your friends send you this card:
and the bouquet:

First, I'm sorry you got hit and I'm glad you're OK. Second, ROFL! That's priceless!
 

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If I didn't have a good sense of humour about it I wouldn't have a card telling me that lmao. I was very lucky to have walked away I'm told. I am grateful for that and plan to keep being grateful
 
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