|Turns out that although LT’s aquatic, he actually prefers land, the P&S ladies informed us.|
Here is LT exploring (ahem already loving) his new home…
|This is LT’s new (and also cute though tinier) friend, Spots :)|
(Yes, I just made up that name.)
|“I’m quite the explorer yo!”|
|“Oooh what is THIS?”|
In the end, LT was sooo happy, he could NOT stop exploring! Aww!
Oh and take a look at his new home: Remember how Pet** had carelessly put him in water (even though he’s not that “aquatic)? Ugh… Well the ladies told us that b/c he was still small (his shell’s about 2-3″ in diam.) they couldn’t sell him yet; instead they were going to keep him in this cute little perfectly lit, temp-controlled, and UVB-UVA-regulated cubby habitat until he was big enough to hang out with his other little turtle buddies in a bigger place.
Turtles make great pets, by the way. (If you’re looking to get one, think about LT –when he grows of course). Cared for properly, they’re practically low-maintenance.
So there’s lazy, heartless employees who give popular pet stores a bad name and then there’s hard-working, enthusiastic and knowledgeable pet store employees who immediately leave a lasting impression. Pet** has always been and will continue to forever be a no-go place for us (we go to The D’s M on 33rd So anyways, which we love–it’s more for dogs and cats), while this new P&S has definitely become a new go-to for whatever else we need (or at least to check on LT!)…
Animal rescuers for life!
(As a little aside, my mom, who’s been visiting family in Colombia for the past few days, recently told us about a couple stray dogs she’s seen and how they brought her to tears… She says we’ll even need a truck to rescue them all when we visit! : ) Yup, that’s how much we love animals.)