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Thursday, February 7, 2008

Torticide

One of my weirdest yet...

It started with me walking through my house when I came into my dining room (where the new tortoise is) and I saw some guy (who I immediately recognized as my non-existant boyfriend???) was working on her aquarium.

He was replacing parts of my nice new aquarium with like... plastic and cardbord. IIRC, my boyfriend and I were going through a rough spot so I managed to grab enough self-restraint to not completely chew him out on the spot. I stood there watching in horror, desperately trying to think of something positive to say before I finally said "I really like that hideout in there. It looks really nice."

He got all excited and went into a long spree about all of the plans he had for her cage. I just smiled and nodded, hoping it wouldn't end in too much death and destruction...

I looked around the room and saw pieces of junk scattered everywhere that he was obviously saving to use for cage additions. He was taping several of them on ends to make a HUGE aquarium.

I was a little wary and made it a point to remind him that my tortoise was a land tortoise and therefore couldn't swim. He just nodded his head in a "yeah yeah" way and went back to work. I told him to fix it while I went outside and helped my dad.

My dad had made a Majora's Mask and had asked me to paint it. I was painting it for him (and someone was driving a crane with a wrecking ball around the back yard) when I looked at the clock and realized that I was an hour late for work. I yelled at dad for making me late and ran inside.

I came inside to find the huge tank overflowing with water. My tortoise was sitting, submerged, on one of the ledges and he was completely waterlogged and swollen. I dove in to grab him and pulled him up.

Unsure of what to do or if it was too late, I did shell chest compressions on him. He started spitting out water and breathing again. He seemed to be okay, but he still looked soaked, swollen, and horrible.

I went into the living room to find and chew out my boyfriend and was met by TONS of animals. We had like... three cats, a snake, and all kinds of random exotic creatures. He had even used my tortoise's old tank to make a cage for a lemur!

I saw him through the window - he was walking up the sidewalk with our dogs. I stormed up to him with my poor tortoise in my hand and really gave it to him - possibly even demanding he move out.

And that's all I remember of that one xD

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