A Box Turtle Love Story
Whether or not you have a box turtle in your childhood past, you will adore this story of a family's emotional dramas involving their turtle, Franklin. I'm not sure which is more fun to read, this post or its hilarious update, but either way, we always appreciate a rollicking near-death pet story with a happy ending.
"Mr. Chan said his son used to have turtles when he was little and slapped some duct tape on that broken shell and called it a day. And that would have been super-perfect except for a little thing called 'the internet' so, after I'd told the children and they danced and sang and apologized to Scout for wishing her a slow, painful dog death, I did some googling. Not my best idea ever..."
Image credit: audreyjm529 via Flickr, Creative Commons.