Mama Diaries

Monday, July 23, 2012

Turtle Catchers

Those of you who have been following this blog a while know that my son really wants a pet turtle.  He begged me.  He begged his dad.  He begged his grandparents.  His grandpa was going to get him a turtle for his birthday, but my husband vetoed that.  "No way!" he said.

Well, my son's buddies came to the rescue.  They knew it was his birthday, so they wanted to get him an extra special birthday present.  Four of his buddies got up bright and early to go turtle hunting.  They must've known  that the turtles would be out at that time.

They were armed with fishing poles, hooks, and salami.  They marched to the lake and cast their lines, determined to catch a turtle for my boy.

And do you know what?  They caught not one, but two turtles - a red eared slider and a painted turtle.  The boys marched to our house and delivered the special birthday presents.

You should've seen my son.  He was beside himself.  He couldn't believe that his buddies caught him a turtle.

I guess that's what friends are for.

(Now what the heck are we going to do with those things?)


  1. How big are they? I guess they can't live in a small terrarium. Are you going to lose a bathtub to them? Best wishes and happy birthday to your boy.


    1. The red-eared slider was huge. We actually sent him back to the lake. He was a nasty thing - bit one of the boy's fingers. The painted turtle is smaller, about four inches in diameter. He's sitting in a 25 gallon aquarium outside at my son's buddy's house.

  2. hahaha two more to add to your ever growing zoo.

  3. What awesome friends! I had no idea salami was good for catching turtles.

    1. Neither did I! I guess you learn something new every day.

  4. Childhood friendships are so precious and very tight... nothing can come between them.
    Well, you'll just have to get used to 2 extra creatures... how many do you have now? Or have you lost track? LOL.

  5. Hi Sherry, your son's friends are super cool. What a lovely birthday present. two close friends would have done the same thing for me :)