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April 28, 2006

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Artichoke, the Pet of the Day
Name: Artichoke
Age: Four years old
Gender: Male
Kind: Red Eared Slider Turtle
Home: Seattle, Washington, USA
   This is my turtle Artichoke. He can be a tad grumpy, but I love him to death. He doesn't do a whole lot compared to some kinds of pets, but I love him the way he is. He enjoys hanging out in his tank, basking under his basking lamp, eating Turtle Sticks and Shrimp Snacks, and the occasional guppy, and snapping any fingers that get too close. Occasionally he tries to escape the confines of his tank, but he never succeeds. He tries to climb the tank walls, and ends up falling backwards and splashing in the water - maybe he likes the splash? I don't know.

    The best thing about Artichoke is that he's so darn cute and he gets so excited when its time to eat. When he sees me pull out the food, he puts his face against the glass and swims and swims. One of these days I'm going to build him an even bigger turtle paradise where he can frolic and play and eat all day long. He is very cute and very special to me.

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