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July 16, 2008

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Gulliver, the Pet of the Day
Name: Gulliver
Age: One year old
Gender: Male
Kind: Red Eared Slider
Home: Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
   In my school class we read Gullivers Travels. When my family went to L.A., we got two turtles and I named mine Gulliver since I found out when we went to the beach that he likes to walk and 'travel' as I called it. He likes to walk around in the grass in the back yard here at home, though at the end he seems glad to go back in his tank to cool down in the water. It gets hot in Nevada, even for a turtle. He does have a lamp for his tank and a place to climb up and dry off in the tank, but he like being able to walk around better than just sitting on a rock. And maybe to the bugs in the yard, he seems like a giant, just like the Gulliver in the book does to the little people. He is still kind of small, but he is only a year old. Turtles aren't like dogs, that are full grown at a year old - he will keep growing for a long time.

    Some people think turtles don't have a persoanlity, but Gulliver does. He sticks his head way out when I talk to him, so I know he is listening. If he is in his tank when I come in the room, he will splash to let me know he is hungry and wants his food now! And the way he walks when exploring the yard, you just know he is curious. He is a great pet.

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