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I think the worst pet we ever had was a tortoise. It was like having a large bun with legs to look after. Mind you the dogs used to enjoy playing air hockey on the lino with it . poor thing, we were told olive oil was good for it’s shell but really it just made a faster game for the dogs.
The terriers had a knack for flipping the poor thing on it’s back. I spent my summer vacations putting a bun with legs the right way up.
I mean at least a hamster does the crazy run round the wheel thing and fish are calming but a tortoise . We were reduced to using a child’s toy periscope upside down so it looked as if dad had got us a pet dinosaur.
And every winter he’d be put in a box of straw in the cellar to hibernate. It was like some half-arsed, DIY cryogenic attempt.
I remember the look in his little eyes when he saw the parcel tape . Parcel tape ! like he was going to wake up mid-hibernation and say “any chance of a blanket ?”.
R.I.P Livingstone at least those bastard Jack Russell’s can’t get ya no more !