i lost my turtle last year thatihad for fifteen years to my landlord spraying pesticides in my home without my knowledge. no letter or consent that he could enter the apartment in advance and there she was stiff and cold upside down whenisaw her. when people try to talk to talk about heriget really sad.ihad her sinceiwas nine and whenitraveled across the country she went with me on planes, trains, and greyhound buses in my hands.children and family were always always intrigued by her gold and black shell and always loved to pick her up and hand feed her. even my cat and her would drink out the same bowl. my cat cried meowed paced and refused to eat foraweek when she passed. they were an odd couple.apet isapet and we are attached to our animals.