Our Vinze loves bugs, turtles and the like. He captures bees and proudly shows me his stings that accumulate now and then during his brave adventures. He likes to look at the bugs under his microscope and put them into his bug container. Worms and creepy crawly things are passions of his. You can imagine his excitement, a few months ago, when my parents brought him a turtle from their neck of the woods in Kentucky.
WELL...THAT was an over the moon kind of day.
Because of this little treasure our sandbox was turned into a turtle home. Here is the funny thing. This turtle, named Franklin the Destroyer by our Vinnie, actually loves Vinze. This thing will swim to Vinze. It will climb onto the rock to look at Vinze. When Vinze picks it up it will not go into it's shell. It looks around and touches Vinze with its little feet and will let Vinze talk to it. If anyone else tries to talk to Franklin the Destroyer or pick him up he will immediately hide in his shell!
The thing is actually a pet! Who'd-a-thunk-it!?