Unfortunately, Emily’s Russian Tortoise, Mr. Bubbles, died suddenly yesterday.
I got a text from Emily while at work yesterday asking for the phone number of a good friend that raises turtles so she could call for advice. It seemed Mr. Bubbles wasn’t moving or responding. After several phone calls to vets and friends, it was determined that Mr. Bubbles had indeed expired. It was very unexpected as he was very lively the previous day. In fact, we often called his high-speed strolls through his cage turtle olympics and he was crushing it two days ago.
Mr. Bubbles came to our home only about a month ago. Emily had posted on Facebook to Santa that all she wanted for Christmas was a turtle. A neighborhood friend then responded that she could have his because his mother had told him it was time to find a new home for Mr. Bubbles. What a great win-win situation for both parties. We drove 3 blocks over and picked up Mr. Bubbles and his cage and belongings and he settled in quite nicely in Emily’s bedroom.
He was a very spry turtle and was fun to watch as he would move quickly along the floor of his cage or along the floor of Emily’s bedroom. Emily loved that turtle immensely. She fed it, watered it, misted it with water, cuddled it, and just loved it. It was very good to see her take on the responsibility and knock it out of the park. So, the sudden death hit us even harder knowing the great care it had received.
Services are pending…