Okay! I can get into this conversation. My daughter had a turtle wander into their property. They found that it was an African Spur Thigh. They live in rural North Central Florida. They kept it for over five years. She said it weighed over 60 pounds when they gave it to someone else. I remember they used to bring it inside and put it in their garden tub on cold nights.
What I have at home are two cats. I had two sister tuxedo cats for almost 20 years. One of them developed hyperthyroidism (irritable, losing weight, losing hair and hot all the time). She had surgery, and lived for another 7-8 years. Now I have a Calico, and a long-haired yellow female tabby. The first is 12 y/o and the other is almost three. I am a sucker for all cat trinkets (t-shirts, key rings, etc).
Nancy Hord Patterson, PhD
Founder, Graves' Disease Foundation