Brooke has been begging for a turtle since before her birthday in March. We looked around a bit and decided stuffed ones would do just fine. If you know Brooke you know that was wishful thinking on our part. The requests became less frequent but she continued asking for a pet turtle. Her persistence paid off, and today she finally became the proud owner of 2 little yellow belly slider turtles. A friend at school bought them for her son and he decided they weren’t any fun so we offered to “adopt” them. Brooke is excited as can be about her new pets. For now they are living in the bathroom for instant hand washing after any contact with them. And even I have to admit they are darn cute.