Say Hello to Paarthurnax!

It’s been a while since I last posted, and I’m really sorry about that! I’ve been getting back into the swing of things at school, so I really haven’t had much time to be cooking or baking or any of that fun stuff.

I do however, want to take the time to introduce you all to the newest addition to my tiny family…Paarthurnax! He is a Russian tortoise, named after one of my all-time favourite video game dragons, and he is absolutely adorable.

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It’s actually quite a long story about how I came about with getting him. When I first met my current significant other, we were casually talking about pets, and I told him of my lifelong desire to have a pet tortoise or a hedgehog. Since my beau works in a veterinary clinic, it was probably the best thing I could have done, since, a couple of months ago, he told me that a lady who frequents the clinic had some baby tortoises she was giving away (to responsible homes)! I immediately jumped onto that idea, and we started preparing a nice little home at both mine and his place for the tortoise-to-be.

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Unfortunately, the baby tortoise ended up dying due to complications during some surgery. After a tearful couple of days, my SO ended up taking me to PetCo to pick up a tortoise there! So although he might be a little older and not nearly as baby-cute, Paarthurnax is now my precious little grumpy baby (of approximately five years old). He’s got quite a surly temperament, which I don’t really mind, since he is so darn adorable the way he is. He loves his Romaine and his basking rock, and he loves to sit on any potted plants I get for him.

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Russian tortoises can live for up to 80 years, so he will probably be outliving me. But that’s ok, because I get a whole lifetime to love him.

Signing off,
Marie

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