Setting Turtle Free
A little over 2 years ago Nikolai bought a tiny turtle with his own money. He bought him on the 4th of July at the Potato Festival. Nikolai struggled with a name, but finally settled on "Turtle." He was so little I wondered how he would make it. But we helped Nikolai take care of him and he grew and grew. Nikolai was sad to set him free, but after explaining that Turtle had grown to big for his tank to really be happy, he was okay with it, as long as Turtle would be happy. We took him to a friends pond that was full of turtles and let him go. He scurried into the water and sat down in the mud for over an hour before swimming around a little. I was actually a little sad to see him go, but like Nikolai, I know it's for the best.