Silly Turtle Thinks He’s a Dog, Has Remarkable Bond with Owner
Animals are extraordinary creatures. And pets are remarkable in and of themselves.
They often bring much joy and humor into our lives, too.
On a rainy day in, I know that one of the most entertaining ways to pass time is to watch hilarious videos of cats falling off of couches or jumping ten feet in the air!
Another thing humans tend to find amusing about an animal is when they think they another animal altogether, like when a cow named Bonnie fled into the woods and acted like a deer.
Pets adopt these funny tendencies, as well. Cats often act like dogs, begging with their tongues hanging out at the edge of the table. And dogs often act like cats, when they stretch with the funny arch in their backs or curl up in tiny balls.
One young girl named Lina Lindered is experiencing this hilarious phenomenon with her pet turtle.
The Dodo recently posted a video on Facebook documenting Lina’s little pet — a male turtle named Nisse that she had her whole life in Sweden.
Lina’s father was allergic to any pet with fur, so they came up with the idea to get a pet turtle instead.
But Nisse is special. Unlike most turtles, he is speedy and follows her around with his heavy clonking.
“Every time we put him on the floor, it’s like ‘Alright, Nisse is loose!'” Lina said.
“He’s like this dark little thing, a little rock running around. He’s more of a dog — he doesn’t realize he’s a turtle!”
In fact, Nisse follows her around so much that he really does act like a pet dog — he often will get in the way of her jigsaw puzzles and climb right into the box to see what she is doing and get her undivided attention.
Nisse also has a big sister, but they are vastly different in that his sister acts like a typical turtle. Yet Nisse insists on following his sister around, even when she looks back in annoyance in typical big sister fashion!
Ultimately, Lina is his favorite person. He even tries to follow her when she has to put him away in his aquarium at the end of each day!
‘Every day I just need to be with him, take care of him and play with him, of course. And it’s been that way for almost 10 years now,” Lina said.
“I can’t see life without him. He’s so spoiled! He’s so spoiled! And what’s the point of having a pet if you can’t spoil [him]?”
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