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Who says tortoises don't have a heart?

Discussion in 'Tortoises in the News' started by Mizcreant, Feb 24, 2018.

  1. Mizcreant

    Mizcreant Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes, the best way to get out of your shell is to invite other people into it. This works especially well if you are a tortoise.

    This heartwarming story starts with Andrea, a foster with 2nd Chances Rescue, who told the YouTube channel PAWsitive about the time she rescued four puppies after a man found them in his yard.

    “A man came up with a beer box filled with these four puppies,”Andrea told PAWsitive. “He said he caught them in his backyard and he wasn’t able to catch the mom. … They were scared, they were little.”

    So Andrea brought all four puppies to her home in California, which she also shares with a rescue tortoise named Goliath. Then one day, Andrea couldn’t find one of the puppies.

    “I went out to get them and I couldn’t find one and I panicked,” Andrea told PAWsitive.

    But when she found the puppy… well, see for yourself:


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    It was really cool to see, I definitely would not trust my puppy alone with my tortoise as he chews on everything LOL. Good video and thank you for sharing.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member

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    This is a giant disaster waiting to happen. Yes it was a very cute story. I hope she learns about tortoises and dogs before it's too late and she then can film the sequel, "The horrors of tortoises and dogs together."
    People should have to learn about the animals they are going to rescue.
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    That poor tortoise is so sad when the puppies steal his food.
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    It's a charming and cute story all right! It seems like "friendship" to us, of course.
    Unfortunately, it sends a wrong message, as we all know that dogs and tortoises are not a safe or healthy combination almost 100% of the time!
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    Adorable
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    Yes, cute, but hopefully the puppies were separated from the tortoise before they got too much bigger...
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