Friday, January 11, 2013
Wendy the Turtle
Wendy the turtle has lived at the school for at least 20 years now. She has been the classroom pet for many a classroom. I have always had a fondness for Wendy because we happen to share the same name. The custodian, Wendy, feels the same way. Wendy the turtle loves Wendy the custodian. She gives her cranberries.
Recently Wendy needed a new home so I brought her to my area and set her by my fish. The kids are in love with her. She can be seen by all the kids now and seen she is. A class will walk by and the teacher will lose half of them because they've stopped to see Wendy the turtle.
Known for her yoga poses, Wendy is a River Cooter I'm told. She is over 20 years old. She loves cranberries.
And she loves kids.
She's a beautiful creature that has spent many years teaching children to value a life. Although she has put in over 20 years she's not ready to retire.
There will always be children to teach.