This month marks the tenth year Madison the turtle has been part of our family.
He’s been around longer than any of my children!
I got Madison and his turtle twin Broadway down in Chinatown outside one of those illegal designer bag knockoff shops. Some people go down to Canal Street to buy designer bags but I didn’t have any interest in them.
What stopped me in my tracks back in 2002 was a little bowl with six turtles swimming in some water. I bought two turtles the size of a quarter and named them Broadway and Madison after the streets my office locations were at the time. Broadway died less than six months after I brought him home.
Madison turns ten years old this month! I’ve been told they can live anywhere between 15 and 35 years!
We’re in Ohio right now so we let him out in the yard and he walked for about 15 minutes down hill. It was really hot out so I picked him and put him back in his tank. As fun as it was to watch him race across the yard, I have to bring him back to New York or my kids would be sad.
Do any of you have pet turtles?