First of all, I would love to thank each and every one of our beloved friends who had spared their time to comfort me in my most vulnerable time…you are all my angels (((((big hug))))
You guys really help me during my grieving time. Fortunately, I am not a person who grieved too long. Family, friends and faith helped pass through all the loss I ever had. I am not grieving again but that doesn’t mean I have forgotten about my sweet Kamechan…she will always be remembered (She is still in my phone’s wallpaper).
Apart from my friends, both real life and virtual, I also need another thing to get make me move on. When Kame left me, she took a huge piece of my heart…there is a hole in my heart, so big that it hurt terribly. I know that the hole will never be closed but I need something to at least patch the hole. I need to patch it up with LOVE…I need to love another being.
Yes…I have Kroten and she has her own huge place in my heart…but I need more!!!
I decided to find a new turtle to love…not RES, having another RES will only make my heart hurts. I needed another kind of turtle.
And HE FOUND ME on Sunday, March 11, 2012
(It will be his Gotcha Day) 🙂
Let me introduce you to PAPOE (Read: Paa-Poo).
He is a Pink Belly Short Necked Turtle from Papua. Isn’t he adorable?
Papoe is still 3,4 cm x 3,5 cm in wide and height, this measurement is not enough to tell his gender yet…however, I need to refer him to either she or he (I don’t want to call Papoe as ‘it’). Until he is at least 8 cm in height, I will always call him as my boy. But I need to remind you that HE COULD BE A SHE ONE DAY 😉
Papoe had cheered me up a bit. I couldn’t wait until weeks or months to have another turtle…not because I want to forget Kame as soon as possible but because I need to love another one to lessen the pain.
I fell in love with Papoe the moment I saw him. However, I try not to love him too much…YET!! Baby turtle is the most delicate thing to care. He has 50:50 chance to live. He might live or he might die. I will do my best to keep him alive until. I will become more relax if he can pass through his first semester with me. Wish us luck 🙂
I will talk more about Papoe’s species and create an account for him later. One thing you should know…Papoe CANNOT put his arms, legs and head inside his carapace, he can only squeeze them underneath his wide carapace (see the photo below)
This photo shows you how small Papoe is compared to my dear Kroten 😉
He will look like this when he gets older> here
Because Papoe is now part of the family, I can’t use Kame & Kroten’s Blog as this blog’s name anymore, can you PLEASE give us suggestion for a new name. I have prepared the tag line but couldn’t create a good blog name…so, please help us…thank you 🙂
Blog Name : ……. (need suggestions)
Tagline: The Life of 3 Turtles; Kame (R.I.P), Kroten and Papoe