This was originally posted on April 4, 2007 in Indonesian Language.
It has been few months since I last write about my sweet Kamechan…
Recently, my brother told me, “I regret giving Kame to you.” I asked him back, “Why?” He answered, “Because you are like a crazy person now! Talking to a turtle, playing with a turtle!” Whuahaha I couldn’t help laughing so much…It’s a kind of madness I have every time I have a pet, I instantly love him/her sooooo much and talking to him/her comes naturally.
There’s nothing much to talk about Kame these past few months, however there was a moment when she did something that touched my heart deeply. Last month I was so busy and always came home late at night, so I had no time to play with Kame. One day, when I let her out of her tank and let her wander around without even giving her a slight attention to play with her.
Do you know what she did?
She climbed on my feet, stayed there and looked at me with those attention seeker kind of eyes. I kept on typing my work after petting her head for a second. Amazingly, Kame kept on looking at me for about half an hour. I finally gave in and took her on my lap. Isn’t she so sweet?
And then, lately I have been busy watching Heroes so I often slept late. Kame always sleeps at 8. Few days ago, she suddenly woke up and crawled onto my lap (I was sitting on the floor at that time), when I took her back to her ‘bed’ she climbed back onto my lap and stayed there till I finished watching Heroes.
That was what I wrote 5 years ago 🙂
Till this day, none of my turtles (tho I still love them) acts like her.
There was also one moment that I will never forget. I was still into Harry Potter (not so much now as I am incredibly disappointed with the ending), I just bought the 6th book and read it intensely. I let Kame wandering around while I was reading the book in prone position.
Knowing she was being neglected, Kame climbed onto my back, I petted her and kept reading. Somehow, she knew she was still being ignored, she climbed down and climbed onto my open book…and that instantly made me smile and closed the book to play with her till she got bored and left me.
Maybe you think the stories sound too farfetched for you, but those are all true moments I will always remember.