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Li'l A'Tuin and Me by dungeonmaster11 Li'l A'Tuin and Me by dungeonmaster11
A picture of me and my new pet Red-Eared Slider, A'Tuin (whose gender even the vet has yet to determine, due to his/her young age/small size). Ain't s/he cute? :aww:

The story behind A'Tuin is that, while walking to my high school's farthermost grounds and back (about two miles; great for cardio and walkin' the dog!), I spotted an odd-looking rock, which I looked at closer and saw was actually a turtle hatchling on the side of the road, dirty and dry looking. Finding it to be both helpless and utterly adorable, my mom and I both agreed to take the little bugger in as a new pet. After buying the proper habitat facility, food, and water conditioners to assure A'Tuin's comfort and health, we scheduled a check-up a week and a half later, and were pleased to learn of the lack of disease and fungal infections upon 'im. Now, we just need a little bit more time, and maybe we'll find out if it's a he or a she. Hmmm......:p

Oh, and as the title suggests, that's me holding A'Tuin there.
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:iconrakaithwei:
RakaiThwei Featured By Owner May 24, 2011
An adorable baby red-ear slider!
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Valaid Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
Super cute =D
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FractiousLemon Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
You need to upload a good shot of A'Tuin that we can superimpose elephants and a flat world on top of.
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GeneveveX Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
What a great name for a pet turtle.
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PHUZface1 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2010  Professional Artist
Oi, little toitil!:D That's a perty good picture you took of the cutie! How old is he now?
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dungeonmaster11 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
Thanks! And yeah, s/he really is a cute little terrapin. :aww: And I'm not sure, probably a year and three quarters by now. I don't own A'tuin anymore tho'; read this journal of mine from a few months back for info on his/her whereabouts: [link]
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quaddie Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2010
A :+fav: as much for the name as the pic :).
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:icondungeonmaster11:
dungeonmaster11 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2010
Thanks! :D And sorry for the late reply. ^^;
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:iconquaddie:
quaddie Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
No probs :).
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XaliberDeathlock Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2009
Cute turtle. :D
It will be big in no time, I suppose, like my turtles did. ^^
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Rocky-O Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
B'AWWWW what a cute name for such a cute turtle!!!! :]
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JillAuville Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
oh i love sliders; we used to have a pair, but they are now in a turtle sanctuary (they outgrew everything in our apartment... they get huuuuge, especially the girls :aww:)
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dungeonmaster11 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2009
Yeah, I'll have to find a sanctuary for A'tuin before I leave for college. After all, s/he can only remain small for so long, and s/he'll probably be much happier amongst his/her brethren, in a much more natural and well-maintained environment.
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foxybabie1989 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2009  Student General Artist
LOL maybe he fell from a fire escape... Kinda like one of my turtles. She was a Mississippi Map turtle who we named Spikey... LOL We were going crazy posting fliers around the block, and then some woman told us that some kid found a turtle, and took it in. We then went to the kid's house, and I took her back. LOL He had her in a tank and everything.
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dungeonmaster11 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2009
We never did end up seeing any fliers or posters about a missing turtle around, not to mention there aren't any houses with a fire escape within at least a twelve mile radius of where we found him. But the idea would seem plausible if the circumstances weren't set up as such, so thanks for inputting the theory anyway. :)
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foxybabie1989 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2009  Student General Artist
You're welcome. ^_^ Pretty funny story though.
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dungeonmaster11 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2009
Yep. And thanks for the fav on this pic!
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foxybabie1989 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2009  Student General Artist
You're welcome. ^_^
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littleVillain Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2009
omg I used to have a red-eared turtle like this one! And it was also named A'Tuin! xD mine was female btw :P
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dungeonmaster11 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2009
Heh, I'm glad I'm not the only one who thought to name their pet terrapin after the Great Turtle itself. And it can fit to turtles of either gender, since Great A'tuin's gender is still a mystery to the inhabitants of Discworld (though The Light Fantastic did give some hints about that....).
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Suraii Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2009
Beautiful turtle!
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Rhoey Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008   General Artist
Hahah! That face is hilarious. I can't help but giggle.
Such a cute little fellow, and nice shot too.
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shaloneSK Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2008
d'awww so cute!!
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KoorimeYume Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2008
awww thats such a sweet story, and such a cutie too!
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KouIzumi Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
I Used To Have A Red Eared Slider; His Name Was Mikey....We Had Three Others, Raph, Donny And...You Guessed It, Leo. All The Ninja Turtles....
Mikey Lasted The Longest And He Bit Me In The Nose When I Was Five And I Still Have The Scar. I Was Trying To Kiss Him, lol.
This Little One Is Very, Very Adorable. Take Good Care of Him/Her!!
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dungeonmaster11 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2008
Don't worry, I will! I don't think I could ever find it in me not to dote on/nurture cute animals. After all, I also have two budgie parakeets! :D
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ScarySwedishPanda Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
AWWWWW.
Omg it's so small and adorable!
I want one D:
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dungeonmaster11 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2008
If I had to make a suggestion, I'd say you should go for ones sold domestically. Circumstance just so happened to dictate that I should adopt a wild'un. And thanks for the fave! :D
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