Mississippi the Turtle has lived at my house for the last 3 years. My boyfriend was going away on a trip, dropped her off and decided this would be a better home for her. So now she goes on walk-abouts in my Manhattan flat. We forget about her for a week or so sometimes and out she’ll come, dragging a bunch of dust from under the couch with her.
Recently we took Mississippi out on the fire escape and to Central Park. Here are some photos. The video is priceless – she braves a jump off the ledge.
Incidentally, she was named after the Grateful Dead song, Mississippi Half-Step Toodeloo.
On the fire-escape before the big jump. She’s contemplating.
Here’s the video of her jump!
Cozy in the grass of Central Park.
From behind the blades of grass…
And a piggy back ride for our rubber dinosaur. She thought it was a relative.