I have a humble, but serious request.
I had a very pretty turtle until last night.
She was a cooter, with a really knobby brown shell and yellow and grey striped sking and she had a marvelous pair of very pretty blue eyes. Her eyes were her best feature. She had a very ancient, solemn look to her.
Her name was Mandy Moon. I named her after a tombstone I saw at London’s Highgate cemetary, the Mandy Moon on the tombstone only lived to be 19.
My turtle Mandy Moon acted very much like a tombstone. she just sat there on her rock, basking under her artificial sun. She rarely moved, for the 8 months that i had her.
She was quite obviously depressed, in fact, the single most depressed turtle I have ever met. Her eyes were indeed pretty, but they never held any life.
She had a brother named Mudhead, a red-eared slider who is much more lively- a striking contrast to Mandy Moon. Mudhead likes to tear into goldfish and rip them and swallow the up in bloody bites, while Mandy rarely ate, but preferred dried fish meal to hunting.
I asked him last night if he missed his sister, and he said “Feed me”.
Mandy Moon died last night of unknown causes (maybe suicide) and i put her in my formaldehyde bucket until I have time to taxiderm her this weekend.
Now my request-
If anyone can, using the information I provided, write a proper eulogy, a poem, any nice tribute…I will print it out and when I taxiderm her, I will seal a copy of that tribute poem into her shell and she can carry it with her always.
I suck at writing poems, so I need help.
Also, Mandy Moon’s life WAS rather bleak, and I want something nice, melancholy is ok, but overall, kinda nice.
At least she’s dead now, I guess. I think that’s what she always wanted anyway.