Unless they are mammals. We seem to be able to keep mammals alive. Cats, small children . . . okay, that’s all we’ve managed to keep alive. Plants, turtles . . . they die when under our care. I know this because this morning when I turned on the light in Spike’s aquarium, he was lying on the bottom. He didn’t move when I tapped the plastic. He looked a little floppy. And I couldn’t see him breathing. I reached in and grabbed is little body to put on his rock and he didn’t respond. Dead, dead, dead. I have no idea how it happened. We fed him. We changed his water when it started to look murky. We didn’t handle him too much. But a few days ago he started to seem a little lethargic. And what do you do for a little tiny turtle that you have only been looking after for two weeks? I guess if you are us you let it die. I am so sorry to our friends who trusted us with their little pet.
So for those of you who are wondering if I still want to have all sorts of pets when I grow up, that answers your question.