Yesterday my amount of roommates grew by one. Our new inhabitant is tiny and green, has an incredibly long tail and looks immensely adorable when wiping its eyes or mouth: It is a Chinese striped-neck turtle! Catherine is keeping it on her desk in a glass bowl filled with white pebbles under her lamp. She called the turtle かめよし, Kameyoshi, a Japanese name, but we abbreviate the name to simply Yoshi. Yoshi is not the first pet on campus. Last year there was a mass adoption of gold fish; more people have or had small turtles and two girls even brought their hamsters. The animals are taken care of very well in LPC and can even de-stress their owners: What is more relaxing than playing with the own pet!
14. January 2013