Sweet Hermy

Today I say goodbye to my oldest and most wonderful pet– my desert tortoise Hermy.

We got Hermy in May 2008 and she has been a delightful addition to our family. We suspect she’s between 50 and 80 years old.

Poor Hermy has been very sick with a nasty respiratory infection that hasn’t responded to 4 courses of antibiotics. Plus she has a massive urate (bladder) stone and an undefinable mass in her belly. She had a near death experience a couple summers ago where she got herself flipped over …

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