Tuesday, May 5, 2009


Early morning at 5:30AM, they both came out from the egg shell looking towards the first sun of their life. They tried to crawl on the sandy beach while the gush of the cold wind making shiver on their spine. The white foam on the blue wave lashing on the beach invited them to the monotonous destiny but they refused it and did not look back. It is a journey of two brave souls who wanted to explore a beautiful unknown world, called Muscat. They are Tutsy and Tutiana, my two loving turtle and my best friend.

It is not an easy job for anyone to explore the new horizon and has been proved by many explorers from Columbus to Captain Cook. But these brave soled turtles chose their own destiny.

I still remember the date and it was on my birthday, 29th April, when I brought the sweet turtles in my house and was overwhelmed with joy. It was very small, little and looked very cute. Whenever I call them by their names, Tutsy and Tutiana, they come running towards me. I take them in my hand and they look at me by their small black eyes which looks like a button in such a way as if they are conveying something to me. Tutsy and Tutiana eat, play and sleep together. It is really amazing to see the love and bondage between them. Most of the times they prefer to remain in water and they come on the small island in their vessel when they feel sleepy. It is very nice to see both of them how they hug each other and sleep very deeply.

Tutsy and Tutiana are my most dearest and loving pets. They have a routine life and follow it scrupulously. They get up early morning at 6AM and I feed them. My pets are so sensitive that if food is given by anyone else they will not eat. After taking food they play for a while and try to explore various things like putting their legs up and standing by catching the tree, coming outside of their vessel after struggling a lot. It is very interesting to see how they perform various activities. During morning I keep my two sweet pets in my balcony and they move around everywhere. I enjoy very much to see them playing with each other. They are very sweet natured and also very calm and quiet. For about 2-3 hours they move around the house, sometimes sit quietly and sometimes move their head to see the new place as they are very inquisitive by nature. Then I keep them back to their place in a vessel. They sleep in the afternoon and in evening I give them small quantity of food. As soon as they finish eating they start playing with each other.

My friends visit my house very often to see my two little turtles. They watch the activities of the turtles very keenly and enjoy a lot. They feel very astonished to see them. It is really amazing to see the intense love between them. When my friends try to feed Tutsy and Tutiana, they refuse to take it. My pets never get scared of anyone infact very friendly with everybody.

Time passed very quickly and I observed that the female turtle, Tutiana, has grown little bigger than Tutsy. Now both of them have become little naughty. Tutiana always try to come outside of their vessel by standing on top of Tutsy to explore the new place.

It is not necessary that we can learn things only from human beings. But I feel that lots of things can be learnt from animals as well as turtle, fish, bird etc. Though we cannot communicate with them but we can understand them very well. They have their own language and they convey us various things like when they feel hungry they make sound.

I never thought that I will get such a sweet and loving friend in my life. After coming to Muscat I am charmed to see the beauty of the country and moved to see a very unique species like turtle which has taken an important place in my heart.

I take lot of care for my pets as they are my loving, caring, dearest and best friends. They are part of my life and I cannot imagine living without my best friends who are everything for me.

I feel that only human beings cannot be best friends but also animals and birds can become very loving as well as dearest friends. I am very lucky that I got Tutsy and Tutiana with whom I spend the whole day and do not miss my friends who are staying in India. I keep myself engaged all the time looking after my pets. Not only turtle, I also have two java birds and three gold fish. So I have seven friends totally in Muscat and my pets have filled the empty place in my life. I am very deeply attached with all my pets and they are like member of my family. Even my husband loves them very much and takes immense care of them. Despite of his busy schedule he devotes some time for them. It is only because of his support I am able to manage to keep such loving pets with utmost love and care.


ARUNA said...

wow they r sooooo cute n tiny....and wat lovely names Tusty n Tutiana....! Even my friend has 2 of them and she named both Tilu n Bhola!

महामंत्री - तस्लीम said...

नाइस पोस्‍ट।


RAJ SINH said...

tussee great ho babalee !
itane achche dost hain tumhaare aur ye jaan kar bahot hee achchaa lagaa ki kitna khayal hai tumhen unkaa .
there is a great narrater of inner feelings in you .....too !!
next time maukaa lage to meree taraf se unhen pyaar se dulaar denaa .

vinay bihari singh said...

see the photographs of your beautiful turtles. realy your pets are very cute and loving. you are lucky to have them.
if you have time please read my spiritual blog- http://vinaybiharisingh.blogspot.com

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शुभम जैन said...

ohh really your Tusty n Tutiana are very cute...how old they r now?? is there any change in them??

Joy said...

What a lovely post! Such dear little things, and so nice to read about their behaviour!