Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Guido Says Goodbye To Soup!

Last week I met up with Loretta Shepherd, a local turtle expert, and we took Soup to a secret location and released him.

He is now free, and living with other Malayan Box Turtles.  Hopefully, he'll have lots of little dinosaurs and become a big noise in his pond.

Saying goodbye wasn't easy, especially for Guido, who treated Soup as a pet.  Guido is so gentle, that Soup didn't mind talking to the cat.  As you can see here, the two were pals...

Guido, "Hey man, I hear you're leaving."

Guido, "I'll miss you!"

Soup sets out in his new home.  Safe and free again.

37 comments:

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Awww, that is so sad for Guido, but probably best for Soup. Hope he has a happy and long life. Guido, tell Mom to get you a stuffed turtle to help soothe you.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Mr Puddy said...

I'm sure Soup will be happy in his new home and I'm sure he will miss you guys !
xox

The Island Cats said...

Aw, poor Guido. We're sorry your friend , Soup had to go away, but he'll be better off with other Soups.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Ah poor Guido. But I am sure that Soup will be very happy with the other turtles.

Cat-from-Sydney said...

Guido,
(((HUGS)))) Any hope of mom getting a plush Soup? purrr...meow!

Sparkle said...

That's kind of sad and kind of cool at the same time!

m.q said...

happy journey Soup!!

Photo Cache said...

sorry to hear your buddy left, but he would be much happier where he went.

Emma and Buster

Declan said...

That is so cool! Deccy x

Old Kitty said...

Awwww how wonderful for Soup!! Yay!!! Me and Charlie are so happy he is free and safe now!! Awww sweet Guido!! Sorry you had to say goodbye to your friend but I'm sure he'll never forget you! Yay!
:-) Take care
x

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

Lump in throat from looking at pictures. Can't talk now. Maybe talk later. Sad.

amanda said...

Awww, how sad, Guido, am sure you will miss Soup. Rio from Barcelona

Fuzzy Tales said...

Hurrah for Soup! We're glad he's safe and free and hope he "lives long and prospers." :-)

Brian said...

Good luck little Soup, you pal will always remember you!

Hannah and Lucy said...

It's great that Soup has gone to join his turtle friends. We know you will miss him Guido but he will always remember you.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Gracie =^o.o^= said...

This is just like that movie Free Willy. So glad that Soup is back to his ole place and will be happy to meet up with other turtles. Way to go.

Random Felines said...

Good job!!! We are glad Soup is safe....though we know Guido will miss him. :)

Whisppy said...

Bye bye Soup. May you be well and happy with your new friends.

We love LUNA said...

Lovely friends!Guido is very kind and I'm so happy for Soup.Love to your heart dear turtle friend,
purrs
Luna

Jan's Funny Farm said...

How sweet that the two became friends. Guess Guido will miss his turtle friend.

The Cat From Hell said...

I'll bet Soup will be happy with the other turtles.
Kisses
Nellie

Cindy said...

Hello and thank you for visiting us! So happy to meet you and your family of cats! Good luck to Soup...even though poor Guido will miss him.
Cindy, Buster, Rudy and Sam

Clooney said...

Guido is a sweetheart. Blessings to Soup on his journey.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook said...

Aw, I love that first shot! Good luck to Soup, wishing him well in his new place. Guido is so cute!

Gattina said...

That I call a "Happy End" Guido will find another pet, maybe a mouse ?

Barbara said...

Glad that Soup got to go live with other turtles - but poor Guido.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We are so glad Soup has a chance to live in a natural environment now ~ even though it's sad to see him go. xx

Johanna said...

Hello,
this problems are very familar to me. Once on my pond sat a little turtle. Not a domestic one, it was an escaped pet. We kept it some time in a water tub and when the winter arrived we bought a big aquarium for the house. In winter time we let it walk in the kitchen sometimes and this turtle, named Flossie, was really clever. It doen't flounder when I carrie it to the kitchen but did heavily when I brought it back to the Aquarium. In summer it lived outside in its private area with a tub pond. Once it was so big that it doesn't fit into the Aquarium. So we brought it to a big lake where hundreds of turtles live. I will never forget the look in its face when it slowly dived into this new world. Flossie knew from the first moment, this is how a turtle is supposed to live. Soup will have a fantastic life and surely she will ever remember you and Guido.
Best greetings, Johanna

Purrfect Haven said...

we are willing on Soup to have a very happy liberated life! Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

Live Out Loud said...

Awwwww! We have a similar story, too. Though my cats were a bit afraid of Vincent, as I named him. Wonderful pictures of the turtle and kitty!!

Dianne said...

happy trails Soup!

hugs to Guido

Life Ramblings said...

goodbye Soup. hope you'll enjoy your new environment.

Indrani said...

Glad that Soup is safe and free. :)

Kjelle Bus said...

Me too think that Mr Soup will love life in his new home and sure he will miss you !!

Athena said...

Good luck to Soup!

GrammyMouseTails said...

aww, don't worry Guido. Soup is much happier in the big water with his own kind. maybe you can visit some day? good thing you have siblings to keep you company.

Blackie Bond said...

Aww...poor Guido. We know what it's like to get attached to a pet. Get the female to get you another pet...even an interactive, toy pet is good company.