One year ago, two awesome red-eared slider boys were born and showed up at my house asking if they could crash. Their names were Bert & Ernie. They were only the size of quarters at the time, so I thought, why not?

Ernie was always shy.

While Bert was always outgoing…

…and the thinker of the pair.

Well it’s been a year, and Bert and Ernie are still living together, and still getting along. They’ve even gotten a new house, six months ago, after outgrowing their old one. Now they’re the size of your palm.

They’re still young yet. They love to eat shrimp and hate to eat their veggies.

They like waterfalls and long walks on their beach.

Although smaller than Ernie, Bert is still the outgoing one.

And Ernie is still painfully shy.

But they are healthy and seem to be happy. Here’s to many more years to come, Bert & Ernie!