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Couple Dress Their Pet Tortoise In Matching Outfits For Photos, Many People Call Them Out For Animal Cruelty
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Couple Dress Their Pet Tortoise In Matching Outfits For Photos, Many People Call Them Out For Animal Cruelty

There are quite a few animal superstars on the Internet. Many dogs and cats have humongous fan bases who enjoy their adventures on Facebook, Instagram, or YouTube. But one member of the animal kingdom rarely gets to enjoy the rays of the viral sunshine. The tortoise.

However, this can change soon. Kasey Kuchinski, 33, and Daniel Rodriguez, 33, from Sonoma, California, are coordinating their outfit ideas with their exotic pet, Ethel, a 20lb Sulcata tortoise. The trio regularly dress up and pose for photos together for their Instagram account, and their following has been growing steadily. As of this article, it’s standing at 38.6K people.

Not everyone, however, appreciates Kasey and Daniel’s idea of putting their pet tortoise in matching outfits. Some people are saying it’s ‘wrong’ and ‘exploiting’ the tortoise.

Image credits: etheltheglamourtort/Caters

Bored Panda spoke to Ethel’s owner Kasey about these claims and she immediately put the issue to rest. “It’s really no different than putting a jacket on a dog or any other pet animals, or shoes on a baby. No, it is certainly not necessary but dang, is it funny and cute!” she said. “Ethel doesn’t mind it at all.”

Kasey reassured everyone that if the tortoise showed any discomfort, the couple would abandon those pet clothes immediately. “We only have her in the outfit for the photos so all in all, about 10 minutes every two weeks! If you look through our feed, you’ll see she’s naked 99% of the time.”

Image credits: etheltheglamourtort/Caters

So let’s leave offended people aside. Kasey said she’s always liked the idea of having a giant tortoise as a pet. “I can probably pin the idea down to reading the ‘Reptile Room’ from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events.”

Now, she finally has one and Ethel means everything to her. “You really couldn’t know just how much this adorable animal can capture your heart until you’ve spent a lot of time with one! Ethel is a particularly great example of her species, I think so. She’s easy to love!”

Image credits: etheltheglamourtort/Caters

Kasey and Daniel both work full-time so they come up with ideas for the outfits throughout the week when they’re free. “I usually have about 3-4 ideas stored up and I just wait for the right moment for each one. So next week, the idea is a picnic. That’s all I’ve got so far. Now, before next Friday, I’ve got to decide on a color concept… I’m thinking gingham, probably blue? Then hopefully, I’ll find something for Daniel and me to wear (this is always the hardest part).”

Image credits: etheltheglamourtort/Caters

“Once I find at least two matching items, I’ll get a third for Ethel, either the same shirt as Daniel or the same thing as me. Then, basically I alter that garment to fit Ethel, sometimes it works better than others, sometimes if necessary I’ll just start with matching fabric for Ethel and my her DIY clothes!”

Image credits: etheltheglamourtort/Caters

The photoshoots happen pretty quickly. The couple uses a yummy treat to get Ethel to face towards the phone they’re taking the pics with. “It just sits inside a roll of duct tape on the ground, then I use a remote clicker (that you can totally see in a lot of the photos, I’m not very stealthy!). We have about 5 minutes before Ethel loses interest in the whole deal and wants to go explore!”

Afterward, they might take a quick stroll at the park or the beach while walking the tortoise in matching outfits. “It’s hilarious and so ridiculous!”

Image credits: etheltheglamourtort/Caters

Image credits: etheltheglamourtort/Caters

Image credits: etheltheglamourtort/Caters

Image credits: etheltheglamourtort/Caters

Image credits: etheltheglamourtort/Caters

Image credits: etheltheglamourtort/Caters

Image credits: etheltheglamourtort/Caters

Image credits: etheltheglamourtort/Caters

Image credits: etheltheglamourtort/Caters

Some people loved the cute outfits

Others thought dressing up the tortoise was wrong

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Francis
Community Member
2 years ago

i guess the tortoise is not wearing the outfits 24/7 but for a couple of minutes to take a photo.. so all the arguments, that it doesn't get enough heat/too much heat etc. are invalid, imo.

Nea
Community Member
2 years ago

Absolutely!

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Elaine Dodge
Community Member
2 years ago

That tortoise knows he's deeply, deeply loved and he's damn happy.

Bets Mckay
Community Member
2 years ago

Absolutely! Just posted a similar comment. Reptiles can feel the love too! Great to know.

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Camil Gagnon
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm offended at people being offended at dressing up tortoises.

Iapetos
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm slightly amused at people being offended at people being offended at dressing up tortoises.

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CherryAmy
Community Member
2 years ago

I bet the tortoise doesn't give a shit about it. What I wonder about is how much effort people put in photos like this. It seems like a whole lot of work to tailor these outfits.

Noel Bovae
Community Member
2 years ago

That tortoise has a better life than many humans! I'd trade lives right this second. And exploiting it? If that's the case, then every animal that has ever had its picture taken, for any reason, was also being 'exploited.' People are so dumb. They always have to find SOMETHING to hctib about!

Cori
Community Member
2 years ago

This is just another form of crying 'racism' for things that aren't really racist. When people do that, it minimizes the very real instances of racism that happen every day. This is not animal cruelty. If you'd like examples of actual animal cruelty look at dog fighting or the fur industry, puppy mills or farrowing crates, animals dying of thrist on their way to be slaughtered or injured horses forced onto overcrowded trailers on their way to Mexico to also be slaughtered. There is enough cruelty in the world. TOO much cruelty. We don't need to invent any.

Uncommon Boston
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

We had a tough, mean tom cat who adored my sister. She was a kindergartener at the time. She wrapped the cat in aluminum foil for space kitty, then toilet paper for mummy kitty. During the Christmas season he got a big red bow around his neck. He could have removed any of these things easily, instead he paraded my sister 's handiwork for all to see. He loved the Christmas bow and showed it off proudly to any visitor. He loved my sister and happily played along. As a strong tom cat he chose to participate. Don't judge the relationship between pets and their owners. My sister did not torture our cat. If only they knew how much our pets can love us

Tara Brooks
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s one happy and loved kid!

MsLou
Community Member
2 years ago

People are ridiculous to get upset seeing a turtle wearing an outfit for a photo. The turtle looks happy and healthy! People need to calm down and worry about more important things

Ashley Kellers
Community Member
2 years ago

This is adorable! They're not harming that baby at all! People need to get a grip!

Bookey
Community Member
2 years ago

Every damn thing is offensive these days

K.
Community Member
2 years ago

It’s supposed to be a fun bonding activity for the couple. Dressing Ethel in a cute costume for 10 minutes every 2 weeks....how did it get to this? Is it the temperature regulation? Doesn’t seem like the clothes are restricting her movements. It’s annoying to read about the numerous ways people are offended, but I’m glad it’s pointed out so that we can actually learn what the problem is or the lack of it and shut it down.

Lou Lopez
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Is it being done specifically to cause fear or pain? Is the animal in physical danger or badly injured by the activity? No? Then it isn't abuse, and your "opinion" + $2.50 will get you a bag of chips. Stupid people gonna stupid. The clothes aren't preventing "thermoregulation" because reptiles are ectothermic; their body temperature is controlled by the heat or cold around them. The clothing isn't trapping a significant amount of heat, nor is it blocking UVA/UVB rays, and the tortoise won't cool down unless in the shade or given water etc. Because this is a reptile, not a mammal such as a dog, ya great numpties.

Leigh Ann Poston
Community Member
2 years ago

Apparently “it’s not f normal....” but being a bitch on the internet is. See what I did there?

MsLou
Community Member
2 years ago

Your comment made me happy!

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Me!
Community Member
2 years ago

I feel bad for the people who are so up in arms over a couple and their tortoise doing their thing. These people must really lose it over actually problems. I can't imagine living like that....

Richard Wareham
Community Member
2 years ago

Some people seem to be addicted to being offended. These self-centred narcissists become increasingly reactionary and all have their own personal agendas and lines drawn in the sand. All is fine unless their particular line gets crossed. Which, of course, in the mind of the self-centred narcissist, is the only line that matters.

Arenite
Community Member
2 years ago

They are just pissed they aren't loved as this tortoise.

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i0ana
Community Member
2 years ago

I think the ppl forgot the meaning of cruelty,or they never really knew what it means. -_-

Raine Soo
Community Member
2 years ago

Ethel is a lovely tortoise. I don't think that dressing her up in matching costumes constitutes animal abuse. She doesn't seem to mind at all, and in some photos, seems to be smiling and is quite content. I wish that people would stop getting offended by everything. These people must be absolute joys at parties.

Mommyofboth
Community Member
2 years ago

Damn that tortoise is living his best life. He looks happy and healthy.

Caryn Zent
Community Member
2 years ago

They are making her a part of the fun. People need to relax.

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
2 years ago

It shows you can love many creature. Dote on them, spoil them. It’s healthy.

glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago

I think the outfits are just for their photo shoots. Ethel looks adorable and happy and I think that these photos are cute. The spa day one is my favorite. I also love the one where she's wearing a hat on her shell.

Sarah Jenna-Jayne
Community Member
2 years ago

So they take in a pet and treat it like literal family as if it's their child and people are annoyed? So essentially they are annoyed that the tortoise is loved too much? Am I understanding this correctly? *Face palm*

Cynthia Souza
Community Member
2 years ago

Did the people complaining even read the article?! Clearly states Ethel is a she, that the outfits are on for a few moments every couple of weeks. So, most of the criticisms/arguments are invalid. Is it so difficult to just let other people, and Ethel, live their lives?

Lazy Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

It’s a tortoise, it doesn’t care that it has a shirt on. It doesn’t wear clothing 24/7 so all the heat and UVA/B arguments make no sense

Deirdre Ross
Community Member
2 years ago

They obviously adore the reptile, as well they should.

Liam Weiss
Community Member
2 years ago

My cat LOVES being in a sweater! and so did my dog! They aren't very close but I bet this tortoise is probably happy. Not like they're wearing them all day.

María Hermida
Community Member
2 years ago

My dog NEEDS a sweater, because he starved as a puppy (his previous owner didn't want him) and he has very little hair and is always cold. I can't tell you how many times I've had arguments with idiots about clothes. At first, I explained. Now I just tell them to go away and just mind their own f*** business.

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deanna woods
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't see what people are so upset about. I think it's cute and the tortoise doesn't seem bothered in the slightest. Like someone else here said, people just like to be upset about something no matter what it is.

The Alchemist
Community Member
2 years ago

Bored panda used to be art and creativity but now it's "Look at all the was people are pissed off"

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you!

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Tina Hart
Community Member
2 years ago

Fun couple. Inspiring me to be more creative . I have 5 kitties, a dog, a parrot, and a snake. I should get on board and get creative and start my own photo shoots 😁

Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh come on everyone, this is a sweet couple that take wonderful care of their great pet and there's nothing at all wrong with anything they're doing.

LilicatUK
Community Member
2 years ago

The tortoise is fine, they actually enjoy petting/warmth on their shells so wearing an outfit for a few minutes does zero harm, and I bet Ethel loves the attention

Marthinus van der Merwe
Community Member
2 years ago

This is spectacularly awesome. These people care so much for their tortoise!

Wendell Wendell
Community Member
2 years ago

What a beautiful, healthy, lucky Sulcata tortoise!!

gretelly hernandez
Community Member
2 years ago

I am a tortoise lover for over 25 years I have a tortoise haven and I know these couple that own Ethel love her and are very proud parents. I think its great shes family thats how I see it. I have my big Tango 33 years old and I love him dearly. Ethel by the way looks a very HappyHealthy Tortoise. Congratulation to the couple, you guys are doing an amazing job with Ethel.

Danielle Renee
Community Member
2 years ago

oh calm down people. i'm quite sure the tortoise is in not pain. my real concern it who have they willed her to because she WILL out live them.

Bets Mckay
Community Member
2 years ago

Ethel is smiling in every photo! Ever since I learned that their beaky faces could smile, I look to see if theyre happy, and Ethel is greatly enjoying herself. Reptiles can feel the love !

John L
Community Member
2 years ago

Uh, the tortoise has a shell, would he even notice?????

Jackie Butts
Community Member
2 years ago

That tortoise is loved and very well cared for. The outfits are cute and fun...and I would bet a lot that she is only dressed long enough to take a cut picture. If she is anything like my old tortoise she loves eating red hibiscus flowers.

Maya Kuntz
Community Member
2 years ago

"It just seems disrespectful, besides he's much better looking naked." I could say the same thing about anything. I could say that about your painted house.

Hocica Sang
Community Member
2 years ago

Ah come on.😂 This tortoise has a better life than me lol

Zophra
Community Member
2 years ago

My absolute favorite is the cucumber-spa picture.

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
2 years ago

She's a lovely tortoise and seems pretty clearly to be living the Life of Riley. Just a question, is it correct that she weighs only 20lb? I've lifted turtles out of the road and they seem much heavier relative to size.

Katerina Huskova
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, it Is little bit ill. But I personally don't see any diference between doing such things to a dog or to a tortoise

phantom buni
Community Member
1 year ago

My favorite was the cucumber one where he’s monching

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

The people offended by dressing a tortoise for a photo shoot are probably the same fucking idiots who dropped one into the water in (I think?) Florida a few years ago. Turtles swim. Tortoises are land animals. Fuck wits.

rhyan lumilay
Community Member
2 years ago

Are some people that shallow, narrow minded ones? Even if the animal was properly cared and healthy and you just freakingly put a dress on it for a couple of minutes they we're gone mad about it immediately? Is putting dress to animals for a couple of minutes hurts or induce any damage to their health? This people needs to chill out a bit.

Wesley Miller
Community Member
2 years ago

Obviously, by seeing all these comments here on Boredpanda... You can tell that the population here is/are completely sane

Hermione Granger
Community Member
2 years ago

Better than some crap owners chaining animals to fences. As long as it's recieving love, and being treated properly, it should be fine.

Wendell Wendell
Community Member
2 years ago

What a beautiful, healthy Sulcata tortoise!! Love the pics!

Iapetos
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, Gillian Whittle is about right.

DKS 001
Community Member
2 years ago

about as offensive as people dressing up their dogs. That's okay, though, right?

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
2 years ago

To me the most offensive part is how really, really lame the post is.

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't think it could be any creepier

Rodg Chr
Community Member
2 years ago

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Clearly two people that care for their animals! Please let the world be rid of these limp-wristed lefties who just don't have a clue!

colespike1
Community Member
1 year ago

Rodg Chr +

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
2 years ago

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I wonder if the real concern is that the tortoise seems to be a prop for their moronic, not terribly interesting posturing, rather than a beloved ancient pet. Ethel is hauled all over when it would undoubtedly prefer its own yard with familiar places to seek shade and water. Ethel may appear to be smiling, but that's pure anthropomorphism. That's Ethel's mouth, not its expression.

Patti
Community Member
2 years ago

Get over yourself

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Francis
Community Member
2 years ago

i guess the tortoise is not wearing the outfits 24/7 but for a couple of minutes to take a photo.. so all the arguments, that it doesn't get enough heat/too much heat etc. are invalid, imo.

Nea
Community Member
2 years ago

Absolutely!

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Elaine Dodge
Community Member
2 years ago

That tortoise knows he's deeply, deeply loved and he's damn happy.

Bets Mckay
Community Member
2 years ago

Absolutely! Just posted a similar comment. Reptiles can feel the love too! Great to know.

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Camil Gagnon
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm offended at people being offended at dressing up tortoises.

Iapetos
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm slightly amused at people being offended at people being offended at dressing up tortoises.

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CherryAmy
Community Member
2 years ago

I bet the tortoise doesn't give a shit about it. What I wonder about is how much effort people put in photos like this. It seems like a whole lot of work to tailor these outfits.

Noel Bovae
Community Member
2 years ago

That tortoise has a better life than many humans! I'd trade lives right this second. And exploiting it? If that's the case, then every animal that has ever had its picture taken, for any reason, was also being 'exploited.' People are so dumb. They always have to find SOMETHING to hctib about!

Cori
Community Member
2 years ago

This is just another form of crying 'racism' for things that aren't really racist. When people do that, it minimizes the very real instances of racism that happen every day. This is not animal cruelty. If you'd like examples of actual animal cruelty look at dog fighting or the fur industry, puppy mills or farrowing crates, animals dying of thrist on their way to be slaughtered or injured horses forced onto overcrowded trailers on their way to Mexico to also be slaughtered. There is enough cruelty in the world. TOO much cruelty. We don't need to invent any.

Uncommon Boston
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

We had a tough, mean tom cat who adored my sister. She was a kindergartener at the time. She wrapped the cat in aluminum foil for space kitty, then toilet paper for mummy kitty. During the Christmas season he got a big red bow around his neck. He could have removed any of these things easily, instead he paraded my sister 's handiwork for all to see. He loved the Christmas bow and showed it off proudly to any visitor. He loved my sister and happily played along. As a strong tom cat he chose to participate. Don't judge the relationship between pets and their owners. My sister did not torture our cat. If only they knew how much our pets can love us

Tara Brooks
Community Member
2 years ago

That’s one happy and loved kid!

MsLou
Community Member
2 years ago

People are ridiculous to get upset seeing a turtle wearing an outfit for a photo. The turtle looks happy and healthy! People need to calm down and worry about more important things

Ashley Kellers
Community Member
2 years ago

This is adorable! They're not harming that baby at all! People need to get a grip!

Bookey
Community Member
2 years ago

Every damn thing is offensive these days

K.
Community Member
2 years ago

It’s supposed to be a fun bonding activity for the couple. Dressing Ethel in a cute costume for 10 minutes every 2 weeks....how did it get to this? Is it the temperature regulation? Doesn’t seem like the clothes are restricting her movements. It’s annoying to read about the numerous ways people are offended, but I’m glad it’s pointed out so that we can actually learn what the problem is or the lack of it and shut it down.

Lou Lopez
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Is it being done specifically to cause fear or pain? Is the animal in physical danger or badly injured by the activity? No? Then it isn't abuse, and your "opinion" + $2.50 will get you a bag of chips. Stupid people gonna stupid. The clothes aren't preventing "thermoregulation" because reptiles are ectothermic; their body temperature is controlled by the heat or cold around them. The clothing isn't trapping a significant amount of heat, nor is it blocking UVA/UVB rays, and the tortoise won't cool down unless in the shade or given water etc. Because this is a reptile, not a mammal such as a dog, ya great numpties.

Leigh Ann Poston
Community Member
2 years ago

Apparently “it’s not f normal....” but being a bitch on the internet is. See what I did there?

MsLou
Community Member
2 years ago

Your comment made me happy!

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Me!
Community Member
2 years ago

I feel bad for the people who are so up in arms over a couple and their tortoise doing their thing. These people must really lose it over actually problems. I can't imagine living like that....

Richard Wareham
Community Member
2 years ago

Some people seem to be addicted to being offended. These self-centred narcissists become increasingly reactionary and all have their own personal agendas and lines drawn in the sand. All is fine unless their particular line gets crossed. Which, of course, in the mind of the self-centred narcissist, is the only line that matters.

Arenite
Community Member
2 years ago

They are just pissed they aren't loved as this tortoise.

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i0ana
Community Member
2 years ago

I think the ppl forgot the meaning of cruelty,or they never really knew what it means. -_-

Raine Soo
Community Member
2 years ago

Ethel is a lovely tortoise. I don't think that dressing her up in matching costumes constitutes animal abuse. She doesn't seem to mind at all, and in some photos, seems to be smiling and is quite content. I wish that people would stop getting offended by everything. These people must be absolute joys at parties.

Mommyofboth
Community Member
2 years ago

Damn that tortoise is living his best life. He looks happy and healthy.

Caryn Zent
Community Member
2 years ago

They are making her a part of the fun. People need to relax.

Donna Reynolds
Community Member
2 years ago

It shows you can love many creature. Dote on them, spoil them. It’s healthy.

glowworm2
Community Member
2 years ago

I think the outfits are just for their photo shoots. Ethel looks adorable and happy and I think that these photos are cute. The spa day one is my favorite. I also love the one where she's wearing a hat on her shell.

Sarah Jenna-Jayne
Community Member
2 years ago

So they take in a pet and treat it like literal family as if it's their child and people are annoyed? So essentially they are annoyed that the tortoise is loved too much? Am I understanding this correctly? *Face palm*

Cynthia Souza
Community Member
2 years ago

Did the people complaining even read the article?! Clearly states Ethel is a she, that the outfits are on for a few moments every couple of weeks. So, most of the criticisms/arguments are invalid. Is it so difficult to just let other people, and Ethel, live their lives?

Lazy Panda
Community Member
2 years ago

It’s a tortoise, it doesn’t care that it has a shirt on. It doesn’t wear clothing 24/7 so all the heat and UVA/B arguments make no sense

Deirdre Ross
Community Member
2 years ago

They obviously adore the reptile, as well they should.

Liam Weiss
Community Member
2 years ago

My cat LOVES being in a sweater! and so did my dog! They aren't very close but I bet this tortoise is probably happy. Not like they're wearing them all day.

María Hermida
Community Member
2 years ago

My dog NEEDS a sweater, because he starved as a puppy (his previous owner didn't want him) and he has very little hair and is always cold. I can't tell you how many times I've had arguments with idiots about clothes. At first, I explained. Now I just tell them to go away and just mind their own f*** business.

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deanna woods
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't see what people are so upset about. I think it's cute and the tortoise doesn't seem bothered in the slightest. Like someone else here said, people just like to be upset about something no matter what it is.

The Alchemist
Community Member
2 years ago

Bored panda used to be art and creativity but now it's "Look at all the was people are pissed off"

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
2 years ago

Thank you!

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Tina Hart
Community Member
2 years ago

Fun couple. Inspiring me to be more creative . I have 5 kitties, a dog, a parrot, and a snake. I should get on board and get creative and start my own photo shoots 😁

Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
2 years ago

Oh come on everyone, this is a sweet couple that take wonderful care of their great pet and there's nothing at all wrong with anything they're doing.

LilicatUK
Community Member
2 years ago

The tortoise is fine, they actually enjoy petting/warmth on their shells so wearing an outfit for a few minutes does zero harm, and I bet Ethel loves the attention

Marthinus van der Merwe
Community Member
2 years ago

This is spectacularly awesome. These people care so much for their tortoise!

Wendell Wendell
Community Member
2 years ago

What a beautiful, healthy, lucky Sulcata tortoise!!

gretelly hernandez
Community Member
2 years ago

I am a tortoise lover for over 25 years I have a tortoise haven and I know these couple that own Ethel love her and are very proud parents. I think its great shes family thats how I see it. I have my big Tango 33 years old and I love him dearly. Ethel by the way looks a very HappyHealthy Tortoise. Congratulation to the couple, you guys are doing an amazing job with Ethel.

Danielle Renee
Community Member
2 years ago

oh calm down people. i'm quite sure the tortoise is in not pain. my real concern it who have they willed her to because she WILL out live them.

Bets Mckay
Community Member
2 years ago

Ethel is smiling in every photo! Ever since I learned that their beaky faces could smile, I look to see if theyre happy, and Ethel is greatly enjoying herself. Reptiles can feel the love !

John L
Community Member
2 years ago

Uh, the tortoise has a shell, would he even notice?????

Jackie Butts
Community Member
2 years ago

That tortoise is loved and very well cared for. The outfits are cute and fun...and I would bet a lot that she is only dressed long enough to take a cut picture. If she is anything like my old tortoise she loves eating red hibiscus flowers.

Maya Kuntz
Community Member
2 years ago

"It just seems disrespectful, besides he's much better looking naked." I could say the same thing about anything. I could say that about your painted house.

Hocica Sang
Community Member
2 years ago

Ah come on.😂 This tortoise has a better life than me lol

Zophra
Community Member
2 years ago

My absolute favorite is the cucumber-spa picture.

Pretty Pangolin
Community Member
2 years ago

She's a lovely tortoise and seems pretty clearly to be living the Life of Riley. Just a question, is it correct that she weighs only 20lb? I've lifted turtles out of the road and they seem much heavier relative to size.

Katerina Huskova
Community Member
2 years ago

Well, it Is little bit ill. But I personally don't see any diference between doing such things to a dog or to a tortoise

phantom buni
Community Member
1 year ago

My favorite was the cucumber one where he’s monching

Celtic Pirate Queen
Community Member
2 years ago

The people offended by dressing a tortoise for a photo shoot are probably the same fucking idiots who dropped one into the water in (I think?) Florida a few years ago. Turtles swim. Tortoises are land animals. Fuck wits.

rhyan lumilay
Community Member
2 years ago

Are some people that shallow, narrow minded ones? Even if the animal was properly cared and healthy and you just freakingly put a dress on it for a couple of minutes they we're gone mad about it immediately? Is putting dress to animals for a couple of minutes hurts or induce any damage to their health? This people needs to chill out a bit.

Wesley Miller
Community Member
2 years ago

Obviously, by seeing all these comments here on Boredpanda... You can tell that the population here is/are completely sane

Hermione Granger
Community Member
2 years ago

Better than some crap owners chaining animals to fences. As long as it's recieving love, and being treated properly, it should be fine.

Wendell Wendell
Community Member
2 years ago

What a beautiful, healthy Sulcata tortoise!! Love the pics!

Iapetos
Community Member
2 years ago

Yeah, Gillian Whittle is about right.

DKS 001
Community Member
2 years ago

about as offensive as people dressing up their dogs. That's okay, though, right?

Kenny Kulbiski
Community Member
2 years ago

To me the most offensive part is how really, really lame the post is.

Chris DiFonso
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't think it could be any creepier

Rodg Chr
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2 years ago

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Clearly two people that care for their animals! Please let the world be rid of these limp-wristed lefties who just don't have a clue!

colespike1
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1 year ago

Rodg Chr +

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Dorothy Parker
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2 years ago

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I wonder if the real concern is that the tortoise seems to be a prop for their moronic, not terribly interesting posturing, rather than a beloved ancient pet. Ethel is hauled all over when it would undoubtedly prefer its own yard with familiar places to seek shade and water. Ethel may appear to be smiling, but that's pure anthropomorphism. That's Ethel's mouth, not its expression.

Patti
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2 years ago

Get over yourself

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