Everyone knows that turtles live in tanks! But not everybody knows all the gear that turtles come with! I certainly didn’t know how expensive a teeny little pet would be! Tank: thirty-five dollars; filter: fifty bucks; heater: another twenty; gravel, dock, and food: more money, more money, more money. Oh, and don’t forget an extra twenty-two dollars for the turtle himself!
When I first went to Petco to purchase all of the supplies for my turtle, I was shocked by not only how much money it would cost, but how much attention and time the turtle would need. So that night I decided that I would rethink whether getting my new pet was really something I wanted to do. However it only took two minutes into the drive home for me to realize just how much I missed my turtle that I didn’t even have yet. I wanted to make his life a lot happier than it would have been at the pet store and I felt like I was letting him down by letting the cost of it all get in the way. After all, ever since I was a little kid I have loved taking care of others. I loved taking care of my 3 bunnies as a kindergartener, I tutored all through high school for my peers as well as youngsters, and I love helping out my roommates and close friends whenever they need it.
I hope to translate this passion to my career someday. I have always loved law and I hope to become a lawyer and use the law to help people. I want to represent the little people who were taken advantage of by big corporations. But before I get too ahead of myself I will happy helping my little turtle make it in this big, scary world!

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