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  • Tim Dowling: the tortoise will not only outlive me, it'll outwit me, too

    6 days ago - By The Guardian

    My wife has had him since she was eight, but can still sometimes make him seem like a problem I have visited on her It is just after 11pm and I am in the garden in a downpour that began precisely as I stepped outside, searching for the tortoise by the light of my phone. I lift wet leaves and push low branches aside, but under these conditions everything out here looks like the back of a tortoise. I had just been putting out the downstairs lights when I remembered he was still outside. “Hmm,” I'd said to myself, peering through the back window. “I've got a feeling it may rain tonight.”
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