Xicano: I share your love of turtles. As a boy, I named my turtle Fred. When he was eaten by the neighbor’s cat, I got a second turtle that I promptly named Bi-Fred (second Fred—was my thinking). A dumb name, but hey, I was a little kid.
Recently my son-in-law rescued a baby turtle in the middle of the street near a lake, bringing it home and setting up a nice water tank, etc. The turtle is now about 6-inches long. When I asked why he did that, his answer was quick and simple: “because turtles are people, too.”
P.S. Also…a tiny house in the woods sounds good to me, too.