Oda, Lee's Russian Tortoise, died yesterday. Funeral services were held in our backyard this evening. The pallbearers were Cody and Lee, and remarks were given by Lisa and Annalisa. Lee gave the benediction.
Oda came into this family as the star of the best-kept secret of Christmas morning, 2007. Santa Claus brought her to our house in the middle of the night. Lee gave her the name "Oda," selecting it himself even though he was only 18 months old.
Oda loved the warm sunshine and eating lettuce and dandelions. We loved playing with her and watching her crawl around in the grass.
We loved having Oda in our family, and she will be missed. Goodbye, Oda.