Tony Harris and Suzy Q, from Oxford, Mississippi, have spent the last fifty years together. Tony, 81, is a musician who can play 7 different musical instruments, including the guitar, fiddle, drums, and piano. He also paints and draws. Suzy Q is very quiet and keeps Tony company. She doesn’t do much of anything else, but she has a good excuse... Suzy Q is a turtle!
Tony found her in 1963 when she was a little thing. He said, "When I got her, she was no bigger than a 50 cent piece. She had just come out of her shell. I was cutting the grass, and I almost ran over her. I put her in the house, and she has been here ever since." Most turtles keep to themselves and stay in their shells a lot of the time, but not Suzy Q! She's not shy at all. She really likes people and can be seen out of her shell most of the time. Tony never imagined that they would still be together after so long, and how much they would enjoy each other's company. Tony has recently gotten another turtle... his name is Sam.