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

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

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 suppose it would be terrible if he were to sadly pass,” my wife says.

Dog named nation's most destructive pet after destroying carpet

Dog named nation's most destructive pet after destroying carpet

Bella went on a rampage and left owner Kelly’s pillow in tatters and her walls needing repairs (Picture: Jam Press/ScS/Jam Press)Third place in the competition went to two and three-year-old Pug-crosses Riley and Teddy after owner Lisa Williams arrived home one day to catch them ripping apart her best cushions.

Tim Dowling: I’ve outwitted the cat, the tortoise and the coffee maker

Tim Dowling: I’ve outwitted the cat, the tortoise and the coffee maker

As I wait for the little green light indicating the machine is ready to dispense coffee, I hear the sound of the tortoise making a 45-degree turn somewhere in the vicinity of the cupboard where the mugs are kept.

This Time the Tortoise Might Actually Beat the Hare

This Time the Tortoise Might Actually Beat the Hare

The Ryder family, Mrs. T’s caretakers, were devastated, “We were hoping initially there was going to be enough, some stumps left so that we could fix some prosthetic legs to her.

KLG and Hoda meet a 100-pound tortoise, a coati and more!

KLG and Hoda meet a 100-pound tortoise, a coati and more!

KLG and Hoda meet a 100-pound tortoise, a coati and more! The ladies meet a Sulcata tortoise, an arctic fox, a coati (a relative of the raccoon) and more.

These pets are richer than Kim Kardashian

These pets are richer than Kim Kardashian

she’s worth $99,500,000 (£78,199,040) (Picture: comaprethemarket.com)The data, compiled by comparison website Compare the Market, found that the rich pet list was topped by a German Shephard called Gunther IV. It’s not just cats and dogs that make up the list of rich pets.

Banned in India!

Banned in India!

There are a lot of exotic pets and species of endangered animals that are listed as “banned pets” in India.