Timmie is the smaller of our two turtles and her shiny eyes are captivating. She is very friendly and she recognizes her name when spoken to. Timmie joined us along with Merle in the spring of 2001. She is approximately 25–30 years old, so she has a long life yet to live. TImmie lives in the Preschool classroom with Merle except when they are outside enjoying the sunshine.