Couple Coordinate Their Outfits With Their Pet Tortoise
Kasey Kuchinski, 33, and Daniel Rodriguez, 33, from Sonoma, California, were inspired to dress up their four-year-old tortoise after seeing families try out the twinning trend on Instagram.
The 20lb Sulcata tortoise, named Ethel, now has a wardrobe's full of clothes for every occasion, while the pampered reptile even enjoyed a spa day recently, where she got a shell massage.
"I was seeing a trend on Instagram where families with children would take photos wearing matching outfits," said Kasey, an illustrator.
"I just thought it would be funny to do the same but with our tortoise - it's sort of an inside joke I guess.
"I have a background in fashion design, so nearly all of Ethel's outfits are made or altered from kids clothes by me.
"I try not to spend more than £4 on each outfit, otherwise this whole idea wouldn't be sustainable for us - she's gone through so many."
Kasey explained that she intends hasn't been able to keep all of Ethel's outfits, due to sheer volume.
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The couple say they see Ethel as their child and are considering getting a dog to keep her company.
"Ethel's favourite activity is eating, she also likes basking in the sunshine and going for walks in the park," adds Kasey.
"Her favourite treat is bell peppers, she also likes bok choy, zucchini and pumpkin. Normally though, she just eats grass and weeds.
"Although she is not a sea turtle she really enjoys beach days.
"There is plenty of sunshine, and a lot of rocks to climb and sand to dig in."
Known as @etheltheglamourtort on Instagram, the tortoise has already amassed quite a following - over 35,000 to be precise - of fans who can't get enough of her looks.
Ethel, we're in awe.
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