Barry. August 19 2014

It can be lonely work in the Dicky Ticker Gulag, not much company but the odd alarm when pressing the wrong button, or garbled drunken shouts from 'outside'. A least miners had budgies for company.

 

So it's with barely contained yips of delight that Barry, our resident pet tortoise, was welcomed into the only dry box in the cell. Barry-Suarez (to give him his full name, due to a deceptively strong bite), is a loving smiling companion, with a barely contained lust for nibbling humans. Presumably this characteristic was what got him sent here, but it is a place where he is finally amongst friends. 

 

Check out our tribute Barry t-shirt before someone notices.