‘I’d had it since I was a baby’
was devoted hard- shelled her life.
So when Hercules met his Maker, Poppy had his shell polished and preserved and kept the memento in her kitchen. to pal her all
But Hercules’ revered memory was tarnished when Poppy came into the kitchen last week and found boyfriend Lee Spender, 25, scoffing breakfast cereal out of the dead tortoise’s shell.
Primary school teacher Poppy said: “I screamed at the c** t – ‘ What the F** K are you doing?! That’s Hercules!’ Poor Lee wondered what on earth was wrong. so he knew he’d done wrong.
“In the end I forgave him though, as I love the daft twat.”
Lee told Sunday Sport: “I had no idea it was her dead tortoise’s shell. I was a bit hung over and bleary when I went down for my brekkie and I couldn’t find any clean bowls. I seriously thought it was just a bowl.”
Poppy washed out the shell with Swarfega and has now mounted it on a piece of mahogany to prevent more mishaps.
Coco Pops were recently slammed by anti- food campaigners and the Scottish Government is set to ban the treat from school breakfasts.