A lucky gift from my niece, Bethany. It popped out of a machine in a pub in Spain. Slightly creepily, there was a little Tweety Pie figurine stuffed inside the tortoise... what's all that about?
This morning we operated, and removed the growth. Now my tortoise looks either like he's yawning mightily, or like he's in mid love-shout, "Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeep!"
Now everyone will give me little tortoises as presents. It used to be monkeys :-)
EDIT: Phone charms are dumb. They dangle around and get in your way when you're on the phone, and get caught in your pocket when you're pulling it out. I'm taking him off!