Well it kinda looked like a crocodile, and maybe it means I need to vacuum more. I don't know, but today I was vacuuming, and I lifted the treadmill walking platform so I could vacuum under it and look what I found…
Ok, well he's not really a baby crocodile. But he did surprise me, I mean, I was not even going to lift the platform up, so I had one hand on it lifting it, and it is pretty heavy doing it with one hand, and the other hand had the vacuum, thank goodness I didn't lift a little and just vacuum under, as this might have been a sadder story. So anyway, up the platform goes all the way and there he was curled up, and I was like oh I hope he is not dead. I quickly turned off the vacuum and bent down.
So when I went down to pick him up, he tried to get away, and then I quickly scooped him up, he just wiggled a bit, and tried to get away. He could not have been in the house long cause he was pretty healthy. Eric keeps leaving the dang doors open. Yesterday before class I come out to the studio, and the door is open. Thank God it was only a lizard that got in….(shivers). So I am thinking a day or two at the most he was in here. Poor thing.
Luckily I didn't scare him enough to make him drop his tail off, cause he had a good lookin' tail. They will drop off their tail as a way to get away, so the critter chasing them will chase the tail as it flops and flips and they get away, then they grow a new one. Gee wouldn't that be nice to do…my tail is old and droopy, I'm gonna drop it off and grow a nice toned firm one…oh and my belly and boobs too.
I took him outside to show Jeff, (Jeff is smoking a brisket) so he is sitting out manning the smoker, as it smokes next to my new screens – yeah let's not go there.
So the lizard wanted to check out Jeff's tat, so he could know the proper spelling of my name when he sends me a thank you card for sparing his life from 1) the vacuum, 2) Toby 3) death by starvation.
Jeff wanted me to put it on him like I had the gecko that time, I think if I had of handled him a bit more he would have been more apt to stay longer like the gecko did, but he was so happy to be free, he jumped down and is now happily crunching on bugs under the trees in the back yard. Do you think he will remember me next week?
Well that was a quick post for today, I have class tonight, so I know it will be nice to not have to post when everyone is gone, I can clean up for the morning class, and go to bed early.
Have an awesome Monday and thanks for stopping in mates!
OMG. Yuck *shudders* I think I would still be screaming "get it, get it, get it". And of course I wouldn't be going in that room for a couple of days!!! I don't do reptiles well at all!! You're brave!!! Makes for an interesting story!!! TFS
Nicole Anderson says
OH MY DI! that is too funny! Yes, a fine looking tail it is!; which i am sure you have too! Not one that you need to slice and dice for a new one, like my tummy that so needs some work… can anyone say Sharpei Puppy??? Yeah, three kids in three years… leave NO elasticity! LOL!
Thanks for sharing something non-paper related… it is how we get to know you even more!
Shana Heeg says
I love lizards! I'm so glad you saved his precious little life. You are too hilarious with your posts. I really enjoy reading them. 🙂
Tracy Altemose says
Oh My Flippin Land!!! I am just glad "I" didn't come across THAT while I was there! Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!
I can not believe you pick up those "Things" you are such a Woose Baby about so much, but those Dang lizards don't bother you!! Unbelievable!!!!!
I Love Ya! There is a lil country girl in ya I guess. Or perhaps that's the Vampire Personality side of you!!! Ha!!
Jacqui Lines says
yeah I think I probably would have sucked him up in the vacuum….well then again…I would have to vacuum in order to do that! Did ya squirt a little antibacterial before you scooped him up?
And what is with all that white white skin!! Don't you people live in AZ??? I thought Jeff's chest would be all tanned up!! What's he usin' SPF 900 while he is out manning the smoker!
What time is the brisket being served??
Awwwww, what a cutie!! I am glad you saved the life of the lizard, because they eat lots of things that are worse than lizards!!
big hugs! ellie:)
Jackie W. says
Baby crocodile – you are too funny!
Ok, I've been thinking about you all weekend because you will never believe what new pet my daughter bought and brought home! Here's a hint, you had one on your blog awhile back. He is definitely NOT from Buffalo, NY. He digs. Yes, that's right – he's a prairie dog! I guess these guys were rescued and couldn't be released into the wild. The pet shop here is the only one in the area who is licensed to sell these "exotic pets". His name is Fizz and is adorable. He's still pretty scared of us so I hope he snaps out of it. One day I'll update my blog with this bit of trivia and a photo, but for now I had to tell YOU!
Have a great day!
janet mack says
We get those small lizards here in FL. I have to rescue them from my cats. Do you have scorpians? I had a friend living in Texas, found one in her house while vacuuming, she sucked it up and threw out the vacuum.
Linda Hansen says
Hi Di! I would have screamed my head off if I would have found that under my treadmill! I don't vacuum under my treadmill … just dust it off, so if he were in my home he'd still be there! You are one brave woman.
Hi Di. You have a knack for telling a great story and being very funny with it. I thoroughly enjoyed this read. Mmmmmmm. I need one of those new tails too……
I love reading your stories and I absolutely love your zany sounding personality!! You make me laugh and they say that laughter is the best medicine and relieves stress – so thanks for keeping me "stress free and healthy". If you ever get to East Tennessee or come to visit Dollywood please let me know because I would love to meet you!