Friday, October 23, 2009

From the chameleon cage

There was a bit of a scuffle in the chameleon cage this morning when she ACCIDENTALLY stepped on him. He swiftly turned and bit her on the arm.

Here is my lecture to him:

If you don't want to get stepped on, quit making yourself look like a ficus leaf. Also, I understand that in the wild you two wouldn't choose to mate for life. Here in the Summy cage, though, we're all about monogamy. So, play nice, share the crickets and remember the golden rule. She's the mother of the 47 eggs currently basking in the incubator. For that alone, she deserves some respect.

And here he is, looking all contrite and apologetic.



Sorry for the absence. I'm "swamped." (a little chameleon humor....they live in rainy places) Although I truly am crazy-busy.

I have a library visit at 5:30 - 7pm at the Santee Library. I'll be there with Cindy Pon and Laura Preble. Should be fun. I have a joke gift for them. I can't tell you what because you never know who's lurking. Mwaaaaa!

20 comments:

Stacy said...

If only the lesson about not getting stepped on only applied to humans!

Pets are very entertaining. I'd be so bored without my cat. :)

Charles Gramlich said...

Looking like a leaf will get you stepped on every time.

Anna said...

lol, thanks for sharing, and have a good one. Anna :)

cindy said...

if by "joke gift" you mean cupcakes and a cappucino, wow. you are such a prankster, barrie. THANK YOU! =D

Barrie said...

Cindy....uh, no. Although that would've been good...

Bina said...

I can't wait to see those babies!!!!

Miriam S.Forster said...

"If you don't want to get stepped on, quit making yourself look like a ficus leaf."

Words to live by... Have fun at the library!

Sarah Laurence said...

What a soap opera! I shall stay tuned.

Cloudia said...

Watch your feet, fellow lizards!


Aloha, Friend!


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Vodka Mom said...

if I could get there in time I WOULD be in the audience. :-)

Beth said...

Unless he’s mastered the English language, it must have been your firm tone of voice that did the trick. What a great expression you managed to capture with that photo.

Barbara Martin said...

I love the chameleon saga stories, complete with photos. When your library visit is over you must tell us what the joke gift was. Interested parties want to know.

Cheryl said...

You just think they would have learned that by know. That looking like a leaf thing can be so dangerous! LOL.

Teresa said...

This story was too funny. Do the police handle chameleon domestic violence calls? I wonder...

Miss Chevious said...

another reason i need a pet! :) hope the library visit went well!

Amy said...

oh my! Is it possible that they may mate again and you'll end up with another 47 eggs? That's a lot of babies :)

Bee said...

I'm just stuck at 47 eggs. Will they ALL become chameleons, or are there more domestic horrors to come?

Cassandra said...

Once again, your humor and sarcasm makes me laugh out loud! 47 eggs - are they ALL going to become chameleons?
You had better tell us all about the library function with Laura Preble and Cindy Pon - we'd love to know!

cindy said...

loved the recipe box! my speech went well and i had so much fun hanging with college kids pretending i was 20! =D can't wait to see you again! maybe december?

Laura said...

You make me smile...and I am addicted to reptile stories and updates!!!!!