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Saturday, April 13, 2013

L is for Lizard



This is our lizard, King Tut. He has quite a personality. Much more then I expected. He likes to snuggle up on my daughter's neck and shoulders, burying his little head in her hair. They will sit together like that for hours, just chilling out. I know I kind of carried on a bit about having to bring crickets into my house to feed him, but as long as my daughter keeps on doing it herself, and I don't have to see them or touch them it's really not a problem. She is obsessed with lizards and dragons. Especially the Komodo Dragon that lives in the Galapagos Islands. I guess I should be thankful she didn't ask Santa for one of those for Christmas, huh? I think King Tut is kind of cute- what do you think?

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  1. King Tut. What a fabulous name for a lizard.

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    1. T/Y. That's my kid- it was all her picking that name. :)

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  2. OK, he's cute,BUT since I live in the land of lizards and some of them are the size of a large cat, I can't get to excited about them as a pet. You're such a good mom. Better you than me.

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    1. Oh my gosh I would die! I don't think he's ever going to get that big, but Lord help me if he did. OY!! That's like the rats in NYC, they grow to epic proportions. SCARY!!

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  3. He does look cute! My daughter's boyfriend has a lizard, he says they are great pets.

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    1. It really surprised me to learn it had a personality! So happy I didn't veto the idea. My daughter loves him!

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  4. Cute name!
    A Komodo Dragon might eat her, and that wouldn't be good.

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    1. Yeah- those dragons are for real. Their mouths may not be full of fire, but their saliva is full of poison- yuck!

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  5. Super cute! I'm just glad I don't have to touch him or the crickets =). I do like how silly they can act in their cages. My kids are asking for a rat. So not happening.

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    1. Oh no! I could never do a rat. (I don't think my cat would appreciate a rat either, lol) Like I said, as long as I don't have to see, hear or touch the crickets, it's all good! :)

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  6. he is pretty cute for a lizard

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  7. Cool guy! Here in the desert, lizards visit us a lot. Visiting from A-Z

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    1. Hi Marti! Thanks so much for stopping by! So nice to meet you. When we were in Hawaii on vaca, I was really worried my daughter was going to try and sneak a lizard home with us! LOL

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  8. I'm not really into lizards per se. However, if I were visiting, I would be intrigued by King Tut. But he's definitely not the pet I'd want in my house. I'd make an exception of course if it were my offspring that wanted the lizard as a pet but on my own...nuuuu

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    1. I'm glad I relented on the lizard. He's a pretty cool dude. I was very set against him at first. But I don't want to limit my daughter's interests because I am afraid of something. That having been said, ain't no way in hell I'm ever giving in and buying her a tarantula, which was something she also asked me for. NO WAY, LIKE, NEVER, EVER! LOL

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  9. I think he is cute. I don't really want lizards as pets though. Anything that eats crickets is not welcome in my house, I hate crickets!!

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    1. Hey Lisa- thanks. I didn't want him in the house at first either. And the whole cricket thing freaked me out bad, but she's been really good about me not having to deal with that whole situation. Thankfully, none have escaped the tank, or King Tut for that matter.

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  10. I love that name! I used to have to buy crickets for my pet tarantula. They scared me more than the spider, lol.

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    1. Oh my GOOD LORD Ilima- You know I am deathly afraid of spiders. Farrah joked and "hinted" around a lot about me buying her one of those, but she knows better. I would not sleep at night, knowing that thing was crawling around in my house somewhere! The crickets don't thrill me either, but as long as I don't have to see them it's been alright so far. So far, so good, I should say.

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  11. Awesome name. He looks great but not my kind of pet.

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    1. Hi Sheena! Yeah, I get that. It's not really mine either, but it's amazing what I'll do for my kids. No one (not my family or any of my friends) can believe I allowed it. I NEVER imagined I would have something like that up in my house, that's for sure. LOL

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  12. As long as the kid is willing to take responsibility for it, that's fine...unless, of course, they want the Komodo Dragon! :)

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    1. Yeah, Mark, that was a hard "NO" on getting one of those, lol.

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  13. Aw, definitely cute! (And I'm saying this as someone who'd never have a lizard for a pet!) He has such an awesome name. :)

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    1. Thanks Heather- I'll tell my daughter that. She named him herself!

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  14. He is very cute and I think it's great for kids to be responsible for a pet. I have a lizard friend too, named Sydney. He's a Bearded Dragon that lives with a friend of mine. He has lots of personality too.

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    1. Hi Inger- Thanks so much for stopping by! My daughter loves bearded dragons too! Of course, one lizard in the house is enough for me. But I've heard from more than one person that BD are very personable as well, surprisingly so! Never thought lizards would have that much personality in them, but I have to agree, they really do.

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  15. Hee hee...he is absolutely adorable! Stopping by from a-z

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    1. Hey Andrea- Thanks! So nice to meet you and thanks for stopping by :)

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  16. Very cute.. actually the pattern of his spots is rather beautiful.

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    1. I have to say, King Tut has gotten quite "thick" since coming to live here. She must be doing something right, he's thriving under her care. God bless that kid, she dusts his crickets with powder and everything, ack! So opposite from her mom, lol.

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  17. Is that a leopard gecko? My sister had one for a while, they're adorable. I love dragons too, and think the Komodo Dragons are fascinating.

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    1. YES! I think that's what he is. If I gave her the go ahead, that kid would board a plane and take off for the Galapagos Island, tomorrow. She wants to go there and study the dragons so bad. I told her, she has to hold that thought until she's a little older, since she's only stinking 10! She's been telling me she's going to be a marine biologist since she was 2 years old. Farrah has always been fascinated by lizards, toads, dragons, any creature from the sea. At least she knows what she wants to do with her life! I'm still trying to figure that out, lol.

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  18. Oh my gosh, I love King Tut! He is the cutest little thing. When I lived in Honduras, I loved the lizards that I would see on my wall, especially when they would cock their little heads at me :)

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    1. King Tut does that a lot- he's very attached to Farrah. Not that I spend much time with him, lol. But he is definitely bonded with her. He will literally curl up on her shoulder, burying his little head in her neck, for hours. They watch tv like that, together. The hardest part is trying to keep the cat from murderizing the poor little guy. They have a love-hate thing going on. LOL

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  19. My hubby had two huge iguanas when I met him. Now we almost never see lizards.

    Rhonda @Laugh-Quotes.com
    Visiting from AtoZ

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    1. Hi Rhonda- Thanks so much for stopping in!!

      What did you have to feed the huge iguanas? I'm a little afraid to find out. She will, no doubt, want one of those one day too, lol.

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  20. I think he looks adorable! Awww :)

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    1. Hi Cori- thanks so much. We all think he's a little cutie pie!!

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