Post by Kerrydaktyl on May 23, 2004 8:34:20 GMT -8
He he he, me too! I was walking Don again yesteday and along with paranoid mothers sending their children inside because of the escaped crocadile I got some stupid comments. Some little girls came over and we let them stroke his side, one asked if she could "grab" him, we said no Would you grab some ones dog??
Another thing that makes me laugh is when people say, "ooh no I couldnt have one of them, Id be too scared of what they eat!" Yeah, I used to have an irrational fear of watercress too, but thankfully Im ok now. I think people think we have to breed and slaughter rabbits and goats to keep him happy so he doesnt start on the local kids.
Some one also said, "yeah saw one of them in Guana, it came down from the trees and grabbed a dog and ran off with it" Are you sure it wasnt a bit of bread? They love bread.
Lots of people seem to think theyre escape artists too and get worried when they find out theyre living near to a lizard that might escape and "climb up our toilet" Grrrrrr some people are stoopid!!.
And my igs only little too! Oooh another good one is "do they have teeth?" Not had the "is it real?" thing yet though lol!
Day before i got Spyro, my frightened mother in law (yes- the same lady who feed ed and bath my iggy, when i wasn t at home) told me local myth about lizard s. She said, that when lizard bite you, cant let you go, becouse it s teeth is crossed.You should throw a cup of boiled milk on it s head and then let you go. Her first word s nex t day was: Oo what an ugly dinosaur.I ll prepare hot milk if that thing escape. Can you imagine?
I think that Bob has learned that the word "real" used in a question means to move and start climbing down from my shoulder. There is starting to be a definite correlation between the word and the action.
I must have started a trend around Terre Haute, as I was walking around today I kept hearing about this husband wife team out walking with two snakes -- "a 6 foot boa and an 11 foot python" -- but I never actually saw them.
I feel justified in slapping the next person that asks me if Bob will or can bite. In fact I will challenge anyone to produce a live animal that will not bite or defend itself.
I have witnessed two drivers so transfixed on watching me and Bob walk that they almost ran into parked cars.
Today is the newest one though: I was crossing the street at a corner in the middle of a quiet neighborhood when a car came careening around the corner, driver looking BEHIND him, and missed me by inches only because I sprinted out of the way. This was in a neighborhood of young families and he was going about 15 mph around the corner without watching. Bob was on my left shoulder the whole time, one hand holding him down and the other trying to balance me. The three guys on the porch that I was heading towards watched the whole thing and said that he never touched the breaks nor did he slow down to see that I was in fact unscathed. Sorry there's my rant for the day.
Post by Kerrydaktyl on May 24, 2004 1:25:56 GMT -8
Lol hot milk! Should have thought of that when my brothers bosc bit my Dads finger and wouldnt let go! If they do bite though its pretty much our fault, which is why I dont let people hold him when were out. He knows friends and family wont hurt him, hes ok with them in the house. You cant trust other peoples reactions though, and you cant convinnce them that igs are arboreal and they arent scratching you because they are trying to kill you and eat you, they just have sharp claws its not their fault!