Saturday, April 7, 2012

Meet Laverne (#HAWMC)

Today's WEGO prompt: Health Activist Choice! Write about what you want today. (Maybe try a bonus prompt!)

Since today's prompt is whatever I want to write and it's getting late, I'll write about my latest critter, Laverne.

Laverne is a gargoyle gecko, named after the female gargoyle in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Of course when I talk about Laverne, everyone asks about Shirley. Sorry, wrong reference.

I saw her yesterday at the family-owned pet store I frequent. She is just plain adorable! I had to get her! (Gender is yet to be determined. If in fact she is a he, the name will change to Hugo, one of the other gargoyles in the same movie.) So I did the responsible thing... I told my pet shop lady to put the gecko on hold for a couple days so I could discuss it with hubby and get her new habitat ready.

It didn't take long. Yesterday afternoon I started cleaning out our two recently vacated habitats (anole and tree frog both died of old age). I was back there this morning, less than 24 hrs later, after our morning soccer games. She's so much fun! A little critter that I can hold. She is tame enough that I can let her climb on me. Yes, I love things that are different. I also picked up two fire bellied toads while I was there today (pictures later). We've had these before, so it was something easy to fill my other habitat.

I'm looking forward to lots of time with Laverne and the fire-bellied toads, named by my youngest two Camouflage and Leafy.

Photo credit: Disney's Laverne was found here.

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