Monday, December 5, 2011

Like a Kid.

 

I haven't been this excited in a long time.
Let me tell you the story of my new little man, Dobby.

I've been wanting a lizard for a while,
and the time finally came to get everything together and get the little guy.
The other day, Daniel and I went and bought his terrarium and got a 
screaming Black Friday deal on it, a week after
Black Friday. Yes. We were lucky.
The store forgot to take down that one coupon for 50%
off my new beardie's home. Score.

When the time came to visit our local Zamzows to pick him up,
I couldn't be happier.
I rushed over to his little terrarium and said,
"Hello little man! Are you excited to come home with me today?"

It was then that I noticed the big SOLD sign taped to his terrarium.
I thought, "No! This can't be! He can't be sold already!"
It was true. The purchase receipt was sitting on top of the lid,
with a purchase date of December 2nd sitting on top of it.
The day before we went to get him, he had been sold.
I was devastated. 
I even ran over to one of the store's employee's and asked if there had been a mistake. 
She assured me that their baby beardie had been sold.

I sulked back to Daniel and informed him of the news.
He tried to cheer me up by saying they should be getting a new one in a few weeks.
Bust. That didn't work.
After a period of mourning for my sold little guy,
we finished picking out some terrarium decor, light timers, and crickets.
Then, Daniel told the store clerk, "We're also here to pick up the bearded dragon."
I looked the store clerk squarely in the eyes and said, 
"He's kidding. We didn't buy it. That is someone else's beardie."
I thought Daniel was trying to be silly and steal that sold dragon!
But then, to my surprise, Daniel looked at me and said,
"Merry early Christmas! He is yours!"

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I jumped up and down like a little teeny kid
and gave him the biggest hug ever.
I guess he had heard, through his recent pet store visits, that a couple families
were looking for baby beardies and the one we got was the only baby Zamzows had.
So he called them the day before and paid for him over the phone. 
He totally surprised me with a great present and his sweet heart.

We took little Dobby home and now I'm a new mommy of a
cuddly-as-a-cactus bearded dragon.
Love.

10 comments:

Emily Dextraze said...

when you first said it was sold I thought it might have been Daniel that bought it but then I literally had tears in my eyes when you said it was him that bought him! great story! and cute little guy! Congrats Mommy! hehe

Zoƫ said...

Oooh I love your adorable dragon! Though I am still highly uncomfortable about how big he will someday be :) Great story and such a wonderful way to kick off the holidays!

Cat said...

Yay, you got him. I was worried when I read that he was sold.
He is so cute

kskatzman said...

awww cutest story ever!!!!!!!!! daniel is so cute!

Michelle said...

I am so happy you got your little guy. Daniel is a good guy with a big heart! You take care of that little man and bring him over to see me. I miss his little face already! Enjoy!!!

 Curly J said...

Aww what a cute story!! SO sweet! I'm visiting from Awesomely Awkward, and will be your newest follower soon very shortly!

smalltown20something said...

Super cute!

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

Oh my goodness this is the sweetest ting ever! I was so sad when you said it was sold!! I have been a follower of yours for a while but came across your favorite posts from Our Reflection giveaway. off to read the rest. :)

Salena @ A Little Piece of Me said...

Oh my goodness this is the sweetest ting ever! I was so sad when you said it was sold!! I have been a follower of yours for a while but came across your favorite posts from Our Reflection giveaway. off to read the rest. :)

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

Aunie, I didn't realize that you adopted Dobby so recently! Oh, my gosh! How fun! Daniel did GOOD with that surprise!

I have to be honest. Reptiles really scare me, but all of your pictures of Dobby look so sweet. Maybe he's the magic reptile that is turning things around for me!

Thanks for sharing this post in the comment. It's cute to see pictures of your little family and read your excitement!

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