Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Dobby the Bearded Dragon
We may not have kids or a fluffy puppy yet, but we do have a not-so-cuddly bearded dragon. Her name is Dobby and she was my present from Daniel in 2011 for our first Christmas together. Some people get jewelry from their boyfriends—or clothes or fancy purses or shoes—I got a lizard. Best Christmas ever.
You guys know we love reptiles... we went "lizard hunting" together on our first trip to Palm Desert in 2012 when we visited Joshua Tree National Park and caught several different species of lizards. You can also see Daniel catching a chuckwalla during our second trip to Palm Desert in 2013 in this video. We just love lizards, turtles, frogs, snakes... all those animals that eat bugs, lay eggs, and don't shed hair all over the house. In fact, one of the first times Daniel and I hung out, we were rafting the Boise River with his friends and he saw a snake in the bushes and ran over to catch it. I was right on his heels, holding it in no time. He and his friends knew the moment he handed me the snake—it was love.
Sunday afternoon after Dobby's bath—which is really me just putting some water in the bathtub and letting her hang out in there for an hour (she loves it by the way)—I put her down in the kitchen while I was doing some chores. I facetimed my sister during my cleaning spree, and Marnie said it was so gross that Dobby was on our kitchen floor. If you're not a lizard lover, you may agree. But considering that she had just had a bath and rides around on my shoulder half the time anyway, I wasn't worried about it. Anyway... this photo is a little shot of Dobbs as she pancaked herself out on the kitchen tiles to soak up some heat. What a cutie she is.
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