Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Squeamish Reptile Update

I wonder if there's a way for non-reptile-lovers to opt out of my reptile posts. I understand the need to not hear about them. I would not be housing reptiles if it weren't for the passion of my second-born son.

So last night was the opening night of Caris' Christmas play, and it was great. Totally delightful. Alif and the boys stayed home since they are all going to attend tonight's performance.

When I got home, Alif pulled me aside. He had some bad, bad news. Nancy had had an accident. I'm sure you can see where this is going. She has lost her tail. The accident was caused by a child. Let's just say that I had 10 points left to eat for the day and I was so not hungry.

Once I got Canaan to bed I signed on and did some research about gecko tail loss, and I found a lot of information. Apparently it's really, really common. I got tips on how to care for her and passed that along to the boys and they did exactly what I told them to do.

Poor Nancy. Who knew my heart could hurt so much for something so disgusting?


  1. Anonymous9:55 AM

    who made her lose her tail???
    thats so sad I will pray for her.

  2. poor nancy!! we had a chameleon lose her tail to one of our cats: (

  3. I walked onto our patio with my plate full of thanksgiving leftovers and I freaked out a gecko and it dropped it's tail right into my dinner. It was flicking and wiggling all over the place but I just picked it out and went right on with dinner :) hope that helped you with the WW. Geckos are a way of life in NQ.

  4. After listening to our little reptilian residents last night I was wondering do yours do the territorial GEKGEKGEK or are the content with their territory? I hate that noise!

  5. lol
    I remember grabbing a lizard when I was about 10 or so by the tail...now that was strange...