Thursday, September 23, 2010

leaping lizards

I'm convinced that Texas is being taken over by tiny little lizards.

Y'all they are everywhere down here.

Am I going to have to start blaming global warming for this lizard population hanging out around my house?

Which by the way they look like the Gieco lizard and I'm afraid one's going to start talking in a British accent and sell me insurance at any moment.

The other day I opened the door to retrieve a UPS package and one came flying in the house.

I screamed.  Then panicked because boy was not home.  This sort of thing usually falls to him.

So I got the next best thing.  Pug.  Although, bless his heart, he is rather useless I do have to give him credit because when it comes to bugs he's a pro at holding them while I run a get something to smash them.  It's the funniest thing!   I go get pug he spots the lizard on the wall and I shoo the lizard down the wall to pug.  Pug corners it.  I grab a shoe and smash it.   We make a good team.

I know I killed it.  I feel terrible.  Boy came home and when I told him he was like "you killed it".  I was like "I panicked it was so scary" and then he's like "you can just pick them up by the tail".  And I'm like "you must not know me very well".

So, I killed my first lizard and it was gross.  This others hanging out around my window better not mess with me and my pug.

10 comments:

Carolyn @ life, love & puppy prints said...

Oh no!! I have NO idea what I would do if a lizard came in my house!! Good job protecting mommy pug! :)

Lauren said...

Oh, this makes me LAUGH!!! You need to follow @HLRobertson on Twitter and follow her blog. She lives in Houston and she complains and has lizard stories EVERY day, haha!!!!! :)

Marissa said...

Yikes! I would probably jump up and down screaming like an idiot because I would have no idea what to do!

Kristin said...

EEEEKKK!! You KILLED a lizard?? I'm shocked and slightly impressed since I don't know of anyone who's done that :) I love that pug is a part of your lizard gettin' team!

flip flops on lex said...

Oh my gosh, how big was it? I am having mental images of you killing an iguana sized lizard!

Heather said...

We are being taken over by Love bugs! UGH! There are swarms everywhere. We have lizards here but I can deal with those ... the love bugs ... I simply cannot!

Melissa said...

Oh no!! I would freak over all the lizards!

Sandy a la Mode said...

eeeeks! i would scream and panic too if i saw a lizard!!

agent99 said...

Oddly, I am not bothered by creepy crawly things. I look at them, yell "leaver or pay rent! you choose!" and keep on going. Rodents do give me a bit of a problem though.

Rebecca Jo said...

I've never in my life heard of anyone smashing a lizard with a shoe... I had to laugh... & kinda cry

Lizards are very easy going... I seriously will pick them up all the time... just think of them as a stretched out frog... they dont hurt you.