lizard version 4.0

Having laid Oswald the gecko, nameless-gecko-who-didn’t-make-it-very-long, and Ellen the bearded dragon to rest, we are happy to announce that the latest gecko appears to be doing GREAT:

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(yes indeed, I swiped that image off teh interweb, because I don’t feel like learning how to upload pics from the camera.  That’s Daddy J’s job.  Our gecko looks a LOT like that one though, except he has this lovely bluish eyeshadow over his eyes.)

I am also delighted that Rockinrolla seems to have caught the somewhat infectious habit Daddy J and I have of naming our pets normal human names.  For some reason, they become hilarious when applied to animals.  For instance, we have a large blood-orange parrot fish named Debbie  and a Welsh Corgi named Dana.  Ruby (the name of our basset hound) kind of fits in this category, but is a little too kitchsy.  Ellen was a great name for the departed bearded dragon, and I loved it that we had two white cats named Chris and Linda, and, briefly, a mutt named Burt.

The new gecko is Steve.

****I’m totally snickering.  Why is that so funny to me?****

Rockinrolla did not take my suggestions of Trent and Blake, which is probably a good thing, because just thinking about a gecko named Blake makes me convulse with laughter and threatens to send coffee shooting out my nose.

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. cousin katie
    Nov 07, 2008 @ 20:27:58

    Chris and Linda are the best. And the fish named Debbie. Steve the lizard is pretty awesome, too.

  2. charmarie221
    Nov 08, 2008 @ 05:46:34

    And we’re the people who have NEVER named a pet with a “human” name. I had a hard enough time naming my kids human names… so many names I just hate–or have a bad association of a real person with that name… everyone reminds me of some snotty person in middle school…..

  3. Mary in Atl
    Nov 09, 2008 @ 18:23:32

    not a big fan of scaled creatures but that is a good looking lizard. The blue eyeshadow on Steve must add to the laugh riot.

  4. thisbumpyjourney
    Nov 10, 2008 @ 13:45:20

    He is cute, Mary. Geckos get these fat, bumpy tails, too, that are not long and thin and snaky, so there’s that. And they are pretty slow, not quick and dart-y like lizards around rocks and such outside.

    We had to knock out a few human names from consideration for the kids, too, Char, that we couldn’t stomach naming them for various reasons. But it’s all different with animals; highly recommended. 🙂

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