Friday, April 8, 2011

Photo Story "Friday Confessional" - Hindsight

I Confess:

I am not a reptile person.

Creepy, crawly, slithery creatures kinda freak me out.

That being said, I was pretty proud that I kept my composure (for the most part) on a recent field trip to a pet store with the kids.

It's not your ordinary pet store.

Snakes, lizards, geckos, and even tarantulas are ALL OVER THE PLACE. 

HUGE snakes and lizards - I might add.

Oh - and GIGANTIC cockroaches!

The shop owner pulled each of these creatures from the behind the safety of their glass cases for all to see and touch. Out in the open. Less than two feet away from where we were sitting.

He even put a gecko on Abby's head hoping to get a picture for the shop's facebook page.  And wouldn't you know it?  That gecko jumped right off of her head and landed on MY shoulder.

Yes, I yelped, and everyone had a good laugh at my expense.

Despite the incident, we've actually been back to the shop one time since then to visit this surprisingly charming little guy...

Charlie is the store's mascot.  Who knew that bearded dragons were so friendly? The shop owner said that some people even sit them on the couch and watch TV with them.


We're heading over there again today to see some "beardie" hatchlings that just arrived this past week.

If the thing wasn't $200 + a pop for the dragon and set up, including UV lights, and the fact that you have to feed them 100 live crickets each week, I'd be tempted to get one for Noah's birthday in a couple of months.

What a cool mom I would be, huh?

But then again, we all know what happened last time I wanted to be a cool mom...

 April 2010

50 + crazy canine pounds later...

January 2011

At least, a bearded dragon wouldn't need obedience school and a private trainer.

Playing along with these ladies again today -


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VandyJ said...

But having live crickets in the house--full body shudder. Just go visit lots.

Kat said...

I love geckos. They are so cute! And I like the little yellow guy in the first shot. However, would not be fond of feeding them. ;)

Cecily R said...

That cockroach makes me shiver a little. Can you imagine seeing one of those skitter across the floor??

We did the live cricket thing when we had a lizard. And when I say WE, I mean Jon and and Isaac.

I just told Jon that I would NEVER deal with them and to take that into consideration before he made the purchase. I never did (Skunk recently died).

J FAM Blog for the Soul said...

I enjoyed your post..leapin lizards those are humogonous....and thats funny about your dog trying to be a cool mom. I don't even try I'm like no way!

Tracey - Just Another Mommy Blog said...

Lizards creep me out. My husband loves snakes, and we've had big ones before, but no lizards. NO WAY.

Laural Out Loud said...

I have a friend that's always buying her kids new animals. And, of course, the food that goes with them. Like crickets, and rodents. It really creeps me out, lol. But that dog of yours, so cute!

Krystyn said...

I'm way with you on that one!

I think they are cool, but I don't want to touch them or feed them.

Although, the lack of obedience school would be a plus.

brian said...
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brian said...

Rocket looks scary - like he's gonna eat someone. Nice action shot!

amanda said...

my shoulders just did a big ole shiver!!

yuck yuck yuck!!

man kids are brave!!