Wednesday, November 5, 2008

The Visitor in my Bathroom

Nope, he wasn't selling insurance.
Nope, he didn't speak with a charming British accent.

He (she?) was just hanging out, between my migraine meds and my perfume.... looking up and me and blinking.... (blink, blink, blink).

I blinked back (blink, blink, blink).

I think both of us were absolutely shocked to see the other one there. :-)

I'm a "live-and-let-live" kind of girl so I did the reasonable thing (shrieked for my husband, who promptly came upstairs with a tupperware container) and we coaxed the wayward reptile into the container.... took him out into the backyard.... shook his little hand, wished him well, and set him loose.

Still wondering how the heck he wound up in my upstairs bathroom. (And did he bring any friends???)


KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

If that freaked you out, then you never want to sleep in a Puerto Vallarta room! We were there this past weekend, and there were literally hundreds of them on the walls, in the showers, everywhere. One just jumped up and sat on my arm as I was sitting in a chair. Their little feet have a suction feel to them. I border on thinking "aww, how cute!" and "ohmygod, should I be freaked out?".

BusyBeeSuz said...

very funny. I can picture the blink * blink.
Everytime I open the flippin door, I have lizards in the house. They don't usually last long w/ 3 cats.
Our lanai has many plants and trees, so there is a huge population living there. As soon as the weather cools a bit, we open all the doors to the lanai and voilia....lizards in the house again. They don't bother me much, but I do try to save them from the felines. :)
take care,

74WIXYgrad said...

Oh boy. Next thing you know, you're going to have a caveman in your den.

Maybe a lady with a tricked out nametag in your kitchen.

A duck maybe?

karengberger said...

Aren't they supposed to mean good luck? I love the little geckos that live in Hawaii. I remember one little green voyeur who joined us on our honeymoon. God bless you.

Kay said...

That is so funny! We get those in the house when it's really hot out. Haven't seen one in a while. I was just thinking the other day that 'gecko season' might be over! LOL My husband does some catch and release too.. only he just kinda tosses it out the back door. nice. lol

Louise said...

You may not remember me; it has been so long since I was here. A lot going on. But I'm going to catch up now. I won't comment on everything I've missed (my reader says it is 33 posts), but I'll read everything.

I'd be concerned about the friends! Or concerned that it rode on your clothes or something up there.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Louise!! Welcome back! Of COURSE I remember you! Hope all is well - I'll pop by your blog sometime - we can have a "cup of coffee and a chat". :-) (Virtually speaking, of course....)

And YES, I did wonder if my little gecko friend "rode in" on my clothing ... I really have NO clue how else he/she would have gotten in! (The window in my bathroom is a large, yet sealed window... so it's a BIG mystery!)

Smileygirl said...

Oh did he have a cup of coffee for you too? He was cute. Next time have the camera ready!

D'Arcy said...

It is something crazy about the south! I swear! I was brushing my teeth over my bathroom sink in Florida and one crawled right out of the sink! I freaked out! I have no idea how it got in my drain but I was so scared (if it had been green, I wouldn't have been so creeped out, but it was one of those pale albino ones and I can't stand those!!)

So yeah, luckly my boyfriend was close and could catch it for me.

I promise I could have done it on my own had it been green.

i am weird, I know.

Shellmo said...

I think the gekko is better than the huge spider I set free last week - yuck!
P.S. Came over to visit from Wixy's blog!

Laurie Keller said...

We don't have them here on The Prairie but I can assure you, I have dealt with them in my Houston life. The cats brought them in from the yard, ate their tails, then terrorized them until I was able to scoop them up and set them outside. I think they grow their tails back and some of them change color from green when they are on a plant, to gray/brown when they are on a tree trunk. My dear friend Sue Ellen, who has passed away, was terrified of them. She would flee the scene no matter what the scene was. Thanks for reminding me of her! xoxo.

HappyWifeHappyLife said...

Shellmo - thanks for coming by!
And YES, I will take a gecko over a spider ANY DAY. :-)

Smiley - I just now noticed the cup of coffee - it's so tiny and cute! :-) (Certainly not enough caffeine for ME!)

Laurie - you are right - those reptiles steer clear of the prairie. My brother in Minneapolis doesn't get them either....