Tuesday, 13 November 2007

IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE ....

.... a lot worse. My initial thoughts for todays HS:MS prompt of snip was obvious for a dog owner, wasn't it? The problem was it is very difficult to photograph what is no longer there so that idea was a non runner from the start. Twig is not due to the groomers until tomorrow so another non runner. So I have resorted to snipping off the end of a spring onion, mmm not very good I know but it's the best I can do without going down the crafty path. It's taken on my glass chopping board - hope that answers your question Mima.




We have an escapee in the house running loose somewhere in the form of a tail less lizard. We have 6 small lizards in one vivarium who have lived happily together for 2 years now until "Spikey" decided to become a bully. Poor "Sticky" (yes, we are genuinely that bad at pet names) got in the line of fire one day and lost his tail. I think this was the last straw for Sticky and he made a bid for freedom last night, when Pete opened the door he used his arm as a spring board and headed under the sofa. Trouble is he is that bloody fast we can't catch him. Matt's idea was to tip crickets all over the floor and wait for him to come out, yeah really clever Matt the crickets won't go into the dark under the sofa will they! Pete's idea is not much better as he wants to leave it there until Twig finds it and eats it, very caring I must say. Kyle didn't have an opinion as he was too busy talking to Vicky on MSN again. So I will probably be spending most of today on my hands and knees with a torch trying to catch a tail less lizard as that is the only idea I can come up with. It's amazing how they keep wanting pets but then I am left to deal with them.

Rach
x


17 comments:

Bobs said...

Great shot for today. I love spring onions!

You must keep us all up to date, on a daily basis, about Kyle and Vicky!

..... and they call it puppy love .....

Bless!

Mima said...

Oops about the missing lizard, I hope that you don't end up spending too much time chasing it around!

Its another great photo, with interesting perspective and great focus. Interesting background, I was trying to work out what you had used, but couldn't, it has a great texture without being invasive - let us into the secret!

amandamagpie said...

I really didn't know what that was when it first flashed up but that's a great shot. x

Angela said...

Cool shot!

Hope you find the escapee!

Diana said...

Great snip today!!! pity about the 'snipped' lizard.

Louise said...

Oh no!!! hope the quest to capture the tail less lizard goes well... must say though, I am liking the tipping dinner bugs on the floor idea...LOL!!!

With you on the snip... Jaspa has benn snipped too!!! great oinion shot
X

maz said...

great shot- hope the lizard turns up soon!

Marina said...

Great take on the word today. I know how you feel about kids and pet i just get so cross when they come home with a new pet, middle son(18) has just got lizard but it is me feeding it crickets, daughter(17) got rabbit last year and paid 20 pounds for it and it looks like a rabbit you see by the side of road (hahaha) hope you find lizard :~) xx

SuzyB said...

Reminds me of a stick insect escapade from my childhood lol.

Great shot Rach :o)

sharon said...

hope you find your lizzard, I'm not good with fast moving things with long tongues..lol..x
great shot today.

Eleanor said...

My mum eats a spring onion sandwich every day (for her heart she says,lol).
Can't helpwith the lizard, but know all about kids wanting pets for you to look after.
E
xx

Caz said...

Great shot, I also have visions of you all dashing around the lounge trying to catch him...hope you do soon.
Caz
x

Charli said...

lOL lmao about the lizard - now dont laugh, but Shaun snr used to keeps snakes in his bedroom back in the day when we first met, and they often escaped - I had visions of being attacked by these snakes in the night, when I used to stay over at his house. I am PMSL as i am typing this. It might be one of those where you had to be there to find it funny though lol either that, or my warped SOH.

Love the pic - fab DOF Rach - grand!

Hazel said...

Great shot - love spring onions.

Hazel said...

Hope you've found the lizard.

Sue Nicholson said...

LOL

Excellent shot of the snip! I was fortunate with mine:)

Sarah talks to Tim on MSN every night . . . so sweet :) Had their first date at the cinema on Sunday would love to blog it but the lil madam has taken to checking what i write about her. Just to say she opted for some popcorn, fine, but also strange drink that turned her lips blue. Not an attractive look I fear!!!

Love reading about your pets :) So weird! :)

Sue

Jen said...

great shot!