A photo of an animal you’d love to keep as a pet
i think these are called Texas Horned Lizards (turns out they’re called Bearded Dragons). i know the obvious primary reason for having such a pet–low maintenance. i imagine they are pretty low maintenance. a friend of mine has one and you’d never know she was there. she just chilled catatonic like in her terrarium, occasionally munching a leaf and darting her eyes (the lizard, not my friend).
but i wouldn’t want a Bearded Dragon for the obvious reason. i would want one because…. **in bobby’s mom’s voice** ” they’re so g-darned cute doncha know?!” they are a ball of puffy, spiky, perennial-wry-grin having cuteness! i fell in love with these creatures on a visit to my friend’s house when, after some coaxing, i let her perch her pet lizard on my shoulder. her warm buzzing underbelly was beyond endearing and she stole my heart.
i don’t do pets because i have 4 kids. they’re from the species crumbmakerous-sanity takerous. it’s all i can do to keep them fed and watered not to mention remembering to change the newspaper lining their cages (KIDDING! sheesh!) anyway, i don’t do pets, but if i did do pets i’d get one of these beauties. or a legion of angry birds.