Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Mystery


This is a picture of Mystery in her harness from June of 2006.  She looks about the same now, though she is probably a bit bigger.  Mystery is a big green iguana and is now about five feet long from nose-tip to tail-tip.  She doesn't care much for her harness and leash, but she loves to go out in warm weather to explore and bask in the sunshine.  Mystery was a gift to her Mom from her roommate in December of 1994.  She was only six months old then and only eight inches long.  Mystery has always loved to climb.  She used to climb the drapes, but she is much too big for that now.  She would love to climb the trees in the back yard, but her Mom and Dad worry that they wouldn't be able to get her out of the tree if they ever let her climb one.  She can really hang on tight with those claws.  Mystery spends most of her time in a really nice enclosure in the basement.  Smeagol and Strider go visit her once in a while, but they don't play together.

                                    Mystery is a big green iguana.
                                    She doesn't do anything she doesn't wanna.
                                            She walks on a leash
                                            To keep the trees out of reach
                                   Or she would be up in the branches being a hunter iguana.

14 comments:

Gattina said...

You should have seen my face when I opened your blog expecting a cute kitty, lol ! It must be funny to walk around with him, I think I would have a lot of people behind me !!

Parker said...

That's one big lizard!

-d ma said...

Mystery is a great looking iguana but I'd keep my boyz away from her.

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Oooh! We have never seen a lizard on a leash before!!!

Jan said...

Hey, Karen Jo, Thanks for letting us know about Simone. We feel soooo much better now!

We've never seen a lizard on a leash before either.

jans funny farm

Shilgiah the Cat said...

Oh my goodness! That's the biggest lizard thing I've ever seen! I don't think I'd want to stalk that kind of lizard...Eeeeek!

Ariel said...

Great Photo and Limerick. Mom loves
iguanas she had one when she was younger.

The Devil Dog said...

Wow! That is a really cool story. The boy loves iguanas, and wants a lizard but mom says no. No pet she has to feed anything live to.

Roxy

Miss Steffy said...

She is just too cute. We have pondered owning an iguana or bearded dragon, they just love on you and want to spend time with you. She is beautiful. Thank you for sharing her story.

William said...

Oh my Bast, tell me when it's safe to come out of hiding!

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

Oh wow!! Mystery is very honored to be included in the limericks!! We don't know how Mom missed this (she says she's been furry busy, yeah yeah...)
We ran down and told Mystery as soon as we saw this (she's spendin' lotsa time in her warm enclosure while it's cold outside). We'll get Mom to show it to her later today!!

Lux said...

Wow! Mystery is as long as my mom is tall!

Melissa & Emmitt said...

wow! what a unique pet and a great limerick!
:) melissa

Kaz's Cats said...

Karen Jo, Nice post and great limerick - Mystery is the first Iguana that we're every seen this close, and with a whole Pacific Ocean between the two of us and her at the moment, we think that we're close enough right now,

Purrs

Gypsy & Tasha