“I Have Preferences Too.
…and I can’t be more clear!! I do declare it is time to be outside… ahh the great outdoors!!!!”
Lizards may not have opinions (this is debatable), however, I put forth the proposition they have preferences. For example, there is one person Lil’ Murph does not like. He appears repulsed by this person’s entire vibe, unbeknowst to the person holding Murph for fun, Murph is peering back at me with a particular gaze and body language to match. It screams, “Save me, save me now, I am over this experience – want it gone.”
Murph makes it known when he wants to lay on his hammock, be outside (as you see in the video), is hungry, wants to cuddle, etc.
I apologize for the sound of winds in the audio and for my not being a fabulous video recording person, but, the goal wasn’t a perfect video, it was to share Murph with you. I’m aware the beads of his harness don’t match, I already had the thin cordage and these beads fit, so there we have it. He doesn’t mind. Maybe I’ll tinker with it later & also share a link in regards to making lizard harnesses.
In this video, at 18 seconds in, Murph blinks – what a cute blinker he is! At 2:27 into it, he blinks. That’s 2 minutes & 9 seconds without blinking on a windy day – just an observation! 54 seconds into the video, he knows I caught up with him. He knows outside time is coming to a close for now. I mention that home is in the other direction. He looks toward home with his pupil.
Home is good, but most displeasing at the moment! He’s being rebellious! I can admire that! He knows it’s time, the pitiful darling. He’s absorbing all the outsideness he can, though Mommy here has impregnated the elation with grim realization that contentment must soon be met by simply gazing out the open window through the cage bars of safety. “Aww… who’s a cute little rebel?”