If We Love Animals, We Must Not Support The People Behind The Animal Mills

We’re not going to write some words and feelings this video provokes. If you can handle a single minute of viewing time, you’ll see why!


Anyone who is considering, or knows someone who is considering a reptile to love, please don’t forget there are many forsaken creatures that need true love, a home, and good human parents. They are awaiting another chance at life in rescue centers. It seems the less animals we buy from stores, the less animals the stores will buy, and less will be captured of the beautiful animals left to die horribly. It’s a chain reaction.

Reptiles can be rescued and adopted just like our furry friends! It’s easy. Just use a search engine to type anything like “Adopt lizards in ___whichever state, province, or your place of residence___” or “How to rescue reptiles in _____”. You may have to play around with the words or get more specific, but you will find what you seek.

These rescue and adoption centers need financial assistance as well, even one-time donations will help. It is expensive for a ‘no-kill’ shelter to care for these abandoned sweet hearts that often need medical attention.

Lizards, and all animals can bring so much joy and make us smile. I can’t believe so many humans can be so rotten. Could you imagine Lil’ Murph or your animal friends in the situations in the video? All the reptiles are precious, with personalities and the need for love and care, just like Murph!

sleeping beauty



“Give me Lizardry or give me Death!” – Dawn Renee♥

The Intelligence of Lizards

I love the sun and my Mommy!

Have you ever wondered how intelligent a lizard may be? Perhaps not, but many find it interesting enough to perform studies on the subject! Just how does a Monitor Lizard know to follow the scent of it’s victim, that it will find it’s prey later weakened from the bite? How is it that 5th generation lizards kept in captivity know to fear shadows overhead when they’re outdoors for the first time, protected by their human parents? Their small brains do not reflect what their minds truly possess!

This is an interesting bit about reptile smarts:

I’d like to add Bearded Dragons to the list of intelligent beings! Here’s another bit:

I want to say here, that our Copper wagged her tail like a dog when I, and only I, embraced her upon returning from my workday! That is recognition, excitement, joy & love… and that = a certain amount of intelligence!! Here are great videos!


Oh my… not a doggy door, but a lizard door!!! Too cute!!!!

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video 2 is:

Many think lizards have no expressions due to their…  well, their inability to frown or raise a brow and so forth. The people whom spend adequate time building a relationship with their scaly companions learn that expressions shine through their eyes – like windows to their souls, their moods are visible!  Many, many lizards are very intelligent.

Lil' Murph and brother Dog

I believe Murph is wiser than his dog brother, but that is my highly believed opinion!  Many of us have heard, “You won’t learn anything if your lips are busy moving!” Although wisdom may come from the result of asking questions, we still have to hush and listen for the answer. Many of us learn by ‘the hands on’ approach, meaning we learn best by doing, which relates not to lizards entirely, though, I have had my lizards turn on or off light switches with me, with they’re cute fingers on my finger… I think they get it – that thing makes it dark or light – simple, right?). Murph is fascinated with the sun roof of my vehicle… yeah, I’ve held his fingers up with mine to open and close it. I’m not ordinary. I and those that know me have come to accept this. : )

Mommy knows I'm smart

SO, WHAT DO LIZARDS DO A LOT OF ANYWAY? Well, they listen and observe their surroundings. They have no words for anything, yet they absorb understanding. Lil’ Murph comprehends when he is being loved by his family ( as did our beloved, deceased lizards). He knows when I ask “Do you wanna go outside?” in that happy way I always say it while reaching toward him, that he is about to embark on an enjoyable activity. There’s almost a twinkle in his eye when he hears it and it’s often accompanied by him helping to lift himself so I can scoop my hand under his chest to raise him from his resting pose. I believe all the observing lizards do aids in making them as smart as they are…

…and unique!!! Why oh why does he love the bottled water?! He does this frequently when aloud to safely roam around for a bit! 🙂

Let us not forgo this that has been learned: No matter the creature, everything appreciates something soft in their life.

…and he’s out!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this and learned something neat along the way!


“Give me Lizardry or give me Death!” – Dawn Renee♥









there it is

Mommy is baby-talking me right now! She’s squealing again about my cute lippies.



Was it my chin pouf that won her love?


“Give me Lizardry or give me Death!” – Dawn Renee♥