The Lizard And The Tower Climber

If you meet a tower climber, you may want to thank him or her for our cellular service, wi-fi, & more! My lizard knows one and thanks him often, not for what he does, but for who he is!

Lil’ Murph gets excited when the tower climber comes to visit!

“Oh boy, oh boy, yay!!”

So here’s Murph waiting to see him…mde…and waiting



This is a day in the life of a tower climber:

It’s that windy up there on a seemingly calm day!


1017160_665670146809222_958643487_nApparently, the lizard’s tower climber has always had crazy upper body strength!

The moment Murph’s been waiting for…


…and he couldn’t keep his little eyes open!


they love their people!


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



What Went Wrong In Their Heads?

I pondered one day what, if any, ‘Youtube’ alternatives there may be. Was ‘Youtube’ somewhat like a monopoly or have the internet Gods simply smiled down upon this platform?

I stumbled upon ‘Twitch’. Therein I typed “Funny lizards” into the search bar to see what came up. The 1st and only video I viewed robbed me of my peace of mind & I’ve not been back but to locate the video again so as to give the title.

I was going to leave a comment. I didn’t want an account. I decided against commenting. Perhaps they that recorded the video will see my response after all.

The video is titled:  Operation Moon Lizard (funny)

It shows lizards that were caught and taped to plastic bottles. Explosives then launch the bottles with the lizards into the air. There are man giggles and comments about the feat they’re perfecting.

If the creator of the video stumbles upon this, here’s a reaction for you:

It isn’t funny. It’s cruel. It’s pathetic behavior of grown men or any human. What event(s) transpired within your existence that torturing another being brings such entertainment? Did lizards lose life or limb before the explosives ratio was perfect for this demented pastime?

Believe me when I state that there are people that love guns, many of whom are grown men, that would ‘take down’ a human shooting innocent people, they would protect their families, they’re ready, willing & able for the fight for what is right – they love the animals of the world, they do not hunt or even murder a fly in cold blood.

So you see, doing what you’ve done to these little things does not make you manly or cool. Your video doesn’t induce laughter, perhaps only for you & your camo clad posse in recollection of that evil, enjoyable sh** you did.

I once parked in a parking lot, observing in the distance, I saw two dogs waiting patiently for their human. In time one jumped out, but roamed near the truck. The owner of the dogs exited the store. He walked to the dog that jumped out & picked it up. My guess is it weighed around 40 lbs. He then body slammed it onto it’s back into the bed of the truck!! He needed his jaw punched for that, right?!

I bet you’d agree. Why, because it’s bullsh** to body slam an innocent dog isn’t it? Where do you draw the line? Anything under 3 lbs is game for….  sick games?

You’re in the military. I can respect that. You think you’re helping yourself, your family, or your country, or lives elsewhere. Okay. How about don’t waste taxpayer dollars on explosives for miniature torture devices.

I’m sure you get bored, need a mental & physical rest, & need to laugh. Why won’t you play ‘Kick the can’ (or bucket, or that stupid bottle without a lizard strapped to it)?  I see where you are. You have sand.  Grab a stick & play ‘Tic-tac-toe’,  ‘S.O.S’,  or  ‘Hangman’.  You can find something more productive to do. You and your uniformed brethren may acquire more views if you recorded just such an event.

This is what you could have in a lizard once you figure out how not to be:

It’s called: A FRIEND


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

No Butternut Squash For My Beardie


It was a great looking squash.

It held a secret.

There was an intruder.

No signs of forced entry.

No apparent abrasions.

The crime: Butternut Battery.

The sentence: Death by refrigeration.

The Perp:

Exhibit A:                                                                     Exhibit B:

This squash was purchased last week. Murph was going to enjoy the final 1/3 of it, but not now. What I do, is after washing my darling lizard’s veggies, I slice off that which will be eaten & then toss the remainder into the refrigerator drawer. When I use it again I slice off the air-dried tip, toss it outside for a wild creature to eat & give to Murph another section of stated vegetable.That means this food has been cold for quite some time.

After purchasing the groceries & getting them home, I placed most of the vegetables into the refrigerator immediately. I do not know if the multi-legged perpetrator was DOA or if the coldness killed him or her. I know that insects will often get so cold they cannot move, so in case it was alive I put the whole thing outside. It resembles a superworm, a commonly purchased food supply for lizards:

3. Stages of Super worm Source:https://www.shutterstock.com/search?search_source=base_landing_page&langua ge=en&searchterm=super+worms&image_type=all

…except it was darker, with a shorter body, and legs more like a caterpillar’s. I was grossed out by the unwarranted surprise, but wished (if it was dead as it appeared) it had passed away untrapped in our squash… outside, perhaps in the sunlight.

When I sliced the squash, it appeared as though a nasty bruise was in the flesh of it.

I hypothesized that it looked like no ordinary bruise.

I investigated.

I performed an autopsy with a surgeon’s accuracy, slicing carefully at the exact spot of suspicion. As seen in Exhibit B, the lighting of such reveals an unmarred insect individual.

My conclusion was correct.

The moral of the story is this: A bruise may tell a much deeper story, not all bruises are from bumps, not all bruises are visible, and finally, the living or the dead can be discovered at any moment – when or where we least expect it.

Lil’ Murph will be happy with his medley of food without the squash. I have to tell you, the next food items I prepared were organic arugula & a banana. Guess what. The banana was horribly bruised & soft. I had a passing paranoia directly after the encounter within the squash, so the banana was launched. It had a graceful flight out the back door to land as a meal for a critter or improve soil quality, or something, I don’t know. Check those bruises!


*superworm photo from:    https://www.researchgate.net/figure/Stages-of-Super-worm_fig4_328551486



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