At Lizardplanet.com, Lil’ Murph & I have received very unexpected support from bloggers and email subsribers!! So much so in fact, that we have to say, “Thank you, and you’re awesome!”
You have shown us that you take time to learn of people and sweet lizards too.
“The First Responders – Of Blogging” (as I have dubbed them) are they who, nearly always, are the first handful or so of people that have a strange knack for “Liking” or commenting on what you’ve just posted, often immediately.
They’re living their lives, doing their own thing… you’re on the opposite end of a country somewhere publishing a post… and “Bam!!”
It’s almost as if their support senses were tingling and they stopped what they were doing right quick to be your pal and support ya!
I suppose some keep their notifications turned on, or check in on the reader and their emails a lot, but I like to think of it my way better.
This is cool. If you don’t have “First Responders,” hang tight, you may very well meet a wonderful group of them. We did. It took time, and they are well worth that waiting spell. Our “First Responders” know who they are. We thank you, friends.
Our other awesome supporters are quite a bit like us. They’ll get around to us when time permits, and we can always count on seeing them around. They do not let us down!
Murph and I have gotten such kind, and entirely heart-warming comments from people!
We have been thanked by these people, literally thanked, for showing them (can’t do it without Murph) that lizards are sentient beings!!
Indeed, lizards actually are sweethearts, with personalities. Each one possesses the ability to love us in return for our own. If they are not sweet, have patience, that may be blamed on their treatment & experiences in life thus far. They are not creepy animals, and are beautiful!
We have also been thanked simply for helping people be less frightened of lizards! How about that!? I give nearly all credit to Murph for his charm, handsomeness, love, comedic ways, and wit (as in keen intelligence). Yeah, I said “wit.”
I wish, I so wish I had taken screenshots of those thankful comments to show you now. However, if you are so inclined to hunt around for them, they will be found in the “Archives” (older posts).
What I can do, rather, what Murph and I agreed : ) we could do, is share an example of similar appreciation shown us. However, in this particular way, we were mentioned in a blogger’s post.
Thank you Rebecca. Check it out:
Within that post, Rebecca states that we inspired her to tell her story about her petting a snake!! The snake however, charmed her, and she spent quality time with that Rosy Boa. Love that!
I also will like to say that we have been mentioned in others’ posts as well. Those awesome supporters nominated us for various awards.
We apologize to those who have nominated us for not expanding on that – the requirements of which involves answering the nominee questionnaire, creating our own inquiries for our own nominees, and spreading the cause in showcasing others’ talents and interesting subject matter.
Perhaps you’ve learned that it’s just not our style, and generously excused us of the expectations and niceties. Please don’t contort the non-participation into unappreciativeness. We should have reached out personally to convey our heartfelt sentiment for the wonderful words about us during the nomination processes.
We rarely ever single out our supporters, because each individual person is vital, creating the whole of an amazing support system that helps to fuel our reason for being Lizardplanet. We’re mentioning Rebecca’s post because we want to share with you that…
What we’re doing is having an impact! Some people who never before thought lizards were special, are thinking, “Hey, actually, this little guy is kinda cute!” and “I never knew lizards could have personalities.”
Murph has people around the world that care about his well-being and enjoy seeing him in photos. I like to think every one that cares about him cares a bit more about lizards everywhere in general now. We are “Converting The Masses To Love Lizards Too” one person at a time!
Because many people do not know how sweet reptiles can be, or experience what perfect companions they can be, they are sometimes the forgotten ones of the pet trade.
You can throw a dart anywhere at a map, and by far, more often than not, there isn’t an exotic animal vet within a 50 mile radius of that dart. There simply are not enough people loving these amazing creatures.
Lizards need our help. They, as well as turtles, snakes, and more are experiencing ungodly living conditions, if they survive at all, before arriving at pet stores.
We recommend visiting a reputable breeder, but if you fall in love with a certain lizard at a store, go ahead and save it. It is wise to research how large they get, how long they live, what their requirements are, and know that you will give him or her time and love.
But first and foremost, we recommend adoption. There are not enough lizard lovers to give loving homes to the lizards already born. If you need help finding your ideal lizard friend, contact us.
If you want to know what really is going on behind the scenes, and see just how some people do not see value in lives of the innocent, watch the videos in our posts:
“Give me Lizardry or give me Death!” – Dawn Renée