Monday Murph Mirth V

This is always a giggle treat for me! I hope you’ve smiled today.    If you have not, we’re going to try to fix that for ya!    …Ready?….






Wait for it….

…the dangling legs of cuteness!!!!



Okay, I just don’t even know!

What are you doing with your feet, boy!?!

“I don’t have an issue with my legs! That’s all you.”
“I believe I fancy heading toward the lower level…”
“I’m going for it!”

We’ll end it on the cute toe note.

Want more mirths? They be here:

Monday Murph Mirth 4

Monday Murph Mirth 3

Monday Murph Mirth 2

Monday Murph Mirth


“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!!!!

*video 1 is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPfWAoqHbcl

video 2 is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-nw4qvnZVE

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♥

BATS AND WOLVES AND LIZARDS, OH MY!! I Never Would Have Imagined…

20150906_224044That an oh-so-cute bat would magically & mysteriously appear in the living room!

My attempts at capture & release were futile…  “Ah-ha… I’ll call Dad! He’s ‘old-school’ and he lived in the country with a farm for a spell during his youth, he’ll know what to do!!”

*ring, ring…  “Pick up, please pick up!!”


    “DAD… CUTE, LITTLE BAT IN HOUSE! I’VE DONE THIS AND I’VE DONE THAT, WHAT DO I DO?!” Dad’s response: “Well babe, you may just have to whack him.”    “What?!!  That is not an option!! Thanks anyway Dad, I love you, call you later!”

    So what happened: Easily an hour into sealing off doorways, running around the room with various items with hopes of trapping it, climbing on ALL the furniture, cussing in frustration and smiling about this strange experience, I hear a, “Tappety tap tap” at the back door. My son unexpectedly paid a visit!

“Oh I am so so so happy you came by!!! Hey, wanna help me with a little something?!”

I ushered him to the living room to reveal my muddled predicament!!!

He said, “What??!!” “How!!??”   I said, “I have no idea!!”

It took four hands and two minds to accomplish this feat in battery (ha-ha)!!!

  At the location where success was achieved, my savior son held the curtain stretched & out where the bat was clinging to the reverse side. I then reached around the wall-facing side of the drape and enclosed our winged visitor in a box & slid a thin, flat, something between little batty & the curtain, thus scraping and releasing his clawed grip from the fabric!

     HOORAY!! Savior son swung open the door! We’re elated, feeling successful in our mission here! Little batty and I step onto the front porch. I turned my head & uncovered it expecting it to fly like a bat out of hell!! He or she just layed in the box looking at me, it was scared and too exhausted to move!! I couldn’t let this opportunity pass, regardless of the consequence. I slowly reached down, and gently stroked it repeatedly as I spoke softly!!! IT WAS AMAZING!! IT WAS THE SOFTEST FUR I’VE EVER TOUCHED!! This sweet, helpless bat let me stroke it a number of times before flying away, seemingly no longer frightened!

*One might think encircling a bat with an empty clothes hamper would be a great bat trap… no, it’s not! It’s too large, you’re fingers will slip inside the vent holes, and there’s nothing conveniently laying around large enough to seal the open end.

I Never Would Have Imagined…

That I would cordially meet, have my toes kissed by, and hug a Timber wolf!!!  


I Never Would Have Imagined…


that I’d see a monkey outside the door and feed fruit to wild beauties in Costa Rica!

I Never Would Have Imagined…

That I’d have 2 loving, handsome, and talented sons, such amazing parents, and more! I Never Would Have Imagined… we’d have squirrel friends that climb the window and door trim to look inside, or tap at the door for food, that the birds recognize my vehicle and our faces as friends and food suppliers!

I Never Would Have Imagined…  that I’d love a lizard so intensely, that losing her, my Copper, would leave me feeling hopelessly empty, that I’d experience loving pets such as an iguana, fish, a crawdad, numerous cats & dogs, two robins: Tweety I and Tweety II, a pigeon, a rabbit, a cricket, and now a finicky dog and another Bearded Dragon (whom you all now know as Lil’ Murph!!), both with bizarre eating habits and incredible personalities!


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