Compulsory Love Post

You can read about how I’m not a fan of Valentine’s Day here, although I am a fan of love in all its forms, including between a girl and her reptiles.

Love is when you retrace your path through the entire store because your baby left her beloved lizard toy somewhere. “Zerd! Oh no! Zerd all gone!” she cried as I put the groceries into the van.
Love is what I saw when she clutched him to her chest and smiled through her tears. “ZERD!”


Love wore Zerd’s stripes off, love caused Zerd a tail-ectomy, love took his feet, and eventually love buried Zerd under the begonias.

All that Zerd love was transferred into Gator. She doesn’t carry Gator around in public, but he’s still sought-out when she’s sick.


Love is inexplicable.

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18 Responses to Compulsory Love Post

  1. Sherry says:

    now that was sweet…you do these vignettes of life so perfectly Joey girl. 🙂

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  2. Love manifests itself in reptilian ways sometimes. Which is pretty darn special, I say. Oh, I just have to share this line from Ogden Nash with you from a much longer poem about getting his hair cut. You know I’m on an Ogden Nash roll lately. “Leave me razored, leave me scissored
    Leave me hairless, as a lizard;”

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  3. Ahhhhh. Thank you for this. Well said!

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  4. “Love is inexplicable” is the finest summation of Valentines Day that I’ve heard this weekend. Plus, Zerd is the best name ever for a lizard. So, win-win.

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  5. Aww, so sweet! And, the name Zerd is amazing. 🙂

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  6. I love the story of Zerd! .


  7. cardamone5 says:

    Zerd. Here Zerd. I hate lizards, but even I might make an exception in this case.



  8. suzjones says:

    I should do a post about Rabbie. A little cuter than Zerd but loved nonetheless. 🙂
    Very cute Valentine’s post Miss Joey.

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