When the architects were giving us a tour of the art studio/nap room/gym area, Paul spotted a fearsome creature crawling purposefully along the back wall. It was love at first sight.
It was a huge (you can’t tell how huge from the photo, but trust me, huge) iguana patrolling the neighborhood. So impressive. Almost dragon size! And actually, I’ve never thought of them as fearsome. The first time I ever saw one, when I was on vacation on St. Thomas maybe years ago, he was carrying a bright fuchsia flower in his mouth, and I think that has always colored my impression of all iguanas since: Gentle and lovable.
Our neighbor has two young puppies, and one of them has the unfortunate habit of stalking and killing these poor lizards. The way dogs chase squirrels and cats, they [Read more…]