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Sunday, February 20, 2011

We have a new addition!

My oldest daughter is 11, going on 14. She has it already set in her mind that her life's career will be a Veterinarian for Exotic pets. And thanks to my father who sent her an old edition of Reptile Magazine, she had been BEGGING me for a Bearded Dragon (lizard).

This weekend she has had to be with her bio-dad. While she's been gone, I bought the lizard and all the stuff to set him up. About $200 investment between the foods, cage, needed lightings and other accessories AND the lizard its self.

We named it Gobi like she wanted to initially. She found the name on a bag of sand on a store's online shopping center. Plus, that is the name of a desert in the Sahara. You pronounce Gobi as "go-bee".

I honestly cannot wait to see the look on Hayley's face when she walks in this evening. I told her that she will be the primary care person, seeing as it's going to be primarily HER pet, but also of course the family pet as well.

Here's Gobi!



2 comments:

Poekitten said...

Aw, I'm sure she's going to be thrilled! He's cute (for a lizard!)

I came by from FTLOB:)

pr0udmom0f3 said...

Thanks for stopping in, Poekitten. He is a baby. By adulthood, he will require a 40 gal. tank because he will be about 2 feet long.

He loves his crickets, but I'm trying to also get him to eat some veggies and fruit. And meal worms are given every other night as well as a treat.

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