Friday, October 12, 2012

Good And Gross In One Post

I would like to wish my Daughter and Son in law a very Happy 10th Anniversary!

That's the good part!



Now the gross part.




Remember the gecko photos I've posted recently?  Several wondered how I could touch them and my response was, if I don't rescue them, they will be eaten by a dust bunny... or get stepped on.

I was talking to hubby on the phone the other evening and stooped down to pick up what I thought was a piece of grass, tracked in from outside.

IT WASN'T GRASS.



No, I didn't make the photo big, because it's not like I'm proud of it.  Just showing you how easy it is to step on them.  They are tiny.

Now do you see why I choose to pick them up and put them outside?  The alternative is unthinkable!

Please, don't try to make me feel worse, okay?  I already feel really bad about it and I'm so sorry it happened and I did warn you.

Poor little thing!

38 comments:

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

Why did I ignore your warning?!!!!

#1Nana said...

Do you rescue the flies too?

chana meddin said...

LIFE IS SO FRAGILE. The photograph may not be one you are proud of, but it may be one that makes us stop and consider doing one thing at a time, mindfully, so that we become more conscious of the consequences of not paying attention. If they are so tiny, it is difficult to imagine having them everywhere without "collateral damage." I can't tell you how many flies I have condemned leaving my coffee cup out on the counter for hours at a time. My only consolation is to hope they love coffee as much as I do and they had a caffeinated (read: SPEEDY) demise.
A beautiful, poignant message, Ms. A. And congratulations to the Happy Couple! Ten Years, Go Love!

Mark said...

Awwwww that poor little Gecko :( I knew they were small, but that's very very small. But congratulations to your daughter and son in law :)

Mamma has spoken said...

WOW I didn't realize they were that small either! I thought they were about the size of the different lizards that are class pets at school. I found this 'death' picture interesting thanks to the position it is in and the hint of guts on the side ;o)

YeamieWaffles said...

Aww that's a shame about the gecko, it just shows how easy it is to kill them. Congratulations to your daughter and son on their tenth anniversary though, ten years is a long time to be together and is a milestone to be proud of.

Kathleen said...

Wow....they are tiny!!!!

My husband always picks up bugs and puts them outside.....You are Cool!!!!!!!!

My mother and father always said....If you can't say something good, don't say anything!! It is awesome advice.

Have a great weekend ;o)

TexWisGirl said...

awww! i know you feel terrible! :)

George said...

Congratulations to your daughter and son-in-law. I now have a better understanding of your efforts to rescue geckos.

Furry Bottoms said...

Eck. If it was only the tail, it would be OK because I think it grows back? But apparently its not just the tail. You poor thing, Mrs A. Very traumatizing!

Choleesa said...

aww granny, Im so sorry! that would have made me cry. I smashed a baby lizard in the door jamb once...I made the hubby scrape it off, cause I couldnt bare to look at it.

Ami said...

Couldn't be helped. One of those accidental things.

As for the anniversary? Yay! Always nice to hear of success in the marriage department. :)

SweetMarie said...

Congrats to your daughter and son n law!
Poor little guy! We have one little family of Geckos here and we found one dead in the garage. It was a baby and I was so upset! We move them too! We have one baby left and he's usually up high around the front door.
Have a great weekend!

SweetMarie said...

P.S. Thanks for caring for all creatures! This says so much about who you are! :)

Karen said...

Wow, I don't think I've ever seen one that tiny! How could you avoid it!!... and yeah, why didn't I heed your warning.

Megan Adamson said...

Awww, poor little guy. I asked you if they could survive outdoors, and it is so tiny!
But I could easily see how it happened.

Congratulations to Son and Daughter on their 10th anniversary!

Annmarie Pipa said...

I am pro life and have seen worse from human babies.

Ana Eugénio said...

oh sweetie, don't feel bad! I think it's adorable that you rescue them. poor little guy. they're so cute. you're a sweetheart :) xxo

NCmountainwoman said...

Congratulations to the couple! As for the unfortunate gecko...that's the circle of life. But I do know how you feel.

Kana said...

Poor tiny!

This brings back memories; as a child, it was my job to catch and release the baby geckos hatched inside the house. It was really my job to try to catch ALL the geckos, but they get fast and wily after a while!

We had one that became a magnificent size living in the livingroom; huge, dark and crafty as a fox. To this day, I don't know WHAT he was eating...he was feeling the benefit of it, though!

Chatty Crone said...

Hey stomps happen (get it). I know you feel bad. Sorry. Congrats to their 10th anniversary!

Anonymous said...

I LIVE IN FLORIDA AND THOSE SWEET LITTLE GUYS AND GALS ARE ALL OVER THE PLACE. LARGE, BIG, MIDDLE SIZE AND SMALL AND NEWBORN. THEY BREED LIKE RABBITS. I WON'T TOUCH THEM BUT THEY DON'T SCARE ME EITHER. NOW SNAKES, THEY SCARE ME TO DEATH. WE HAVE THEM IN OUR YARDS NOW AND THEN. SO HONEY I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN WHEN YOU SAY YOU HAVE TO WATCH WERE YOU STEP. ANOTHER GRANNY GRANNY P.S. LARGE LETTER SO I CAN SEE WHAT I TYPE. OLD AGE STINKS.LOL

Nellie said...

There are many in our family whose mission would be to rescue them, too. I understand totally!

Jimmy said...

Congratulations to your Daughter and Son in Law

As far as the gecko goes you cant feel bad about it because you have asked them to stay outside.

Seriously as small as they are it's a wonder you haven't found more like this.

Betsy Adams said...

Congrats to your daughter and son-in-law....

Don't feel badly about the gecko... You didn't mean to do it... They certainly are tiny.. We don't have them here --or at least not many of them.

Hope you have a good weekend/week.
Hugs,
Betsy

Betty Manousos said...

aw, no! i know you feel terrible...but you didn't mean to do it; it couldn't be helped.they are so teeny tiny...we have them here as well; in my backyard.


congrats to your daughter and son-in-law.

DeanO said...

gross

So. Cal. Gal said...

I crept up on the pic VERY slowly, then scrolled past it FAST. Thanks for the warning...and poor, little thing. : (

Jen Forbes said...

Love and happiness to the kids.

Sorry about the little fellow, I'm sure his family still is living in the neighborhood!!

troutbirder said...

Thanks to the gecko rescuer. It was gross but I've seen much worse...:)

Mom of the Perpetually Grounded said...

O the poor little critter! I know you didn't mean it. Heck I stepped on my dog last week and he's bigger than I am. Stuff happens. Good Wishes to your daughter and SIL on the Anniversary!

Deborah said...

Congratulations to your family on such a important anniversary!

. . . and . . . I'm patting you because I know you feel bad.

But don't!

LL Cool Joe said...

Blimey were you wearing Doc Martin boots at the time? I'm glad the photo is small. ;)

Barbara said...

Happy Anniversary to your daughter and son-in-law! And believe me, I know how fragile those little things are! I hate when I find one caught in the door frame!!

Help! Mama Remote... said...

OOHHHH!!! NOOOO! Poor baby!!!!:(

Pat Tillett said...

We have lizards all over the place and I've stepped on a couple of them myself. What I really hate is when they drown in our pool.

Nancy Claeys said...

Poor little gecko!

Ana Eugénio said...

life is so fragile..