Mr. Anole – Conversations with Stella


I am Stella, Queen of the Olde English Bulldogges. Lady Human, there is a serious problem.

Me:  Yeah, Stella, there usually is. What is it this time?

Stella:  There is a weird monster on the patio door. Shhh! Don’t look! He will see you.

Me:  That’s an anole lizard. They’re good to have around.

Stella:  Since when is it good to have a monster standing on your patio door. Or any door. Or any window. No!!! He is walking on the door! ON THE DOOR! Who does that? A monster, that’s who!

Me:  Stella, he is a lizard. And he eats bugs. That’s a great thing! And look! We call them green anoles because whenever they are on or near green stuff, they camouflage themselves to match their backgrounds. But since he is on our gray steel door, he is gray.

Stella:  Oh, I thought he was just old. Still, even an old monster walking on your door is a problem.

Me: He is welcome to stay.

Stella:  Fine! Invite any ole monster to stay.

Me:  If he eats bugs, I will.






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