And so I figured the theme would work. The rest would somehow just magically flow. But I forgot to consider the tough letters.
Let me ask you –
how many animals do you know, real or imagined, beginning with X?
No. I didn’t think so. And then, as if X wasn’t enough, I have to conjure up words of wisdom for Yak the very next day. And before both, I have Q. It will be Quail. There is nothing else. Not sure how amusing I can make a quail, but we will see soon enough.
But I’ve procrastinated long enough. I’m in danger of losing the interest of my hard-won team of followers (hello Mum). If you’ve already left me …. then why am I still rambling?
Iguana write a blog post about a big lizard.
Iguana try to make it funny for my readers.
Iguana wish I never started this A to Z challenge!
And so to the story:
A few years back I had a pet iguana. He was creatively named Iggy Pop. I had always fancied having an exotic accessory in life, and Iggy fit the bill perfectly. Being a herbivorous critter I didn’t have to contend with live crickets (even though I’m English, I’ve never been a big cricket fan). His feeding requirements even led me to improve my own dietary intake. Might as well cook for two as for one, right?
Iggy was a very placid, sociable little fellow. He and I bonded well. As summer approached I would take him out to the boardwalk. He liked to travel on my shoulder and was really friendly. I had hoped he might help me with the ladies, but I quickly found out that my kind of lady prefers a cute puppy. The girls who were attracted to Iggy were pretty scary characters, most with more inky etchings than a school desk. But that probably says more about me than them.
So life went on with Iggy and me, until a curious incident some months later. I came home to find Iggy acting very much out of character. He had stolen a steak I had left out for dinner, and he had slurped down the dregs of a beer I had left the night previously.
In a panic I rushed him over to my vet. Once there, the vet examined Iggy, smiled knowingly and slipped me a Viagra tablet. I was at a loss as to how this would cure Iggy of his curious behaviours.
You can go now. Thanks for listening.
Posted in response to the AtoZ Challenge – I (in case you were wondering)
Iguana pic found at viralblips.com