Let’s lighten up the mood shall we? I know some of you have been wanting to know how my mini dinosaur and I found each other. Well, get your tissues and “Aww” gifs ready, because it’s one of the best stories ever.
Look at how she sleeps with her butt in the air! She really is my cold-blooded creature ❤
Anyway, here’s our ((love)) story:
Last August we were taking my brother to the pet store to get some responsibility, aka hamsters. I curiously walked by the reptiles with no desire to get one because let’s be real, I’m as high maintenance as they come and there doesn’t need to be any other maintenance in this bubble. Anywho, the pet store had a new species to show off: chameleons. WELL COLOR ME INTRIGUED. As I was coo-ing at the cute little dragon babies, this evil little spawn started following me around the glass cage. She was climbing the glass, well attempting with no success, to get to me. Literally following me back, back forth and forth.
Sorry. Got side tracked.
Well, I decided as she was then climbing her trees to get to me that I.MUST.HAVE.HER.
But Brittany, you have cats and they live in your room, they will eat her. DANG FLABBIT. No chameleon for me, right?
The next day I went back and asked the pet store to reserve her. Apparently, that’s not a thing, but they could “strongly advise people not to buy her.” 🤔🙄 umm okay.
When I went back to get her, let’s just say she was excited to see me. The workers were trying to get her out of the cage and she was trying to eat them. Literally. Eat. Them. “She’s the mean one and has a bit of an attitude.” Great, she’s like me and I want her.
Since they were failing at their job, I asked if I could get her out of the cage. I reached my hand in there and she calmly walked onto my palm and I knew we were meant to be.
Ever since then she has been my therapy pet. Who knew a reptile could be so loving right? Now she sleeps with her face up my nose and everything. When I’m anxious she knows and tries to get out of her cage and will lay her face on mine, because she knows we will lay still. She then falls asleep on me and all is okay again.
Do they have little therapy vests for chameleons? They should. 🤔