What is this picture??
Why it’s the bottom of Paul’s lunch box/bag. Let me tell you why I’ve posted it…
I make Paul’s lunch for him every morning. The other day was no different – I put the meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and roasted carrots in a “take-out” container and put it in the stack for his lunch. I added a small tomato salad, carrot and celery sticks, ranch dressing, fresh cherries, and some mozzarella cheese sticks. Pretty basic stuff here.
When Paul was on his way home, he called me as he usually does to let me know he’s on his way home. (You know, so I won’t get caught with the “dancing ponies” in the house! shhh)
He asked if I had put a special treat in his lunch that day. Of course, I said no, who has time for that?
He went on to explain why he asked such a silly question…
Apparently, after he had eaten everything I had sent him for lunch he began to look around in all the pockets of his lunch bag to see if he could find a stray piece of chocolate or something to snack on. When he put his hand in the large end pocket and “something” moved! EEEK. He put his hand back in and pulled out a lizard that was missing his tail. Sigh…
To back up
The previous day, Zeke brought me two lizards in through the cat door, at two separate times. I couldn’t catch him or his lizard the first time. He went straight into the bathroom with his trophy and promptly went under the tub. (We have a claw-foot tub). There was nothing I could do.
Later in the day, he brought in another, smaller lizard and I made drop it, thinking to catch it and take it back outside. I didn’t catch it – it went under the stove. Grrr
The little guy came into my office a few hours later, where I was working on some emails and I did manage to catch him and take him back outside and release him.
The big guy, I never found. And you guessed it. At some point, he crawled into Paul’s lunch bag and made himself comfortable. He spent the day in the fridge at CBN just chillin’ out a bit until Paul could bring him back home and release him back into the yard.
So, back to the picture…
We’ve been checking the pockets to make sure I’m not sending any extra “protein” snacks anymore!
Oh, the same morning, Zeke also brought in a baby rabbit.
I don’t know what I’m going to do with that boy!!!