Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New friends!

Just look at that face! This is Groggin, my friend Elizabeth's elderly iguana. She was out of town last weekend, so I checked in on him. She'd told me he probably wouldn't move while I was in her apartment, but I found him to be quite animated. When I misted him he squinted his eyes and tipped his head back in glee. Then after a while he opened his eyes and started smacking his lips, so I smacked back and we had a bit of conversation. After I filled his bowl with the kale and carrot salad he eats, he toddled over and dug right in. All in all, I'd say he's a nifty friend. Here's a look at him full body. He'd moulting -- towards his belly is soft, but closer to his spine is crackly old skin.


Groggin lives with Maisie, who is a very sweet, feminine kitty.


She enjoyed chasing her toy-on-a-fishpole, and perching where she can look out the window. She's not keen on being held, but she seemed to really enjoy my company.

It's nice to make new friends!

4 comments:

Shandy said...

I thought for sure you'd be blogging about new chicks. Groggin is pretty cool. How old is elderly for an iguana?

Johanna said...

I think 20 or 30 years??? I'll have to ask Elizabeth again, but I remember thinking "that's like getting a horse!"

Joan said...

Wow, he looks large.....has a wee bit of a smile on his face so he must have enjoyed your company. Twenty years is an investment!!!

Joan said...

Wow, he looks large.....has a wee bit of a smile on his face so he must have enjoyed your company. Twenty years is an investment!!!