A Hat for the Mer

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Merlin has a hat! I made it for him out of black duck tape and a piece of yarn. I got the idea from pictures of bearded dragons in hats that I saw on Pinterest.

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I kept having to put it back on because it fell off every time he turned his head.

And yes, he has a wonky finger. He broke it when he was younger and it’s pretty much useless now. We suspect that he climbed up a screen wall he used to have in his cage, and then either fell or tried to jump and that claw didn’t come out of the screen with the rest of them.

I’ll probably be back on the blog a little more soon. I’ve been crazy busy (not just with lizard hats) but it should subside. I have a bunch of posts for when I finally get this next paperback out, so that will be a fun time.

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Lately

Hey, what’s up? I have pictures of things. Last week, the boy was at Boy Scout camp all week. The girl works all the time and the husband often takes evening naps. That left me with a crazy amount of alone time. Most of that was spent playing Skyrim (ESO online, which is not technically called Skyrim but I call it Skyrim anyway) and hanging out with the animals.

The in-house animal population currently consists of Sneaker the cat and Merlin, the girl’s bearded dragon. There’s also a fish (the Captain) but he’s in my daughter’s room, therefore not in a location to be good company.

I feel bad for Merlin. He hangs out in his cage and sleeps a lot. He really likes snuggles, and I think it makes him sad to be alone so much. Yes, a lizard enjoys snuggles. He curls up like a little, scaly cat, and falls asleep on a person or near a person. It’s pretty much adorable.

Not only does he like snuggles, he enjoys watching trees. I got him out one night to feed him and decided to give him a window seat.

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Then Sneaker came in and started nosing around his chair. She knew he was up there, so she didn’t want to actually jump up onto the chair. I got her a chair of her own and put her on it. This was the scene.

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They hung out in this way for about half an hour. It was strange and funny and made being almost alone a bit more tolerable.

Current writing status: making notes for a book/novella that I should not be writing at this moment because I have other, more important things to write. Writing is the most fun when I feel like I should be working on something else.