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Does this face look guilty to you?  Remember Fido, the freeloading lizard? (I know you can all tell where this is going.)

Best fido
This handsome guy?  Well–while Jane and I were in NY in February, Townsend chomped Fido.  It was assumed that Fido was a goner.  His stiff body was placed in the garden out front.  I received the news via e-mail while in NY.  I was really pretty upset–I know he's just a lizard, but I had grown quite fond of the little guy.  He had been living in and around our house for a year at least. 

Last week we had our first batch of nice weather,(minus of course the freak snow storm on Saturday) and guess who I found sunbathing on my front porch??


Yep–that's Fido for sure.  I assure everyone Fido is quite well, and even looking a little fat.  Fido will stay outside where lizards belong from now on, no matter what his thoughts are on the matter.  I'm just very relieved and happy to know that he is okay–now he just needs to work on that new tail!

Yesterday was my Birthday, and Carol made this beautiful arrangement of tulips for me…..Happy Spring Everyone!!




    March 22, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Awe so cute πŸ™‚

  • Lisa
    March 22, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    That is cool!

  • Leia
    March 22, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    happy belated birthday!

  • nookie
    March 22, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    poor tailless Fido…he will get over it:)
    Happy birthday!!

  • Lindy Bezdek
    March 22, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Hey, a dog’s got to eat.

  • sabella
    March 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    happy belated birthday! the flowers are lovely… i’m sooo happy spring is here!
    and i’m glad your little fido is still with you πŸ˜‰

  • Kym
    March 22, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    One of my cats did the same thing to a lizard who was hanging out at my house. It grew back pretty quickly (he lived in my shower for a few days during his recovery – I used the other bathroom) and eventually he moved outside. I just love animals, endlessly entertaining!

  • emmy
    March 22, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Happy B-day!

    March 22, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    Happy Birthday!

  • caterpillarincouture
    March 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday..

  • mr. freddy's mom
    March 22, 2010 at 3:01 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday, Judy!
    Wish you more candles to blow.
    Lovely flower arrangement made by Carol.

  • gennie
    March 22, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Wow Fido is such a trooper! I’m sure his tail will grow back more beautiful than ever.
    I hope you had a lovely birthday yesterday – sending warm birthday wishes from New York! πŸ™‚

  • Pearl Westwood
    March 22, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Fido looks like a baby croc now!
    I hope you had a lovely birthday x

  • Stylishdistractions.blogspot.com
    March 22, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Poor thing. Glad to see he’s well. What an odd lizard sneaking into and camping out at your house!
    Happy Birthday, Judy!

  • LC
    March 22, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Poor little fido! I was wondering what ever happened to him since I had heard you tweet about him as of late. I must say he looks rather dashing!! πŸ˜‰

  • chauss
    March 22, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    what a lovely bday present to know fido aldridge is alive and well and living the high life in texas.
    happy bday!
    xo chauss

  • Style Artisan
    March 22, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    Happy birthday and congratulations on turning 29!

  • Marie
    March 22, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I gave you the Sunshine Award.. check out my blog for the details!

  • Emily the Panda
    March 22, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Aww sad day for that lizard! Happy belated birthday!

  • The Photodiarist
    March 22, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    I laughed out loud when I read this. Poor Fido . . . he’d better watch where he’s going!
    Happy Birthday (belated).

  • Cruz
    March 22, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Glad to hear Fido’s doing well! Happy belated birthday! I’m sure it was super special. πŸ™‚

  • arline
    March 22, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Yaaaaay for Fido! He is really cute.
    !!!!!!!!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!

  • k604bc
    March 22, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    LOL. Sorry, I know it’s funny to Fido. But now he does look like a mini crocodile! Cute story. Happy birthday Judy!

  • Kazuko
    March 22, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    oh my… poor thing. but your dog – he is so adorable and i know those kinda looks! πŸ™‚ even though it feel sorry for fido – your pics made my day, honestly!
    and oh yes, happy belated birthday!

  • faith
    March 23, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Aiieee. I don’t like lizards. But I’m glad to hear Fido is okay. Belated greetings on your birthday! πŸ™‚

  • Tiffany
    March 23, 2010 at 5:23 am

    I love Fido! So glad he’s not a goner! Gorgeous flowers! Happy Belated Birthday Judy! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

  • Caddy
    March 23, 2010 at 6:43 am

    Belated Happy Birthday!

  • kate
    March 23, 2010 at 8:17 am

    Yep, I have 2 dogs, and we raise geckos and I am always afraid that one will grab the other. Thank god they can shed their tails!
    Happy Birthday!

  • Style Odyssey
    March 23, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Haha! A happy ending. πŸ™‚
    Belated happy b’day! My 45th (gasp) was St. Patrick’s Day…All the cool people are born in March! πŸ˜‰

  • Debby Lee
    March 23, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    Don’t feel bad our dachshund ate our daughter’s parakeet when she was five. Not the easiest news to break. Your dog is cute, hard to be mad at that face.

  • Ada
    March 24, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Are we both born on the same day? March 21st? Happy belated b’day!