Did you ever tell someone you would babysit their pet and then accidentally kill it? We started watching a lizard for Brandon on Monday, and Tuesday morning when I went to turn on the lamp, it was dead. BAH What did I do to it? So into the freezer it went. Yesterday, Saturday, I went on the great lizard replacement hunt. Petco, Buckley and Quincy... a not so fun place to shop ..... workers were standing around looking at lizards and frogs but they were not too interested in helping customers. I finally jumped in and said I needed help. 2 workers immediately disappeared and one asked what I needed help with. Out from my purse came my frozen little lizard. "I need one of these only breathing," I said. The worker studied the lizard for a few seconds and told me it was a Bahama Anole. I said OK, I need one. He said, "We don't have them." I said, "OK, do you know who does?" He said he would check. He walked away and I waited for 5 min. When he came back he said that 2 stores had them. One was in Southglenn at Arapahoe (about 15 miles away)and University, the other store was in Englewood at (about 20 miles away) Broadway and Hampden. So I went to Southlands, because I knew the kid really did not check. Of course Southlands did not have any but, they were sure the dead one was a Green anole. Then I decided to check a PetsMart before going all the way to Southglenn, no anoles. So it was off to Southglenn. I drove around Southglenn for 15 minutes, no Petco. I stopped and asked a security guy to show me where the Petco was. IT WAS NOT THERE! Petco is down the road at University and Dry Creek. OK .... off I go. The guy in his store was sure the poor deceased was a Bahama anole and No they did not have those. But, he was more than happy to call a store and find one for me. Oh Boy, there is one just another 10 miles to the west and they will hold it for me. WhooHoo .... off I go. When I got there, the dead lizard had turned into a Green anole again and No, they did not have any of those! All they had left was 1 Bahama anole that did not look like the dead one.
I was done, I bought the stupid lizard and made it home before 9:00pm. Now what am going to do when Little Jared notices that this is not his lizard?