Winter has finally arrived with a vengeance. I don’t have anything nice to say about it or words for young ears so I’ll just keep my thoughts to myself.
We actually have more than goats at FGS. I was sitting at my desk the other day and saw movement out of the corner of my eye. I glance over and there is a tail moving from inside a manila folder. I look a bit more closely and realize it's the tail of a lizard. He was quite big. I have decided his name is Freddy and I will let him stay. He can manage the bugs and gnats from all the houseplants in my office.
Freddy and I were chilling at my desk in the sunshine and I hear Kennedy, Nick, and AmberLeigh having lunch. I look at Freddy and said, "You should probably meet the team."
So I capture Freddy and hold him gently behind his front legs and he immediately acts dead. "Freddy, chill. No need to be so dramatic and play dead."
I walk in their office where they are chatting and I ask, "Do you want to say hi to Freddy and give him a little pat?" as I get a bit closer so they can see what I am actually holding.
AmberLeigh is slightly bothered but politely passes. Nick doesn't mind lizards. Kennedy?
Kennedy is our new Digital Marketing Specialist. What I love most about her is her youth and style. She walks in every day right from a fashion magazine yet loves thrift stores. She is cute as a button and everyone on the team has loved her as she hit the ground running before Thanksgiving and is soaking up all she can.
Kennedy is now laughing. But it wasn't her normal laugh. It was a nervous laugh followed by tears and hunching over in her chair slinking and rolling slowly away. I continue to approach closer and asking, "But do you want to meet him and pet him?"
More laughter, even more tears. Crying/laughing tears and now we are all crying and laughing with her! It was absolutely hysterical. Needless to say, she and Freddy aren't necessarily going to be good friends but acquaintances from afar.
As for me? I went back in my office and made him a nice drop of water on my desk so he can stay hydrated. He stopped playing dead and went back to basking in the sunshine.
Lizards. Tree frogs. Houseplants, oh my! You never know when you pick a plant at FGS what sort of hitchhiker you might find. We try to think of everything. You're welcome!