Today has been a whirlwind of emotions I tell ya. As many know I'm a bit of an addict for my nitch interests. Lucky for me drugs where never very interesting to me However things with scales (oddly knives fit that area), fish and reptiles, have been my first true obsessions (and overdoses). Well as the years went by and I sobered up a bit I was able to pull out of the reptile and fish obsession to gain clarity. Years later I got back into it with a few Kenyan Sand boas and started a breeding program with them. This worked very well for a few years and I was able to keep in control of myself somewhat, well alot better than before... But the constant moving and all was to much to handle and I let them go to a nature group that had a huge group of kids that came around. And I have missed them ever sence. Years later that interest and drive turned up in kitchen knives, straight razors, natural hones, and fountain pens... but today on a whim I dropped into a reptile shop only a few blocks from my place. Someplace I have been avoiding from the day I moved in. I don't even drive on that part of the street. But today... So I drop in and all is well, I feel in control and enjoy looking at the few reptiles they have on display... untill... in a small tank on the counter I see the tag with the name, Emerald Swift... Oh crap... I say to myself "Don't be in there, DON'T BE IN THERE"... Crud the bugger was sitting there looking right at me... Long story short, I caved in like a ton of bricks. I bought that one as they only had it from a trade, but ordered 2 more so I could have a breeding trio...
Ya you never see these lizards in pet shops because no one buys them, they are not flashy or big not even all that exotic, heck most people have there relatives running around their yards, fence lizards, BUT ON THE ONE DAY I GO IN!!!! ARGGHH!!!
So now I have to step up and get rid of my old gaming gear (last overdose obsession), cards and RPG books. Which I have been planning on getting rid of for years, now I have tille mid next week to get it all out YIKES!!!
But oh the feelings of joy at having another reptile in the house is just amazing, and the fact that my wife didn't shoot me, I was quick about telling her about getting rid of the game stuff I am still riding high at the moment looking for a good reptile forum to find other people interested in Sceloporus lizards, but that is unlikely as I have always been out on a shelf with my interest in them.
Sorry to toss this out there but I am still all jazzed up and had to let it out lol