When I first met Charlie my good friend and I talked about the correct things: work, family, and pets, however it turns out my good friend and I both labor in graphic design, don’t have youngsters, and cherish our pets.
I have 2 cats and they are the only children I need; Charlie has a large monitor lizard.
I was picturing a little lizard pet. Maybe like an iguana! Nope, this monitor lizard weighs almost 50 bounds! He enjoys it like a baby and has had it for numerous years now. It just wanders around the cabin all day when he is at work… When he is home, the monitor lizard gets to go outside and get some sunshine. Charlie said that he got underfloor heating installed in his study room so that his pet would be nice and sizzling and comfortable all of the time. I said, “That’s crazy” because I know how much an underfloor heating install can cost. My mom had it done in her house and it wasn’t cheap, but however, after saying that I bit my tongue. I can’t tell you how much I have spent to keep my cats comfortable and spoiled. They ruin my furniture and I don’t mind, but so how is that any different from Charlie spending a few thousand dollars to put in underfloor heating so that his monitor lizard stays warm. He told me that he is going to get underfloor heating put up outside on the patio next. He also wants to build a large cage, like an arboretum, so his lizard can go outside in the daylight whenever he wants to. He is just not sure the lizard is smart enough to use a doggy door.