White Dog was thumbing through the Yellow Pages..."psychiatrists" she muttered as she ran her paw down the page. "You know that is with a P, right?" I asked before wondering aloud why she was looking for a shrink. "There has to be some kind of intervention, that crazy lovesick iguana of ours is going to drive my brother nuts if she doesn't get help!" "I don't think even an animal psychiatrist will be able to help, White Dog, but I am glad to see you so concerned about Quinn." White Dog shrugged a little embarrassed at being caught as Quinn's advocate.
Milo, the 4-1/2' three-legged tough girl iguana who lives with us has become smitten with The Other White Dog. As we reported earlier, she follows him around to the point of stalking and the gentle white boy doesn't have the heart to do anything but resignedly tolerate her attentions (thank goodness he hasn't tried to dissuade her with a nip or worse).
Iguanas are daytime creatures and Milo is usually well asleep by dark. Quinn waits until White Dog and Steve return from their prebed walk at 11pm or so before he retires. Last night we had all just gotten settled and turned off the light when we heard the thump of something hitting the floor in the office (where Milo and TOWD sleep). Steve got up and checked...Milo was on the floor (apparently she fell trying to get down) and was heading over to Quinn's blanket. Steve put the argumentative lizard back up on her perch, patted Quinn on the head and came back to bed.
Fifteen minutes later, I heard the sound of Milo's distinctive three-legged gait as she walked across the floor. Once again, Steve found her on the floor and heading for Quinn. TOWD took a hint and moved to sleep in the bathroom; Steve put the insistent one back on her perch and shut the office door behind him.
This morning as I worked at the computer, Milo saw Quinn pass the open door. Down she came and headed right after him! Steve scooped her into his arms as Milo twisted and head bobbed her displeasure and put her into a warm bath. She can get into, but not out, of the tub so we decided to let her stay at the "pool" all day thus giving Quinn a much needed break from her attentions.
White Dog has checked on Milo throughout the evening on her brother's behalf and reports that the iguana seems to be mad at us all and is hunkered on the inside corner of her platform...hopefully, for the night.