June 2, 2010

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.


Maxie said...

Oh my! Someone's got an admirer!


Teddy Bear said...

It sounds like someone is smitten.:)

Teddy Bear

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

This whole story line cracks us up - Mom is laughing out loud at the picture you have created:)

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Remington said...

Great post! Thanks for the smile!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow, that is just so funny that Milo is so completely in love with Quinn (we can see why of course but it is still odd to think an iguana would fall for him). Poor Quinn is being so good about it too - and poor Milo to have her love not be returned. If he usually sleeps in there where she is, maybe she has just gotten really used to him being there - ok, I really have no idea. It is cute and a bit sad at the same time, since really their love can never be!

Khyra, Khousin Merdie, And Sometimes Her Mom said...

We all khonkhur with The OP KS Pakhk!

Khyra & Khousin Merdie

Sagira said...

Aww..they are best buddies now. :)