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Falling in love all over again...

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Posted by chimbakka on April 16, 2003 at 14:13:42:

Yesterday I sat on the floor about 3 feet from Orion's tank, and I watched him for an hour. He didn't seemed bothered by my presence, and just walked around on a little chameleon stroll. I can't help but be mesmorized by the little devil!
When I saw a chameleon for sale in a shop for the first time, I had a caniption. I have watched shows about them on Discovery, and have read books about them for a project I did in art a few years ago, and I was truly amazed by them. I had NO idea that they were available as pets. In fact, the idea had never crossed my mind, for some reason. When I looked in the tank at SuperPet expecting to see a snake or gecko, a tiny vieled was hanging off a branch, sweet as could be. That was it. I made up my mind. I was going to add a chameleon to my zoo of creatures. I researched online and found a picture of a blue Ambanja, and that was it. I was captivated already, and I hadn't even found a little guy to buy.
After calling around numerous stores, I finally found someone who could get me my curly tailed friend. I had to drive nearly two hours there and back, in snowy weather, but I got him. After bringing him home and watching him hunt for the first time, I was in love.
Now, after only two months, I can't imagine my life without a chameleon. I feel the same way about my cats, but I never expected this. I thought they were just a cute, interesting creature that would be fun to keep and watch. Boy, was I wrong.
After all of the extra care and cash I have spent on Orion, nothing has changed. Yesterday was the first time in weeks though, that I have had the chance to look at him that way again. Before I would go to his tank, and hold my breath, hoping that he was still climbing around. Yesterday I got to sit and watch as he explored his world, and seemed to be truly happy in the world I have provided him.
Everday I can't believe this little guy. Cute little googly eyes are just the cherry on top! He has me wrapped around his little tail.I wonder if he knows it?

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