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Time Out For Art

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Baby gecko - no name

Baby gecko – no name

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As we get off and on heat waves, so does my creative energy.  Today happens to be one of those days.  We live ten miles off the ocean, and it has hit 102 degrees at our house.  We didn’t sign up for this heat and humidity, and we haven’t paid for it.  There isn’t anyone who lives on the coast that expects this kind of humidity and heat.

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The art for today is all about the Little Gecko without a Tail.  Not too long ago Crunch, the little gecko without a tail, and Megan had two eggs, then before we knew it, Megan laid two more eggs.  Four eggs were marked and put in the incubator, and before we knew it all four eggs hatched.  While we were all excited about four eggs Megan laid six more eggs.

Whoa little Megan…

Slow down girl!  Megan isn’t too fond of being held, or even very sociable.  I think it’s probably because she’s exhausted from running from Crunch,  probably ready to lay more eggs, and wants to do something fun for herself.  Crunch on the other hand, is very sociable.  The minute you open the terrarium door, he jumps on your shoulder, and is more than happy to stay there and visit with whomever it is that wants to play.

 

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One of Megan’s eggs didn’t make it, so right off it was eliminated.  Now there are five eggs left, two of which should be hatching any day now.  This is such a fun thing to have happen while the kids are 4th, & 6th graders.  Kids learn so much from these little creatures.  I can highly recommend geckos as a starter pet.  Care is minimal, they are sociable, and fun to watch.  My grandkids have learned so much from their little creatures.  I hope you have learned a little something by them taking over my blog now and then.

The babies haven’t been given names—-that’s for the new parents to do.  However, while I was writing this post another baby hatched.  Leaving only four eggs.   Now they have five babies, and looking for new homes.

A Tuesday Surprise!

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First Hatchling

First Hatchling

Last week I told you all about the geckos, and the eggs that are incubating.  Thursday I received a call from my grand-daughter Sage.  She was so excited I could hardly understand her, but after finally getting her to slow down and talk to me this is what  she was trying to say…..

“Mom told me to check the incubator, and see how the eggs are doing, and guess what grandma…..?”  says Sage

“One of the eggs hatched, and there is a little gecko in there!”

After expressing my excitement, and Sage expressed her excitement, she tells me the other egg was starting to hatch also, and she had to go.  I asked her if someone could take a video, and of course they said, Yes!  But, after the whole thing was said and done, they forgot to take the video.  Sage facetimed her cousin, they all watched the second egg hatch, and all the while I sat here expecting to show all of you the hatching egg in the process.

Second hatling

Second hatling

Well, there are four more eggs to hatch, and in approximally two weeks the next two should be hatching.

This is so much fun to be part of, I can’t tell you…  And just about the time I was going to tell you all about Connor’s little creatures, Sage’s geckos steal the spotlight.

Stay tuned for more excitement, and pictures.