Wednesday, July 29, 2009

An addition to the ayatollah household

It happened in a flash. Father opened the sliding glass door to let Wendell inside, and out of the corner of my eye I spied a tiny creature sprinting alongside my brother. I focused on the uninvited houseguest and saw that it was a gecko, not much more than an inch long. It darted along the baseboard and disappeared behind some furniture. Could it be the son of my long-lost friend Gordon the Gecko? Or perhaps another relative?

After a brief search turned up no sign of the young intruder, I e-mailed mother to inform her of our new roommate. She said that just last night, she had narrowly turned away a young lizard pauper who tried to rush through the front door. It seems that the ailing economy has hit the lizard community especially hard. Homeless and penniless, they are no longer eligible for the subprime mortgages that lenders were once so eager to provide. So now, in addition to leading the world's largest interfaith, interspecies ministry, I have established Ayatollah Mugsy's Boarding Home for Wayward Lizard Youths. As always, donations are welcome.


theplussizepug said...

hahah! too funny.

LemonySarah said...

I have donated $1 to the cause. This should buy 20 small (and surprisingly smelly) crickets for your intruders' dinner.

Salinger The Pug said...

This creature could be a harmless guest for now, but if they start pimping car insurance...I fear for your financial health and am concerned that you (or Wendell) may be coaxed into buying more insurance than you need.

Please be careful, sir.


Masterlock said...

Such a giver. Hopefully, this young gecko will follow the strict tradition and self sacrifice expected in the Ayatollah's compound.

Hank said...

Ayatollah, sir.....whut the heck is a gecko??

Are you talkin' about some Roman wrestler?? stuff for dogs said...

I once ate a gecko...nasty taste made me foam at the mouth. Now I just let them sneak into the house and then chase them. It is much more comfortable to play with them in a house with air conditioning than outside on the patio.

Ayatollah Mugsy said...

Bless you, Plussizepug and LemonySarah.

I'm not too thrilled with AllState, Salinger. So if the gecko starts pitching insurance, I'm willing to hear him out.

Yes, he must pull his own weight, Masterlock.

You're thinking of "Gecko-Roman wrestling," Hank. It was popular in ancient Roman times. They used to fill the Colosseum with geckos and let them battle gladiators for the right to suckle the She-Pug.

Wow, Wilbur. I'm impressed that you were able to catch a gecko. They're pretty speedy. Junebugs are more my speed.