Yes, OK, before you say it. I am odd. I already know that I am and I apologise in advance if the above photos happen to freak or creep anyone out! The bottom two are there just because they're cute!
I have some cute little housemates (see photo number 3 for our 'friends', as Jasmine and I call them) that come and go around my home. They are geckos and they inhabit the outside of my kitchen window, under my patio, in my garage, around my front light, and, yes, in the house.
As I washed my dishes tonight I looked up at my window and there one was. It had dropped its tail (as in the top photo) and there was about 3mm of a new tail poking out. Freaky and creepy? Yes, but oh so cool. So much so that I tweeted and Facebooked this -
"Geckos are amazing in that they can grow their tails back! I have one on my kitchen window now. Freaky yet cool stuff. Only God!"
Yes, I am a bit of a nutter, but a self-professed one at that! I love all things 'odd'. I'm the type of person that talks to inanimate objects. Weird? Yes, but it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside. (Just think 'little white pills' here and you'll understand!)
But...don't you love how creative God was with animals, birds, reptiles, fish and so on? From camouflage on chameleons to dropped tails on geckos. How awesome is God? His creativity is mind bloggling actually! And I must commend Adam on the name. 'Gecko' sounds very cool. They have to be with the amazing suction cup feet they have! (Check out photo number 2.)
The day that we get to Heaven and see God is going to be even grander than Dorothy's departure from the Emerald City. If what we see here on earth pales in comparison to heaven, then bring it on, I say! In fact, the end destination of the Yellow Brick Road from The Wizard of Oz already pales into comparison. Yellow...gold...I think I know my choice.
What interesting animals, reptiles, birds, etc do you have around your house? Do you have any quirky habits that could deem you to be put into the 'odd' category?