“Man is the Reasoning Animal. Such is the claim. I think it is open to dispute. Indeed, my experiments have proven to me that he is the Unreasoning Animal… In truth, man is incurably foolish. Simple things which other animals easily learn, he is incapable of learning. Among my experiments was this. In an hour I taught a cat and a dog to be friends. I put them in a cage. In another hour I taught them to be friends with a rabbit. In the course of two days I was able to add a fox, a goose, a squirrel and some doves. Finally a monkey. They lived together in peace; even affectionately.” Mark Twain, Letters from the Earth: Uncensored Writings
I couldn’t find a proper quote about iguanas, but I hope you enjoy the image. Iguanas can be intimidating. They stand still, kind of look at you and you just hope they don’t move at all. They can be quick. This one was very big, sometimes you can catch a glimpse of the whole family, but not the case as far as I remember since this image was taken 5 years ago (at The Bonnet House in Fort Lauderdale, Fl.). I’m not really an adventurous person. I’m most of the time at home, and when I go out I try to take advantage of the places I visit or simply be creative with my surroundings ~
Sharing a beautiful poem~
Mama raccoon didn’t come home.
She left the wee one all alone.
Mom faced perils night and day.
This sad night one came her way.
Careless driver, dark of night,
A stolen life while in flight.
Racing on to who knows where,
hit the mom without a care.
Little one had lost his mother
fallen victim like the other.
All alone, a baby raccoon,
tiny face lit by the moon.
At my door a lady stood
asking me if I would
help the baby she had found
lying helpless on the ground.
Pleading so with his soft voice,
with a peek I had no choice.
Took one look and what I saw
two frightened eyes and a velvet paw.
Now my heart again would seize
a life to save and fill with ease.
Little boy I’ll stroke your ears.
With me you will have no fears.
Come sweet baby, little sir,
let me smell your precious fur.
Raccoon spirit full of charm,
rest your head upon my arm.
I want you my friend to see
what this babe has done to me.
Forego family time and sleep,
all for his sweet heart to keep.