Mr. Postman: A Mikie Story

This is a true story about Mikie the “guard” Lizard! WARNING: May cause uncontrollable laughter.

“Mr. Postman”

One sunny morning I decided to take Mikie, my 5 foot 12 pound iguana outside to enjoy the warm rays. Mikie is one of the few iguanas I know of that will tolerate a harness. So for her safety and my piece of mind, I ALWAY put her pink harness with a 6 foot lead on her when ever she is out side. Why, one may ask, well for the simple reason that as soon as she gets out side it is a different world. She could become afraid and run away, find a tree, and run right up it. For those who don’t know, an iguana can run fast as lighting and climb better than any cat. In fact once they get up a tree more than likely they will never come down. In the wild they spend their lives in 100 foot trees. The females only come down to lay eggs in the sand, then they return to the tree. Needless to say, she wears a harness when outside! With that being said, back to the story. So we we’re outside sitting on my front steps when the postman was spotted across the street. It never crossed my mind in a million years that there would be any problem what so ever when it was time for him to deliver our mail. But to my shock, I was wrong!The post man walked up my driveway to reach the front porch steps. Spotting a long green thing next to me, quietly minding her own business by the way, he stopped dead in his tracks and stared. I noticed right away his reaction and from passed encounters, I knew what was on his mind. Immediately I state with all confidence, “Oh don’t worry, she won’t bother you, lizards aren’t like dogs.” I said with a chuckle, “Besides, she’s more afraid of you than you are of her.” continued with a content in my knowledge and tone. The postman looked at me, then Mikie and proceeded to the steps, No sooner did he make one step when Mikie CHARGED him! She just charged right at him, just like the very thing I protested she was not like. As She did this, the postman panicked and backed away tripping over his own feet. He almost fell but instead he spilled his mail bag, letters took flight and landed all over the driveway.Well I got a STARE. As he picked up the letters to be delivered, I scooped up Mikie scolding her in the process for what good that would do. Mikie looked at me as if to say, “Well he shouldn’t have walked up here, he isn’t family.” Then she stuck her nose in the air as she turned her head away. I apologized to the postman and stated “I don’t know WHAT got into her, she never does that!” He smiled and then we both laughed softly. Soon he asked “What kind of lizard is that?” I informed him she was a tropical lizard called an iguana. The postman responded, looking at Mikie, “MMMmmmm, I have my neighbor from Mexico, he has a good recipe for you.” I don’t know what Mikie knew at that point, but she squirmed from my grip and climbed onto my head hiding her face in my long hair behind my neck. At that point the postman and I laughed as I stated “Oh Mikie he’s only kidding, he isn’t not going to eat you.”As the postman left he handed me my mail, turned around, and went on to deliver the rest of the mail. I waved good-bye as he walked. Then Mikie and I went back into the house.


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This is a true story about Mikie the “guard” Lizard! WARNING: May cause uncontrollable laughter.

About the Artist:
Born in Dunoon-Argyll, Scotland, Patricia Anne McCarty has studied art most of her life. Patricia is an artist of many interests and skills in both the fine arts as well as commercial art. Patricia works traditionally in Sculpture using both bronze and clay, She also is a story Writer, a Poet and Lyrical Writer, Patricia has studied and can use photography as an art, and with in her art. She specializes in Digital Airbrush Painting.

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Comments

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 5 years ago

    Too cute !!!! I love that photo of you both, wow she is loooooooong :)) xx

  • lol, yes she is. believe it or not, she loves to cuddle and my dog hates it! lol

    – Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 5 years ago

    She looks really cuddly, not that I’ve ever cuddled an Iguana lol xxxx

  • LOL Most people have not and likely never will. they can not be trusted to be hugged by just anyone. they are too unpredictable and bite…hard! The only reason she does that with me is because I have had her for 7 years now, I raised her from when she was just 6 inches long! She knows me, anyone else stands a very good chance pf getting a bite. Unless someone really know iguanas, I would NOT try to hug one lol.

    but if you really want to and are very brave, come over here I’ll train you! lol

    – Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo

  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityover 5 years ago

    Thanks for the health and safety warning lol- I dont think I would be brave enough to try to hug an Iguana hee hee. It is anazing that you have had her from 6 inches to so big, she must see you as mummy :)))) xx

  • lol yes, I’m mum!

    – Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo

  • montdragon
    montdragonover 5 years ago

    NOT FUNNY AT ALL!!! Yuck YUCKY!!!!!! Ha HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! You wicked woman and that goes for your little pal too…OMG he he….not funny!!!!! Iguana my foot that is a dragon…bet Mikie does tequila shooters too…and orders pizza when no one is at home…not funny at all…ha ha haaaaaaaaaaa (?).

  • LMAO

    – Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo

  • Veronica Schultz
    Veronica Schultzover 5 years ago

    That is the cutest story ever! She’s such a doll. :-) I bet she looks adorable in her pink harness!

  • lol thank you, she does. :)

    – Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaover 5 years ago

    You’re right, this is hysterical!

  • You shoul have seen it in life OMG LOL

    – Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo

  • drewjthomas
    drewjthomasover 5 years ago

    got me already, but have to go on

    —drewjthomas

  • lol thank you

    – Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo

  • Larasolnishko
    Larasolnishkoover 5 years ago

    I have no words, amasing story from your life

  • LOL Thanks, yeah the deamod lizard.. heehee, it was qite a sight!

    – Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo

  • Larasolnishko
    Larasolnishkoover 5 years ago

    I wrote story about snow man a few days ago, check when you have time and critisize me please…I am touched by your simplisity and elegant touch of your writung…

  • Tahnk you once again :) Yes I will read the Snowman Story right after work tonight :) Thank you for asking. I don’t usely read too much, but I will be happy to when asked.

    – Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo

  • webbie
    webbieover 5 years ago

    Love the story…just to funny..poor Mikie..He knew that mail man was hungry LOL

  • xoxoxo Thank you

    – Patricia Anne McCarty-Tamayo

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