A reader asks:
Dear Marvin: I am a lonsome alky & net addict holed up in a motel room. I had an anole lizard (sold as a Chameleon, well he could change color, depending on the plastic branch he was on at the time). Even after his stroke, my Grandfather enjoyed holding stunned flies for him to suddenly snap and devour. Would you reccomend a lizard as an 'Animal Companion' for me, or just as lunch.
Just askin' dont'cha know.
Best, gotta go, Mozart on the radio
First let me compliment you on your unusual first name. It sounds sort of German. Like Alky Sommer.
I am so sorry to hear that your lizard had a stroke. Perhaps you were putting too much salt on the flies.
On the up side, it was only a boring lizard and not a fabulous creature like an African grey. If you had one of those and something happened to it, the only option would be a national day of mourning.
Hey, would you be interested in a second-hand cockatoo?