Tuesday, July 05, 2011

GECKO AND HIDE

Giorgio, last summer's gecko

Yes, another summer and another gecko!  Giacomo, who I think must be the grandson of Giorgio, has taken up residence indoors and he is driving both Simi and me crazy!  He seems to be living behind the bathroom door - at least, that is where Simi lies in wait for him - but he eludes the camera and us.

Until a year ago Giorgio and one or two of his ancestors lived quietly in the gas metre cupboard on the balcony when they were not prancing and dancing among the plants but last summer Giorgio decided to come out - or in, to be accurate.  I can only assume that we have gay geckos or that they are all as disgusted as we are by Italian gas prices!

Of all the apartments in all the towns in all the world, he leapt into mine and of all the geckos in all the world I had to get one with learning difficulties;   for Giacomo, like his grandad before him, is deaf to my pleas for him to go and complete his gecko education among the geraniums.  If any of you have any tips on cajoling geckos, I'd be glad to receive them!

13 comments:

Winchester whisperer said...

Cheese?

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Oh not again Pat, love the way you have written it up for us though.

rosaria said...

They are harbingers of good fortune, P. Or else, they are cajoling you to buy insurance. (As the American Gheico commercial.)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Worth a try, Ww. Hi, LindyLouMac. Yes, again! Going insane... I'll try and bear that in mind, Rosaria.

CherryPie said...

Rather you than me for that companion...

rochambeau said...

Oh NO!! Are Gheico's big? Tell Simi to keep watch and protect her mère!

xox
Constance

Patricia said...

I have always heard that Gecko's bring good luck...so how was last summer????

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This is a big gecko! I'm surprised your Simi has chased him away. Maybe a humane cage trap will help and you can release him far away?

Josep said...

I won't tell you what I did with an espadrille to get rid of the last gecko (but it worked).

Saretta said...

oh yuck, I hate those things inside the house! They do say they eat mosquitos, though...look on the bright side! :-)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Cherie. Yes, I find his presence really creepy. She's doing her best, Constance! These fellows are quite big, yes. Hi, Patricia. No, I didn't have a very good summer last year. Hi, Pat. I don't like traps of any sort and I don't think this gecko would go in one. I won't even try to imagine that, Josep! I'm trying, Saretta....

Gledwood said...

I bet Simi would love to catch a gecko in her nose!

I used to have pet geckos in India; how the hell they run up walls without falling off I have no idea

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Gleds. I'm sure she would. I didn't know you'd been in India - have you ever blogged about it?

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