How Old is that Lizard?

10 Oct

Plastic lizard embedded in clayI think it’s time to put on my Detective Dog hat because my person was cleaning up pine needles in my yard and look what she found. A lizard fossil.

This raises all kinds of questions. How did that lizard fossil get here? Where did it come from? How old is that lizard anyway?

I bet some paleontologist (did I say that word?) would be really excited to find this lizard. But he didn’t and I did – so I get to answer all these questions.

I bet this lizard lived thousands of years ago and this one got stuck in the mud way back when the rocks around here were white instead of red like they are now. Since I’ve never found any other kind of fossils, that proves that lizards are the oldest creatures around here – except for dogs, that is. Everyone knows that dogs have always been here – fossils or not.

When God created dogs He put them everywhere on earth because everyone needs to have a dog around. But lizards, they’re so scared they run away whenever they see somebody. They probably ran here because they were so busy running away from somebody somewhere else.

What, person? What do you mean? My younger person stuck that lizard in that rock when he was a little person? Well, that doesn’t make sense.

My younger person must be older than he looks to have stuck that lizard in that rock thousands of years ago. Maybe he’s into time travel. Oh boy, I think I’ve got another mystery on my hands.


Posted by on October 10, 2012 in Bongo, dogs, humor


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35 responses to “How Old is that Lizard?

  1. marina kanavaki

    October 10, 2012 at 10:38 am

    That must be it, Bongo. He travels in time! How else would he have done that?! Great discovery Bongo. I see you’re up and running! You had Scratchy concerned!

    • Bongo

      October 10, 2012 at 3:12 pm

      Marina, I had to get back to it or Scratchy might have taken over my blog. He tries to do that sometimes. I’ve got to figure out how my younger person does that time travelling stuff. I’d like to go to a time where dogs are totally worshiped – oh wait, maybe that’s now.

      • marina kanavaki

        October 10, 2012 at 11:20 pm

        Yep! [by a few good people at least!]

  2. misswhiplash/Patrecia

    October 10, 2012 at 10:52 am

    Now this sounds real interesting…I wonder what you will discover!!

    You are right about God and dogs, everyone needs a dog to love, just as everyone need God

    • Bongo

      October 10, 2012 at 3:13 pm

      Patreciau, I bet us dogs are meant to remind people of how much God loves them. We give loves to people and so does God.

  3. philosophermouseofthehedge

    October 10, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Molly wants to know if it’s edible…she says some things improve with age….Bongo, a little digging and nibbling can free it? It need to be free….ask the ones trying to run from Molly in the yard here. (Oh, pix of Molly’s trails today)

    • Bongo

      October 10, 2012 at 3:21 pm

      Molly, I think that lizard has gotten a little rubbery with age. It might be kind of hard to chew and swallow.

  4. chaoticscribbles

    October 10, 2012 at 11:57 am

    HAAHA, I had to double take! OMG Bongo found a fossil – crikey! Then I read the post :’D T’was the littler person ey?! I agree with that comment up there ^^^ Wodner if it tastes good? 😛

    • Bongo

      October 10, 2012 at 3:22 pm

      Chaotic Scribbles, I think that lizard has gotten a little rubbery with age.

      • chaoticscribbles

        October 10, 2012 at 3:36 pm

        Gravy would solve that. Gravy solves many of the worlds problems 😉

      • Bongo

        October 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm

        Chaotic Scribbles I agree. Gravy would make anything good.

  5. Genevieve Petrillo

    October 10, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I never ate a lizard, but I think they are delicious – even if they are 1,000 years old. I don’t think lizards get stale, kind of like Twinkies.

    Love and licks,

    • Bongo

      October 10, 2012 at 3:24 pm

      Cupcake, I’ve never eaten a lizard either – they’re always running away from me. But my person says she had a cat that came home very sick once and she thinks the cat ate a lizard. Guess I don’t want to get sick – and besides, that lizard looks like it’s gotten rubbery with age.

  6. themisadventuresofmisaki

    October 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    Sounds to me like you need to do some investigating!

    • Bongo

      October 10, 2012 at 3:25 pm

      Misaki, I’m looking into that time travel thing. My younger person won’t admit to anything.

  7. Misty Shores Chesapeakes

    October 10, 2012 at 1:50 pm

    Time travel, now that would be fun!!

    • Bongo

      October 10, 2012 at 3:26 pm

      Misty Shores, we could have all kinds of adventures if we could time travel. I’m seriously looking into it.

  8. Viciously Sweet

    October 10, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Oh no. That poor lizard. I wonder what it like to do when it was not stuck in that rock?

    • Bongo

      October 10, 2012 at 5:58 pm

      Viciously Sweet, it probably would have run off like all the other lizards do.

  9. tylersat99

    October 10, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I think time travel to see what the lizard was doing when it got stuck forever would be fun. But, what if the ting that wanted to eat the lizard was big and wanted to eat you too Bongo? Maybe its better just to imagine 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 10, 2012 at 9:47 pm

      Lexie and Mica, I hadn’t thought of that. There might be scary monsters back in time. I guess I’ll just stay here.

  10. Echo & Link

    October 11, 2012 at 12:59 am

    Oh my dog, a mistery, how exciting !!
    It’s really nice to meet you mr detective, did you solve your time traveling issue ? (I head Mr Misaki had some tips about the Time Lord…)

    Woos of love from France.

    Echo & Link

    • Bongo

      October 11, 2012 at 10:55 am

      Echo & Link, I’m still working on that time travelling thing – but I’m thinking that maybe I’m already in the best time ever. Great to meet you two, and thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  11. Doggy's Style

    October 11, 2012 at 1:49 am

    That’s a job for Doctor Who Bongo, you gotta do some time traveling.

    • Bongo

      October 11, 2012 at 10:59 am

      Doggy’s Style, maybe Doctor Who would take me along in his phone booth. Woo woo!

  12. eripanwkevin

    October 11, 2012 at 7:37 am

    BOL! Bongo…I’ve thought that it was a real lizard fossil until you told us your younger person’s story!!! It looks like that, doen’t it? 🙂

    • Bongo

      October 11, 2012 at 11:06 am

      Kevin, it really does look like a real lizard fossil – except our lizards aren’t quite that green. It kind of surprised my person until she remembered where it came from.

  13. monicastangledweb

    October 11, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    What a fascinating photo. Hope you get to the bottom of this mystery, Bongo and figure out how the poor lizard got there!

    • Bongo

      October 14, 2012 at 8:49 pm

      Monica, I’m still working on it, but so far I seem to be as stuck as the lizard.

  14. heyitsjethere

    October 12, 2012 at 10:17 am

    Hey Bongo, Jet here.

    Good use of your deducting (VBP) skills! We were right there with you… except the color didn’t fit! BOL… your younger person “gotcha” on this investigation.

    • Bongo

      October 14, 2012 at 8:58 pm

      Hey Jet, I was wondering about that color too. The lizards here aren’t that green.

  15. colliesofthemeadow

    October 12, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    Ginger says perhaps if you put the fossil at the top of a chair and have scratchy stand underneath as you show it off you can then drop it on scratchy and well.. no more scratchy!!! hehehehe

    • Bongo

      October 14, 2012 at 9:12 pm

      Ginger, if Scratchy keeps refusing to wrestle with me I just might have to do that.

  16. angelswhisper2011

    October 13, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Bongo, Kids can be so cruel with rubber lizards 😀

    • Bongo

      October 14, 2012 at 9:38 pm

      Angels Whisper, maybe I should start a society called “Be Kind to Rubber Lizards.”


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