Imagine my surprise and delight upon opening my eyes to see one of the beautifully green, lanai dwelling geckos, about 3 inches long from head to tail, strolling across the teak coffee table, hop up onto my tea tray and start investigating its contents. Not more than arms length away, he seemed so very relaxed as he walked about with his suction cup feet and nice long tail trailing behind; it could very well have been a she, I’m not up on the gender identification of geckos. Continuing to investigate the tea tray, he discovered the honey dish, hopped in unabashedly and began a tasting; apparently geckos have a sweet tooth too. Sensing that it was a safe place to be and enjoying himself, he decided to settle in. At the rate he was going the small dollop would be half gone in no time. I’m pretty sure raw honey is not on a geckos diet list.
Now, normally geckos are a bit skittish, any sudden movement and they are out-of-there in a hurry. Not this one. I would shoo, he would scurry to the edge of, and then down the side of the coffee table. Then peep just his head up sideways, with one eye peering for the all clear, then start back up and over to the tea tray. He never took the same route twice. It was rather amusing and quite funny to see a gecko acting like any domestic animal, who when shooed away from a food source, would keep checking to be sure if you really meant ‘no’. After about four times of this ‘shooing’ and ‘peering’ up over the edge of the table, he finally decided to move on.
Every morning thereafter, for about 3 days, during my meditations, he came back to check to see if there was any tasty honey out on my tea tray. Unfortunately, I had forgotten to tell the little guy that I had switched to stevia drops instead, figuring it was probably better for both our blood sugar levels. My inner smile was still with me though and I wondered if he would again come to visit.