At the UCLA guest house we ate breakfast at a table shared with another couple. They were here in Southern California, visiting their son in Beverly Hills. The son is a Psychiatrist with degrees from both Cal Tech and Stanford. His girlfriend and he occupy a rented house, and they are moving. The parents are there to help him move.
In conversation we asked if the couple have children. No they said, only one animal, a one-eyed lizard. Seems that the lizard, having lost the sight in one eye has no depth perception, and must be hand-fed since it can see but not find its food. Makes for great breakfast conversation. We laughed.
I bring this up for no other reason than to comment that you meet the most fascinating people at breakfast. Often they have the most interesting tales to tell about monocular reptiles.
We had bite of lunch at the home of the CEO of Monster Energy Drinks over the weekend, after a bit of shopping for fresh ingredients at the Saturday Farmers Market in CDM. He and his wife have a couple of interesting tales... One belongs to their Yellow Lab, a pup called Breezy. The other belongs to an elderly Beagle, Clover. Very sweet doggies.
As I was reading this, all I could think about was how difficult it must be for them to take a vacation with such a high-maintenance lizard! I mean, think of all the pet sitters they must have to interview... If the lizard eats twice a day, and must have lizard play-time/human interaction or, heaven forbid, a daily walk, it must cost them a fortune in lizard care! Myabe they take the lizard with them when staying at Marriotts?