Our Bathroom Attendant


About a week ago, we noticed that Puck was spending a lot of time in the bathroom. No, he does not have a medical condition. He would just hang out in there. Sometimes I would see him sleeping in the bathroom and other times he would be staring up toward the ceiling.

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Rose and I wondered if there was a bug that the other cats failed to notice. Perhaps there was the sound of a rat in the ceiling. We didn’t know but we found out the other day. The call came from Rose while I was in the kitchen. Chuck! Come Quickly! Oh my God! Hurry!

I thought she hurt herself or one of the cats was in distress. I hurried to the bathroom to see Rose pointing at the wall. Just above a large picture on the wall was what looked like a
Mediterranean Gecko. It is not native to Florida and looks so different from the lizards we usually see (there is a variety but most are called Brown Anoles) that it caused Rose to get pretty excited. We think it was hiding out behind the picture and Puck knew it was there. It was missing its tail so I assume Puck came close to catching it.

Brown Anole

Brown Anole

Mediterranean House Gecko

Mediterranean House Gecko

I got a towel and with much effort finally managed to catch it and bring it outside. Puck did not realize I had caught it and he is still holding vigil in the bathroom, three days later, waiting for the gecko to slip up. Or he’s just looking to save fifteen percent on car insurance. I cant be sure. 

Our cat Puck looking for gecko.

Puck still looking for the gecko

Note: If you live outside the U.S. and don’t get the car insurance joke than click here. 

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23 thoughts on “Our Bathroom Attendant

  1. kittiesblue

    ROTFLMAO. Whenever any of us catch a mouse, we do the same thing. We stake out the place we found it in anticipation that another one will show up. Puck is very vigilant and tenacious. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  2. Summer

    Poor Puck! I wonder when he’ll figure out the gecko isn’t there anymore. BTW, I am Summer, the new kitty at Sparkle’s blog. My new human wants to thank you for the kind words about Sparkle.

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    1. Charles Huss Post author

      It is a bit ironic but the gecko now has more freedom then Puck. Although Puck has a nice, air-conditioned home with plenty of food so I think he can stop worrying about the gecko.

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  3. fozziemum

    Bwaahahaha well I see that Puck like all panthers is consumed with the stalk…they do drop those tails pretty readily though..it looks very much like our marbled gecko that we have here..they live in the bush but last summer we had a few families that set up house outside the window frames out the front of the house..at night they would come out because the outside lights attracted the bugs..a ready buffet for them..we used to leave the inside shutters open and the girls would sit on the benches in the kitchen…the gekkoes would run across the windows and entertain the girls for hours..they are very sound sensitive..i could tip toe outside and they would either hear me or feel me walking out and be gone in a flash 🙂 hugs Fozziemum

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    1. Charles Huss Post author

      I actually don’t mind having them in the house because they will eat the stray bugs that come inside but the cats do that too and I don’t want to find dead lizards around the house. Chris slipped past me and was outside yesterday. He caught a lizard and wanted ti immediately bring it back in the house but I wouldn’t let him back in until he dropped it. By then it was too late for the lizard.

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      1. fozziemum

        Dang..they do love the lizards…Pickles used to bring in droptails were we lived…i would not find them until i moved the rugs to sweep…flattened fauna..knowing it hid from her under there and i probably trod on it did my tiny mind in ..

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              1. fozziemum

                Urghhhhh hahahaah I would be a tad concerned if the girls bought one in here..deadly little snakes we have..and it would not end well!! the one that bit Forresr was only 12 inches long with enough venom to kill 20 or so human adults…I think maybe your snakies are a tad less deadly..i hope 😉

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                1. Charles Huss Post author

                  I looked it up and we have 50 types of snakes here in Florida that include 6 venomous snakes that are dangerous to humans. The odds are pretty good that any snake we encounter will be harmless but not always. My wife runs an apartment community and they recently found a rattlesnake behind the kitchen cabinets in one of the apartments. The maintenance guy did not know what it was until after he caught it.

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