So there I was—standing barefoot at my kitchen counter when I felt a tickle on my foot. Instinctively I moved my foot a bit and glanced down…to see a little black slimy tail slithering over the top of my foot! Apparently I was in the way of one of the small lizards that live in our house, and so he took a shortcut over my foot! I don’t mind sharing a house with the little fellows (they’re generally only about 5 inches long) as they help keep the bug population down. But when I find them climbing around on my favorite coffee cup drying in the dish drainer, or when they use ME for a shortcut across the room, I really wish they had a little more respect for personal space!