Caught red-handed

Well, as I mentioned in a earlier tweet today, I discovered a monster in my house last night.  Luckily, I always keep my camera handy, plus I am quite adept at sneaking up on critters.  All those years as a naturalist have finally come in handy.  I grabbed the camera and tiptoed into the master bathroom – that’s where the first noises came from.  Out of habit I almost flicked on the light but quickly stopped.  I propped myself against the door jam and aimed my lens toward the noise and flash, this is the image I caught.

Caught red handed

Wow, this is amazing and also disappointing.  Why? Because now I can no longer blame my husband for the mess left in the bathroom.  And I will most likely have to apologize.  Arg-g-g.

Look at him, though.  The camera loves him.  But he had a sad tale to tell.  You see he is the tooth monster, yes the tooth monster.  Flashback to childhood when I was threatened with this little critter if I didn’t brush my teeth.

“It’s very frustrating,” he said.  “You see not all monsters are bad and not all fairies are good.  My cousin the tooth fairy, she’s one of the good ones but she gets all the credit.  Kids love her, right!.  Why not?  Lose a tooth and you get money.  And who do you think loans her all that loose change?  Me!  All I want is my moment in the spotlight.”

So he and I came to an agreement that I can recreate and sell his image on my Etsy site.  I took quite a few pictures just to make sure I had all the angles and I could do him justice.

After posing for all the pics he scuffled off into the night with these parting words, “there are more of us you know.  I’ll tell my friends how cool you are.”  Poof and he was gone.  That’s when I realized I forgot to get his name.  So I’ve named him “Fred” .

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