When we live in Mitchell (outback Queensland) I need to give Stego water play more frequently because the climate is hotter and drier. He needs the extra moisture in order to shed his skin properly, especially around his little toes.
What I love about Stego is the fact that every day I learn more about his intelligence, personality and now, his ability to play. As humans, we tend to underestimate the feelings and intelligence of other creatures, especially reptiles.
While paddling along the sea-shore this evening -- with Major -- I was reminded of Stego and shared with him and my young German shepherd the pleasure of cool water on bare skin, and the fun of splashing. Animals teach me pleasure in simple things