02 Mar '12, 7am
Lizard Kisses: Woman Fills Truck With 100 Grateful Animals | Care2 Causes
She got lots of attention, and eventually learned her name — and would come when I called her. She would give me little “lizard kisses” when I picked her up, flicking her long tongue quickly all over my face. She loved her warm soaks in the bathtub and learned the route so she could go climb into the bathtub to let me know when she wanted a swim. Years passed. Her eyesight faded more and more until she went completely blind. She became nervous when she was in a strange place, so I stopped taking her to the presentations. Eventually, her ability to eat lessened, until she could no longer swallow her food. It was time to say goodbye. She’d been with me more than ten years — far longer than anyone could have guessed, that first time at the vet. I miss her terribly, but the memories I have of her are priceless.