Wednesday, January 13, 2010

RIP



After many happy years of relaxing on his heat rock and eating hand-delivered crickets, my little brother's leopard gecko, Thunderbolt, has passed away. Landen bought Thunderbolt with birthday money when he turned four... He will turn 20 in February. Who knew geckos lived so long? Certainly not my mother, when she authorized the purchase...

Because of Thunderbolt, I believe I will always find crickets to be one of the more frightening insects. His food supply was inexplicably adept at escaping, and inevitably found their way into my bedroom. Even after we moved. Creepy things.

Hmm. We have a lot of pets.

Well. One less now.

3 comments:

Jake Wyatt said...

My condolences.

madi said...

oh, sad!! i am sorry :( at least you got a sweet drawing out of it...

M.R. Weaver said...

Like what jake said, sorry to hear about the gecko, but this is a really nice painting.
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