Thursday, June 11, 2009
Gilligan the Gecko
For a week and a half now, since Deanne and I moved into our condo, we have had a visitor. We named him Gilligan and he hung out under our kitchen table. This picture really shows his size, as the HUGE thing in the right corner is just a leg of the table. Gilligan was a little pint sized pet who became part of our lives here on Maui. This morning when I went to the kitchen for breakfast, he was just chillin by the fridge, which was really odd as he's usually not out in the open. I was afraid he was hurt or dead....so I tried to touch him and he moved, kind of jumped out of the way. AHHH sigh of relief! I was so happy he was alive! Deanne and I left for work. A few hours later when we returned for lunch, he was in an odd position, torqued on his side. I touched him again hoping for him to jump away, but alas, he didn't. After throwing a bit of a fit, I had to face reality that he had passed. I put him outside to be in nature and am mourning him (quite publicly). Part of me realizes how ridiculous/comical this might sound....but I'm really depressed about this. I LOVE having a pet. I've been freaking out without one, and his presence was comforting and he was just so darn cute it made me happy. Seeing that a creature was in pain...seeing death in any creature is so heartbreaking, I actually was shook up a bit by it! Sad day. And don't worry, this picture was taken while he was still alive ;-) RIP little one!