Saturday, June 09, 2012

R.I.P. little Leopard gecko Kartini, 1993 - 2012


Our Leopard gecko Kartini died last night. She reached a rather astounding age of 19 years. She lived in four provinces and crossed Canada in our car twice, and was a good little pet who never caused us any problems. I think it was just her time to go. She stopped eating Thursday and that was it. Everything just shut down and she died quietly under her heat lamp. I took her out last evening to see the sun one more time, because I sensed that she was ready to go.

I'll write a bit more later, but here's a toast to a wonderful little pet who will be missed very much. She had been with us for all the years of our marriage...

23 comments:

  1. Godspeed, Kartini. Enjoy Heaven with endless sunshine and warmth.

    *sniffles*

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  2. Hugs
    It's always hard to lose such a good little friend

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  3. I'm so sorry to hear about this, Nat. Well done on sensing she needed to see the sun one last time. That gesture alone tells us pretty much all we need to know about how Kartini lived such a long and happy life with you. And what a beautiful picture of her as well. I'm sorry I never got to meet her.

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  4. So sorry to hear about Kartini's passing. What a trooper she's been!
    She is absolutely beautiful. Farewell Kartini, you are the cutest gecko ever!

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  5. Sad news Knat. I am sorry to hear of his passing

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  6. Oh no, I am so sorry you lost your beautiful Kartini. xx

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  7. I'm sorry to hear about Kartini. She was beautiful!

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  8. So sorry Natalie. <3

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  9. I am sorry for your loss. God speed, beautiful girl.

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  10. A lovely tribute for Kartini! So many of these little pets are abandoned so early in their lives because people bought them on a whim. It's lovely to hear of dear little pets that live good, long lives. xoxoxo

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  11. I can't imagine how sad you were to have to say good-bye to your long-time friend. She was certainly loved and she will be sorely missed.

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  12. Sorry to hear about your loss. Well said about her end.

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  13. Beautiful Kartini had a wonderful, long life. And there's no doubting how important she was to you. Sorry about your loss; it's always hard to lose a family member.

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  14. She fell asleep loved.There is nothing greater than being loved.
    Jane x

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  15. It was a joy to meet Kartini through your photos and stories. She had the best life a little gecko could ever have. She'll be missed. A big hug to you and Gordon!

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  16. Sorry about your loss. xoxoxox

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  17. Sorry to hear about your loss :(

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  18. Hear, hear. To your wonderful pet who gave you much joy and love.
    Glad you took her out to see the sunset.
    Hug to you both.

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  19. How sad, but how lucky for Kartini to have such a long and happy life with you.

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  20. Very belated thanks for all your wonderful comments! We miss our little gecko girl!

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  21. Will you SPAMMERS please stop leaving comments on my sensitive post about my dead gecko? THey're all caught by the Spam filter anyway, you idiots.

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Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!