Just going to repost something I put on FB as I’ve posted about Falkor on here before
Got home tonight to the sad discovery that Falkor had unexpectedly passed away.
I will never forget the day when Katherine came up the stairs and saw him sitting in his tank for the first time. She was already a big lizard fan having met Geeky the Gecko a couple of months before. That day, Katherine came up the stairs and saw him and shouted “It’s a gecko!” And this was at a time when her ability to articulate a sentence or concept like that was really limited.
I’ll never forget her saying good night to him every time she stayed over, or her eyes lighting up when his lights came on in the morning, or how she laughed every time she saw him darting around his viv, or the care she would take helping me put food down for him, and how proud she looked when he ate it.
He was always so lovely around her too, and would sit there happily while she made a fuss of him. He made a special little girls world even more special.
My Sundays are often full of laptops and marking, and a bearded dragon happily scuttling around the room. It’s going to be a sad and lonely task without you mate.
Sleep peacefully my friend. You deserve it.