||Eight years old|
||Ontario, Canada, USA|
is my very first crested gecko (the first of many), she's eight years old and my best friend in
the whole world. Her nickname is Gingercakes, a name I gave her full of
sweetness and affection and endearment. I love her so much. I feel such a
special bond with her. She is so sweet and tame and never jumps away from me.
Ginger will sit on my shoulder when I'm at home and her favorite place to
sleep is in my top next to my heart like always. She will spend hours in
there and then when she wakes up I will hand-feed her fruit or crickets. I
give her so many kisses that often her crest is coloured pink from my
lipstick! But she doesn't mind kisses and doesn't seem to mind wearing a
Santa hat at Christmas. She just sat there like a perfect angel while I took
these holiday photos of her. Ginger comforts me when I'm sad or upset, I
definitely feel that she knows how I feel and how much I love her.
Here is an excerpt from a poem I wrote for Ginger in 2008, titled "To Ginger,
My Best Friend":
You are the soul of Innocence and Purity,
By Jewel MoonSilver Knight
the breath of Gentleness, a song that soothes
my soul with your gecko grace, a serene intimacy...
this is who you are to me, an earthbound angel,
a precious prose so peaceful as you sit on
Friendship's gleaming brow, my dearest one,
you make me feel so safe and secure and
protected, you make me feel so loved,
wholesome and complete, I love you for
your generous giving and gentle living,
your soft suede skin and your sticky toes
that have forever stuck themselves to
my heart, you are my soft place to fall
in this cold howling world, I love you
forever, my sweet little Gingercakes,
my gecko girl, my best friend.
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