|| Six years old|
|| Massachusetts, USA|
This is Izzy my leopard gecko (Eublepharis macularius). Growing up I always had a strong
loving passion for animals. Horses and reptiles were always in my
favor. Since I could not have a horse due to money and land, I had
received Izzy for my birthday. I was super excited to have gotten
her because it had been years since I had last owned a reptile.
During the year of 2013 Massachusetts had been hit hard by blizzard Nemo. I went five days without any heat or power in my house since the storm wiped it all out. Temperatures had dropped so low any liquid in our house froze and you could see your breath in the air. I cradled her close to my body for hours and took extreme emergency precautions to ensure she stayed warm and safe. This was one of the many journeys we went on together.
She has inspired me to expand my knowledge and ownership on many reptiles. Now, thanks to Izzy, I own 15 more reptiles since the day I got her. Seven of them are leopard geckos. I rescue any reptile I can and I am beginning to work on many breeding projects. I have successfully bred leopard geckos and helped reptiles recover from illness and injuries when their owners couldn't afford the vet. I see a bright future for myself and all of my reptiles including Izzy.
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