RIP: Taj

I’ve had Taj (a bold stripe/jungle leopard gecko) for several years, but had to have her put down today due to severe symptoms of what appears to be gout.
I was going to say some sappy stuff about the vet appt., the time I had with Taj, and so on, but I don’t feel motivated to do that right now.  I’ve lost five leopard geckos in two years, so it’s not exactly been the easiest of journeys.  Florida and I are certainly not best of friends these days…
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go watch The Pacific (for the fifth time) and maybe some bad TV while munching on a greasy burger, ice cream, and baked potatoes.  Because I’m feeling pretty low and I need heart-killing food in me…
For those curious, here’s a picture of Taj from before her illness.  She was a beautiful lizard.


About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Digital Rhetoric and Writing at Bemidji State University. He received his PhD in English from the University of Florida and studies science fiction, postcolonialism, digital fan cultures, and digital rhetoric.

3 thoughts on “RIP: Taj

  1. I am so sorry buddy. If I lived closer Kath and I would have made you home made burgers, fries and brought you….JAM! for later use. Florida has not been nice. Do the grand lizards need to come visit? hehehehe…Mellie, Timmy, and Che Che are doing great!Spoiled. Che Che's lettuce is planted and we are letting some dandelions grown for his treats. Sigh…so sorry hun.

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