Say, “Hi!” to Godzilla – my son’s pet leopard gecko who he’s had for almost 9 years. She is the most docile pet we’ve ever had and has made my son more responsible and protective.
Besides bringing joy into their lives (and ours as parents) pets have a profound influence on your child’s patience, level of maturity, and decision-making abilities.
Around this time next year my son will be heading off to college and taking her with him. I will be a basketcase without him, but will miss this little lovebug, too!