Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Good Bye My Love

Walter passed away this month. I was really sad that I didn't get to atleast hold him one more time. I've had him for such a long time. He's been a trooper through everything.... willing to put up with all the crazy adventures I dragged him through. Like all the many camping trips I took him on and all my many softball games my mom took him to. He came with me when I moved to Utah to go to college. It was excited to drive myself there but comforted to have him in the car on the drive. I think all the other things we did together... me and my iguana. He was so good natured (only bit me once :) especially for all the abuse he endoured before we got him. He was an animal rescue that we came across through my moms work at Fish and Game. His first owners had abused him and broke his back. When he was rescued he had been starved to the point that some of his organs had shut down. I remember having to do leg exercises on his back legs to try and get them to work again. Eventually they worked a little, but not much. I also remember having to massage his belly to help his digestive system work... eventually that worked on it's own. He was amazing... even became potty trained after awhile. I know some people might think this post is absolutely silly but I was pretty attached to the little guy. So here's to you Walter... the best iguana ever.

I think this picture is from my freshman or sophmore year of highschool.

He wasn't kept in a cage so it was fun finding him everyday.

Him and our cat became best friends... really funny I know. The cat would always just come in to the cubby where walter slept and he would cuddle and sleep next to him.


CuriousGeorges said...

Walter will be missed. :-(

Ashley and Tyson said...

Awww. He was a super cool pet:) Poor guy. He was lucky to have you Heidi!