My Heartbroken Lizard Friend 38


I just wanted to write a small post about my heartbroken lizard friend (technically a gecko but by the time I understood that, the name ‘lizard friend’ had stuck).Β On my first trip to India, before moving here, I would see two lizard friends sitting together on the side of our house. Every night without fail, there they would be. The married lizard (gecko) couple always brought a smile to my face.

On my return to India I kept a look out for them, hoping to see them again. Sadly, only one lizard friend remained and a few days later, he was gone. I suspect he died of a broken heart.

I have been told that geckos are seen by many as pests here in India, whereas back in England they are put in glass tanks and kept as pets! I think they are sweet and welcome them in my home any day (although I sense my mother-in-law is veryΒ nervous of them after seeing her reaction when I showed her the photo I had taken of lizard friend). Geckos eat mosquitoes and mosquitoes eat me, so if you are still out there lizard friend, please come home!

My Indian Lizard friend (Gecko)


About Lauren Mokasdar

Lauren fell in love on the internet, took a one way flight from England, got married & started a new life & bicultural family in India. She writes about finding happiness & balance between two very different worlds, when her baby takes a nap.


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