We have a new addition to the Bach family, as of Christmas morning. I'm pleased to introduce you to Tiger, DD's leopard gecko:
All Christmas season, our 7-year-old kept repeating one very special request when asked what she wanted: a pet lizard. And on a trip to the pet store during holiday break, we stopped by and looked at their selection and this is the one she picked out. What a great guy Santa is for getting her Tiger!
And I must say, she is taking her new role as Mama very seriously (I've been referred to as Grandma a few times already. Oh, my). She changes his water, feeds him crickets and mealworms, changes his day & night lights and cleans out his "auditorium" (as she calls it) - all without being asked! She also made a little sign for the side of his habitat with his name and a picture of a tiger (not a lizard!).
Our DD is completely smitten - she peeks in and tends to Tiger throughout the day. And since returning back to school a few days ago, she loads him up on the care in the morning since she's going to be away for several hours.
I'm such a proud Mama (er, Grandma)!
Welcome to our family, Tiger!