In loving memory of Teo

April 20, 2010 Teo passed away.

Teo Teo is gone and I miss her so-so much.

The month before she passed away she was a bit lethargic and I knew something wasn't right. The veterinarian couldn't say what was wrong and all the tests came out fine. But since I know my Teo so well I knew that something was terrible wrong and that she didn't have much time left.

I don't know exactly what she died from, only that she was swollen in the 'lower part' of the belly. She didn't seem to be in pain so I made the decision not to take her to the vet and let them put her to sleep. I wanted her to die at home in peace and quiet.

The last 24 hours she had a tough time but she wasn't really conscious so I don't think she suffered. Early morning April 20 I picked her up and put her on my chest and sat down at the sofa. We sat there until 2 pm when she took her last breath. It was so sad but on the other hand it was peaceful and we were together.

During Teo's last hours, Cicero just sat in his cage – looking at us. This is not like him at all that time of year (spring). It was like he knew what was happening. Cicero wasn't himself for several days after Teo passed away…

The next day me and my mother buried Teo under the apple tree.

Teo was so incredible special and she gave me so much. She was never 'just a lizard' – but so wise and affectionate.

My wonderful little Teo… I'll never forget you.
I miss you...

Teo at my lap. February 2010.

Teo sunbathing. 4 April 2010.

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