When Piper was in Montessori her classroom had a leopard gecko. Being the happy volunteers and not yet realizing the repercussions of this type of act, we took him over the summer after her first year. Of course Piper was heartbroken when we had to take him back and we soon had our very own baby leopard gecko who with typical four year old logic was christened Sparkle. Sparkle stayed with us for five years. When the chickens came along we decided to simplify life by passing him on to our niece and her fiancé. Since they are getting married next week he’s back at our house for a little while. He really is a very cool pet. Now if only he came without the sound of madly chirping crickets.