I lost my girl Spikaleena last year Easter. She swallowed a dime and a zipper pull, went through surgery well, but never woke up after the surgery. It was the hardest thing to go through. She was 8 years old. I still cry cause she was so tame.
But in May last year I found a hatchling again and got it. I've name it KittySweetpea. not sure what the gender is yet. But sure acts like Spike. I've got her potty trained in the bathtub, and now if I am late feeding her she comes and gets me, lol. I kid you not she has come down the hall a few times to the kitchen looking for food.
Also I've rescued a bearded dragon. This little girl is probably 5 years old and a real sweet heart. She sleeps on our pillow a lot of nights. It's so adorable to see her snuggle in....and you don't dare wake her cause her beard will turn all dark. hahaha.