I have had a number of readers contact me to ask if we ever found our missing gecko. In my column "Carcass, Anyone?," I wrote about seeing the little critter in my bedroom, but losing him as he ran under a large piece of furniture.
Well, you can rest assured that he is gone for good. The other day, we got a new mattress for our king-sized bed. When we lifted up the old one, there - underneath the middle of the bed - was the gecko - dead as a doornail. His little legs were sticking up and he was turning to dust - or, in scientific terms - detritus.