Thank-you so much for the insightful reply!. Love can be such a painful thing...so far I haven't found a love as pure as what I share with my crested geckos. The other night I open up the door to Mandarin's tank (one of my males) and right away he jumped onto my shoulder and ran down the front of my top, nuzzling between my breasts. So sweet and flirtatious!
You're very welcome. You're right, love can be very painful. Mostly because we put our hearts out there with trust and so often the trust is betrayed. People are so often disappointing. Animals are much truer companions in general.